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Message Board > Machine Embroidery > Where to get a logo digitized? ( Moderated by Pyrose)

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Where to get a logo digitized?
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Date: 6/28/09 3:48 PM

I work with a company that has a great logo that would make a wonderful digitized design. It's a sort of a pinwheel, and no, I cannot post it right now, cuz I'm computer challenged at the moment. You see, there was this lightning storm...

Is there someone or some place that would turn this into an embroiderable design for me? At a reasonable price, that is. Stress that word "reasonable".

I just got a machine, and this company is coming up to its 23rd anniversary, so...

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Date: 6/28/09 7:09 PM

No expert here, but I believe you would need to get the company's permission to reproduce their design---they own it. You didn't clarify but it sounds like you want to surprise someone with it. Maybe someone else will chime in on this.

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Date: 6/28/09 9:37 PM

Nice catch Butterfly, but I am the trademark counsel to the company, so right to digitize is not a problem. I have that already. We are working on new marketing efforts so my desire is to give the company another way of identifying itself in a classy way, with shirts and caps worn by workers in the warehouse, and for other related items for the front office people when they are out and about.

I also designed the logo mark in those ancient days when pens and ink did the deed, not spiffy computers chock-a-block with CAD and electronic tools. I can get photos and other formats such as jpg if needed.

I found some sites that would allow me to violate copyrights right and left so as to get software to digitize, so I'm going to be writing the companies that could be victims of those brazen software thieves advertising nearly free versions of high end software. And no, I'm not posting those addresses either. I make my living protecting intellectual property, so I'm not about to steal, especially to do a favor for a client.

So, rights aren't the issue. Digitizing is beyond my meager capabilities at present, at least to a form that would be professional enough to make me proud to give it to the company.

I thought that it wolud be nice to make a bunch of patches for caps, tee-shirts embellished with the logo, and perhaps something for the execs to wear at golf outings. Fortunately for me, the company is successful without a huge employee roster.

Here I am, thread in my possession, backing to do the deed, and fabric that is ideal for making patches, which are a start. But, I can't seem to get the design going.

Are there programs for a newbie to this "digitizing/designing thing" that don't run close to thousands? I don't have that type of budget available.

I just need the one design, and for now, that will be enough. I'm overwhelmed enough as I am up to my eyeballs in drafting briefs and preparing for litigation for the same company.

I'd like to do embroidering as a way to relax, not make myself nuts trying to do that which is above my skill level or pay grade, which means I need someone to convert the design into an embroiderable file for use on my Pfaff Creative 2144. (Tthink Pfaff Creative 2170, as the updates are fully done to make my 2144 more modern than its manufacture date would indicate.)

Thanks in advance for any hints out there.

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Date: 6/29/09 3:40 AM

Again, no expert, but have you tried contacting the various guilds, such as the American Embroiders' Guild headquarters? They may be able to make suggestions as to software or some individuals.

Now I understand what it is you are trying to do and it is a good idea for companies to put their logos "out there". There just have to be people out there who do this sort of work, and at a "reasonable" price. Good luck to you.

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Date: 6/29/09 4:48 AM

Butterfly, I am such a noob at this, I didn't even know where to look. Still probably don't, when all is said and done.

All I want is someone who will do the design, not embroider the patches. I figure that embroidering the patches my little old self will relax me after a long day slogging through the miseries of courtroom jousting. I only hope my 'figgering' about these designs and patches is right, when all is said and done.

Thank you so much for your hint. I'll try the American Embroiderers Guild. Keep your fingers crossed, that anniversary date is coming up fast.

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Date: 6/29/09 7:22 AM

I received an email from Floriani the other day that they do custom digitizing. I have no idea of cost or quality but it is probably worth checking out at least. Here is the link from the email. Floriani Digitizing.

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Date: 6/29/09 7:45 AM

I've used Any Digitizing for several digitizing requests (logos for small companies). They did a good job and were fast.

If you google "Any Digitizing" they will show up. I think it is www.anydigitizing.com

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Date: 6/29/09 3:43 PM

I have bought a lot of designs from Embroidery Library. I checked to see if they do custom work. They don't, but their website suggests Starbird. That link will take you to their price list. HTH

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Date: 6/29/09 3:54 PM

I just had a logo digitized. It was a group that that I just happned to run across--but they were wonderful to work with and had the digitizing completed (after I got everything submitted correctly) in less than 24hours. The entire process only took 48 hours from the point that I first ran across their name). The website is

www.universaldigitizing.com

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Date: 6/29/09 7:21 PM

Contact local embroidery shops. They may be able to digitize and embroider the items at a price below that of digitizing software for the home embroidery machine.

They will give you a cd with the digitized logo, which you can then use at will.

Take a letter of authorization with you when you visit the shop in person.

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