Written on October 7, 2016
By William Craft
Designing your own Iron On Patches can be both interesting and enjoyable. While you can turn this fascinating hobby into a lucrative business, you can have all the fun of turning your creative ability into something that would cater to current trends and fad.
Creating a patch that you can sew or iron on onto caps, bags, uniforms, jacket or just anything will finally put a stamp on your ability to create something that could be symbolic, artistic, or branded. Whatever, the reason there is for using your creation, one thing is sure, it is always something of significance.
Iron on patches could be used as an emblem, an identity, a creative artwork, or it could be something to patch on a torn garment. So if know how to create them, then you should be proud of it. Here are the steps involved in creating Iron on patches.
Materials you will need:
- A design
- An embroidery machine
- Embroidery hoops
- Vector Editing App (Illustrator or Linkscape)
- Embroidery Software (DRAWings)
- Nylon Fabric
- Polyester bobbin thread and threads
- Iron on backing
- An iron
- Scissors and parchment paper
- Damp paper towels
Making Your Design
To start with your project, you need to create your own design. Get some ideas on the internet and transform it into a vector DRAWing. If you don’t know how to use the illustrator or linkscape software, take the time to get some tutorials on them.
As soon as you had managed to have your vector DRAWing, scale your design to the size you want. Note that it is easier to scale a vector than a stitch file. After you have finally created it, save it as legacy format or the oldest version of your regular format if it gives you an error message.
Converting Drawing Into Stitches
Aside from the vector drawing app, you can also use embroidery software. There are lots of this available software in the internet if you just browse the web. However, since we are using vector drawing here, we need to focus on the steps that involve this application.
Import your Drawing
Import your drawing and start converting it into stitches. In case, you are faced with error notifications, you need to go and repeat the process. Returning to your Illustrator means fixing any open paths or issues that you have here. Also, do some minor editing in your drawing to alter the type of fill stitch to use, pattern, underlay stitching.
If you just can’t delete something in your stitches in the drawing, then erase it when you are in the process of editing as you can edit the stitch file directly.
Changing Your Stitch File
When using the actual stitch editing software, erase any areas of stitching that you can’t remove in the vector to stitch file conversion. You can reorder and combine colors to lessen the number of times changing the color of the thread and put trim commands.
When you’re satisfied with the stitch file, save it in a format that your machine is able to read and transfer it to your USB drive or hardware to get your files onto your machine.
“Hooping” the Fabric and Stabilizer
Get a piece of fabric large enough to stick out of the “hoop” on all sides so you can hold and be able to make some adjustments. Cut a portion of the stabilizer, as big as your fabric. “Hoop” your stabilize fabric and make sure that it’s tight and wrinkle-free, then attach the hoop to your machine’s embroidery arm.
Setting Up your Machine
Now, transfer your design to your machine as based on your machine instruction manual. Hook thread of your desired color to the machine and set it going, making sure that you’re using a sharp needle. Change color every time your machine is telling you that it’s ready for the next thread color.
When your patches are done, “unhoop” the fabric and then roughly cutting out your patches, leaving some borders around the edges. You can trim that later. Remove the stabilizer by running the patches under hot water to dissolve the stabilizer.
For iron on patches, set the iron on the wool setting. Place the patch backing between two sheets of parchment with the underside facing up. Press down with some weights for about 10 seconds before flipping it and iron it. Finally, peel off the backing paper and trim the patches leaving small border all around the edges.
“Hotknife” the Patches
Now that you’re almost done, preheat your hot knife. While heating it up, grab a paper towel, fold it and have it slightly moisten it. You will be using this to remove the melted plastic off your hot knife.
Using your hot knife, trim the excess nylon from around the patches and removed the melted gunk off it.
Now you’re completely done and ready to display to the world your greatest patch design.
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Written on September 29, 2016
By Karen Cruz
Do you know what a military coin is? For those who do not know what a military coin is and just heard it right now, here is brief background what it is all about. A military coin (or a challenge coin) is a small coin or medallion particularly used in military to carry one’s organization’s badge and is used by its members.
This emblem is given to the members of the organization as a sign of membership especially when they are challenged and to uplift one’s morale to others. It is commonly collected by the service members and these military coins are given by the unit commanders as a reward or a symbol that a unit member has special achievement and been recognized by a higher official. This military coin is also being utilize when a member is visiting another organization.
When does this military originated?
In history, Roman Empire first used coins to indicate and recognize a military soldier for his achievements. When it is given to a soldier, it brings him honor and there is a connotation that he performed well and did a job well done in the military service especially during a battle. It was minted with the mark of platoon where it came from and usually kept by the military men as a token or an object to remind them of an event.
They kept it rather than spend it to women and wine. Today, the use of it evolved, some of the soldiers reward it as a token of appreciation but some exchanged it like a business cards or some just add it as their collection. But to some it serves as a badge as a proof that they belong to a particular unit. It is no longer limited to the armed forces, today, it is handed out to civilians for publicity or as a fundraising tool.
