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Embroidery Machines and formats
Embroidery Machines, Formats, and Limitations
Model Format/Transfer Systems/Software Limitations & Sewing Areas
Husqvarna Viking 1+ / Rose / Iris .HUS file on Husqvarna compatible design card, Customizer, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 3.94" high x 3.94" wide, maxium size.
Husqvarna Viking Platinum 950E .VIP file on Embroidery d-card, reader/writer. 9" high x 6" wide, maxium size.
Husqvarna Viking Scandinavia 300 / 400 .HUS file on Husqvarna compatible design card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 4" high x 4" wide (100mm x 100mm), maxium size.
Husqvarna Viking Designer 1 .SHV file on Designer 1 compatible floppy disk, Customizing Plus (This format is not Downloadable) 6.89" high x 8.9" wide (Customizer requires a 6.2" x 8.5" sewing area. If sizing, size to 5% less), maxium size.
Husqvarna Viking Designer 2 .HUS file on Husqvarna Viking D-Card. 6" x 14.2" (largest hoop)
Husqvarna Viking Designer SE .HUS, .SHV, .DHV, .VIP, .VP3, .PES, .PCS, .JEF, .SEW, .XXX, .DST, .EXP USB Cable, USB embroidery stick or optional CD or floppy disk drives. 5" high x 7" wide (w/Husqvarna/Viking updates)
Husqvarna Viking Brother White 3300 .PES file on Memory card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 3.94" high x 3.95" wide
Husqvarna Viking Brother White 4400 .DST file on Embroidery card, USB cable or PC cable 4" high x 4" wide
Singer EU / Poem / Huskygram .CSD file on Singer Compatible design card or Magic Box 3.90" high x 3.90" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 14 color stops to split into two files.
Singer Futura CE 100 / 200 .CSD, .XXX, .HUS, .DST, .EXP, .PCS (accepts most popular formats USB to computer cable, floppy disk or CD, Auto-Digitizing software (Futura) 4.50" high x 6.75" wide, maxium size.
Singer Quantum XL-150 .XXX file on Memory card. 6" high x 10" wide, maxium size.
Singer Quantum XL-1000 .XXX, .DST, .EXP file on Singer Compatible design card, PSW package (Professional Sew Ware 2.0) or Magic Box 5.50" high x 9.5" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 15 color stops to split into two files.
Singer Quantum XL-5000 .XXX, .DST, .EXP, .PES, .PCS, .SEW, .PSW, .ZSK file on Singer Compatible design card, Smart Media Cards, PSW package 5" high x 7" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 15 color stops to split into two files.
Singer Quantum XL-6000 .XXX file on Singer Compatible design card, Cable to computer connection 6.50" high x 9.50" wide, maxium size.
Pfaff Creative 7570 .PCS, (.PCM if using Macintosh software) file on Pfaff Compatible design card (PC Designer), Ultimate Box 2, card 3 3.94" high x 4.72" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 14 color stops or 14,000 stitches to split into two files.
Pfaff Creative 7560 .PCS, (.PCM if using Macintosh software) file on Pfaff Compatible design card, Ultimate Box 2, card 3 4.53" high x 4.72" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 14 color stops or 14,000 stitches to split into two files.
Pfaff Creative 2170 .VIP, .VP3, Mac format file Assistant 6" high x 9" wide (140mm x 225mm), maximum size
Pfaff Creative 2140 / 2144 .PCS, .VIP, (.PCM if using Macintosh software) file on Pfaff Compatible design card, computer cable transfer, Ultimate Box 2, card 3 5" high x 9" wide (127mm x 225mm), maximum size
Pfaff Creative 2134 .VIP, .VP3, Mac format Smart Card & Creative Smart Card Station II (not Ultimate Box compatible) 6.00" high x 9.00" wide (140mm x 225mm), maxium size.
Pfaff Creative 2124 .PCS (.PCM for Pfaff Mac) Smart Card & Creative Smart Card Station II (not Ultimate Box compatible) 5.50" high x 9.00" wide, maxium size.
