Author: John Wright

How do I allocate the correct Thread Brand and Color to a design

March 18, 2019

With the correct information saved to your embroidery file you could have a paperless system.Nothing will upset a customer more than the wrong colored thread in their logo.Why not keep all the color information in the .emb file?Notice in the image below each element of the design is named and a Madeira thread color is […]

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How to Create Lettering on a Circular or Elliptical Baseline

March 13, 2019

To create lettering on Circular or Elliptical baselines choose the Circle CW or Circle CCW baseline depending on whether you want the line to arc over or under the logo After typing the letters into the lettering property box select the baseline type, select the CREATE TEXT button and left click and release in the […]

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How do I create lettering on a curved line? ARC CW or ARC CCW

March 11, 2019

Baselines are a property of a lettering object and like any property they can be changed , so a Freeline can become a curve and vice versa even after the line has been created, by selecting the line and choosing and alternated baseline.In this video I will show you how to create  two curved lines […]

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Templates

March 6, 2019

Templates save time and Money by presetting standard properties for particular jobs.In the example video below I demonstrate how to set up your thread brand and save to a NORMAL (standard) template.Your thread stock is going to be standard for all templates so I suggest you start here.From there you can create other specialty templates […]

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Color Object List

February 12, 2019

When creating anything it pays to have a plan. Understand the the list of components, the tools required and the construction sequence is imperative to good design. This is particularly so in embroidery where the correct sequence of a design is critical to quality embroidery.The Color Object List shows the color blocks, individual objects, tool […]

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EmbroideryStudio 4.2 Home Screen

February 12, 2019

The soon-to-be-released EmbroideryStudio e4.2 introduces a new Home/Welcome Screen with handy links to Wilcom News, your Wilcom community where you can search for answers to questions you may have, offer help to others and learn and the Wilcom Blog.We are passionate about providing the product you need so here is the chance to make suggestions […]

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Create your own Wilcom .ESA font with Font Creator

January 23, 2019

Font CreatorCreating your own font with Font Creator is one of the most satisfying digitizing experiences. To be able to craft a font which is unique or maybe a true type font that just does not stitch well, is a real achievement of which you can be proud.Once the font has been created you can: […]

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Duplicating Objects

January 21, 2019

Save Time and Create Exact Duplicates. The easiest way to duplicate an object is to right click on the object – drag and release.To keep the object in a vertical or horizontal line hold the Control key while dragging.I find this particularly useful when duplicating hand digitized lettering along a baseline.To repeat the duplication along […]

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Colorways and Splitting a Color

January 18, 2019

Creating a colorwaySaving several versions of the same design simply because of a color change is unnecessary and poor practice. The danger is that you make an edit to one of the color combinations and forget to make it to the others.The best solution is to apply different colorways to the single design.I will show […]

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Stitch Spacing or Density

January 14, 2019

Stitch Spacing is a critical property for good design and may vary from one fabric to another and one object to another.Understanding how to adjust for auto spacing in columns of satin and using the trapunto effect in tatami fill, will help you create more imaginative designs that run efficiently and reduce the chance of […]

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