Embroidery digitizing doesn't mean it is "digitized," will not require critical skills and knowledge of fabric types from a digitizer. Every embroidery digitizing software requires a digitizer, which will convert images and text to stitches and create a format, so the embroidery machine will be able to read it. That's a lot of work, and so, having a digitized embroidery is a bit "pricey," but it can assure you the quality, since it will not rely all the tasks on the machine, it will need a little help from an operator.
There are a lot of various embroidery software out there, but most of them cost a fortune. You would not lose your business just to have one! Though the expensive software is really amazing, most of them are hard to manipulate and control, and if you mess up, it will take a lot of your time instead of consuming less from it. But, if you lack the budget, or still experimenting with new products, consider buying the cheap ones. Mind you; they are easy to operate!
Don't worry, there are some cheaper and cheapest digitizing software, and if you choose wisely, they can still offer and assure you of best service and quality. In this article, I will encourage you to never ignore the low-cost embroidery softwares. I'm not saying that you need to trust me, you should still go and figure out and see for yourself
Who says that cheap software can't offer you quality? All embroidery software had the same functions and programs; it's just they differ in price. Expensive software and cheaper software didn't really have much difference; it's just that, embroidery digitizing requires a good and skilled digitizer, to critically study the smallest of details, images, colors and how different sections are relevant to each other. This will be really hard if the digitizer is not trained enough, they tend to mess up the artwork and start a new pattern again. Very time-consuming! In this case, you will not just need an HIGH-TECH or any type of embroidery software; you will really need an excellent person to operate and manage it!
Embroidery software helps you attract clients, especially when it's time for some celebrations and holidays, when they will probably pay you to design logos for their giveaway shirts, cap, etc. These will not require any "expensive" and very high-tech software. Simpler and average machines can do it! Be practical enough and earn more profit, just put a little hard work and passion.
DON'T FORGET THAT CHEAP DIGITIZATION SOFTWARES ARE "DIGITIZED" TOO. For you, this sentence made no sense, but read deeper. Some people tend to see cheaper products "junk" and "worthless." I get to read some positive reviews about this particular low-cost embroidery software brand, and most of them are SATISFIED with how the product is surprisingly "good" in performance, despite its AFFORDABLE price. It's just that, for some other software, you will need to update a newer version for more complex design and fonts. However, if you will not need those, you can go for the affordable one.
With all the cheapest digitized embroideries I researched on and get to read the feedbacks, these are the biggest advantages I observed (even when they are cheaper than the other software) :
- Stitch quality is great!
- Easy to upload designs purchased online.
- Great for beginners!
- EASY TO USE (you will not be like, reading the entire MANUAL)
- UNIQUELY CUSTOMIZED and.
But, despite the people who claimed that they are "good," too, you have to be careful of which cheap embroidery software you will have to purchase! Some extremely cheap software are "pirated" and unlicensed, and who knows? They might end up destroying your works! You will not want them to go to waste and delay orders. Keep an eye on that.
If you want to have embroidery as your "PART-TIME" business, where you will just have a bunch of clients for holidays and team buildings, buying an affordable embroidery software should close it. It's your skills that are needed! Plus, if you really put effort on it, it will not be as far as the high-end embroidery digitized products! You are not too far to watch satisfied customers. Make sure to be creative and make the best out of your designs!
On the other hand, let's face reality. It is not that easy to find the cheapest digitized embroidery software and of course, reliable ones. We, humans, got this thinking that if it's expensive, it is legit and best of quality. Not at all. It really depends on how you check a product before buying it, be meticulous. Check the brand if it has a legal license from your trade and industry department and tries to hear some feedbacks from trusted people you know.
I have known some small printing shops near my University, and they use the average and low-cost digitized embroidery machines, and I can say their artworks are totally amazing! The artists are great and really hands-on of what they are doing. I find many customers rushing to their shop to make logos, statement shirts or whatever, and they can just make it creative without wasting a lot of hundred dollars for a "branded" software. See? I'm not endorsing the "cheapest" products or promoting any of them, but for me, it's great. Why burn cash when they just all have the goal to help you design? Checking the quality of your products is a big must. Before selling it out to the market, check for mistakes and try hard to improve them.
I know I may not have fully convinced you with those statements, but there were no lies from what I have written, but at the end of the day, it's still up to you. Try to buy an expensive and a cheap one, evaluate and observe the products you made from the expensive ones and cheap software. Compare, and you'll discover it's just really all the same!