Elna Envision 9006 .SEW on Janome compatible design card, Magic Box 2.75" high x 4.80" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops to split into two files.
Elna Envision 8006 .SEW on Janome compatible design card, Magic Box 3.50" high x 4.80" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops to split into two files.
Elna Envision 8007 .SEW on Janome compatible design card, Magic Box, Dream Vision 3.54" high x 5" wide (90mm x 127mm), maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops to split into two files.
Elna Envision CE20 .SEW on Janome compatible design card, Magic Box, Dream Vision 3.5" high x 4.90" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops to split into two files.
Elna Xquisit .EMD Smart Media card and PC hookup, Xpress Way Box, Xpressive Software to read and write multiple formats including .SEW 6" high x 10" wide, maxium size.
Elna Xquisit II .ESE (a sizable format) on Janome Xquisit compatible design card, serial port to computer, Xpressive Software to read and write multiple formats including .SEW and .JEF. 5.51" high x 9.45" wide (140mm x 240mm), maxium size.
Elna Xplore 8600 / Xperience 8200 .JEF ATA card (smart/flash card). 5.51" high x 7.87" wide (140mm x 200mm), maxium size.
Kenmore 19000 / 19001 .SEW on Janome compatible design card, Kenmore reader/writer Software (Reader 19000) . 3.5" high x 4.90" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops to split into two files.
Kenmore Elite 19005 .JEF ATA PC card (Type II flash memory card). 4" high x 5" wide (100mm x 127mm), maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops to split into two files.
Kenmore Elite Ergo 19010 .JEF (or .SEW if using a card) ATA PC card, Kenmore reader/writer Software. 4.3" high x 5" wide (109mm x 127mm), maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops to split into two files.
Janome Memory Craft 5000 / 5700 / 8000 .SEW on Janome compatible design card, 8-bit cards, Magic Box. 3.5" high x 4.90" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops to split into two files.
Janome Memory Craft 9000 .SEW on Janome compatible design card, Magic Box (ersonalizer or Scansoft PC). 3.25" high x 4.75" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops to split into two files.
Janome Memory Craft 9500 .JEF, .SEW on Janome compatible design card, ATA PC card (Type II flash memory card), Compact flash memory card. 7.90" high x 5.50" wide (200mm x 140mm), maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops to split into two files.
Janome Memory Craft 9700 .JEF Customizer 10000 Plus, ATA PC card (Type II flash memory card) 7.90" high x 5.50" wide (200mm x 140mm), maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops to split into two files.
Janome Memory Craft 10000 .JEF on Janome compatible design card, computer cable transfer, or Compact Flash card. 7.87" high x 5.51" wide (200mm x 140mm), maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops or 30,000 stitches to split into two files.
Janome Memory Craft 10001 .JEF ATA PC card (Type II flash memory card), USB port, RS232C port 7.90" high x 5.50" wide (200mm x 140mm), maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops or 30,000 stitches to split into two files.
Janome Memory Craft 11000 .JEF, .JEF Plus Direct PC connection, ATA PC card (Type II flash memory card) optional CD-Rom drive, USB memory stick, wireless connection. 8" high x 8" wide, maxium size.
Janome Memory Craft 300E .JEF PC Design card, ATA PC card (Type II flash memory card) or Compact Flash card. 7.87" high x 5.51" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 12 color stops or 30,000 stitches to split into two files.
Babylock Accent / BL60E .PES on a Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 4.33" high x 4.33" wide (110mm x 110mm), maxium size. Requires designs with more than 50,000 stitches to split into two files.
Babylock Ellageo 3 .PES, .DST, .PEC on a Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card, Palette Software, floppy disk drive, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 6.25" high x 10.25" wide (159mm x 260mm), maxium size.
Babylock Ellegante .PES on a Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card, PC Connection, optional USB floppy or USB flash card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 7.00" high x 11.75" wide (largest hoop), maxium size.
