My recent blog posts about the new Infinistitch products from CafePress have been getting a lot of attention. There is a heated debate going on about whether or not Infinistitch is embroidery or not. To be honest I really don’t care about definitions. Well, with regard to embroidery anyway. If some product comes along that looks just like embroidery with equal or better quality and is the same price or cheaper I could probably go either way. To be honest, if it were the same appearance, quality and price I would probably go with the tried and trusted embroidery option. The thing is though, that the debate going on in the comments of this blog are pretty much focussed on the definition of the word embroidery.
As I said I don’t care about the definition. For me the product is the important thing and someone in one of the comments posted an image comparing Infinistitch to traditional embroidery and there are striking differences as you can see below. Using this image as a guide I would rather have the back of the traditional embroidery on my shirt than have something created by Infinistitch.
I do think that this CafePress design is probably not a fair representation of results that can be achieved from Cafepress so if anyone at Cafepress would like to send me some photos of their Infinistitch products I will be more than happy to post them in my blog along with a link to your stores. Hurry though, as this offer won’t stay open forever.
I was wondering how they were doing this. I thought they specifically said in one of the chats that they were NOT printing on top of the stitching – so I assumed they were somehow adding dye AS the stitches were applied.
I’ve added a few designs on these new Infinistitch products, mostly designs that were in circles to start with. Maybe I’ll order myself one to see how they look……..
I’m a little concerned about the direction of the stitches perhaps being a little random, as that can make a big difference in how the final product looks.
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