How to digitize a logo for machine embroidery
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In my day job(s) I am professor of interactive media at Webster University as well as the director of e-commerce and brand marketing at Nomax Inc. (No wonder I found it challenging to make time for my embroidery addiction.) Nomax is the parent company of Amcon Labs, an optical supplier. One of our customers is an optical retail chain of several hundred stores called Visionworks. Recently the lead buyer at Visionworks contacted our lead sales rep to see if they could start ordering their personalized (embroidered) staff lab coats from us. Now this is where me and my embroidery come into the picture.
My first order of business was to begin by digitizing their logo. I figured this would be a great opportunity to put my digitizing skills to the test.
For the letters I use the block digitizing tool. And for the eye graphic I used the oval and the closed shape tool.
So? What do you think? I would love to hear your opinion on how it turned out as well as your experiences with digitizing logos. I could be in the business of embroidering lab coats in my very near future. Maybe this will require me to have an embroidery machine next to my desk!