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Creating Small Letters

In embroidery, no detail is more important than lettering. Your designs are labels for your customers and they must be able to read those labels — even the small print. However, what is easily read in print is not always easily read in thread.

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Creating Small Letters Videos

Fonts will become easy to manage when you understand how they are built and you will find that you, too can create your own lettering for that special customer. Choose from Lettering Part 1 and 2, Quick Steps to Small Lettering, or get them all with our Complete Learning Package

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String Stitch

String (Paghadi) Stitch

Visually stunning new stitch type for added creativity

Create outline or filled shapes with overlapping ‘string art’ stitching for decorative effects. This stitch is also used to attach mirror pieces commonly known as ‘Paghadi’ in India.

  • Create impressive new artistic and practical stitch effects
  • Attach mirrors typically used in Indian fashion designs (Paghadi)
  • Outline stitch type for open or closed outlines
  • Fill stitch type for filling closed shapes with or without holes
  • Use elongated stitches to fill leaf-like shapes

Custom Designs

Lee and Keith Caroselli have been the proud recipients of numerous International Grand Prizes.  The realism in their work is unsurpassed.  They are recognized world wide for their Excellence and Innovation in Embroidery and have been voted into the Embroidery Hall of Fame by their Peers.  The Elvis Presley Stamp, done by Lee, created as a Custom piece, introduced blending to the Embroidery Machine Industry.  Created when most machines had only six needles, this design has just six colors.
To the right you will see another custom piece, both the Elvis design and the Coca Cola design are licensed pieces and are not for sale

Custom pieces start at $1500.  However, if you are willing to allow the finished piece to be featured in the Balboa Design Library, as a stock design, your price will be just $175.

Below, you will see a selection of Lee’s work.  So that you may appreciate the quality, we have placed the customer’s photograph beside the finished embroidered piece.

CUSTOM DIGITIZING SAMPLES

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are examples of the Art that was sent in by a client, and the
finished Stitched Pieces.
You may recognize the finished piece as one our Featured Designs.
If you, or your Client will allow us to use the design
in our Library, the cost is $175. A Full release is required.
A form will be sent to you so that the copyright requirements can be met.
You may contact us at 760-200-0508.
Once the work is done, the image will be placed
in our library for sale.  If your client decides that they
would rather have the design for themselves, they will
be charged $1500, and whatever production costs
we have been incurred.  However, once the Design has been distributed
and the Catalog printed, the design cannot be recalled.
Meanwhile, we hope you will enjoy these Beauties.

 

 

 

 

E4 Designing

 EmbroideryStudio e4 Designing LogoUltimate Embroidery & Multi-Decoration Software

Embroidery Studio E4 is set up on a modular basis.  You can add features or Elements that will give you all of the Advanced level features, or you may add individual Elements to tailor make the software for your individual business. If you would like to go to the very top, all the “bells and whistles”, you would add all 9 of the advanced Elements, and the Alphabet Creator, the Chenille Element, the Sequin Element, and the Schiffle Element.  Or, you may add what you only need now, and come back later when your business dictates it.  With Wilcom, you have option of, E4 Designing, or E4 Designing with a couple of the Elements, right up to Everything that Wilcom offers.   The Add-Ons or Elements are listed below.

