I am continually asked what software I recommend. Newbies to experienced embroiderers alike come seeking advice. So here’s my recommend.
Hands down I recommend EMBRILLIANCE and here are just a few of the reasons why:
- PRICE POINT: let’s face it, embroidery can become expensive FAST! Next to the cost of your machine and hoops, the next most costly purchase will be software. If you want to do anything personal or fun with a design, you will need software in order to do that. EMBRILLIANCE is an inexpensive software program that allows you to add features as you become more proficient. From the most basic program of simple design editing all the way up to digitizing, EMBRILLIANCE has you covered!
- ADDING TEXT: One of the main things I really love about EMBRILLIANCE is the ability to type out a name, word, or phrase on your computer keyboard to create text with a design. Gone are the days of having to open a font folder, select one letter, bring it into the software, then repeating this step for each and every individual letter. Let’s not mention about having to get proper placement for each letter too. With EMBRILLIANCE all you have to do is type out what you want on your computer keyboard and place the entire word where you want it with the design. And voila! You’re ready to sew.
- FREE UPDATES: One of the reasons software can become so expensive fast is that it needs to be constantly updated. If there are minor bugs with the software, most companies will include those. But when it comes to adding cool new features, they usually charge for those sometimes at the full cost of the software. So it is like having to buy the software all over again every few years. EMBRILLIANCE does not do that. You get free lifetime updates with their software! Do you need to read that sentence again? Yes! I said lifetime updates are free! No more paying when an upgrade is released. You just download the update.
- MAC and PC FRIENDLY: most embroidery software programs are built for PC computers. EMBRILLIANCE is the first program that works on both a PC and a MAC computers.
- EASE OF USE: not all of us are computer savvy. EMBRILLIANCE is so user friendly even the most challenged of us can feel confident. It will take time and practice, but you can learn it!
- MULTIPLE INSTALLS: no longer do you need to have a dongle to carry with you from computer to computer. With your EMBRILLIANCE serial numbers, you can install the software on all your computers, even between PC and MAC.
- CUSTOMER SERVICE: They have amazing customer service too! If you ever need assistance with anything, they are there to help. Send them an email thru the EMBRILLIANCE website and they will respond.
If you want to see the software in action, you can see the video series I did here: YOUTUBE
So where to start? Here are the levels:
BEGINNER: start with ESSENTIALS. Allows you do some basic editing.
ADDING NAMES AND WORDS TO DESIGNS: ALPHATICKS is where it’s at.
TO VIEW YOUR EMBROIDERY DESIGNS AS ICONS IN YOUR COMPUTER EXPLORER/FINDER: get THUMBNAILER
BEGINNERS DIGITIZING: start with STITCH ARTIST 1
TO VIEW YOUR EMBROIDERY DESIGNS: get THUMBNAILER
Disclaimer: I do not work for Embrilliance. I receive a very small commission if you purchase the software. However, I would recommend it even if I did not receive anything 🙂