Atticus continues to offer embroidery as one of our many services. Whether you bring in your own item to be stitched, or want to outfit your employees or baseball team, we can help!!
To get from an image, or even vectorized logo - to the finished, stitched product we call embroidery, some behind the scenes software manipulation must take place. This is called digitizing and it's a lot more complicated than just a click of a button. This is why at Atticus, we do charge for digitizing your logo, however, we will NEVER hold your logo hostage. Once you pay for it, it is yours. You can have to file to use for evermore!!
A little about embroidery and digitizing - taken from an article written by Deb Gamboa.
Digitizing an image for embroidery requires an artist’s ability to see the big picture and the smallest of details. Experienced embroidery digitizers mentally dissect each image, breaking it out into sections and layers, noting how each section relates to the others, how the colors blend and merge and how the shadows play with the light to create the mood or atmosphere the image evokes.
Sometimes digitizing an image to thread is often not possible nor feasible. Thread is three dimensional; it is not oil paint or digital pixels. An embroidery digitizer must have an artist’s creativity and problem-solving skills. A digitizer’s canvas is the computer monitor, the keyboard and mouse are the brushes and the embroidery digitizer’s pallet is the embroidery software. The embroiderer's canvas is the fabric, her brushes are the machine, needles and thread and her pallet is the program produced by the digitizer.
The digitizer’s work is not confined to a computer screen. Knowledge of fabric types and the push-pull factor of each is also required. The embroidery digitizer also needs to know about needles, thread, and stabilizers and, perhaps most importantly, must creatively expand the ‘boundaries’ of machine embroidery.