The Patented “T”- BAR Framing Gage
T Bar embroidery Framing Gage
The EMS / Hoop Tech T-BAR framing gage is the first step to properly framing up a finished cap. The T-BAR Framing Gage featuring the exclusive T-Bar Tensioning Arm, allowing the embroiderer to stretch the front panels of the cap against the top of the gage so that when the cap is clamped by the cap frame it is held in the ideal position for sewing. The framing gage with its lever arm, gives the cap framer a 10 to 1 mechanical advantage when getting the cap to lay flat before sewing. This saves a great deal of energy when framing up large orders. Only Hoop Tech has the patented Tensioning Arm.
T Bar tensioning arm

The Tensioning Arm gives even the inexperienced cap framer the ability to frame a cap tight.....even low profile un-constructed caps. It’s the easiest way to stretch a cap tight. Once you try it, you’ll be amazed at how easy it can be to frame a cap.

Framing Gage ready for capFraming Gage with Cap Frame installed, ready for a cap.
cap being fitted onto the framing gageCap with backing in place, being fitted onto the Framing Gage.
positioning tbar tensioning armPositioning the T-Bar Tensioning arm in the back of the Cap.
stretching cap closing clampStretching the cap and closing the clamp top prior to latching.
latching the cap frameLatching the Cap Frame while holding tension on the front panels.
removing the framing gage-sewing readyRemoving from the Framing Gage and ready for sewing
The T-BAR Framing Gage allows the cap framer to pull the cap panels down flat against the surface of the gage. While the cap and backing are sandwiched the Cap Frame is latched, and the cap and backing are locked into place. This marriage of cap and backing is what allows the Hoop Tech Cap Frame to hold the best registration in the business.
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Patent Number 6,189,468 B1 Patent Date 2/20/2001

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