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INNOVATION: EMBROIDERY

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From machines to hoops, innovative features
make the embroidery process easier than ever.
By Deborah Jones, Contributing Writer

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URING THE PAST few years, there

have been some interesting developments in the embroidery machines
and supplies arena. Just when you
think there couldn't possibly be anything else
that could be added to these stitching staples, industry innovators have come up with
unique productivity features and tools. Here's
an overview of trends and new developments
in this industry sector.

Some crossover machines take this a step
further with built-in cameras that offer a
visual needle-drop position. One option
enhances the camera feature by offering a
full-size scan of the entire hoop area while

displaying the design as an overlay image.
This takes design positioning to a new level,
displaying even the slightest difference in
angle between the hooped fabric and the
design orientation.

Mighty Machines

MULTI-NEEDLE MACHINES for home studios

have become popular for small-business use.
Some features and benefits of true commercial models and crossover machines overlap,
while others remain exclusive to each type. For
some buyers, versatility and utility are pitted
against compact design, a shorter learning
curve and unique technology.
Some machines in both the commercial
and crossover embroidery categories have
touchscreen technology. While this is more
sizzle than steak, its appeal is undeniable.
A pinpoint laser is a common but invaluable tool for locating the starting point for
accurate placement. It also provides a visual perimeter of the design when the Trace
feature is used. Previously, some embroiderers resorted to lowering the presser foot to
get a clear idea of design boundaries within
the hoop. This sometimes resulted in a bent
presser foot when the design was "out of
bounds" with respect to the hoop. The laser
feature clearly illuminates the needle's path
with pinpoint accuracy, making this risky
practice a thing of the past.
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Automatic threading
systems feature a small
wire that pulls thread
through the needle's eye.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Impressions - May 2016

Impressions - May 2016
Contents
First Impressions
From the Show Director
Overheard
First Look
Scene at ISS
On Design
Innovation in the Trenches
The Knits Just Keep On Comin’
Innovation Sparks Screen-Printing Success
Stitching Staples Get Upgrades
Digital Shines in the Spotlight
Shop Talk
Embroidery Production
Screen Printing Production
Screen Printing Graphics & Design
Sublimation
Direct-To-Garment
Heat Printing
Classifieds
Ad Index/Online Directory
Impressions - May 2016 - CT1
Impressions - May 2016 - CT2
Impressions - May 2016 - Impressions - May 2016
Impressions - May 2016 - Cover2
Impressions - May 2016 - 1
Impressions - May 2016 - Contents
Impressions - May 2016 - 3
Impressions - May 2016 - 4
Impressions - May 2016 - 5
Impressions - May 2016 - First Impressions
Impressions - May 2016 - 7
Impressions - May 2016 - From the Show Director
Impressions - May 2016 - 9
Impressions - May 2016 - Overheard
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Impressions - May 2016 - 15a
Impressions - May 2016 - 15b
Impressions - May 2016 - First Look
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Impressions - May 2016 - 18
Impressions - May 2016 - Scene at ISS
Impressions - May 2016 - On Design
Impressions - May 2016 - 21
Impressions - May 2016 - Innovation in the Trenches
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Impressions - May 2016 - The Knits Just Keep On Comin’
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Impressions - May 2016 - Innovation Sparks Screen-Printing Success
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Impressions - May 2016 - Stitching Staples Get Upgrades
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Impressions - May 2016 - Digital Shines in the Spotlight
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Impressions - May 2016 - Shop Talk
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Impressions - May 2016 - Embroidery Production
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Impressions - May 2016 - Screen Printing Production
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Impressions - May 2016 - Screen Printing Graphics & Design
Impressions - May 2016 - 62
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Impressions - May 2016 - Sublimation
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Impressions - May 2016 - 66
Impressions - May 2016 - Direct-To-Garment
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Impressions - May 2016 - 69
Impressions - May 2016 - Heat Printing
Impressions - May 2016 - 71
Impressions - May 2016 - Classifieds
Impressions - May 2016 - Ad Index/Online Directory
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