Embroidery | Thread Chart matching

Embroidery | Thread Chart matching

It is now possible to specify and automatically match uploaded artwork design colours to the closest thread colour available in a nominated thread chart. Users have the option of specifying a standard thread chart, or supplying a custom one to match to. There is no setup requirement at product level - simply tell us what thread chart you want to use and we will match to it when producing embroidery files.
Important Note: Matching an artwork colour to a thread chart will not look as good as using the real artwork RGB colours because thread charts typically only have 100-400 colour shades defined. There is not going to be a close match for all possible artwork colours.
Thread Chart Matching is used in conjunction with Autodigitization, Embroidered Text. These features are compatible with ACP3.
The thread chart has to be set by Gateway Staff against your company on CPP - please visit our support portal at https://support.custom-gateway.com/portal/en/home  and create a new ticket to let us know what thread chart you want to match to. 

What Standard Thread Charts Are Available?

The default thread chart used is Madeira Classic 40.tch - the system will always match artwork colours to this thread chart if another is not specified for use.  

The standard thread chart list contains over 70 options. These can be seen in the following list:
  1. AURIfil Filato Lana 12
  2. Angelking #6
  3. Angelking 5 Feel Soft
  4. Angelking 6 Half
  5. Angelking
  6. Applique
  7. Arc Poly
  8. Arc Rayon
  9. Aurilux
  10. Brildor
  11. Coats Alcazar Global Rayon
  12. Coats Sylko Global Polyester
  13. Coats Sylko Polyester Brazil
  14. Contone Mako
  15. Default
  16. Elchel
  17. Embro Wire S-55
  18. Filato Lana - T 12
  19. Filtex Card 10195
  20. Filtex Card Schiffli
  21. Fufu Rayon
  22. Gunold+Stickma Luny 12
  23. Gunold+Stickma Poly
  24. Gunold+Stickma Sierra
  25. Gunold+Stickma Sulky
  26. Gutermann Shade Card MA 95-1
  27. Gutermann Shade Card TB 95-1
  28. Gutermann Shade Card TB 96-2
  29. Gutermann Shade Card VICI 95-1
  30. Hilos Iris
  31. Iris Smooth 'N Silky Rayon
  32. Iris UltraBrite Polyester
  33. Isacord 30
  34. Isacord 40
  35. Isafil
  36. Isalon
  37. Isamet
  38. Kingfisher Card 202
  39. Kingstar
  40. Macpherson Vital Link Rayon
  41. Madeira Burmilana
  42. Madeira Classic 40
  43. Madeira FS - Super Twist
  44. Madeira Fire Fighter
  45. Madeira Frosted Matt 40
  46. Madeira PolyNeon 40
  47. Marathon
  48. Mettler Poly Sheen-numericalUpdated2008
  49. Misairu Tsuru
  50. Pearl Yacht 101-3
  51. Pearl Yacht 40D-2
  52. Pearl Yacht 600e
  53. Pearl Yacht
  54. Polyseda Iris
  55. R-A Card 304-4
  56. R-A Card 40e
  57. R-A Card 70c
  58. R-A Card SBP-2
  59. R-A Card SBP-4
  60. R-A Card SSR-6
  61. R-A Card SSR-7 Polyester
  62. R-A Card SSR-7 Rayon
  63. R-A SSR - 6
  64. Raposs
  65. Royal
  66. Sakura Joyce
  67. Sakura
  68. Silky Cartella No. 7
  69. Skylab Cartella Colori No. 12
  70. Small Filtex Schiffli
  71. Sulky Rayon-Viscose
  72. Timeless
  73. Tridalia
  74. Wonang


If the standard list of thread charts is not sufficient, you can also supply a custom thread chart to be associated with your Company setup on CPP. These can be created by using Wilcom software to edit exiting thread charts, or create new ones. The required format is a .tch file: 

Wilcom .tch thread charts are comma separated value text files, with fixed column assignments:

Thread Code Number – assigned by thread manufacturer to ID the thread colour
Thread Chart Name – typically manufacturer’s name and thread range – eg 40 denier
Colour Name or description
Thread Thickness (Wilcom parameter – can be ignored) A,B,C,or D
R: Red value: decimal 0-255
G: Green value: decimal 0-255
B: Blue value: decimal 0-255

What if I have already defined the colours in my EMB file?
The colour information in any EMB files uploaded to CPP as part of a product setup will be retained. The system in this case will only match the personalisation elements to the default thread chart.


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