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Expand your understanding and hone your technical skills as veteran award-winning digitizer, e-commerce manager and all-around technophile Erich Campbell explores and explains the intersection of embroidery, technology, creativity and business. He’s the go-to guy for stitches and tech at Black Duck Embroidery and Screen Printing in Albuquerque, NM, one of the Southwest's largest screen-printing and embroidery firms. You can find him on Facebook at, follow him on Twitter at or e-mail him at


Monolithic Management: Being the Magic T-Shirt Machine, and Staying Stone Solid for Your Customers

OK, so you are probably a little puzzled as to why I might be referencing a standing stone in the title of my post. I'm not trying to suggest we revert to the ways of antiquity; it certainly makes embroidery take longer, if nothing else.

Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2009

Learning About Kerning

I'm not usually one for such a miserly entry, but this is something short, sweet and to the point that every embroiderer should know. From those of you with a simple lettering program up to full-time digitizers, you can all do one simple thing to make any name, monogram or other assorted text element look its best, and it's something I've found I have to correct more often than not when reproducing the work of my peers. You need to learn to kern.

Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009

'Tis the Season (To Make Good on Your Promises)

There is a scheduling epidemic among garment decorators this time of year, and I'm here to inoculate you before you suffer the symptoms. You may not know it, but whether you are fresh to the business, a single-head start-up, or a major multi-head, multi-shop player, you are at risk. The sickness I'm speaking of is not the flu, porcine or otherwise. I'm talking about chronic under-delivering – CU for short.

Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2009

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