Does anyone have any recommendations for machine embroidery lettering software? EM, Alphabet Xpress? Thanks.?

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I am interested in purchasing lettering software for my embroidery machine and wondered if anyone had any recommendations? I do not want to spend a lot of money.

I highly recommend Embird. You can buy it in portions. They not only have Font Engine which will auto digitize all true type fonts but also sell nice alphabets for 10-15.00 each in your machine format You would just need to get Embird Basic and the alphabets of your choice..- haven't ck'd price lately but that is prob in ball park. If you are doing a lot of lettering and want a variety of fonts to work with though Font Engine would save you money over time..
Also have you thought of just going to some of the embroidery groups on Yahoo – like Hooked on Embroidery – there are many good digitizers on there that give away free sample designs and sell excellent designs for not much money. You can get alphabets there too.
Good Luck! Jill

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December 11, 2012

Jill M @ 9:36 am #

I highly recommend Embird. You can buy it in portions. They not only have Font Engine which will auto digitize all true type fonts but also sell nice alphabets for 10-15.00 each in your machine format You would just need to get Embird Basic and the alphabets of your choice..- haven't ck'd price lately but that is prob in ball park. If you are doing a lot of lettering and want a variety of fonts to work with though Font Engine would save you money over time..
Also have you thought of just going to some of the embroidery groups on Yahoo – like Hooked on Embroidery – there are many good digitizers on there that give away free sample designs and sell excellent designs for not much money. You can get alphabets there too.
Good Luck! Jill
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Deb @ 9:59 am #

i agree with the first poster. i spent several months trying to decide which embroidery software i should buy. i have an older version of embird but was a little ticked that everytime i turn around the have a new version. well not really but it felt like that. so i finally decided to buy fancyworks studio by pantograms. it isn't a bad program but if i would have spent the money to update my embird i'd have been happier. you didn't say what kind of machine you have or what format you need but embird i think works with all. http://www.embird.com you also didn't tell us what your budget is, you can spend as much if not more on software than you did you machine depending on what you have.
i have a couple of sites i want to share with you. the first one has a sale every week where she sells 5 of her fonts, her choice, for only $3.00. this is an excellent digitizer and she was one of the first in the home embroidery digitizing industry. you can't beat these sales. the site is
http://www.astitchahalf.com/
check out her round about sales, they change every week i can't remember if it is tue morning or wed morning.
the other site i would like to share with you gives away 49 free different designs a day. they have many fonts, their designs and membership to their site is very reasonable. if you join their yahoo group they try to always have a free font available.
here is the link for that one.
http://www.designsbysick.com/amember/go.php?r=5647&i=l0">Designs by SiCK Embroidery Library

good luck and have fun
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agm @ 10:33 am #

I use Embird software and after considering various other machine brands' software found this to be the best value for money. They regularly update their software, which is an added advantage because you get to download the latest version free of charge everytime, and it is very easy to learn. You can buy it in modules and add to it as your budget allows.
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Sheila G @ 11:08 am #

Advanced Embroidery Designs might be a good place to look. They often have beautiful designs for sale.
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