Why aqua digitizing is the best digitizing company ?

One of the most common questions that come up in my embroidery groups and forums is: “what is the best embroidery US digitizing company?” And the name is Aqua digitizing company. I am amazed that this keeps popping up again and again because the same handful of  US digitizing company is always recommended. So, I thought it might be helpful if I put together a list.

Then, it dawned on me that perhaps people new to embroidery might be wondering why you would even need a US digitizing company in the first place when there are plenty of cute embroidery designs available online. Allow me to explain.


If you are running an embroidery business or thinking about running an embroidery business, you may have envisioned embroidering burp cloths and back to school t-shirts. That’s fine. But guess what? There is a huge need for corporate embroidered sportswear, and you will inevitably get asked to do exactly that.

Aqua digitizing is very pervasive. In a lot of workplaces, a polo shirt with a logo stitched above the left side is often worn as an acceptable casual day outfit. Some workplaces even have embroidered logos on their uniforms. Visit any trade show and you’ll see employees working in booths with branded, embroidered gear. Even sports teams and schools often want embroidered items for their organizations.


Company and organization logos are typically created in a vector-based drawing program. Vector graphics are ones that are stored in the computer as mathematical equations. The benefit of vector-based graphics is that, because they are stored as mathematical equations, they can be recreated at any size and look crisp and clear. Logos are created as vector graphics so that they can be printed on a very small scale (like on a business card) as well as a very large scale (like on a billboard).

Vector-based graphics are frequently created in Adobe Illustrator and saved as.AI format or sometimes the more generic.EPS format. Either way EPS and AI are NOT the file formats embroidery machines read and interpret.

To be stitched out on an embroidery machine, a logo must be converted to an embroidery file format. This is because embroidery files contain more information than vector files, for example, stitch order, thread color, and stitch density.

While some US digitizing company software touts their ability to “auto digitize,” the results are often sub-par. The computer doesn’t often make the best decisions regarding all the factors affecting an embroidery file. But, a masterful digitizer is trained to make these choices.