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Welcome to Embrilliance, where we offer Embroidery For the Rest Of Us!

Every embroiderer needs to do some basic things. Those things should be easy and fun, not an hour long trip to the dealer for a class. And it shouldn't cost an arm and a leg, either. And just because your computer is a Mac with OSX or a PC with Windows 10 (64 bit) doesn't mean you should be left out!

Now, there are some programs on the web for Windows users. And some have great features. Some have great prices. But the features you're told you'll love are the ones you never use. And when you want to do something simple, it isn't easy. Plus there's no dedicated community. Help is haphazard. Worse, the inexpensive software on the web isn't supported by your local dealer.

Embrilliance is here to fix all that. And we've got a great "First Program" for you.

It is called "Essentials."

Using your Mac or PC (regardless of Windows version) you can:

  • Merge embroidery designs in almost any format, even while they are in .ZIPs.
  • Resize, with stitch recalculation.
  • Colorize.
  • Convert Thread Brands on your designs.
  • Add lettering in Multi-Line, Monogram and Circle modes. You can even spiral text or make really LARGE letters.
  • Save in your machine's format.
  • Save working files so that you can edit text later.
  • Overlap designs and have significant understitching removed.
  • Run a simulator to show how your designs will sew out.
  • Group/ Ungroup
  • Change or remove individual colors in a design.
  • And have many chances to Undo you work.
  • Also, there are special designs called Interactive designs that can be used, and some even come with the program. These designs calculate their stitches as you play with them for super results!
  • Intel Mac OSX 10.5 and later, including Yosemite (current as of this writing).
  • Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista 32/64, Windows 7, 8/8.1/10 32/64
  • Embrilliance is the only brand in the World that offers embroidery software running native on Mac and Windows 32 and Windows 64 (so it's faster)!



Wondering if it works with files for your machine? Yes it does!

Essentials can read:

.ART, .ART42, .ART50, .ART60, .CND,
.CSD, .DST, .DSZ, .EMB, .EMD,
.EXP, .EXP+, .HUS, .JAN, .JEF,
.JEF+, .PCS, .PCM, .PES, .PHB,
.PHC, .PHD, .SEW, .SHV, .TAP,
.VIP, .VP3, .XXX

Essentials can write:

.CSD, .DST, .DSZ, .EXP, .EXP+,
.HUS, .JEF, .PCS, .PCM, .PES,
.SEW, .SHV, .TAP, .VIP, .VP3,
.XXX

And it also includes special features to enable Mac users to write USB devices and floppy disks for use with embroidery machines, including Designer 1.

Applique files can be saved as .SVG, .PLT, .FCM (ScanNCut) and .studio (Silhouette).
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Louise J.

Can you add BX fonts to the free Embrilliance version?

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Kirsten S.

Hi Louise,

Thanks for your question. Yes! You can add BX fonts to the free Embrilliance version, which is called "Express".

Express only reads .bx files. It won't read any other embroidery format. The purpose of Express is to let people use .bx fonts (easy keyboard lettering) without purchasing software.
Here's a video that shows how it works:


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Lynn P.

I have designers gallery letter works, custom works, masterworks. What's different about embrilliance

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Darin Andersen

You will find many similarities in features and "look & feel" since both programs are authored by Bian Baile (http://britonleap.com/). Some of the individual features are grouped differently between modules. If you already have Master Works you can feel good about continuing with that platform.

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Barrie K.

will this software let you take your embroidery designs and print them like templates.

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Heather B.

Hi, Barrie. Yes, you can print actual size versions of designs from this software and use them as templates, for such uses as design placement.

~Heather
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Sara D.

What design digitizing format is used when digitizing. My current software, Masterworks, digitizing is BLF then is saved to the machine format. Also is it possible to manual punch? I do not like the auto-digitizing. I am very proficient at digitizing and editing. I have a large design library of my own designs and need to edit them from time to time, is that possible with this program?. My computer crashed before I could get the software license transferred to my new computer. I have been told I can not get a new license as the software is no longer available unless I up grade to a newer version. Having limited funds, that is not possible. HELP!!

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Kirsten S.

Hi Sara,

When you digitize in Embrilliance StitchArtist, you can save in the working format, which is .be so that you can continue working on the design. If you want to save your finished file for stitching, Embrilliance offers every stitch format for saving that I know of, except for ART. StitchArtist does read some punching formats if i'm right, like EMB. I suggest contacting Embrilliance directly with that question about whether you could edit your existing digitized designs though. They are very helpful and knowledgable.

I highly suggest Embrilliance StitchArtist to you. It is perfect for a limited funds situation since the entry level cost is low, and you can add modules as you are able to afford them. It is a manual punching program as I understand the process. It does not have photo-stitch type auto digitizing.

