How to save time on embroidery lettering TIP 2: User-Refined Letters
It’s good to see how many people appreciate the first tip we published from Dean Roscoe’s Wilcom embroidery lettering tips. If you missed it, see Tip 1: Update Kerning Values.
Here’s Tip 2: User-Refined Letters
Stock embroidery fonts have a recommended minimum and maximum height. Once you step outside of these guidelines the stitch quality will start to suffer. The example below (Figure 3.) shows a tight curl at the base of the letter ‘R’, which will puncture a hole in the fabric if the word is stitched too small.
The solution is to trim off the end of the curl (Figure 4.). However, this would be a chore if the process had to be repeated every time the same letter was typed.
Wilcom has another great feature called ‘User-Refined Letter’, which saves your modified version (Figure 5). Furthermore, it allows you to specify a letter height beyond which the original letter will be substituted for the modified version automatically.
stay tuned for Tip 3!
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