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USB from 1956

USB from 1956

It’s a hard disk drive in 1956…
The Volume and Size of 5MB memory storage in 1956.
In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC,
the first computer with a hard disk drive (HDD).
The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5MB of data.

Makes you appreciate your 4 GB USB thumb drive, doesn’t it?

  • USB Stands for Universal Serial Bus
  • Also known as Thumb drive and Flash drive
  • A USB is a Plug-n-Play portable storage device.
    PnP was developed by Microsoft for its Windows 95.  Gave the users the ability to plug a device into a computer and have the computer recognize that the device is there. In many earlier computer systems, the user was required to explicitly tell the operating system when a new device had been added.

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Apparel & Digitizing

DIGITIZING FOR CUSTOM EMBROIDERY

Digitizing, otherwise commonly known as “punching”, is the process of converting a graphical image or artwork into an instruction file that an embroidery machine can read.  Digitizing is undoubtedly the most important contributor to high quality embroidery.  A skilled digitizer combines knowledge of the embroidery process, a keen artistic flair, and intimate knowledge of digitizing software and productivity tools.  Many of the best digitizers have hands-on experience in operating embroidery machines and, as such, a strong knowledge of the physical forces in play when needle and thread interact with fabric.  Digitizing involves many design choices which include: 

  • Selection of stitch type (i.e., satin, running, or various fill stitch patterns), based on both aesthetic considerations and embroidery mechanics.
  • Properly “mapping” the sewing sequence, or the order for the various sewing steps that form part of the design (e.g., hats are generally embroidered from the center of the design outward and from the bottom up, in order to avoid distortions such as waves or fabric buckling).
  • Use of underlay or an initial layer(s) of stitches to secure garment fabric to the backing and provide a foundation for top layer stitches.
  • Design settings such as pull and push compensation (to offset physical forces that can create distortions in the design as it embroiders), density (number of stitches in a given area), stitch length, and many others. 

Each design choice can have intentional or unintentional consequences on another design decision.  Terrific digitizing takes into account all of these decisions to yield beautiful designs that embroider well and with no unnecessary stitches that increase cost to the customer.  High quality digitizing also produces designs that are “robust” or that can embroider consistently well under a variety of fabric and other conditions.