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Bob La Londe
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« on: May 28, 2018, 21:59:06 pm »

I've been helping my wife do some basic embroidery setups today.  Holy Crap!  

RANT MODE ON

If you think fighting with a sub $1000 CNC machine is a pain atleast they aren't proprietary.  Try indexing a project across two setups (shirt back) on a sub $1000 proprietary embroidery machine.  Especially if they overlap.  If it wasn't for the program Sew Art ($75) or SophieSew (free) I'd have given up hours ago.  Still we had to sew them three times just to get the offset right (we think).  We are doing the first half of test sew number 4 now.  

My wife wanted to do some multi color photo logo I use on Facebook.  HA!  I don't think so.  You know how I feel about tool changes, Well except for not having to touch off Z height rethreading is a much bigger pain.  Doing the change for 80 different colors would have driven me bonkers.  

Just the simple logo takes about an hour to do one shirt back in just one color.  No way I want to mess with 4 color.  Atleast not on a single needle machine.

I had hoped if it worked out I could do some branded merchandising (I have people ask if they can buy hats and stuff), but its a huge pain.  Even just single color, and realistically I'd need to go 4 color to have "the look."  

I looked at maybe having a thrid party do fullfillment on logo merchandise, but most just have over priced cheap printed t-shirts.  Yes my trademqark is registred with USPTO.  

So anybody want a logo ballcap?  Only $100 each.  LOL.  

As it is I think we will just do some of my tournament shirts and a few ballcaps for the same.  


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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 22:00:09 pm »

P.S.  Any CamBammers here in the merchandising fulfillment business? 
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 23:05:09 pm »

https://youtu.be/84GpYfBiZd4
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 00:32:43 am »

I did a project at my last job where a customer was shocked and upset that I was the only engineer assigned to the project. I did the process design, mechanical design, electrical design, and the PLC programming. As a joke I went to a cap store and got one embroidered. Project engineer on front, Electrical engineer on the left side, Mechanical engineer on the right and Process engineer on back! When someone asked a question I’d rotate the hat. Broke the tension on a job that was going badly. I was there 49 days!
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 01:54:40 am »

Don't know about the Merch, but this is what you would look like as a carpet (well Synthetic Grass).
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2018, 06:42:20 am »

Well after several attempts we gave up.  Destroyed several shirts.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2018, 19:45:26 pm »

I just remembered, at the other end of our building is Lion Brothers. At one time claimed to be the worlds largest embroidery company. Building is filled with CNC embroidery machines with long rows of colored threads.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018, 19:45:47 pm »

I've been testing just about all embroidery software myself recently.
There were only two that came near, in my opinion.

The best one I tried was, Janome Digitizer MBX Embroidery Software V5.0, however rather expensive and same as Wilcom's offering.
Next best and more affordable was, Embird.

However, I would not calll any of the programs I tried, great software.  
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 20:32:51 pm »

I decided it just wasn't worth doing in house.  I'll be ordering these from a custom vendor in the next week or so.  Starting with hats since one size fits most.  Probably add bumper stickers soon.  Shirts may be a ways out. 

http://www.cncmolds.com/webstore/outdoor-apparrel-logo-wear/cnc-molds-n-stuff-mesh-back-baseball-cap.html


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