I'm not sure if this question is a good fit for you guys, but I don't know who else to turn to. I can delete, if not appropriate.
I'm trying to get a couple of shirts embroidered with my company logo and the embroiderer is asking me for a .dst file. I had never even heard of such a thing, so I turned to Google. It's apparently a file format that tells the embroidery machine which colors to stitch where, in the design.
I have a one-color logo, so I'm wondering why I even need this file.
I have been digging around online for a couple of hours now, trying to find a free way to digitize a vector file, with no luck.
Does anyone know of a way that I can digitize my file? I only need this one-time order, so it makes no sense for me to go out and purchase the expensive embroidery softwares that I'm seeing on Google.
Am I better off just finding another embroiderer? We have gotten shirts embroidered before and never had an issue with eps/ai. Anyone have any experience with this?
I'm on a Mac