I recently created some graphics with Illustrator, saved them as PDFs and sent them to a printing company for a quote for part embroidery, part screen print on clothing.
The quote came back with an additional fee for the file to be sent off to someone else, to be prepared for embroidery.
What needs to be done to a vector graphic for it to be embroidered on clothes?
Is it a different software? Is it possible to prepare it in Illustrator, or another Adobe CS5 software to avoid the fee?