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Hi, All,

Just in case you missed the announcement, we’ve launched Embrilliance.com This site will support Thumbnailer, Essentials, etc. We’ve also launched Embrilliance Font Collection 1 for Essentials.

If you have questions about Thumbnailer or anything Embrilliance, please visit us over there. There is a Forum and FAQs too.

If you are wondering about Convert It, Mac, please visit MacEmb.com

Regards,

-Brian

Posted 6 years, 7 months ago at 8:33 pm.

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Embrilliant Things I Ponder

Hello Everyone,

Big News is coming soon! I think about this a lot and it is distracting. My family wonders where my mind is sometimes. I can be ‘at work’ while at breakfast. My wife is used to it, and I try to be present as much as possible, but right now it is difficult.

We are moving forward in many ways here at BriTon Leap: Last week we moved into a new office. I can’t believe 3 years passed at the last one. While it was a great location, it was a bit of a cave, so now we’re in some better digs. Lots of light and several windows that actually open!

And we’re about to release the main Embrilliance product. This will be for both Mac and Windows. I have some decisions to make with regard to it; Name, Price and Features.

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Posted 6 years, 8 months ago at 9:36 pm.

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Embrilliance Thumbnailer FAQs

Hi, we’ve been getting lots of interest in the Embrilliance Thumbnailer product. Thank You! But there are a couple questions that have come up more than once, so I’ll some of them here:

Q: Can I use it on more than one computer.
A: YES! No problem. Even a Mac in one room and a PC in another. There is no limit. Continue Reading…

Posted 6 years, 9 months ago at 3:23 am.

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Embrilliance Support

Hi, Having gotten a few emails, we should let everyone know that there are a couple ways to get support for the Embrilliance Thumbnailer:

1.) We have a contact form on this page at www.Embrilliance.com.

2.) We have started a forum for Embrilliance. This will be the home for support and discussion.

Either way, problems and questions are answered most days of the week.

Happpy Stitches!

Posted 6 years, 9 months ago at 3:44 am.

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Convert It, Mac – StitchBunny Compatibility Update

Here’s a bit of fun hacking we went through this week: Back in the early 1990’s Pfaff offered a  Mac version of their software, PC Designer. As they haven’t supported it for many years, and it won’t run on Intel Macs or any recent OSX versions, you would assume the program wasn’t used anymore.

Not true! There is still an active MacPfaffie community. Continue Reading…

Posted 6 years, 9 months ago at 6:08 pm.

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Gallery Connection February 2010

Writing MonogramWorks

As I write this, I am stealing precious moments from the final development of MonogramWorks. You’ll see it soon. It has been a large project for me and everyone here at Designer’s Gallery, and I thought the process might be of interest to you. Continue Reading…

Posted 7 years, 7 months ago at 9:07 pm.

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Gallery Connection January 2010

10 Tips for Digtizing

It’s January and “Thank heavens all those holiday projects are mostly memories.” Yes, only mostly. Have you ever given something to someone before it was fully completed? I’ve heard this more than a few times over the years, but this year I heard it a lot. It’s the New Year, after all, so you might as well get them back and finish them up!

This year Designer’s Gallery will be 10 years old. It’s gone by in such a flash. And the worst part is that each year goes by successively faster. I’ve always held a 5 year plan for products I’d like to make, and that used to seem like a long time in advance, but now it doesn’t. Is there an appropriate response to the feeling that you’re getting older, and that time is winning out? Yes there is – salute Father Time with the middle digit! Then celebrate every opportunity to participate – make something special for every occasion.

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of digitizing. So I thought maybe I could put up a few pointers on that topic. Now, I don’t claim ownership of these – I’ve learned a few things on my own over the years, but some friends of mine have said things more clearly than I managed to do, so I use their wisdom here as well, with their permission. Continue Reading…

Posted 7 years, 7 months ago at 8:41 pm.

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Adorable You! Videos posted

We got some videos for our Adorable You! program posted on YouTube! John Deer’s Adorable Ideas put these together and they did a great job!

Whether or not you have Adorable You!, or even an embroidery machine, the project ideas with these techniques are easy to accomplish and people love the result!

Enjoy!

-Brian

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago at 5:19 pm.

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Gallery Connection December 2009

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes words are all you’ve got.  This month let’s talk about the letters used in embroidery. Specifically, there are two basic types of lettering used in embroidery: Pre-digitized letters and True-Type auto-digitized letters.
 Let’s start with True Type letters. True Type letters, originally developed by Apple Computers are the mainstay fonts used in computing. There are also OpenType fonts, a later Microsoft and Adobe technology, which are similar.  The fonts describe the letters by drawing the outline of the letter. This outline can be used to create an embroidered letter. The sample below was created using the Letter tool in MasterWorks with the TTF option on an Arial Bold font:
 TT as Satin FIll Continue Reading…

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago at 1:46 pm.

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Gallery Connection August ’09 – Project Advisor

Hi Everyone!

