There‘s no better time to assess your embroidery needs with Wilcom

“This is the year to take your embroidery software solution to the next level with some incredible new products from Wilcom as well as a major free update to its flagship product EmbroideryStudio e4,” reports the embroidery software company.

EmbroideryConnect First up, the highly anticipated EmbroideryConnect is now available. This exciting new solution enables wireless design transfer capabilities to virtually any USB-ready embroidery machine. Whether you use a Tajima, Barudan, Happy, ZSK, SWF or any other brand of machine, EmbroideryConnect is the answer, says Wilcom.

EmbroideryStudio e4 Ordering Next is the new EmbroideryStudio e4 Ordering, which Wilcom says is the perfect companion product to ES Designing and Decorating. It enables non-embroidery teams in decoration businesses to generate quotes quickly and accurately, and deliver them to customers on high-resolution product images. The company says this increases customer confidence, resulting in faster approvals with every job. “It also frees up the time of your embroidery experts to focus on production,” adds Wilcom.

EmbroideryStudio e4 suite: Update e4.1 Finally, there is the highly anticipated major Update e4.1 for the EmbroideryStudio e4 suite. “There is a host of incredible new features and enhancements. Whether your focus is on logos or the highly creative fashion market, there are many things that will save you time and make your embroidery business more profitable,” says Wilcom.

Popular features in EmbroideryStudio e4 “One of the most exciting features in EmbroideryStudio e4 is the integrated Design Library,“ adds the company. This is capable of automatically indexing all the designs on a computer or a network, which users can then quickly search by customer, order, date or other text fields. All recently viewed designs can be retrieved and opened in two clicks and designs can be grouped and sorted by customer, order, date, folder, design status, stitch count and more.

There is a host of incredible new features and enhancements

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Another plus is that designs can be opened, converted, printed and stitched in a batch, which saves users from doing the same tasks over and over again.

Also highlighted is the Wilcom .EMB design file. This has increased functionality, allowing all the job information to be stored with the design, which eliminates the need for a separate database. Simply open a file to find the customer and contact details, order number, order and due date, general notes etc. It’s all indexed and searchable within the Design Library making this a powerful productivity tool, says Wilcom.

Also popular is the Real-life True View, which offers representations of designs in hi-res in the actual colours stated in the order, while the enhanced Auto-Digitizing tool allows for near-accurate stitch counts for rapid quote generation.

Digitisers can choose between Wilcom‘s new graphics-style approach to digitising or the improved, traditional digitising method. The technical and creative stitching side has also been given a revamp, with improved auto-underlay, lap corners and tie-off stitching; new sculpture, raised satin, square and double square stitch types; new spiral fill and radial fill creative stitching techniques; and improved crossstitch copying and mirroring.

The shape tools allow users to create embroidered outlines and fills, while outlines can be converted to or from fills in a single click with the new stitch types toolbar.