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Re: Digitizing software

Mary E
 

I received a Floriani program as part of the package when I bought my 15000. She had discounted the machine and threw in the program which I believe was valued at over $1000. I had no idea of how to use it but knew I wanted to do embroidery. I was able to use it to embroider images online that were the right size and density. The manual was rather confusing for me as I am a visual learner. I finally found this wonderful website on YouTube of a fellow who posts all kinds of videos on how to use the program, plus how to digitize a design. The idea that most of us don’t even know what we don’t know is right on. I’m still very happy with the software, which upgrades for free, even though I have to use VMWare on my Mac, but it’s one of those things where you really have to get experience before you really know what you need. Having sewn for 55+ years, I was certain about the 15000.
Mary


On Thursday, January 18, 2018, maggie cooper via Groups.Io <maggiecoops=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
''I used Janome digitizer in the past but found that there was a much cheaper, way more advanced software available that was exceptional.''
I don't normally wade into discussions about Digitising software, but today I'm making an exception. The reason I don't wade in is because of my bias, I've owned several different digitising suites, Brothers embroidery suite, Pfaffs embroidery suite,  Husqvarna's software.  I now own  Floriani  FTC-U , Generation plus software, Embird basic + Studio, cross stitch, photo-stitch, iconizer, , Janome MBX version 5 ( I started with Janome Digitiser 10000, and upgraded) Wilcom's Hatch, Wilcom's Embroidery Studio version 3 and am looking at upgrading to ES4, . 
One thing I've realised about any software not just digitising software, is the user interface has to suit the end user, if it doesn't learning how to get the best from any program will be an uphill struggle. I'm an end user that prefers not to have to leave my digitising screen in order to export to a stitch format, edit stitches, create multi hoop layouts, write to card or usb, I prefer to handle everything in a one screen setting, not have to jump to an editor or manager. Although Janome digitiser 10000 was very limited, and I used Embird at the same time, it was the Janome digitiser that made me actually learn two things. Firstly it forced me to be inventive, to experiment and find ways to overcome the programs limitations and learn how to manually digitise. Secondly it taught me, it's not all the bells and whistles a program may or may not have, that makes an end user a good digitiser, but what an end user does with the tools provided.

I have the latest build of Embird, its still a good program, but for me and my user interface preferences, the Wilcom written programs are superb. Here is where I have to declare I beta test Wilcom software, their domestic and commercial packages. There was a tremendous leap forward in Janomes Digitiser Pro version 3, version 4 saw another huge leap forward, and version 5 flew skywards. I personally can't wait to see what MBX 5.5 has to offer. As for pricing, that is decided by Janome America, not Wilcom. Wilcom's own domestic software, a really nice user friendly software with the added bonus of excellent software support provided by Wilcom, is priced by Wilcom, and is affordable, it shares a similar user interface with the Bernina and Janome software.  Am I trying to sell it, no I am not, I couldn't give a monkeys which software folks buy, but I would say, ask yourselves do I like one screen applications, or do I prefer switching between modules. Am I prepared to put in the time, effort, commitment needed to learn to digitise manually, or would an auto digitiser suit my needs better. 
Maggie Cooper aka Digimad, mags meandering.


Re: Fusible fleece

cas <cassweet@...>
 

Oops, I didn’t scroll down.  The Bosal In-R form does come in fusible. It is not fleece though so you would need to add a liner if you use it.

https://www.bosalonline.com/in-r-form

Cas


Re: Fusible fleece

cas <cassweet@...>
 

This is what was recommended to me

https://www.bosalonline.com/in-r-form

I think I used the white sew in.  I don’t think it comes in fusible.  It’s not fleece though, more like a thin foam.

Cas


Re: Digitizing software

maggie cooper
 

''I used Janome digitizer in the past but found that there was a much cheaper, way more advanced software available that was exceptional.''
I don't normally wade into discussions about Digitising software, but today I'm making an exception. The reason I don't wade in is because of my bias, I've owned several different digitising suites, Brothers embroidery suite, Pfaffs embroidery suite,  Husqvarna's software.  I now own  Floriani  FTC-U , Generation plus software, Embird basic + Studio, cross stitch, photo-stitch, iconizer, , Janome MBX version 5 ( I started with Janome Digitiser 10000, and upgraded) Wilcom's Hatch, Wilcom's Embroidery Studio version 3 and am looking at upgrading to ES4, . 
One thing I've realised about any software not just digitising software, is the user interface has to suit the end user, if it doesn't learning how to get the best from any program will be an uphill struggle. I'm an end user that prefers not to have to leave my digitising screen in order to export to a stitch format, edit stitches, create multi hoop layouts, write to card or usb, I prefer to handle everything in a one screen setting, not have to jump to an editor or manager. Although Janome digitiser 10000 was very limited, and I used Embird at the same time, it was the Janome digitiser that made me actually learn two things. Firstly it forced me to be inventive, to experiment and find ways to overcome the programs limitations and learn how to manually digitise. Secondly it taught me, it's not all the bells and whistles a program may or may not have, that makes an end user a good digitiser, but what an end user does with the tools provided.