Challengecoins4less offers not only military coins but also they accept custom military coins. Custom military coin is a perfect gift for the veterans to recognize their honour, bravery and dedication as military men. Challengecoins4less is available in any branch of Armed Services. We make custom military coins on whatever purpose you may need it; whether for gift, souvenir or a collection.
Craft your custom coins as you want it, design it on how you represent your unit. Customize your military coin based on your imagination and with its own uniqueness. Challengecoins4less can also give you choices on what shape do you want it to look like. Custom military coins can be in its traditional shape as in round or Challengecoins4less can also mold it into a star to represent your pride ,honor, and great achievements. For Challengecoins4less it is not impossible to recreate. Unleash your creativity with this custom military coin.
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Even if you are just collecting military coins you could possibly can. Create and collect as many as you can. Display it just like you are a true military men. Be like one! Even if you are just an aspiring soldier you can now have your own military coins.
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Written on September 28, 2016
By Malcolm Wagner
A printed circuit board is the “brain” of an electronic device. Without this, your phone, LED television, computer, dishwasher and washing machine will not work. These devices require a PCB that is fast, multi-layered and compact. With the recent technology on HDI PCB, your phone can function as video player, game console, or a mini-computer. In this article, we bring you the latest technology in the production of PCBs.
What is HDI?
High density interconnect (HDI) enables PCB fabricators such as our company to create the smallest, fastest and the most intelligent circuit boards in the planet. With the rising demands for 3G and 4G phones, or smart televisions that consumers use to connect to the Internet and to watch movies, this technology helps us stay in the industry and compete with other PCB manufacturers.
HDI is the process of multi-layering of coppers and dielectric materials without making the PCB look bulky and still achieving its functionality. The process uses vias and microvias to create connections between the layers. The process calls for a thru-hole mounting technology in some cases or as appropriate into the design.
We use laser drilling technology to drill and bury vias and microvias into the printed circuit board. This very same technology also enables us to install electronics component between layers before we stack them together. The vias and copper-filled microvias establish the interconnections of the components buried within the board. We can use staggered or stacked microvias.
What are vias and microvias? These holes are copper-filled or non-conducting. The vias connect the multi-layered board. They go through more than two layers of the board and are most of the time non-conducting. On the other hand, microvias are always filled with copper since they serve as wirings between the layers. A printed circuit board can contain one or more vias and hundreds of microvias buried within the circuit board.
The Benefits of HDI
An electronic device can contain more than one PCB, stacked on top of one another. This stacking procedure helps us create miniature PCBs. A PCB with dimensions of 3 inches on all sides can contain all the functionality we desire an electronic device can have. For example, we manufacture a five-inch phone. With HDI, we can make the phone to function as a media player, a calling device, and stopwatch without connecting too many PCBs on it. With HDI, we can create a 3-inch PCB that fits on the five-inch outer packaging of the phone.
Since we use vias and microvias for interconnections between the PCBs, we eliminate the use of wirings. Of course, we still use wirings to connect the PCB to outside source such as the 3.5mm jack. For the most part, we do not use wirings.
Less weight and compact
The eliminated wirings account for almost 75% of conventional wirings. When we eliminate this percentage on the outer packaging of the electronic device, we make the device more compact and lesser weight than its original version.
No wirings mean fewer errors. Fewer errors mean better performance. Aside from fewer errors, the elimination of wirings are helpful since there is no added heat stress on the solder joints. The wirings are also conductors and conductors generate heat as electricity passes through them. With no wirings that generate heat, the solder joints are not exposed such heat and can last longer than its expected solder life.
With the flat and thin conductors and insulators, the printed circuit board can dissipate heat quickly. We can eliminate the “baking” phenomenon in the PCB, wherein the solder joints melt due to high temperature. Since the layers are thinner than the conventional ones, the heat dissipates and does not affect the components.
HDI printed circuit boards are smaller and thinner than the ordinary PCBs. These do not require conventional methods and materials. Furthermore, high density interconnect technology eliminates the use of wirings. It improves the overall performance of the PCBs and the reliability of the installed components. HDI offers more design options since we do not use wirings. The weight of the electronic devices is lesser, which is a factor in the production of smart phones, wearable gadgets and other similar electronic devices.
A printed circuit board is a main component of an electronic device. We at Pcbnet, manufacturing High density interconnect (HDI) printed circuit board. For more visit our website www.pcbnet.com.
Written on August 19, 2016
By Andre Hanson
Golf clubs are an expensive investment. They are engineered for different uses. Woods, the longest golf clubs, are used to send golf balls sailing yards away. The irons which have smaller heads than the woods, drive the ball towards the hole. Putters are used when the golfer is near the hole. They make low-speed strokes. All these golf clubs combined will help you win that game. So how do you protect your valuable investment and save money in the long run? A good set of golf clubs can cost you thousands. You will be disappointed if you find them already broken or affected with rust.
Here are six golf accessories for your clubs to last you thousands of swings.
