Embroidery digitisation

Logos and artwork designs need to be turned into an embroidery disk, an emberoiderable computer file format, before they can be embroidered by an embroidery machine. This is the process of embroidery digitisation or punching.

The embroidery disk instructs the machine how to sew the stiches to recreate the artwork on a garment.

Digitised embroidery design Digitised logo shown in embroidery software
TueView of digitised embroidery design A "True View" of the digitised design - this is a software generated image of how the real embroidery will look.
Scan of the actual embroidery A scan of the actual embroidery produced

The term punching comes from older embroidery machines that used tapes punched with holes. The punched tape would provide a series of commands to the embroidery machine. Modern embroidery machines, like the Tajima machines used in our factory are controled directly by a computer running specialised software.

Stock fonts available in Wilcom sofware.

Set 1, Set 2, Set 3, Set 4, Set 5, Set 6 Set 7, Set 8

We have some free stock digitised designs available for download here.