Cap Drive
Cap Drive - Mounted on Sewing Machine
Cap Frame
Cap Frame - Attaches to Cap Drive
 Cap on Machine
Cap Mounted on Cap Frame - Cap Frame Attached to Cap Drive
 Single-Head Machine
Barudan 15-Needle - Single Head Commercial Machine
4 Feet Wide x 6 Feet High
Each Needle has 1 Cone of Thread
Typical Running Speed is 500 - 650 rpm

What is Embroidery Digitizing?
Digitizing or Punching is the process of literally
converting artwork into a digital code that can be read
by today's computerized embroidery machines.
Original full-color, camera-ready artwork can be emailed
in vector (outline) format such as
Illustrator .eps, Freehand10 .fh, or generic .eps
Other file formats include
Photoshop .psd, Illustrator .ai,
Adobe Acrobat .pdf and generic .jpeg
Grayscale or outline artwork, which is Faxed,
can be used as a template.
A skillful digitizing artist imports the original files,
using highly specialized embroidery software
to create designs made up of thousands of stitches.
Stops, trims and color changes are programmed
into the design during digitizing.
Embroidery files are exported as encoded patterns,
which are then read by the sewing machine's hard drive.
This digital code provides instructions to the
embroidery machine's operating system which, in turn,
tells the embroidery machine how to sew the design.
Embroidery formats can only be opened with
compatible embroidery software, requiring a security key.
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15-Head Machine
Barudan 15-Head Commercial Machine
24 Feet Long
Each Head has 15 Needles
Each Needle has 1 Cone of Thread
15 Needles x 15 Heads = 225 Needles
225 Cones of Thread
Typical Running Speed is 500 - 700 rpm