I have the latest build of Embird, its still a good program, but for me and my user interface preferences, the Wilcom written programs are superb. Here is where I have to declare I beta test Wilcom software, their domestic and commercial packages. There was a tremendous leap forward in Janomes Digitiser Pro version 3, version 4 saw another huge leap forward, and version 5 flew skywards. I personally can't wait to see what MBX 5.5 has to offer. As for pricing, that is decided by Janome America, not Wilcom. Wilcom's own domestic software, a really nice user friendly software with the added bonus of excellent software support provided by Wilcom, is priced by Wilcom, and is affordable, it shares a similar user interface with the Bernina and Janome software.  Am I trying to sell it, no I am not, I couldn't give a monkeys which software folks buy, but I would say, ask yourselves do I like one screen applications, or do I prefer switching between modules. Am I prepared to put in the time, effort, commitment needed to learn to digitise manually, or would an auto digitiser suit my needs better. 
Maggie Cooper aka Digimad, mags meandering.


Re: Fusible fleece

Marsha
 

have you tried Soft and Stable?  here’s a link:
 
 
HTH,
 
Marsha


Re: Digitizing software

norma carson
 

I'm an Embird user also, love it! tried embrilliance and returned it, not as user friendly as Embird...
Norma
Lodi, CA




On Jan 18, 2018, at 7:35 AM, Estelle Torpy <emtorpy@...> wrote:

Another option is Embrilliance which works on both Mac and PC and you can have it on more than one computer. It too comes in modules so you buy only the level you want. There are a lot of youtube videos for examples on how to do different things. Also no dongle needed.

After owning expensive Pfaff software, instead of upgrading I looked into Embird and Embrilliance and found them both to be easier to use and they both have a 30 day free trial or demo mode.

Good luck with your decision, after all the only good software is the one that works for you.

Estelle


On Jan 18, 2018, at 3:57 AM, Cynthia Dickerson <cindydickerson@...> wrote:

I just read the price of the new Janome digitizing  software.  I am one of the biggest Janome fans, but this is pricey.  I used Janome digitizer in the past but found that there was a much cheaper, way more advanced software available that was exceptional.  You might want to check into Embird software.  It has upgrades from time to time.  Some are free, some you pay for.  They usually run around $30.00 for an upgrade.  I have no connection to this software, but it is wonderful.  There are different parts of the software that you can purchase.  You only purchase what you think you will use.  I love to digitize and this software gives you everything that you need. It gives professional, quality designs.  If you need help,  you will receive fast, and excellent attention.   This just another option.
Machine-independent embroidery software for designs digitizing, lettering, cross stitch, customizing & conversion. 70+ file formats for home & industrial machines
Do you sew?  Please visit my blog at www.cynsew.com for tutorials.





Re: Digitizing software

Estelle Torpy
 

Another option is Embrilliance which works on both Mac and PC and you can have it on more than one computer. It too comes in modules so you buy only the level you want. There are a lot of youtube videos for examples on how to do different things. Also no dongle needed.

After owning expensive Pfaff software, instead of upgrading I looked into Embird and Embrilliance and found them both to be easier to use and they both have a 30 day free trial or demo mode.

Good luck with your decision, after all the only good software is the one that works for you.

Estelle


On Jan 18, 2018, at 3:57 AM, Cynthia Dickerson <cindydickerson@...> wrote:

I just read the price of the new Janome digitizing  software.  I am one of the biggest Janome fans, but this is pricey.  I used Janome digitizer in the past but found that there was a much cheaper, way more advanced software available that was exceptional.  You might want to check into Embird software.  It has upgrades from time to time.  Some are free, some you pay for.  They usually run around $30.00 for an upgrade.  I have no connection to this software, but it is wonderful.  There are different parts of the software that you can purchase.  You only purchase what you think you will use.  I love to digitize and this software gives you everything that you need. It gives professional, quality designs.  If you need help,  you will receive fast, and excellent attention.   This just another option.
Machine-independent embroidery software for designs digitizing, lettering, cross stitch, customizing & conversion. 70+ file formats for home & industrial machines
Do you sew?  Please visit my blog at www.cynsew.com for tutorials.




Re: Fusible fleece

Deb Keldrauk
 

I have also used this product it's nice and less expensive than the offerings from "Annies" I have purchased it on Amazon.
Deb in CA


Re: Digitizing software

SparkleFever
 

The difficulty for beginners is that when they are looking around, they don't know what they don't know.
It's the same with sewing machines, embroidery machines, overlockers/sergers, coverstitch machines and with digitising software.
The package is only a tool that we use to digitise a design and it's often learning the process of digitising that is the most important part.

It's not always the price of the package that matters in the long run and everyone has their own preferences about which of the many different packages available they like and there are pros and cons with all of them.