If you would like more info, here is a free learning course we offer on StitchArtist. You will be able to see if the digitizing process works how you are most comfortable. http://www.embroidery.com/Learn-StitchArtist.ec?ef...

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Sara D.

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karen m.

i recently bought the Accuquilt Embrilliance Essentials program, I have always used Catalog Express from Ann the Gran to keep my designs organized and easy to write to my card. Now my card writer box will not work in my new laptop and I am wondering if there is an add on program that I could purchase thru the embrilliance program that would work the same way with the thumbnails


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Heather B.

Hi, Karen. It looks like you found the Embrilliance Thumbnailer software. Is that what you were looking for? If not, please clarify. Thanks,

~Heather
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Brenda J.

i paid for the program, can't get it to load to my computer.

can't afford to pay for something I can't use

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Darin Andersen

Hi Brenda,

I can help you install Embrilliance on your computer. My number is (800) 428-7606, ext 105.

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pat d.

Can a design be split into two separate parts to embroider if it is too big to go in my largest hoop? My largest hoop is 240x150 and it is plenty big for most designs but once in a while I would like to make one that is a little larger. Thanks.

Pat D

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Kathy S.

Does Embrilliance Esstentials include the Thumbnail program? Do I need to purchased 2 separate programs in order to get the Thumbnail program?

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Kirsten S.

Hi Kathy,

Great question! Embrilliance Essentials does not include the Thumbnailer. You would need to purchase Thumbnailer in order to use it. If you also would like to edit designs, you would need to purchase Essentials separately.


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Kirsten S.

To print a copy of the Embrilliance manual takes about 186 sheets. If you print on both sides, that goes down to 93 pages. If you use multiple pages per sheet and print four pages per sheet, you can do it in 47 sheets of paper. Be mindful of your eyesight.
Here is the link to the printable PDF manual for Mac:
http://www.embrilliance.com/emb_downloads/pdf/1148...

Here is the link to the printable PDF manual for Windows:
http://www.embrilliance.com/emb_downloads/pdf/1148...

You can also select which pages you would like to print if you don't need the entire manual.

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JUDY C.

I have bought several different styles of fonts can I incorporate these with a design using Embrilliance ?

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Kirsten S.

Hi Judy, If your fonts are in an embroidery or bx format, yes! You can incorporate the lettering with a design using Embrilliance Essentials. If you use Essentials, you can open each letter file individually and merge each one with your design.

If you have AlphaTricks along with Essentials, you can map your embroidery fonts so that they are simpler to use. This video demonstrates the difference between using lettering with Essentials and using it with AlphaTricks:



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Heather B.

Hi, Judy. For such lettering projects, I would recommend Embrilliance's software Alpha Tricks:

http://www.embroidery.com/Embrilliance-AlphaTricks.ec

~Heather
info@embroidery.com

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tena a.

My grandson colored me a picture and I would like to turn it into a embroidery design. I understand I need to learn how to digitize. Is that right? What program do you recommened for this

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Heather B.

Hi, Tena. Yes, you would need to digitize the design. You could either digitize it yourself or pay someone to digitize it for you. If you are interested in dititizing it yourself, the digitizing software we carry is called Stitch Artist:

http://www.embroidery.com/stitchartist.ec

P.S. Universal Digitizing is a company we have used for paid custom digitizing and we recommend their services:

http://www.embroidery.com/UniversalDigitizing.ec

~Heather
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Elizabeth D.

I have a question about formats. It says merge designs in almost every format. Is it compatible with Janome?

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Kirsten S.

Hi Elizabeth,

Yes! Embrilliance will merge designs in JEF, JEF + or SEW formats.

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Heather B.

Thanks for the question, Elizabeth. Yes, it looks like you can do the merge function with Janome files.

~Heather
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Carolyn T.

Our computer crashes occasionally and we have to reinstall everything. How would I reinstall this if I don't have a cd at my disposal?

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Kirsten S.

I have to do that today because my computer did the same thing. Basically, I go to the My Designs Page, and search "embrilliance" to quickly find my program. I download it, install it, and paste the serial number(s) I've ordered into the serial number box in Embrilliance's Help menu.

If you purchased your Embrilliance from Embroidery.com, you can always find your serial numbers in your “My Designs” area.

Just search your MyDesigns for Embrilliance, or your particular Embrilliance Program.

Click on the Embrilliance program to show its details at the right. There, you will find your serial number. Copy it down or use your mouse to highlight and copy it digitally. serial number grab.JPG

Open your Embrilliance software.

