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MonoSol’s embroidery films, MonoSol-Vee® (a.k.a. Aquafilm) and Badgemaster®, have been the preferred stabilizer choice of industrial embroiderers for many years and are essential to successful machine embroidered designs. If fabric is not stabilized properly, the design may not line up correctly. The problems may result in puckering, gapping, poor registration or difficulty in the management of the fabric.
Choosing the correct stabilizer can be easy if you apply this simple rule:
The heavier your fabric, the lighter stabilizer you will need. MonoSol-Vee (a.k.a. Aquafilm) is offered in light weight (U-Type), medium weight (X-Type). These can be used as toppings and layered as backings. Our heaviest embroidery stabilizer is Badgemaster®, which can be used as a backing or exclusively in freestanding lace or ornamental craft projects.
Additional advantages of using MonoSol-Vee® embroidery films:
Won’t clog your needle.
Translucent and easy to position.
Help reduce thread count and breaks.
Easy to remove and leaves no residue.
No lost stitching in knits.
Replace non-woven and heat-away backings.
Allows complex designs to be seen in greater detail.
Proven effective on different multi-head embroidery machines.
Environmentally acceptable, non-toxic, and fully biodegradable.
Enhance designs on more “difficult to manage” fabrics such as stretch Lycra® and net.
Additional advantages of using Badgemaster® embroidery films:
No secondary over-locking.
Easy badge production using portal frame.
Limited skill needed to use, correct position every time.
Perfect for Schiffli and mini-Schiffli embroidery operation.
Embroidery Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Why should I use a stabilizer?
A. Stabilizers keep the fabric from moving during stitching and add fiber density for all the stitches in the design to hold. The additional fiber density allows more intricate designs to be achieved and significantly improves the quality.
Q. How should I remove MonoSol-Vee® from my project?
A. Hold the excess MonoSol-Vee® firmly and tear it away from the garment. Pick the remaining film from the design. Small pieces can be sprayed with a small amount of water and blotted out of the garment with a damp cloth.
Q. Which embroidery film product is best for 3D crafts and projects?
A. Badgemaster® is a heavyweight, water-soluble backing that can be embroidered directly into the film without requiring fabric. Badgemaster® can be used to make intricate lace, ornamental projects, and 3D crafts.
Q. How should I store MonoSol-Vee® and Badgemaster®?
A. Store in the original packaging or a clearly marked re-sealable bag. This prevents humidity absorption resulting in a “tacky” feel of the product. It also prevents the film from drying out and becoming brittle, depending upon the environment.