Save As: Embroidery Files

So... I went into the Lids Hat Store at the local mall and I wanted to see about getting my personal logo put onto a hat. 

The downfall to this is they won't put any old PNG File onto the Hat. Instead it needs to be saved for Embroidery as a DST File.

The employees at Lids told me "We can have our team conver the file for you... But that's $25.00 to convert the File...".

So $25.00 to have the store Convert the file and then another charge on to to make the hat?

I don't think so... At least I have Adobe Programs to help for most of it.

I do know there's programs out their such as "SEW ART" which has it's Free Trial... But still... There's no other programs/file converters to make a PNG File to a DST File.

I personally wish we could Export Files to a DST File from Photoshop.

Or even add an Embroidery Program to Adobe on it's own.

Anyone have and good tools I can look into that might be good ways to make these Embroidery File Formats?

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Save As: Embroidery Files

So... I went into the Lids Hat Store at the local mall and I wanted to see about getting my personal logo put onto a hat. 

The downfall to this is they won't put any old PNG File onto the Hat. Instead it needs to be saved for Embroidery as a DST File.

The employees at Lids told me "We can have our team conver the file for you... But that's $25.00 to convert the File...".

So $25.00 to have the store Convert the file and then another charge on to to make the hat?

I don't think so... At least I have Adobe Programs to help for most of it.

I do know there's programs out their such as "SEW ART" which has it's Free Trial... But still... There's no other programs/file converters to make a PNG File to a DST File.

I personally wish we could Export Files to a DST File from Photoshop.

Or even add an Embroidery Program to Adobe on it's own.

Anyone have and good tools I can look into that might be good ways to make these Embroidery File Formats?

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I would go with the shop, or with SewArt if you are to do...

Adobe Community Professional , Feb 13, 2020

I would go with the shop, or with SewArt if you are to do this regularly.

A quick Google search turns up other applications, and as usual the more versatile, the more expensive.  Examples are Threads ES or  Embroidery Office.

Photoshop is a pixel image editor.  But this is not about a conversion from one image format to another. The application is specialised as DST is not an image file format (also don't confuse it with the Autocad DST format) , but instead the application works out a list of  instructions that the embroidery machine can follow in order to replicate the image.

 

Dave

 

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Re: Save As: Embroidery Files

Most Valuable Participant , Feb 13, 2020

Printers and screens work with pixels, but embroidery machines work with lengths of thread. There is no magic to convert pixels to thread, that $25 buys the time of a skilled artist who recreates your design using thread-oriented software. Sounds a bargain to me. Proper thread design software costs thousands of dollars.

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Re: Save As: Embroidery Files

Adobe Community Professional , Feb 13, 2020

I'd think that an Illustrator or PDF file would be a better idea.
You could also have the logo screen printed instead of embroidered.

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Re: Save As: Embroidery Files

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