Embroidery digitizing is an art that is incomplete without the proper stitching and pathing. That’s the obvious reason that many USA digitizers pay especial attention over stitching and pathing. Pathing can be defined as the process of mapping and planning design. At pathing stage you must have a layout with proper information of required colors, a professional embroidery digitizing service decides how the pathing will run in the logo. Pathing provides a sequence of stitches in a design from beginning to end, the embroidered design can be effect by pathing when it is finished.
If an embroidery digitizing service fails to create a design with proper stitch sequence then the final product will be having unwanted gaps of fabric and uneven text. The pathing will also influence the length of the design that will be running on the machine while embroidery process. A shorter and smoother design will cost you less.
A digitizer allocates the stitch types to each segment of the design and it is based on what stitch types will best represent the artwork. Adding the underlay stitches is the first step, however, in a finished logo, you can’t see underlay stitches. For having a picture-perfect logo, underlay stitch needs to be correctly done.
Underlay stitch also helps to stabilize the fabric from backing, which is one of an essential element in the embroidery design. These stitches provide the smoother surface for embroidery along with design density. The improper underlay stitches cause the stitches to sink into the fabric. The basic three types of stitches are
- Run stitches
- Satin stitches
- Fill stitches
There are also some variations for these stitch types, usually fill stitches are used to cover larger spaces but before making a fill stitch, a digitizer needs to understand which fill stitch he should be using in accordance with the current design.