Let the creativity flow

2020 is going to be an exciting time for EmbroideryStudio e4 users as Wilcom continues to innovate it flagship embroidery and multi-decoration solution.

An update is planned for the start of the year, and with it comes three brand new add-on elements with new creative stitch types.

They will blow you away.


Firstly, the Coral Photo Stitch. This is a modern take on Photo Flash, where an incredibly complex image is simplified to just a single run stitch. However, what sets this apart is that the single run never crosses itself or repeats along the same line. The coral-like stitch pattern concentrates in darker areas of the image. It is extremely fast and efficient and creates a unique artistic style.

The finished design also has only a single trim, which means it’s clean, and the design is flexible and soft to the touch. This style lends itself perfectly to capture gorgeous photos of people and pets. See this incredible stitch illustrated with the dog design below.


The second new stitch type is the Maze Fill. This stitch style has been used for decades within the fashion embroidery world. Specialist trained digitisers are employed purely to create these intricated designs and are typically paid 3x the salary of a regular digitiser.

The Maze stitch style fills shapes with perfect, evenly spaced lines that never overlap in just a few clicks, saving many hours of digitising work. Now, this technique can be achieved by all digitising teams.

The style is typically used to create flowers, paisley prints or any outlined shapes. It creates beautiful designs with much fewer stitches. See the image of the London skyline.

Beading, a new specialty element, will also be introduced into the collection. It will include four basic fixing methods to create designs with an upright, flat, or rollover pattern.

Available as an inclusion within the software is a new stitch feature that creates a randomised organic hand-feel effect, with random spacing and random thickness. Apply it to any stitch type. This feature alone will create fashion-forward designs and could revitalise your digitising.


Last but not least important is the enhancement to the Advanced Sequin Element, to include the long-awaited Multi-Sequin feature. Wilcom customers have been asking for this all around the world, and it’s finally arriving in the next update. It was definitely worth the wait.

Remember EmbroideryStudio e4.5 is free to all e4 users.

Visit Wilcom’s stand at Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2020 and experience everything first-hand. There will be more surprises. You really have to see it to believe it.


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