Machine embroidery relies heavily on digitizing. Digitizing is the process of creating machine-readable embroidery files with specilized software. From small lettering to the very large complex jacket back design, it all starts with digitizing.

Digitizing is an art and never a mechanic process. Not all jobs are created equally. Just because an embroidery file can be run on the embroidery machine doesn't necessarily warrant the quality of its outcome. Poorly executed design will create tons of problems when running on the embroidery machine, ranging from crooked corners, blurred letters, dull effects, to frequent thread breaks and even needle breaks. Only with careful planning and artistic designing, can a digitized logo be created that guarantees the smooth and beautiful embroidery.

Our job at Save on Stitch is to make sure that you end up with artistic and quality digitized embroidery design so that your embroidery looks fantastic! Each digitizing work is handled with utmost care and each design we create will run smoothly and efficiently with results you can be proud of every time!



Vectorizing is the process of converting scanned images or other low-quality drawings into high-quality digital images that retains all details with smooth rendering on any scale.

There are two kinds of computer graphics - raster (composed of pixels) and vector (composed of paths). Raster images are more commonly called bitmap images. Bitmaps are composed of pixels. A bitmap image uses a grid of individual pixels where each pixel can be a different color or shade. Vector graphics are composed of paths. They render points and paths connecting them using mathematical formulas. Bitmap images require higher resolutions and anti-aliasing for a smooth appearance. Vector-based graphics, on the other hand, remain smooth at any size or resolution because they are mathematically described. As such, vector graphics are often required or preferred in many applications, in order to preserve the highest image quality when printing images onto fabrics or other media.

The following images illustrate the difference between bitmaps and vector graphics. Notice that the edges of a bitmap become jagged as it is scaled up, while with vector graphics, there's no such problem and the image remains clean and sharp.