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Robin's Nest Monogramming charges a flat fee of $50.00 for digitizing services which includes one (1) sample stitch-out of the file. Each additional stitch-out is $10.00. Please allow up to five (5) business days for digitizing services.

What is “Digitizing”?

Digitizing is the process of converting a flat file, such as a jpeg image, into a stitchable ".dst" file. File conversions often require manual “tweaking” of the graphics and may take several iterations before the stitched graphic looks acceptable. The digitizing process requires specialized software and training and it takes quite a long time to perfect the skill. The time required to digitizing a file can take as little as a few minutes for a simple graphic from a high quality image to a few hours for a large or complex graphic.

What is a “DST” file?

A .dst file is more than just a pretty graphic. Embedded within the file are a number of commands that tell the embroidery machine what to do. These commands include where to start and stop stitching, when to change direction, what type of stitch to use, what type of fill stitch to use, when to change colors, when to cut thread, etc.

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