Your basic E4 Designing does everything that other software does, or says they will do, and more, and is integrated with Corel X8. so you gain a graphic program as well.  E4 Designing’s integration with Corel X8, allows you to move from a powerful graphic program to the powerful Digitizing program that Wilcom offers, and now you can use several of the Corel features on the Embroidery side of the program as well.  E4 Designing will do a great job on your corporate logos, both with the automatic process and the manual digitizing.  You will have 200 fonts, four of which are designed to be an eighth of an inch or less, and six that are for Puff Embroidery. Wilcom’s fonts have always been considered the best.  You will find that they may be used with no editing.  Designing contains a Full Monogramming package, and your basic Team Name Element that will allow you take care of Team, Group, and even Hospital, orders without having to retype the names and risk a mis-spell.  You also may bring in your DST, CND, PES  and other machine Formats, and modify them..  They will become completely flexible and you may change sizes, add new lettering for that new event, and edit the design to your hearts content, even though it was not created in Wilcom’s “Mother” language! E4 Design’s new features also include an internal data base that allows you to catalog and retrieve your designs, Ideal for keeping up with your customer’s needs, as they return.  also Ideal for saving those special parts of designs that can be used again in another job.The automatic digitizing is simple, and will give you the same results as the digitizers overseas produce.   You will scan a clean version of your customers logo into the Corel part of the Wilcom program, turn it to a vector image, then convert it to embroidery,  and in less than 10 minutes you have the logo ready for embroidery.  You will tell the software what fabric you are using, and while it calibrates the stitches, it will give you the correct underlays, pull comp, and densities for that fabric.  Because of the integrations with Corel X8, (This is not a Plug-in), your “automatic” design will look good and stitch well.  All of the automatic stitching can be edited.  Which means, that through editing the design, you may put your own signature on it. Add blends, layered fills, change stitch direction for affect, and lighten densities where needed. For many, using the Automatic features is a great start to an even greater design. Get the basics done perfectly through the automatic features, and then digitize the other parts manually.

E4 Designing has all the manual digitizing functions that you will need for your everyday work, and it is user friendly.  You will be able to create your stitches; the running stitch, the column or satin stitch, and the Fill or Tatami, easily, and when you move a mark or node the stitches will follow.  So you will see immediately what you have created and/or what edits you have made.  You will also have complete control of the length of your stitches, the density of your stitches, your underlays, and the patterns created in your fills.  Together with a little training, you will be able to be as creative as you like. 

Give us a call at Balboa, and we will open up our Wilcom Tour for you to view free of charge,
and see that you get a current Price List.
760-200-0508  or  1-800-445-8705 or email us at balboainfo@aol.com
I would love to help you get into this program.  It is by far the best.

On its own, E4 Designing will take care of all your Corporate and Creative needs.  With Wilcom’s Elements, or extra features, you will find that your work is even easier and the result even more satisfying.

The Elements that are now included in your E4 Designing are as follows: 

Auto Digitize Bitmaps Previously $499:  Convert bitmaps into quality vector images, AutoTrace turns it into a vector image, Use Point & Stitch to take the digital artwork into an embroidery file
Auto Shaping Previously$499:  Welding objects together, splitting them, and deleting overlaps
Freehand Previously $399: Works with a Wacom tablet, or alone allows freehand drawing with your basic stitches, Great for Red Work. Create embroidery the most comfortable way: like you’re drawing with pen & paper, Trace over line drawings or photographs, Produce a hand-drawn look to your design Used in conjunction with all stitch types.
Bling Previously $399: Allows you to create Rhinestone templates. Use any combination of stones, sizes and colors to light up your design. Edit each stone, Have full control of overlaps, Easy templates

Those Features that are considered “Advanced Features” that You may Add Ala Carte, and are listed below: 

1.  Offsets Advanced,  Instantly outlines objects and letters. Embolden logos, badges and other designs with distinctive, colorful borders
2.  Team Names Advanced:  Lets you personalize team and corporate logos quickly and efficiently, set up names for a team or business so that all are set to run exactly the same width, type style etc., and you take the names from the email that is sent rather than re-type them.
3.  Auto Arrangements:  Use Mirror-Merge to flip an object horizontally and vertically or mirror objects on an axis that you draw. Allows you repeat patterns, arrange them as decoratively as you like and see that the colors are separated to run at the appropriate time.
4.  Custom Splits:  Allows you to take a fill or satin stitch and “Stamp” an image into it. Add carving, embossing and other dimensional effects to your embroidery.
5.  Photo Flash:  Allows you to stitch a multicolor print, similar to a newspaper print.
6. Shading and Open Fills:  Allows you to use light destiny fills that graduate from full density to very light density and to program them as one continuous fill with no lines running under the fill. Add depth and dimension to your embroidery with powerful shadows, and shading.
7. Curved Fills:   Follow the contour of the animals body. Create unique, flowing stitch patterns that add motion and dimension to any closed object.
8. Motifs:  Allows you to create and repeat a design or object in your fills and runs.
9. NEW Spiral Fill  Allows you to have the fill follow the contour of the animal or object. Fill shapes with smooth spiral stitching effects.

