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PATCH SIZE

TWILL COLORS

THREAD COLORS

BORDERS

Merrow (Overlock)

Amerrow border wraps around the edge of the emblem, to protect the fabric background and create a finished piping effect. Merrow Borders are used whenever posiible, on squares, circles, triangles and most other shapes, but cannot be used on shapes with sharp inside angles.

Hot knife (Heat cut, Laser cut)

A hot knife border is used when an intricate shape does not allow the use of a merrow border. The fabric outside the border is melted to the border, creating a clean, wax-like seal on the fabric's edge.

BACKING

Heat-seal(Iron-on)、 Stick-on、 Plastic、 Sewing on(Nobacking)、 Velcro、 Others

EMBROIDERY COVERAGE REFERENCE GUIDE

LETTERING

Block-style is the most cleanly embroidered and clearly sccn lettering. Serif and scrif styles can be embroidered cleanly if large enough. Condensed, narrow lettering will not be as sharp as or legible as thicker letters.

RECOMMENDED LETTERING SIZE - BASED ON EMBLEM SIZE

PATCH SIZE MAIN LETTERING OTHER IMPORTANT LETTERING SEAL LETTERING REPRESENTATIONAL LETTERING
3" 1/4"-5/16" bold 3/16"-1/4" bold 3/16" 1/8"
4" 5/16"-3/8" bold 1/4" ormore, blod 3/16" 1/8"
5" 5/16"-1/2" bold 1/4" ormore, blod 3/16" 1/8"
 
   

MANDARIN/CHINESE LETTERING

RECOMMENDED LETTERING SIZE – BASED ON EMBLEM SIZE

1"=2.54CM

INCH / CM INCH / CM INCH / CM
1"=2.54 1-1/2"=3.81 1/16"=0.00625
2"=7.08 2-1/2"=6.35 3/16"=0.1875
3"=7.62 3-1/2"=8.89 5/16"=0.3125
4"=10.16 4-1/2"=11.43 7/16"=0.4375
5"=12.7 5-1/2"=13.97 9/16"=0.5625
6"=15.24 6-1/2"=16.51 11/16"=0.6875
7"=17.78 7-1/2"=19.05 13/16"=0.8125
8"=20.32 8-1/2"=21.59 15/16"=0.9375
9"=22.86 9-1/2"=24.13 1/8"=0.125
10"=25.4 10-1/2"=26.67 3/8"=0.375
11"=27.94 11-1/2"=29.21 5/8"=0.625
12"=30.48 12-1/2"=31.75 7/8"=0.875
13"=33.02 13-1/2"=34.29 1/4"=0.25
14"=35.56 14-1/2"=36.83 3/4"=0.75

ARCS & ROCKERS

Arcs and rockers are emblems designed to fit above (arc) or below (rocker) a primary shoulder emblem. Typically, they designate a job accreditation or title. The color of the letter, border and background frequently match the primary emblem.

STITCH TYPE

Fill Stitch

A fill stitch is a simple or complex stitch pattern used to cover large areas. Fill patterns can add artistic touches to your emblem by altering the angle, length, and repeat sequence of the stitching.

Steil Stitch(Satin Stitch)

Sticil stitch is a side-to-side sewing action to create a longer, wider stitch. Often used for lettering and inner borders, a stcil stitch is usually 1/16" to 3/16" wide.

Running Stitch

A running stitch is a series of single or double stitches forming a line, primarily used for thin outlines and details. When lack of space prevents quality steil lettering, running stitches can be used for representational lettering.

GRADIENTS

While one thread cannot diffuse into another, as is possible with ink, we can combine fill and running stitches to represent the color blending of sunsets and ligth bursts.