Babylock Ellure .PES on a Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card, Magic Box, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 5.00" high x 6.97" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 50,000 stitches to split into two files.
Babylock Esante .PES, .PEC on a Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card, Palette Software, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 5.00" high x 6.97" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 50,000 stitches to split into two files.
Babylock Espree (similar to Brother 150) .PES on a Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 4" high x 4" wide (100mm x 100mm), maxium size. Requires designs with more than 50,000 stitches to split into two files.
Babylock EMP6 .PES, .PEC, .DST, .PHC on regular computer floppy disk, Flash Memory card, Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card, USB port to computer, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 7" high x 11.75" wide (largest hoop), maxium size.
Bernina Deco 330 .PES, .ART, .EXP Reader/writer software, Magic Box or Artista Card (not Ultimate Box compatible) 5.50" high x 7.90" wide, maxium size.
Bernina Deco 500 .PES on Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card, Deco Wizard, Amazing Box, Magic Box, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 3.74" high x 3.74" wide, maxium size.
Bernina Deco 600 .PES on Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card, Deco Wizard, Amazing Box, Magic Box, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 3.94" high x 3.94" wide, maxium size.
Bernina Deco 650 .PES on Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card, Deco Wizard, Amazing Box, Magic Box, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 4.94" high x 4.94" wide, maxium size.
Bernina Artista 170E / 180E .ART on Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card or by computer cable transfer. 7.90" high x 6.10" wide, maxium size.
Bernina Artista 185 QEE .ART on Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card or Editor software 5.70" high x 10" wide (145mm x 255mm), maxium size.
Bernina Artista 200E .ART on Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card, computer cable transfer, Ultimate Box 2, card 3. 7.90" high x 6.10" wide, maxium size.
Bernina Artista 630E / 640E .EXP USB connection, Bernina USB Stick or Bernina Personal Design Stick or Editor Lite 5.70" high x 10" wide (145mm x 255mm), maxium size.
Bernina Artista 730E .EXP, .ART USB connection, Bernina USB Stick or Bernina Personal Design Stick or Editor Lite 5.70" high x 10" wide (145mm x 255mm), maxium size.
Bernina Artista 430E / 440 QEE .ART, .PES, .HUS, .PCS Bernina compatible reader/writer, Editor Lite or CD-Rom by computer cable transfer. 5.70" high x 10" wide (145mm x 255mm), maxium size.
Bernina Artista 165E (Heritage Edition) .ART on Babylock/Bernina/Brother compatible design card, Computer cable transfer (ARTlink software) 6" high x 8" wide (155mm x 200mm), maxium size.
Brother PE 100 / 150 / 200 .PES on Brother compatible design card, Magic Box, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1. 3.94" high x 3.94" wide, maxium size. Requires desings with more than 120,000 stitches to split into two files.
Brother PE 180D .PES, .PEC on Brother compatible design card, PE Design, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1. 4.25" high x 4.25" wide, maxium size. Requires desings with more than 120,000 stitches to split into two files.
Brother PE 170D / 270D / 400D .PES on Brother compatible design card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 4" high x 4" wide (100mm x 100mm), maxium size. Requires desings with more than 120,000 stitches to split into two files.
Brother PE 700 .PES on Brother compatible design card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 5" high x 7" wide, maxium size. Requires desings with more than 120,000 stitches to split into two files.
Brother PR 600C / 600 II .PES on Brother compatible design card, floppy disk, CD-Rom, flash card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 12" high x 8" wide, maxium size.
Brother PC 6500 .PES on Brother compatible design card, Magic Box, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 5.10" high x 7.10" wide (130mm x 180mm), maxium size. Requires desings with more than 120,000 stitches to split into two files.
Brother PC 8200 / 8500 .PES Reader/writer box, PE Design card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 5.00" high x 7.00" wide, maxium size. Requires desings with more than 120,000 stitches to split into two files.
Brother PC 7500 .PES on Brother compatible design card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1. 5.00" high x 7.00" wide, maxium size. Requires desings with more than 120,000 stitches to split into two files.
