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Digitising logos for embroidery designs

Wondering how to digitise your logo for embroidery? Our guide will walk you through the entire process. Plus, we’ll give you our top tips for creating the best quality possible embroidery files.

How to digitise a logo for embroidery

  1. Alter logos to make them embroidery/digitising design-friendly
  2. Set appropriate size – the larger the design, the more detail you can digitise
  3. Improvise logo text size – small text is difficult
  4. Choose the direction and type of stitch
  5. Transfer and digitise the file for embroidery
How to digitise a logo for embroidery

Types of embroidery files

There are two main types of stitch files: single-colour and multi-colour.

Single-colour files are for designs that only have one colour of thread, while multi-colour files are for designs with many colours.

If you’re unsure which type of file you need, our team of experts can help you choose the right one for your project.

Best file type for embroidery

Your file type is important when you digitise a logo for an embroidery machine.

Depending on the quality of the machine and the thread, you’ll want to use either a .dst or .embroidery file. DST files are generally of higher quality but are also more expensive.

If you’re on a budget, a .embroidery file will suffice.

Either way, consult with your embroiderer before making your final decision. We can tell you everything you need to know!


So, now you know how to digitise logos and how choose the best file type for embroidery. We hope this guide has helped you out – if you have any questions or need help with anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thanks for reading!

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