General

for professional digitizers, embroidery shops, industry trainers and educators, and apparel decorators. With new technical and creative stitching effects, even faster digitizing and over 200 professional embroidery fonts, you can digitize more creative advanced designs quickly with full professional control. CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite is included, fully integrated and provides full vector and bitmap graphics software for multi-decoration, printing, cutting, engraving and more.!

With advanced lettering and team name software which includes over 200 embroidery fonts, extensive technical and creative embroidery features, and professional editing and digitizing, you can create logos, sports and fashion designs quickly with full professional control. Easy graphics digitizing combined with very productive traditional digitizing tools provide professional digitizing for both experienced and aspiring embroiderers. Use the new integrated Design Library to find designs in seconds by customer, order, date, stitch count and other text or parameters, all within the software. Create and manage design digitizing requests more efficiently. New tools enhance your business productivity meaning you get more quotes and jobs through your shop each day. Quickly prepare design mock-ups on high resolution garment images and email .PDF approval sheets directly to customers. Save basic order and job production information right into the Wilcom .EMB design file for easy reference.

 

Features

Order Job Feature

  • Save customer, order & job details in the .EMB design file. A separate database is not required
  • Identifies the garment, quantities, sizes, colors and approval status
  • Display job details with high resolution product mock-ups in .PDF for customer approval
  • Estimate stitch counts from customer artwork using enhanced Auto-Digitizing
  • Create digitizing requests as .EMB designs and manage status in the Design Library
  • Minimize printed worksheets by sending .EMB with job details to production computer.
  • Specify Color/Size/Quantity in table form
  • Customize the information displayed on approval sheets
  • Quickly create new colorways with Cycle Used Colors.

Advanced Integrated Design Library

  • Search designs in seconds by customer, order, date or any text field
  • Designs are automatically indexed for fast search. No manual categorization required
  • Browse designs from all folders in one screen, or folder by folder
  • Group and sort designs by customer, order, date, folder, design status, stitches and more
  • Quickly see recent designs by date, no matter what folder they are in
  • Batch operations on multiple selected designs. Open, convert, print, stitch and catalogue.
  • Use simple drop lists to search text from a specific field
  • Default “General” for the fastest and widest search results
  • Search by specified dates or pre-set date ranges.

 Enhanced Product Visualizer and Customer Approvals

  • Create mock-ups of designs on high resolution garment images in the required colors
  • Wide selection of high resolution predefined generic products include
  • Add your own custom product images
  • Move and re-size product images within the design
  • Print new .PDF approval sheets with job details or email directly to customers for approval
  • Save and record the product image directly in the .EMB design file for future use.

 More efficient design workspace

  • 4K monitor support, large or small icons, optional labels
  • Improved arrangement of toolbox tools with quick‑access flyouts
  • Switch between multiple open designs effortlessly with new design tabs
  • Visualize stitching sequence with the new Stitch Player using classic media player controls
  • New Color toolbar commands and My Threads docker for easier color management
  • Large, full featured Open dialog displays design details
  • "Open Recent Designs" with thumbnail view.

 NEW Creative and Technical Stitching

  • Sculpture, Raised Satin, Square Stitch Outlines
  • Raised Satin, Square Stitch, Double Square fills
  • Predefined Motif Fills now standard
  • Radial Stitch EffectDouble Tatami Underlay
  • Adjustable Overlap Lap Corners
  • Improved Auto-Applique'
  • New Satin Tie-off method
  • Trapunto Effect now standard
  • Extended Sculpture Run stitch.

 Improved Auto-Digitizing

  • New instant Auto-Digitizing of bitmaps with one click
  • Improved interactive Auto-Digitizing dialog
  • Enhanced quality satin and fill stitching, better optimized for logo design
  • Supports full color bitmaps with transparency (24 and 32 bit)
  • Optional cropping / masking of bitmap artwork images
  • Optional bitmap image adjustments before stitching.

 NEW and Improved Lettering

  • 25 NEW embroidery fonts including 3D foam, logo fonts and specialty fonts
  • NEW predefined "Lettering Art" envelope shapes
  • Easier selection of embroidery fonts by style or type
  • Expanded capabilities and easier to use Team Names feature
  • Improved quality of automatic TrueType/OpenType stitching.

 Faster Digitizing for Professionals and Newcomers

  • Enhanced traditional digitizing tools for fast production digitizing
  • New graphics digitizing tools for easier digitizing
  • Create embroidered outlines and fills with the same shape tools
  • Convert outlines to/from fills in a single click with the new stitch types toolbar
  • Add or remove holes and stitch angles
  • Create drawing objects as vector outlines or fills in the same way
  • Much faster handling and processing of very large designs
  • Customize preset style for traditional digitizing tools
  • Improved duplicate offsets
  • Removing overlaps is even easier
  • Choice of traditional e3 Outline Tools or e4 Outline Stitch Types toolbar.

