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Wilcom Embroidery Studio Designing e4


Wilcom Embroidery Studio Designing e4

Ultimate Embroidery & Multi-Decoration Software.

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. Read more about CorelDRAW®.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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 Effect
  • Double 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.

IMPROVED Bitmap Graphics in the Design Window

  • Display transparent background bitmaps, normal or rotated
  • Crop bitmaps temporarily or permanently
  • Preview graphic logos on garments before digitizing.

NEW Drag-and-drop .EMB Designs via Clipart Docker

  • Use .EMB designs from any source
  • Search for designs or select from specific folders.

NEW Cording Effect

  • Display corded stitching with or without thick lines
  • Add cord on/off commands to the stitch data.

LATEST Version e4.1 .EMB Format

  • Keep up to date with the latest version e4.1 EMB file format
  • Reads all previous .EMB versions and exports versions.

Latest CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 2017

  • Bundled with NEW e4.1 systems
  • Optional upgrade from X8.2 available for EmbroideryStudio e4.0 customers
  • Open CorelDRAW .CDR graphic files directly from the EmbroideryStudio Design Library.


EmbroideryStudio e4 – Update e4.1

Update e4.1 for EmbroideryStudio e4 is packed with new features and enhancements. We have created a brief overview to a selection to give you a taste of what you could look to experience. Please note: The videos will display if the feature is available as standard or as a paid add-on Element as well as which versions of EmbroideryStudio e4 they may be used.

Why Update to EmbroideryStudio e4?

EmbroideryStudio e4 takes a major leap forward from the previous e3 version. With a strong focus on improving both the creative side of the software as well as business productivity through improvements in efficiency.

What’s new in EmbroideryStudio e4?

Our favorite reasons to update to e4 Designing:

TrueView Thumbnails

New and Improved Digitizing

Choose between our new graphics style approach to digitizing or the improved traditional digitizing methods. There is an even more comprehensive professional control over all digitizing input values.

Bitmap to embroidery conversion

New and Improved Technical and Creative Stitching

Improved auto-underlay, Lap Corners and Tie-off stitching. New Sculpture, Raised Satin, Square and Double Square stitch types. New Spiral Fill and Radial Fill creative stitching techniques. Improved Cross Stitch copying and mirroring. *Please note: Spiral Fill and Radial Fill are part of the Spiral Fill Element paid add-on.


New Design Library

Powerful design management capabilities with high speed search for customer designs, all within the software. Find by customer, order, date or any design information. This feature replaces the aged Design Explorer.

Embroidery Outlines

Order Job Feature

Save customer, order & job details directly into the .EMB design file. Create design workflows and manage design requests, estimates, customer approvals and production worksheets all within the software. A separate database is not required.

CorelDRAW x6

CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 2017 INCLUDED

Fully integrated and bundled within the software. There are many new and improved Corel features specifically relevant to embroidery, multi-decoration, printing, cutting and engraving. It includes an extensive clipart and font library. Easy to install and Windows 10 compatible.

Break a Part Embrdoidery Font

Enhanced Product Visualizer

New high-resolution garment images can be used to create accurate order mock-ups. Resize, re-color and save directly into the .EMB design file. Print new PDF approval sheets with all the job details or email them directly to customers.

Virtual Decorations

New and Improved Lettering

The world class Wilcom lettering got even better plus there are 25 NEW professionally digitized fonts too! Now with Unicode support and OpenType Glyphs for fancy lettering. New 3D foam, outline, running stitch and two color fonts. There is also an improved font management and Team Names feature.


Improved Auto-Digitizing

Greatly improved image processing and vector auto-digitizing capabilities for commercial use. Generate automatic stitch counts for quotations and job estimates. Simple logo designs can be auto-digitized and edited instead of outsourcing.


Enhanced Monogramming

New easy to use monogramming interface with 69 professional predefined monogram designs, or create your own. Take greater control of your monogram letter sizing, spacing and stitching.


More Efficient Design Workspace

Switch between multiple open designs effortlessly with the new design tabs. An improved arrangement of toolbox tools with quick-access flyouts helps you work faster. Visualize stitching sequences with the new Stitch Player using classic media player controls. New Color toolbar commands and My Threads docker for easier color management. Support for 4K monitors with optional large or small icons.

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


  • 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