Brother Innovis 1000 .PES on Brother compatible design card, PE Design card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1. 4" high x 7.50" wide (103mm x 190mm), maxium size.
Brother Innovis 1500D .PES on Brother compatible design card, PE Design card, USB port, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1. 6.25" high x 10.25" wide (160mm x 260mm), maxium size.
Brother Innovis 2500D .PES on Brother compatible design card, PE Design card, USB port, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1. 6" high x 10" wide (120mm x 210mm), maxium size.
Brother Innovis 4000D .PES on Brother compatible design card, PE Design card, Dual USB port, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1. 7" high x 12" wide, maxium size.
Brother Ultra 2001 / 2003D .PES on floppy disk or Brother compatible design card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1. 10.25" high x 6.25" wide, maxium size. Requires desings with more than 120,000 stitches to split into two files.
Brother Ultima 2002 .PES, .PHC, .DST on floppy disk or Brother compatible design card, PE Design card Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, icard 1 10.25" high x 6.25" wide, maxium size. Requires desings with more than 120,000 stitches to split into two files.
Simplicity SE3 .PES on floppy disk or Brother compatible design card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 3.94" high x 3.95" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 120,000 stitches to split into two files.
Simplicity SE1 .PES Memory card, Ultimate Box Plus or Ultimate Box 2, card 1 4" high x 4" wide, maxium size. Requires designs with more than 120,000 stitches to split into two files.
Barudan .DST on regular computer floppy disk Earlier Barudans may require .FMC on FMC compatible floppy disk, or even paper tape or cassette format.
Brother (commercial models) .DST on regular computer floppy disk
Happy .DST on regular computer floppy disk Earlier models may require paper tape or cassette format.
Tajima .DST on regular computer floppy disk Earlier models may require paper tape or cassette format.
Toyota .DST on regular computer floppy disk Earlier models may require paper tape or cassette format.
SWF .DST on regular computer floppy disk Earlier models may require paper tape or cassette format.
ZSK .DST on regular computer floppy disk Earlier models may require paper tape or cassette format.
Melco EP1B .EXP on regular computer floppy disk
Melco .EXP on regular computer floppy disk Earlier models may require paper tape or cassette format.
Stellar .EXP on regular computer floppy disk Earlier models may require paper tape or cassette format.

Formats on Embroidery.com and Their Uses
.ARTShape based, used on Bernina Artista machines and software (Available depending on size)
.CNDShape based, used on Melco compatible software (Limited Availability)
.CSDStitch based, used on Singer machines and software (Available depending on size)
.DSTStitch based, used on Tajima compatible machines and software
.EMBShape based, used on Wilcom dititizing and sizing software
.EXPStitch based, used on Tajima compatible machines and software
.HUSStitch based, used on Viking/Husqvarna compatible machines and software
.JEFStitch based, used on Janome compatible machines and software (Available depending on size)
.OFMShape based, used on Melco Sizing software (Limited Availability)
.PDFViewable document based (not embroidery), used with Adobe Acrobat software (Available as instruction file on some designs)
.PCSStitch based, used on Pfaff compatible machines and software (Available depending on size)
.PCMStitch based, used on Pfaff compatible Macitosh software (Available depending on size)
.PESStitch based, used on Brother/Bernina/Babylock machines and software (Available depending on size)
.PXFStitch based, used on Pfaff compatible Macitosh software (Available depending on size)
.SEWStitch based, used on Pulse sizing software (Limited Availability)
.SHVStitch based, used on Husqvarna Viking Designer 1 machines and Disk Manager compatible software (Available when you call, at an extra charge)
.VIPStitch based, used on Husqvarna & Pfaff compatible software.
.VP3Shape based, used on Husqvarna 3-D design software.

 

Embroidery.com does NOT offer designs in paper tape or cassette format. These formats are both older methods. You will likely need to upgrade your machine or find a transfer method of your own, since fewer and fewer design companies are offering these dated options.