Enhanced Monogramming

  • 69 professional predefined monogram designs or create your own
  • Extensive but easy to use monogramming user interface
  • Separate tabs for Designs, Letters, Ornaments and Borders
  • Advanced stitching parameters hidden unless asked for
  • Use embroidery fonts or TrueType fonts.

 7 add-on Elements Included Now as STANDARD

  • Virtual Decoration - Create high resolution embroidery TrueView images for digital printing.
  • Vector Drawing - Create and edit vector graphics directly in Wilcom designs.
  • Bling - Create and output bling designs for stones, rhinestones, beads and spangles.
  • Auto-Digitize Bitmaps - One click converts bitmap graphics into embroidery.
  • Kiosk Mode - Ultra simple personalised designs for retail shops.
  • Auto Shaping - Automatically weld intersect or overlap embroidery and graphic objects.
  • Freehand - Integrated freehand drawing of stitched outlines and fills plus selected details from other elements are now also included.

System Requirements

Please ensure you have the correct hardware to ensure the software runs well. EmbroideryStudio e4 is compatible with 64-bit Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems. If you prefer, you can also run the software on a MAC. 

Note: An internet connection is required for updates and dongle registration.

The following are the minimum and recommended system requirements for EmbroideryStudio e4.

 

Minimum Requirements

CPU - Intel® Core i3 or AMD Athlon™ FX-60
Operating System – Windows 7 64-bit with latest updates and service pack
Browser – Microsoft Edge or IE11.0
Memory – 8 GB
Free Hard Disk Space – 40 GB
Graphics Card and Monitor – Support for 32bit and 1600 x 900 resolution
USB Ports – 2 free for installation (3 for upgrades)
Sound Card – Required for multimedia training
Internet Connection - Required for software updates and dongle registration

 

Recommended

CPU – Latest Intel® Core i7
Operating System – Windows 10 64-bit with latest updates and service pack
Browser – Microsoft Edge or later
Memory – 16 GB
Free Hard Disk Space – 256 GB or more (Solid State Drive)
Graphics Card and Monitor – Support for Highest Color 32bit and 1920 x 1080 resolution or higher
USB Ports – 2 free for installation (3 for upgrades)
Sound Card – Required for multimedia training
Backup – External hard drive, cloud storage or other
Internet Connection - Required for software updates and dongle registration

Machine Formats

Wilcom software provides the brains to your machine. As the industry’s universal embroidery software, we offer support for all the major embroidery machines including Barudan, Tajima, Brother, SWF, Melco, Happy, ZSK and more.

Embroidery Machines

Machine Format Description
Barudan This format is used for many Barudan machines. It supports up to 9 needles. The Barudan format is suitable for paper tape, FMC disks, and the DSB file format.
Barudan Chenille This format is used only for the older BELM - A3C series of Barudan Chenille Machines with 5 Chenille colors. Newer models use Barudan FDR-II Chenille Combination.
Barudan FDR-II Chenille Combination This format is used for newer models of Barudan Chenille machines supporting 6 chenille colors such as the BEDYH and BEDSH. Using this format, you can digitize pure Chenille or even a combination of Chenille and Lockstitch in the one design.
Barudan FDR-II Lockstitch This format is currently used for BED* series lockstitch machines and is the standard for all new Barudan lockstitch machine models. It supports up to 15 needles and optional sequin attachments.
Barudan FDR-II Twin Sequin This is a Barudan twin sequin machine. The design needs to be digitized using this machine format for it to run on Barudan machine with a twin-sequin attachment.
Barudan FDR-II Twin Sequin Chenille Combination This is a Barudan twin sequin and Chenille combination machine. The design needs to be digitized using this machine format for it to run on Barudan machine with a twin-sequin and chenille attachment.
Barudan Z Series This format is used for Barudan Z series machines with 10 or more needles.
Brother / Babylock  
Happy  
Inbro This format is used for main types of Inbro machines.
Laesser Laesser MST file format for schiffli
Melco This format is used for main types of Melco machines.
Melco Chenille This format is used for Melco-enabled Chenille machines.
Pfaff This format is used for main types of Pfaff machines.
Schiffli This format is used for Schiffli machines.
SWF This format is used for main types of SWF machines.
Tajima This format is used for main types of Tajima machines.
Tajima TBF This is used for Tajima needle addressing capable machines. TBF (Tajima Binary Format) file format is a more intelligent machine format which holds needle addressing information. The design needs to be digitized using this machine format for it to run on Tajima machines with a twin-sequin attachment.
Tajima TMCE-100 This format is used for Chenille-enabled Tajima machines.
Tajima TMCE-600 This format is used for Chenille-enabled Tajima machines.
Toyota This format is used for main types of Toyota machines.
Zangs This is the format for Zangs and Marco brand machines and pre-1988 ZSK machines without trimmers.
ZSK 1 This format is for ZSK machines that have 7 or fewer needles – generally those older than 1991.
ZSK 2 This format is for ZSK machines that have more than 7 needles and those characterized by a single-top thread trimmer.
ZSK TC This format is for ZSK machines that accept Transport Code Disks (DOS format disks).
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