Those Elements that are considered Specialty features are below.  These are not presently on Sale but may be purchased at any time. 

11. Alphabet Creator:   Allows you to create your own Alphabets.
12. Sequins: Allows you to set up single and double rows of sequins for production.
13. Chenille:    Allows you to program for Chenille.
14. Schiffle:  Allows you to program for the Schiffle machine and for lace.
The Wilcom Kiosk at $1499, is priced separately, and Allows you to create your own work station within your store for your customers.

 

https://cdn.wilcomamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CoreDRAW_logo.png

CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X8 is included, and provides fully integrated vector and bitmap graphics software for multi-decoration, printing, cutting, engraving, and much more.

 

E4 Decoratiing

Professional Embroidery & Multi-Decoration Software

Embroidery Studio Decorating is the new standard for custom embroidery shops and apparel decorators expanding into embroidery. With a simple graphics digitizing approach, full control of lettering and stitch settings and over 200 professional embroidery fonts, you can produce your own commercial embroidery designs more quickly and easily than ever before.

CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X8 is included, fully integrated and provides full vector and bitmap graphics software for multi-decoration, printing, cutting, engraving and more.

 

 

 

 

E4 Lettering and Editing

Embroidery Studio E4 Lettering 

Lettering, Monogramming, Customizing and Machine Connection Software

Powerful automatic lettering, customizing and machine connection software for non-digitizing staff in a retail embroidery shop or production facility.

With full professional control of all lettering and stitch settings, over 200 digitized embroidery fonts and automatic stitching of TrueType and OpenType fonts, create professional quality naming and lettering designs quickly and easily without the need for a digitizer.  Combine lettering with resizable logos or stock designs. Automate repetitive jobs with the Team Names feature and automatically send stitch files to the embroidery machine.

EmbroideryStudio e4 Editing

Editing, Monogramming, Lettering and Machine Connection Software
Combine all the features of EmbroideryStudio Lettering with advanced embroidery editing capabilities. This provides powerful software for non-digitizing staff in a custom embroidery shop or production facility. 
Full editing control over .EMB object properties allows for recoloring, reshaping, and resequencing of all design objects. Change densities and other settings to suit different fabrics or sizes.  With over 200 professionally digitized embroidery fonts and direct machine connections, you can create and stitch new variations of existing designs quickly and efficiently.  Correct small technical mistakes or incorporate simple customer changes without sending it back to your digitizer, saving time and increasing your embroidery expertise.

 

E4 Elements

Ultimate Embroidery & Multi-Decoration Software

Embroidery Studio E4 is set up on a modular basis.  You can add features, or Elements, that will give you all of the Advanced level features, or you may add individual Elements to tailor make the software for your individual business. If you would like to go to the very top, all the “bells and whistles”, you would add all 9 of the advanced Elements, and the Alphabet Creator, the Chenille Element, the Sequin Element, and the Schiffle Element.  Or, you may add what you only need now, and come back later when your business dictates it.  With Wilcom, you have option of, E4 Designing, or E4 Designing with a couple of the Elements, right up to Everything that Wilcom offers.

Give us a call at Balboa, and we will open up our Wilcom Tour for you to view free of charge,
and see that you get a current Price List.
760-200-0508  or  1-800-445-8705 or email us at balboainfo@aol.com
I would love to help you get into this program.  It is by far the best.

On its own, E4 Designing will take care of all your Corporate and Creative needs.  With Wilcom’s Elements, or extra features, you will find that your work is even easier and the result even more satisfying.

