Perfect Punch specializes in custom digitizing for embroiderers and ad specialty distributors throughout the United States and Canada.
Founded in 2003 by Robert Dykstra, Perfect Punch has quickly gained an excellent reputation within the industry.
The idea was born.
Robert’s background includes 17 years in the embroidery, screen printing, and ad specialty industry, with 12 of the 17 years spent at Apparel Sales Company (1991 -2003). During this tenure at Apparel Sales Company, Robert worked as the embroidery production manager, lead digitizer, and eventually general manager of the organization. It was during this time that he recognized the void of quality digitizers who could provide the level of support needed to run a successful embroidery and ad specialty business. The idea of Perfect Punch was planted and has since grown to fill that void.
Goals were set.
In starting Perfect Punch, Robert’s goal was to focus on production oriented designs, excellent customer service, and great looking end results all at a competitive price.
Customer support became a primary focus.
Not only was there a need for quality work, but also a need for the support that is frequently needed in the embroidery industry. This is where Perfect Punch knocks out its competition. They offer support with both digitizing and equipment. Perfect Punch also provides support for problems that arise during the production process, as well as questions related to the industry in general.
Perfect Punch designs and offers support for larger companies such as L.L Bean, but also gives the same class of service to hundreds of smaller ad specialty distributors.
What we do.
Digitizing, or Punching, is the process of converting artwork into a digital code that can be read by today’s advanced embroidery machines. This digital code provides the instructions to the embroidery machine’s operating system which, in turn, tells the embroidery machine’s frame how to sew the design.
The word Punching actually comes from the traditional jacquard embroidery machines. The instructions that tell the machine’s frame how to move and sew the embroidered design come from a tape punched with holes.
Digitizing, or Punching, is the process of converting your artwork design into a digital embroidery pattern that can be read by the embroidering machines. A skillful digitizing artist uses embroidery digitizing software to interpret your particular artwork design – from either vector format artwork or scanned artwork (.bmp, .tiff) – to a digital embroidery pattern.