My personal preference is for Hatch or Janome Digitiser V5 over Embird any day because I prefer the user interface and I find the mechanics of using the programme to create a design is more straight forward.  There's nothing wrong with Embird or many of the other packages per sae.  Thanks to what I've learnt from some amazingly generous people I know that I can digitise an acceptable design on most software packages, I'd just have to find out which buttons or menus to use to do what I want.  However, that's not the situation that a beginner faces. 

--
SparkleFever


Re: New Janome Digitizer

Ceil J
 

I'm glad (in a way) to be reading that some are not pleased with the Artistic software as I was ready to jump on this when it came out.  That clearly would have been a mistake and now I'll wait to see what the reviews are once the dust settles. Thank you!  The opinions give here are so helpful.

On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 11:28 PM, Cheryl Paul <capaul@...> wrote:
Thanks for your comments on the “medieval” comment on Artistic software because it is so true.  I’m wondering if the new will be just add ons to what is already in the previous program - if so it is a disaster in my opinion.  It is NOT at all easy to use and the sequencing is absolutely hopeless if you have more that a half dozen thing to move about, as you just can’t see enough in those horrible trays.  We’ll just have to wait and see what comes in the new Artistic digitizing software.

Cheryl - Saskatoon




Re: New Janome Digitizer

Virginia
 

Be careful with the program not being a Wilcom product you may have support issues. The dealers do not always have the interest in software support. Since MBX version 5 came out Janome has provided very little support. Videos on Hatch and internet groups have been most of our help.



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-------- Original message --------
From: onlinesewing@...
Date: 1/18/18 7:22 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] New Janome Digitizer

The Artistic Creative digitizer is NOT a Wilcom product. We won't know how it compares to MBX (or Hatch) until January 30 when it gets officially released.


Re: New Janome Digitizer

Jim Stutsman
 

The Artistic Creative digitizer is NOT a Wilcom product. We won't know how it compares to MBX (or Hatch) until January 30 when it gets officially released.


Re: New Janome Digitizer

Meryl Margolies
 

How is this the same or different than MBX. I have the most recent update, and I understand that it's a Wilcom product. In fact, before I updated, I made comparisons to Hatch.

In all honesty, I haven't gotten into digitizing yet, but am the kind of person who wants the latest and the best.

Have a sew-sew day,
Meryl

--
Thank you,
Meryl


Digitizing software

Cynthia Dickerson
 

I just read the price of the new Janome digitizing  software.  I am one of the biggest Janome fans, but this is pricey.  I used Janome digitizer in the past but found that there was a much cheaper, way more advanced software available that was exceptional.  You might want to check into Embird software.  It has upgrades from time to time.  Some are free, some you pay for.  They usually run around $30.00 for an upgrade.  I have no connection to this software, but it is wonderful.  There are different parts of the software that you can purchase.  You only purchase what you think you will use.  I love to digitize and this software gives you everything that you need. It gives professional, quality designs.  If you need help,  you will receive fast, and excellent attention.   This just another option.

https://www.embird.net/

www.embird.net
Machine-independent embroidery software for designs digitizing, lettering, cross stitch, customizing & conversion. 70+ file formats for home & industrial machines
Do you sew?  Please visit my blog at www.cynsew.com for tutorials.



Re: New Janome Digitizer

Cheryl Paul
 

Thanks for your comments on the “medieval” comment on Artistic software because it is so true. I’m wondering if the new will be just add ons to what is already in the previous program - if so it is a disaster in my opinion. It is NOT at all easy to use and the sequencing is absolutely hopeless if you have more that a half dozen thing to move about, as you just can’t see enough in those horrible trays. We’ll just have to wait and see what comes in the new Artistic digitizing software.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Creative Drawings --

Carolyn Gazerro
 

 

 

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Donna M.  Looks like my video card driver needed updating.  All seems fine so far!

Carolyn

 


Re: New Janome Digitizer

Kaye Lessard
 

Hi all
You might go to Janome global as they have videos on different functions of artistic creative
I have artistic suite & digitizer 5.0 so once weather & time permits I am gonna look to see what difference there are!
What I know of artistic suite I would stay w mbx 5.0
Kaye in la

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Re: Part number for S9

B Diane Landon <publicaddress@...>
 

I understand the 3858402009 fits your machine but Janome site clearly lists three groups of machines and three separate part numbers for a 2 spool holder. I could have ordered any of these from Amazon cheaper but I like to use genuine Janome parts on my machines. That’s why I’d like the one Janome says is for the S9. 

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Re: Part number for S9

Donna Morton
 

Sorry, forgot to add that you might not have the right shape thread guide. The S9 needs a round hole thread guide.  But, again, I think the thread stand you received from Janome UK is a part number specific to their system.
 
Donna M
Canada
http//www.snipandstitch.com


Re: Part number for S9

Donna Morton
 

It looks the part number 3858402009 might be specific to Janome UK.  When I put in that part number at a general site we sometimes use, the seach asked if I meant 858402009.  I said yes and the 2 spool stand came up.  The other part number also comes up on Janome USA.  The spool stand can be used on many Janome machines.  It will work on your S9.  Part numbers change all the time.
 
Donna M
Canada

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