Last month we took our Stabilizer Quiz, “Which stabilizer were you?” They are all great and very much necessary! And that thought led me to think about the project types out there. There’s a lot available to use an embroidery machine on. And how do you do it? What changes when you go from a structured hat to an unstructured one? Maybe you just stick some stabilizer in either of them anyways, right? “The more the merrier,” right? Er, well not really. Continue Reading…

Posted 8 years ago at 1:11 am.

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Convert It, Mac has QuickLook Plugin for CoverFlow!

We’ve made an addition for Convert It, Mac – a QuickLook plugin for the OSX 10.5 CoverFlow. Download it now!

By the way, it is free and it really works! Just download the demo version of Convert It, Mac.

Posted 8 years ago at 4:53 pm.

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Gallery Connection July ’09 – Take the Quiz!

It’s time for some fun. I was recently asked about doing a Facebook application. You know, Facebook, one of the social sites on the internet. Where people who haven’t seen each other can chit chat and generally make a nuisance of themselves. It’s a good way to keep your friends and family close…at a distance, if you know what I mean? Continue Reading…

Posted 8 years, 1 month ago at 1:11 am.

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The Gallery Connection June ’09 – UFOs revisited

One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is meeting you, our customers. Recently I had the chance to attend an event with around 250 people, men and women, from all walks of life, with at least one thing in common; they love to embroider. I was shown so many examples of their creativity, that I was once again surprised at the uses of our products. I never get used to that. Continue Reading…

Posted 8 years, 2 months ago at 1:01 am.

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Gallery Connection May ’09 – Jargon Junket part 2

Gallery Connection May 2009

                Hi everyone!  Last month I took you on a jargon junket, exploring the mysterious language of computer hardware and specifications. My plan was to expose the terminology in an accessible way, or at the least with some entertainment value.  Since it was to be a two-part series, perhaps I better continue, lest our editors take offense. Continue Reading…

Posted 8 years, 3 months ago at 1:07 am.

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Gallery Connection June ’08 – Personalizing with Lettering

Ah, Spring – it’s already here in the Southwest as I write this. Mothers’ Day is just past – and I’m sure breakfast in bed would’ve been nice, but maybe you at least got a nice brunch out of it. And if you were lucky, perhaps you got a call from the kids. But now that it’s all over, take some time for yourself. Hang out in your sewing room, spend some time with Nancy (Did you know there’s DVDs available for when she’s not on air?) and maybe do a little bit of quilting or finish up a UFO. (Heaven forbid!)

Now, if you’ve got the itch to make something simple, there’s always an embroidery project that you can do with lettering. It helps to keep the creative juices flowing to create some lettered projects. If you need another excuse, it’s also good to get the gears of your machine into motion. Continue Reading…

Posted 8 years, 3 months ago at 4:20 pm.

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Gallery Connection April ’09 – Geoffrey Chaucer Explains The Computer

As I begin to write this April Gallery Connection Article, Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales come to my mind. It is pure wordplay, not at all informative, but fun nonetheless: The producers of the e-news have tasked me with providing some useful computer knowledge to you. I couldn’t resist inserting something beautiful into an article that will surely test the limits of your endurance for things technical. Continue to bear with me please, as this computer info is part one of two; the second will bring the embroidery software lingua franca under scrutiny, and this monograph will prepare you for that undertaking.

Continue Reading…

Posted 8 years, 4 months ago at 7:05 pm.

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Gallery Connection Nov ’08 – Holidays are Here Again

Hi, Friends!

         At an event recently I asked if we had any crazy quilters with us in the audience. Now you can read that any way you like; “Crazy” quilters, of whom I am sure there are some, or “crazy quilters” who use decorative stitching on their projects. Me? Well maybe I am both! Continue Reading…

Posted 8 years, 9 months ago at 1:05 am.

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Lindee Goodall is our Spokesperson

We are thrilled to have Lindee as our Mac Embroidery spokesperson! She is the original founder of Cactus Punch embroidery, a super -duper digitizer and an internationally-recognized instructor.

Visit our Mac website: www.MacEmb.com

To learn more about Lindee, visit her website: LindeeGEmbroidery.com

Posted 8 years, 10 months ago at 4:25 pm.

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Gallery Connection Sept ’08 – New Toys to Play With!

Hi all! This month I have a few things on my mind that I want to share with you. This is an exciting month for the sewing industry. We have so much new stuff to play with including our newest top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery machine, the Baby Lock Ellisimo! I can’t wait to get that machine going. Also we have a new Interactive design collection for you, Gifts Galore! More on that in a moment, but I’ll let you know now that it has a terrific price making Interactive Gifts affordable for everyone. Continue Reading…

Posted 8 years, 11 months ago at 1:03 am.

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We’ve Launched Convert It, Mac

Finally Mac users have native software that reads and writes machine embroidery files – view them in your Finder, edit colors, unzip, drag and drop, add basting stitches, and more! Visit the MacEmb.com website for more details!

Posted 9 years ago at 4:27 pm.

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