EMS / HOOP TECH 12 STEPS TO BETTER CAP FRAMING
The EMS / HOOP TECH Cap Framing System • Frame Caps tighter with less effort than ever with the new Hoop Tech framing Gage. • No more tired hands • No more buckled panels • Simple enough for a beginner Just follow the step by step instructions to an easier way to frame caps.
Step 1 Mount the Framing Gage to a strong working surface using the thumb screw. The edge of a work table works well. The more rigid the better.
Raise the front of the Cap Frame enough to let the openings in the rim of the Frame engage two hooks located on the top of the Framing Gage After engaging the two hooks, push the Cap Frame down so that the sewing field window rests on the framing support Step 2 Position the Cap Frame on to the Framing Gage Hooks
Step 3 Open the Cap Frame by releasing the catch and pressing on both the lower support arm and the side of the clamping window. This will disengage the gripping teeth form the clamping window The Cap Frame is now ready for the cap Clamping Window Lower Support Arm
Step 4 Insert backing into the cap to stabilize the sewing field The backing should be large enough to reach from clamping arm to clamping arm and be tall enough to support the entire embroidery design Recommended backing size 4.5’’x 11’’
Step 5 Place the cap with backing inserted on the Cap Frame and guide it all the way back to the rim at the back of the frame
Increase the pressure on the lever while pushing back on the bottom of the bill. This will set the height of the sewing field. Step 7 Smooth out the front panels while applying a steady pressure to the stretching lever. Gently begin pulling the stretching lever down while holding the bill back.
Push the clamping frame down the rest of the way and secure the latch. Check alignment and adjust if necessary. Push the bill of the cap back against the alignment rim as shown, to square the cap to the Cap Frame Step 8 With pressure applied to the lever, gently guide the clamping frame over the bill of the cap. Latch
Step 6 Raise the T-Bar /Lever into position and reach down & guide the wings of the T-Bar into the back of the cap. The wings should be in the panel area past the sweat band. T-Bar Wings
Step 9 Raise the lever arm up and release the T-Bar wings from the back of the cap. Gently pull up on the coated area of the clamping frame to release the Cap Frame from the Framing Gage.
Step 10 Check the alignment of the cap to the Cap Frame. The underside of the cap bill should run parallel to the alignment rim on the clamping window. This insures that the embroidery will sew parallel to the cap bill. Re-frame the cap if necessary. Alignment Rim
To remove the finished cap from the Cap Frame, release the latch, push the lower gripper arm with your thumb and gently ease the clamping frame over the cap. Step 12
Step 11 Note that the inside of the cap and the inside of the Cap Frame are in line with one another and that the height of the sewing field has been set by the framing operation.
HOOP TECH PRODUCTS The “Original” Sure Grip Cap Frame
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