Click “Help”

Click “Serial numbers”

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In the serial number entry box, enter your serial number by typing it in or by pasting the digitally copied version (just check whether there are accidental spaces to remove from the pasted text).

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Click the “set” button
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Your serial number will be shown in the larger text box below.

Repeat these steps for any other Embrilliance programs you have. Restart your Embrilliance program. For each serial number you have entered, the Embrilliance program buttons will be added to your software.

Here is a video showing the steps for entering your serial number into the software:


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Heather B.

Carolyn, this product is downloadable (assuming you will be purchasing it through us). If you need to re-install later, you can return to the My Designs page at Embroidery.com to do so at any time.

~Heather
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pat d.

I have a viking designer 1 that uses floppys.I have no other software. I need to take the downloaded designs in my computer and put them on a floppy disk to use. Does this program do this? I use HUS.

Pat D

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Kirsten S.

Hi Pat, thanks for your question.

Yes -- Embrilliance Essentials will write your floppy with the .shv and file structure you need. In fact, it was the first non-Husqvarna software I was aware of that could do so 10+ years ago, and it continues to have that capability today. Here's a users video showing how to do it:

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pat d.

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Donna E.

After reading some reviews I found that someone said that it is not possible to add designs and save them with the Embrilliance Essentials program. Is this correct?

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Kirsten S.

Hi Donna,


Great question!.
It is true that if you download Embrilliance and use the "free" version, you cannot add designs and save them. That's called running Embrilliance in Express mode. It lets you work with .bx fonts, but not with designs. It's a great option for creating lettering designs, but if you want to add lettering to other designs, you'd want to pay and add the serial number for your program. Then you can do those things.

If you pay for Embrilliance Essentials, you can then add designs and save them with the program, and it lets you merge, delete parts of designs, rotate, mirror, add lettering (comes with 12 pre-loaded fonts) change colors, color sort, and various other "essential" editing functions.

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Louise J.

Can you add BX fonts to the free Embrilliance version?

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Donna E.

Kirsten: Thanks so much for your immediate reply yesterday to my question! However; I have a couple more! My Innovis 1500D does not have the Flash drive capability. It only has the USB port to directly connect to my laptop. I did not do enough research before I purchased this machine from an individual. I was also very disappointed when I realized the screen is not in color. Years ago I had a Brother Pacesetter ULT 2001 and the screen was in color and for some reason I was very naïve to the fact that all of the models are not in color. If I had gone to a dealership or done more research, I'm sure I would have found this out. Now, of course I will keep the machine until such a time when I could sell it and purchase another one! I had enjoyed my Pacesetter until the mother board went out. Now I'm wondering if I would be able to use "Embrilliance" without the capability of the flash drive. Also would "Embrilliance Essintials" be a good choice for an "all around program"? Would I be able to see designs on this program in color? Could I add other designs to this program which are not from your company? I thank you very much for your assistance!

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Kirsten S.

Thanks for the follow-up question.

I personally have not used the Brother Innovis 1500 at all. I have seen in various forums that people are using the Brother Innovis 1500 with Embrilliance. I've now checked into how that works some more.

Basically when you attach a USB cable from the machine to the computer, the machine becomes a "drive" on your computer, and you drag the design to that drive, or you can save the design from Embrilliance to that drive.

Here is a video of someone using it


I hope that helps.

I share your surprise that the machine screen was not in color. Apparently color is not standard yet. It would really be helpful on some designs if it were!

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Marie D.

Will the MAC software work with my Sofia 2? Thanks for your time and patience with my question. I want to be able to combine designs purchased from Embroidery.com

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Kirsten S.

I know that many Sofia 2 users with Mac use Embrilliance.
Embrilliance Mac software also has a 90 day money-back guarantee.

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Heather B.

Yes, it should work just fine with a Sofia 2, Marie. Thanks for the question.

~Heather
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Donna B.

I purchased Embrilliance a few months ago. Though I have taught myself a lot by trial and error, I feel there needs to be tutorial videos on how to use every aspect of Essentials!!! I am sure that I am not the only customer to feel this way. Thank you!

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Kirsten S.

Good for you learning the program by working with it! I think Embrilliance is very intuitive, and I agree with you that videos for all the tools of the program are a great resource.

I'm working on a series of videos at the Embroidery Central Youtube channel Embrilliance also has a number of instructional videos on their channel. I hope you are signed up to receive my weekly tip emails, which highlight a different video each week. To subscribe, go to your Embroidery.com account - notification preferences - and click to follow "Embrilliance."

Another resource is our Machine Embroidery FAQ, http://embroidery.com/MachineEmbroideryFAQ.ec where you use the search tool to locate information on the program functions you want to learn more about.

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