Marker Making

Topics: Clothing, Textile, Marker Pages: 2 (291 words) Published: February 20, 2011
Marker making
A marker making:


is the process of determining the most efficient layout of pattern pieces for a specified style, fabric, and distribution of sizes. Marker making methods: Manually produced markers
Errors (poor line definitions, placement and alignment of pieces), time consuming, space.

Computerized marker making:
ADM4307 Apparel Manufacturing By S. H. Shin, Ph.D.
Marker efficiency, reuse of previously made markers, shortest response time. (save up to a 50 piece marker).

Dimensions of markers
Fit the “cuttable” widths of fabric (e.g. 59/60”)
NOTE: Selvages are not usable !

Marker efficiency
Marker efficiency
determined by fabric utilization (Example: U=91.26 %) % of the total fabric that is actually used in garment parts. How tightly the pattern pieces fit.

Marker types and mode
Types of markers
Open markers (for unfold fabric) Closed markers (fold a half)

Marker symmetric and direction
Symmetric/Asymmetric fabrics Directional/Non-directional fabrics

Factors that affect marker efficiency:
Fabric characteristics (fabric design) Shapes of pattern pieces (irregular shape) Grain requirements

Marker mode
Nap-either-way (N/E/W) – best fabric utilization. Nap-one-way (N/O/W) Nap-up-and-down (N/U/D)- e.g. size 7 down/ size 9 up * Nap: indicate fabric direction

Marker using AccuMark
1. 2.

Open Gerber Launch Pad Go to AccuMark Explorer
Check your storage area.


Go to PDS
Add S Seems Assign grade rules Check if any errors.


Go to Gerber Launch Pad to create Marker
Go to Lay Limit Editor (Need to fill information) Go to Annotation (Need to fill information) Go to Order Editor (Need to fill information) Go to Order process ( to order Marker), If errors, go back to PDS. Marker !

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