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Noticeable Ink/Stitch Features

Ink/Stitch: digitize machine embroidery designs using Inkscape (SVG)

Accessability

Stitch Types

  • Various stitch types: Fill stitch, satin stitch, stroke type stitches
  • Custom Patterns can be applied to all available stitch types.

Fill Stitch

Satin Stitch

  • Design your satin column with varying width
  • Mix and match 3 kinds of underlay (center-walk underlay, contour underlay, zig-zag underlay)
  • E-stitch
  • Split stitch (through maximum stitch length)
  • Automatic routing (with underpathing running stitch if needed)

Stroke Type Stitches

Text

Stitch Preview

  • Animated stitch-out preview (including live-preview as you adjust settings like row spacing underlay, etc.)
  • Simulator and in canvas stitch plan preview
  • Print to PDF
    • realistic rendering and line-drawing mode
    • embroidery machine operator layout with color blocks, thread names, stitch counts, and custom notes
    • client-oriented layout designed for you to send to your customer
    • highly customizable

Thread management

Ink/Stitch has a thread management section in the menu.

  • Thread manufacturer palettes (over 60 manufacturers included)
    • automated installation of Inkscape palettes for use in your designs
    • thread names and catalog numbers included in PDF printouts
  • Tools to create your own thread palettes easily

Import and Export

Import and Export many popular machine embroidery formats (including batch export)

Writing

CSV, DST, EXP, JEF, PEC, PES, SVG, TXT (G-CODE), U01, VP3

Reading

100, 10o, BRO, DAT, DSB, DST, DSZ, EMD, EXP, EXY, FXY, GT, INB, JEF, JPX, KSM, MAX, MIT, NEW, PCD, PCM, PCQ, PCS, PEC, PES, PHB, PHC, SEW, SHV, STC, STX, TAP, TBF, TXT (G-CODE), U01, VP3, XXX, ZXY

Machine Commands