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Looking for input and guidance on hat designs

Discussion in 'Burnt Piston Clothing' started by Tim, Sep 13, 2018.

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Are these designs appealing and something you would purchase?

  1. Yes to front design/dog head

    75.0%
  2. No to front design/dog head

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Yes to side design

    91.7%
  4. No to side design

    0 vote(s)
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  1. Tim

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    I'm looking at some hat designs, looking at minimal designs right now due to embroidery digitizing fees for each component and what appeals to the most people. I really like the idea of each hat having the option of the bike model to be embroidered on the side.

    So, I'm seeking your input because I want to give you what you want, not what I think you want.

    The poll is for the designs on the front and side. I'm always looking for feedback if you don't like the designs, or you have other ideas.

     

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  2. Tim

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    Hey Tim If you get on the Internet and look up SophieSew 2.0 it is a free version of a digitizer that you can download your pictures in and do it yourself instead of paying someone else to digitize it for you. It will do almost all formats ( IE ) Pes PEC Hus VIP Qli Hsv 10o Jef Xxx M3 Gli and the list goes on. I also use a program called My Editor 5.0 This program allows me to view and edit my embroidery designs and then I can save them in any embroidery format. I also use Wilcom element 3 True Sizer this software allows me to change sizes of my embroidery design and or reformat it to any embroidery format . All three of these software’s are free at least they were at one time they do much more than what I have listed here I just hit the highlights. If you can’t find them on the Internet just let me know and I will make copies and send them to you. I know it is a lot more work and I don’t know how computer savvy you are but it took me a while to figure all this Shit out.
     
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    :crazybitch:Tim I guess I should’ve asked if you Embroidery these yourself or you have someone else do them. Sorry I kind of got the cart before the horse there.
     
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    Right now it's outsourced but I am looking at embroidery machines, have been for the last week. Gonna hit the ISS show up in Fort Worth on the 27th or 28th. I've been a bit shocked as to the prices of these machines.

    I'll look at those programs but I'm at the mercy of the company I'm working with. I can't complain, their fees are pretty good but their embroidery areas are on the small side, I think.
     
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    I like the design, you gonna have any solid fitted hats?
     
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    I have a friend who has been embroidering my wildlife group logo on shirts for me to wear when I give lectures and do events. I wanted a ball cap done too and I guess that requires additional equipment (an attachment or something) because she couldn’t do it but has a friend who could.
    And I do like this cap!
     
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    The fitted hats worry me because of returns due to people ordering the wrong sizes... but we could do a one off if you know your size for sure.
     
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    Maybe if you put the size chart in the specs and say to measure before ordering ?
     
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    But there's always that one person that guesses. I don't think we'll have much of a problem here on bdb but the site is open to all and I'll advertise a little on Facebook.
     
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    Awesome hats Tim, are you going to do one like this with Road Dog? I like the logo on the side, this would be super cool with a big K9 on the other side or on the back center.
     
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    I'd like to but I'm concerned about losing the detail since the embroidery area is small. Now that i know of
    Now that I know of some free digitizing programs (Thanks Lew), I'm going to try and digitize the Road Dawg design myself and see how it turns out for me. I may have to simplify that design some too, just so it comes out clean and looking good. I'll try.
     
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    Great news, I think. Flex Fit offers some One Size fitted hats and I ordered one to check it out and do some test embroidery with it. I think this should fit the bill.

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    Let me know what you think of this fitted style.
     
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    I personally have had problems with the fitted hats, either too loose and fall off or too tight and give a migraine... I prolly just have a messed up size head... :oldlaugh: I'm a fan of these..
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    Those would be Awesome, will look great with the Logo's. My experience with FlexFit is they come in S/M and Lg/XL sizes. The Lg/XL fits me well.
     
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    Looks good
     
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    I also have a LG/XL Big dog hat currently that fits good
     
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    A flex fitted hat is the only style I wear. My $.02
     
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    Prefer road dawg on front or an outline of a pro street style or outline of chopper, with big dog biker on side.
     
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    That One Size Flex Fit should be here tomorrow and I'll report back to you guys. I'm like Doug, the fitted hats end up giving me a headache so I never buy them, although I love the look. We'll see how this one goes.

    Thanks for all the input guys, its all helpful.
     

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