Wilcom EmbroideryStudio e4 Lettering. Embroidery software

EmbroideryStudio 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.

“Wilcom has been doing lettering for 37 years, use their expertise. Simple, fast, productive, accurate, legible and fewer thread breaks.” - B. Singer, Barudan
 

 

Purchase EmbroideryStudio e4 Lettering

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Why Update?
  • System Requirements
  • Machine Formats

Overview

Wilcom's EmbroideryStudio e4 Lettering is powerful automatic lettering, customizing and machine connection software for non-digitizing staff in a retail embroidery shop or production facility.
  • World leading lettering can be added to your own designs or even those outsourced
  • Create beautiful monograms
  • Team naming for sports and workwear
  • Low-cost embroidery software for admin and production staff

The industry standard for embroidery software

If you outsource your embroidery digitizing, nine times out of ten, your contractor will use the Wilcom EMB file format. Why not streamline the process by using the same software so that you can easily edit the designs without losing quality or stitch data?

Customize your embroidery business

Take your embroidery further. Carefully crafted features designed to widen imaginations, boost efficiency and expand your business.
Buy add-on Elements to suit your professional needs.

Learn more about the add-on Elements

Key Features

New and Improved Lettering

New and Improved Lettering

Choose from over 200 professionally crafted embroidery fonts or convert any TrueType or OpenType font instantly. Adjust individual letters to adapt to customer logos or to improve production.

Get the look you are after by refining kerning, word spacing and even individual letters. Built-in intelligence remembers your changes for next time.

  • 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.
Easier Standard Team Names

Easier Standard Team Names

Speed up production and don’t waste time manual handling of team names! Mail-Merge style features import a list of names, auto-fits them to your baseline and outputs for either single or multi-head production.

  • Create and manage individual’s names by team
  • Import/Export team members via .txt or .csv files
  • Create single baseline designs with all team names in one .EMB file
  • Export team names for stitching individually or in batches
  • Create a matrix layout of multiple team names in large frames.
Monogram

Enhanced Monogramming

Choose from several different type baselines (arc, circle or vertical), or get creative with enveloping. EmbroideryStudio’s Monogramming tool helps you to quickly and easily combine type styles, decorative motifs and borders to create personalized monograms for your customers.

  • 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.
Auto Fabric

Built-in editing for different fabric types

A design created for a towel can now be stitched on silk scarf with Auto Fabric Assistant. This tool automatically applies the most suitable underlay, pull compensation and stitch density settings for your chosen fabric.

Save time and money

Save time and money with fast, quality stitch results

Optimize your production with full control of underlay, pull compensation, connectors, tie ins/offs, trims, jump and stop machine functions. You can even edit individual stitches to address any problem areas.

Embroidery Machine

Send designs to your embroidery machine with ease

Stitch Manager, Machine Manager and Connection Manager give you all the options to make sending designs to production a snap! You can also edit machine format values to get the best results.

Why Update?

With the long anticipated release of EmbroideryStudio e4, there has never been a better time to update your Wilcom software.

There are many reasons why keeping up to date with the latest technology is important. Firstly, ensure your business doesn’t suffer when your old computer crashes and it’s time to replace it with the newer hardware and operating software. You don’t want to be caught with any downtime. Not just that, but the latest EmbroideryStudio is so much more powerful that it runs faster and comes with both online and personal support.


New features to help you work faster, improve your processes and get more business done:


Embroidery Fonts

Now over 200 professional embroidery fonts

Wilcom is famous for quality lettering. Use any of the 200+ pre-digitised fonts for speed, precision and zero thread breaks! You can also convert any TrueType and OpenType fonts with ease.

  • 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.
Embroidery Monogram

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.
Integrated Library

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.
Order Job Feature

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.
Enhanced Product Visualizer

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 included
  • 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.
Design Workspace

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.

Multi-user Network Dongles

No need to worry about dongles going missing, if you have several operators using Wilcom software they can now be purchased and installed with just one Network security dongle.

Hoop It!

Hoop It!

Streamline production with automatic hoop selection and avoid those unnecessary frame crashes

PC Specifications for EmbroideryStudio e4

Please ensure you have the correct hardware to ensure the software runs well. EmbroideryStudio e4 is compatible with 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™ 64
  • Operating System – Windows 7 32-bit with latest updates and service pack
  • Browser – Microsoft Edge or IE11.0
  • Memory – 4 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 – 8 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 supported by EmbroideryStudio e4

The software works with all major embroidery machine brands

Wilcom’s EmbroideryStudio e4 provides all 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.
Bernina  
Brother / Babylock  
Dahao  
Happy  
Inbro This format is used for main types of Inbro machines.
Janome  
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.
Pocket machine  
Schiffli This format is used for Schiffli machines.
SWF This format is used for main types of SWF machines.
SWF Twin Sequin Machine This is a SWF twin sequin machine. The design needs to be digitized using this machine format for it to run on SWF machine with a twin-sequin attachment.
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).

Please note that some machine formats and file formats are tied to certain elements like schiffli and chenille.

Rhinestone Machines

Wilcom software can read and write .YNG file format for Yongnam GemMaster v2.9 machines. Bling files can be send directly to the CAMS machine.

How to connect my Wilcom software to my machine?

Helpful hints and tips on connecting your Wilcom software to your machine can be found in our Support website and in the User Manual provided with your software.

EmbroideryStudio software reviews

“I have just started using my new EmbroideryStudio software after finally updating my 10 year old software ( :P ) and I L-O-V-E it!!! Well done everyone @ Wilcom, you should be very proud of your product!”
Treefrog Studios - Jan 2013

“Firstly I have to say how great the new software is, it’s put the sparkle back into digitizing for me, there are some great new features even down to the production sheet and ease of thread chart matching ( how far behind were we !!!!! ), so thank you for your email promoting this software.”
- Ron, Jan 2013

Randy Fulk, owner of Country Homemade in Pine Hill, NC say this software has been a true asset at his monogram-heavy business. "The ability to adjust and manipulate text instantly makes EmbroideryStudio the best embroidery software for my business," he says. "You have access at your fingertips to instantly make adjustments." Fulk also likes that users can create their own ESA fonts. "This feature has kept our customers returning," he explains, "because if they get an item monogrammed with a font I designed and want something else with the same font, they return to us."
Randy Fulk - Stitches Magazine, Software Review - July 2012

“For the true artist in embroidery this is a must have… for those who need to save money this is your opportunity to do your OWN digitizing…” B. Tankson - May 2012

“I want to thank you so very very much for making the switch between metric and US measurements so accessible and easy to use. I use it with each and every design that I do and just had to tell you how much I have appreciated that little improvement. Sew... thanks and thanks again.”

Jackie Green, Green Bee Designs Inc. - Jan 2013

Beta Tester Review:
Barbara from Tex Design, Germany - Jan 2013

“The new arranged interface will make life easy for newcomers to EmbroideryStudio. Larger and much more self-explaining on-screen buttons, and logically arranged menus besides the given ability to customize the working area will speed up learning to get the most out of the new tool in very short time…” Read full review

Beta Tester Review:
Pascale Randolph, The Embroidered Touch, USA - Jan 2013

“…I really appreciate all of the great changes Wilcom has made with introduction of the new EmbroideryStudio … Adding fabric swatches to appliqué objects is now a BREEZE and another time saver.  This was not a task I enjoyed doing in previous versions, but now it is a simple click away!  This is super helpful for showing my customers what the design will actually look like.  Another favorite feature of mine! Thank you!...“ Read full review

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