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How to make a Bad Design Good

All of us have that one design that is a pain to run, but the customer is a good one, so you endure the thread breaks, and the card board look.. We are going to take two of your worst nightmares apart and make them a dream to run. Read more

Digitizing Essentials…Where to Begin

Let’s start with the Essentials. It is essential to understand the basics. To understand the process. Learn how to take what you know the machine will do, and use it as your “Rule Book”. Work with the machine…NOT against it! Read more

E4 Digitizing and Editing

See new ways to Digitize on E4! Learn Techniques that will allow you to Digitize and Edit with Ease. Make your Digitizing fun and rewarding! Create designs that bring your customers back and make production a breeze! Read more

Schedule Your One-on-One Class Today

New One On One Personal Classes using Your software on Your computer. We will teach you techniques that will give you instant answers to your problems, and you will be practicing those techniques in real time, with real help! Read more


Wilcom E4 is Here!

Buying Wilcom? We sell it here! Why would you buy it from anyone but Balboa.  We use it, we train on it, we support it.  You will get everything Wilcom offers and You will get Balboa’s Exceptional Support and Training!          Updating? You will get all of the features, or Elements,  that you… Read more

lern to digitize blog
Read and chat about Balboa’s Award winning digitizing and editing techniques. Gain an understanding of Digitizing that comes from sharing.
Featuring great tips and articles from Balboa Threadwork’s founder, Lee Caroselli, voted one of our Industry’s  most influential people five years in a row.

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learn to digitize training
Learn to digitize and edit with Balboa’s Tutorials. Learn the basics, and form a strong foundation. Then, Learn the Fine Points of Digitizing, How to Blend and Shade to minimize stitches and maximize effect. Learn Balboa’s innovative techniques to make your Designs run well and look beautiful.

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download embroidery designs
In 1987, Balboa introduced the concept of Stock Designs, and their line of Stock Embroidery Designs. In 1991, they made history again by showing the world their Blending and Shading. It is this quest for innovation & excellence that is behind the Balboa designs.

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In keeping with Balboa’s quest for excellence, Balboa sells and supports Wilcom digitizing software. Whether you are purchasing your first digitizing package, or adding to your current Wilcom, Balboa will help tailor your package to your individual needs.

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Easy Embroidery Alignment

October 6, 2017

You can add interest by making the background fill an embossed version of the logo. Here, Wilcom’s Program Split was used with the logo to add texture to a plain background. Let’s say you just finished an embroidery job — a left-chest logo stitched on shirts and hats — and… Read more

How to Work With Push-Pull Compensation

June 14, 2017

From Impressions Magazine June 25, 2013 How to Work With Push-Pull Compensation Digitize to work with your embroidery machine rather than using compensations or corrections that have been built into digitizing software programs. June 25, 2013 By Lee Caroselli-Barnes, Contributing Writer   There are two great mysteries that digitizers must… Read more