I hope this group isn't dead.
I am new to this -- just got my machine a few days ago. I sent a JPG
to a digitizer and i'm confused about what I got back.
The colors in the file aren't the ones from my JPG. It's not that
they're different shades, which I would expect, it's that they're
completely different colors. Is this how it's usually done? I know
the machine doesn't know what colors I'm using, but there are five
color changes and I can see getting confused at some point after I've
spent awhile doing these. I was also wanting to send a pic of the
digitized design to my friend who wants the shirts to see if it looks
okay to him, but I know his first impression would be, "What is
The size of the logo is about 1/2-inch less than what I specified,
which I'm thinking is significant for something that's less than 4-
inches wide to begin with? The logo has some plain text underneath
it, and the font size is noticeably smaller than what was in the JPG I
I've never digitized anything, or had anything digitized, so I don't
know if this is just how things work? The first time I sent it to
him, I realized I didn't give him all the info he needed when I got
the file back, just from the machine, etc., that were in the print-
out. So when I sent it to him a second time, I made sure to be very
thorough and specific. But the printout still shows a different
machine, the threads are different colors, etc.
I haven't been able to stitch the design successfully yet, but I'm
sure that's a matter of my learning curve. The logo is for polo
shirts and I guess I just don't have the hang of embroidering knits,
though I have been able to do several on woven fabrics that look
great. There are a couple of things about the stitching that I don't
like, but I haven't mentioned them to him yet -- I wanted to get to
the point where I could actually stitch the design properly first.
I thought about asking him about all of this, but I've asked him other
questions and though he answers my emails, he doesn't address the
issues I've asked him about. He did let me know how he wanted to be
paid, though. :-D I don't think English is his native language,
which I don't have a problem with, but it has me wondering if he just
doesn't understand what I'm asking in the first place.
I really don't have the time to mess around anymore -- I need to find
someone who can just do these for me. I just don't know if I should
keep trying to use him, or move on.
- posted 8 years ago