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