Compucon USA, Stokesdale, NC; (336) 294-0604; www.compuconusa.com
Cost: $695 to $5,000
What it is: This professional embroidery software suite for digitizing quality embroidery lettering and designs includes the ability to transfer designs from the computer directly to the embroidery machine.
- Conversion of stitch designs for fuller editing capability and appliqué lettering
- Font profiles
- Monogram lettering level with suitable font styles
- Plug-ins for CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator
- Operates on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
Key feature: Professional control parameters and assignment of colors to needles.
Buyer’s note: This software is suitable for all machine table pantograph sizes. It contains all major machine sew formats and features unlimited one-on-one online live training for current versions. Additionally, font profiles are useful to retailers who incur inconvenient staff turnover.