Those Features that are considered “Advanced Features” that You may Add Ala Carte, and are listed below: 
1.  Offsets Advanced,  Instantly outlines objects and letters. Embolden logos, badges and other designs with distinctive, colorful borders
2.  Team Names Advanced:  Lets you personalize team and corporate logos quickly and efficiently, set up names for a team or business so that all are set to run exactly the same width, type style etc., and you take the names from the email that is sent rather than re-type them.
3.  Auto Arrangements:  Use Mirror-Merge to flip an object horizontally and vertically or mirror objects on an axis that you draw. Allows you repeat patterns, arrange them as decoratively as you like and see that the colors are separated to run at the appropriate time.
4.  Custom Splits:  Allows you to take a fill or satin stitch and “Stamp” an image into it. Add carving, embossing and other dimensional effects to your embroidery.
5.  Photo Flash:  Allows you to stitch a multicolor print, similar to a newspaper print.
6. Shading and Open Fills:  Allows you to use light destiny fills that graduate from full density to very light density and to program them as one continuous fill with no lines running under the fill. Add depth and dimension to your embroidery with powerful shadows, and shading.
7. Curved Fills:   Follow the contour of the animals body. Create unique, flowing stitch patterns that add motion and dimension to any closed object.
8. Motifs:  Allows you to create and repeat a design or object in your fills and runs.
9. NEW Spiral Fill  Allows you to have the fill follow the contour of the animal or object. Fill shapes with smooth spiral stitching effects.

Those Elements that are considered Specialty features are below.  These are not presently on Sale but may be purchased at any time. 

11. Alphabet Creator:   Allows you to create your own Alphabets.
12. Sequins: Allows you to set up single and double rows of sequins for production.
13. Chenille:    Allows you to program for Chenille.
14. Schiffle:  Allows you to program for the Schiffle machine and for lace.
The Wilcom Kiosk at $1499, is priced separately, and Allows you to create your own work station within your store for your customers.

 

https://cdn.wilcomamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CoreDRAW_logo.png

CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X8 is included, and provides fully integrated vector and bitmap graphics software for multi-decoration, printing, cutting, engraving, and much more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Spiral Fills

Create unique, flowing stitch patterns that add motion and dimension to any closed object

  • Fills selected shapes with spiral running stitch which matches the outline of the shape
    • Adjustable start point for the spiral provides many variations
    • Convert to other stitch types including motif run* and sequin run** for amazing effectsSpiral fill creates a true spiral path stitching inside any closed object. Regular shapes like circle and rectangle give regular even spacing. Irregular shapes give very interesting 3 dimensional effects from varying stitch spacing.
    Shapes can be a mix of curves and straight segments.  Specify the desired stitch length and stitch spacing.
    Spiral fills automatically recalculate the stitching when you re-size or reshape the fill shape. Break Apart to a running stitch path and you can convert to other outline stitch types in a single click. Remarkable creative effects are possible.

 

Compatible Software:  E4 Designing

Motifs

Create and reuse patterns for runs & fills

Once you’ve created or digitized a patterned fill you like, e.g. repeated hearts, diamonds, etc, store it away as a Motif and use it
whenever you want over and over again.

  • Any pattern you create can be saved as a Motif.
  • Create repeating, decorative outlines using any Motif set.
  • 3D Warp works with Motif Fills to create 3D effects

Simple to create and Manage
Any pattern you create or open from a file can be saved as a Motif. You can create Motif sets (for instance, diamonds or petals) and save your Motifs to any of them—one Motif can be copied from one set to another.

Motif Runs 

Create Motif repeats along a digitized line.  Create repeating, decorative outlines using any Motif from any Motif set. Control rotation angle, orientation and space. Use control points or enter precise horizontal and vertical dimensions from a selection menu to control scaling. When overlaps occur as two Motifs meet, you can remove the overlapping element from one of the Motifs.

Motif Fills
EmbroideryStudio Motif Fills automatically repeats the Motif in parallel rows to fill the shape. You’re in control of scale, spacing, stitch angle, rotation and more. Select different Motifs for forward and backward rows, or use dual Motifs: overlaying and offsetting, for instance, diamonds and stars. Dual Motifs can be stored in a set just like any other Motif.

3D Warps
3D Warp works with Motif Fills to create three-dimensional effects. Shapes can be made to look concave or convex, or can have the perspective of distance (for instance, to create the sense of the curvature of a ball). A single control point lets you adjust the shape with a simple click-and-drag. You can apply 3D Warp as you’re working on a design, or store it in a Motif Set.

Compatible Software:  E4 Designing