Golf travel cases
Golfers love to travel. Traveling gives them the opportunity to check out other golf courses all over the world. In this case, you need to get golf travel cases if you’re thinking about taking your golf clubs with you when traveling. Travel cases are golf accessories that will ensure your golf clubs don’t get damaged from the rigors of travel. There are different kinds of golf travel cases. The soft case, which is made from a soft material, allows you to just strap or zip it up. If you’re flying, do not opt for this travel case as it won’t provide your golf clubs maximum protection. If you can swing more money, go for the hard-case, the one that’s made of plastic materials. They provide optimum protection for your clubs. Make sure it is resistant to punctures. Find one that will fit in your golf bag.
Golf Club Covers
These golf accessories may not help you swing better, but they sure help protect your valuable golf clubs that allow you to make that perfect swing. There are covers meant to protect the head alone, and those designed to protect the entire club. Invest in these to increase the lifespan of your golf clubs.
Golf Club brushes
Brushes are a must-have items that should be inside every golf bag. They’re helpful in cleaning both your golf clubs and golf balls. Brushes are made in copper, brass, or nylon. Go for nylon brushes to avoid scratching your golf clubs. Brushes can make your expensive clubs look spotless.
One of the most fundamental practices that can extend the life of your golf clubs is keeping them always clean and looking new. A towel, an underrated golf accessory, can do wonders for your clubs. Always carry a towel with you when playing golf. Use it to wipe dirt immediately after using it. At home, check the conditions of your golf clubs and check for areas that are still wet or damp. If you allow moisture to sit on your club for longer periods, it will rust. Keep your golf clubs clean and dry with golf towels.
A golf bag is a necessity for every golfer. They protect all of your accessories and equipment, especially your expensive golf clubs. Find a golf bag that has lot of pockets so you can organize all the things inside.
Find one that will protect your golf clubs when it rains. You don’t have to cover your entire bag when out playing. All you need is a hood that you can carry on your bag. This would protect clubs from the weather and bugs while on the golf course.
Try to get all these golf accessories the soonest possible time, especially if you have already purchased expensive golf clubs. They will help you extend its lifespan.
Written on July 23, 2016
By Billie Harvey
There are as many attorneys as there are branches of the law. Corporate attorneys, family law attorneys, and divorce attorneys are some of the most common kinds of lawyers that practice their profession on a daily basis throughout the world.
Another kind of lawyer that is often kept busy is a Long Island foreclosure lawyer. The economic crisis of the past decade has clearly taken a toll on a population that was mortgaged to the hilt and as a result, many of those faced with losing their home have been consulting with a Long Island foreclosure lawyer or two to keep the roofs over their heads.
But what exactly does a Long Island foreclosure lawyer do and what sort of responsibilities are part and parcel of his or her role in foreclosure cases?
On the whole, a Long Island foreclosure lawyer should help steer you towards a more palatable alternative to foreclosure. They can bring this about either by working with a housing counselor or with your debt servicer (or both). Specifically, you can expect the following services from your foreclosure lawyer:
- The provision of a reasonably sound defense during a foreclosure case.
- A meticulous analysis of the terms and conditions prevailing over your mortgage and on the other documents that apply to the case, such as the purchase agreement.
- A thorough examination of the circumstances behind your failure to settle the mortgage payments on time. This helps your lawyer to point out any factors (e.g., loss of income or employment or a disease) behind the default that could mitigate the court’s judgment on your case.
- An open dialogue with your lender or debt servicer with the aim to either mitigate the case against you or to come up with a settlement that will serve as an alternative to an outright foreclosure.
- An informed discussion of all possible defenses against the foreclosure complaint as well as an analysis of the possibilities for a counterclaim.
- A thorough comprehension of the state of your personal finances, interests, and objectives, along with an accurate knowledge pertaining to your side of the story.
- Assistance with determining options against foreclosure that would work in your favor.
- An enthusiastic defense of your honor and interests in any and all court proceedings that take place during the foreclosure process.
- An honest and detailed assessment of your condition and on the chances of achieving your aims in the foreclosure process.
- Detailed consultations regarding possible outcomes of the foreclosure proceedings in court and the corresponding reactive measures that the former might entail.
It should also be noted that time is an important element in foreclosure proceedings. The earlier your foreclosure lawyer gets involved with the process, the higher your chances are of keeping your home or at least fending off the more unpleasant stages of foreclosure.
Also, while there are cases wherein you may not require the services of a foreclosure lawyer, such as where you can get free aid or assistance from a housing counselor, most defenses against foreclosure are made stronger with the presence of a foreclosure lawyer.
The range of a foreclosure lawyer’s fees is generally from USD500 to USD3,000, depending on how much time the lawyer spends attending to your legal needs in and out of the court. However, there are states that mandate a lender to pay off the foreclosure lawyer’s fees if the latter is successful in getting the court to rule in your favor.
There are also some legal aid societies that help those who are financially strapped to avail of a foreclosure lawyer’s services nonetheless and many local state or bar associations have listings of lawyers who are also offering pro bono services.