It’s a fascinating world populated by colorful characters and professionals who make it their duty to create the guts of an embroidery design. For some, digitizing is a mere setup charge that represents a cost to be minimized when building a promotional products campaign. For others, it’s one of the most important elements of the entire order. Digitize poorly and you end up costing yourself extra time and money on the shop floor, not to mention compromising logo quality over countless promotional items.
Our guest today is Erich Campbell, the head digitizer at Black Duck Embroidery in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he creates some of the industry’s most beautiful and complex digitized files. In addition to Erich’s time at Black Duck, he’s a prolific writer and presenter within the digitizing and embroidery fields having written for Printwear Magzine, Wearables Magazine, and the well regarded MrXStitch.com web site.
His popular column is called ‘Ghost in the (Embroidery) Machine‘ where he exposes a more varied readership of artists, crafters, craftivists, fiber-workers and lovers of all stripes to the inner workings of machine embroidery and digitizing.
Buckle up folks, it’s going to be a heck of ride!