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The Innovator software is the ideal level for those embroidery companies that wish to bring the design creation process in-house. It enables an original artwork to be translated into an embroidery design and stitched on an embroidery machine within a relatively short space of time.

The complete flexibility of the software means that alterations and amendments can be made to a design either during the digitising process or afterwards. Many automatic features for example bordering tools and reflect tools are available, enabling designs to be created from even the poorest artwork.

Auto Reflect makes creating symmetrical shapes simple and accurate, just digitise one side of a shape and this tool will automatically mirror the other side.

Object Reflect automatically copies and mirrors an object.



The Emblems tool is another important aid when digitising designs, it contains a library of over 90 shapes, shields and scrolls which can be used on their own or with borders.

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The Costings feature is included in all Digitising and Editing levels. It automatically calculates how long a design will take to embroider on a specific machine, the cost per run, the cost per garment and even how much thread will be required. An invaluable tool for all embroiderers.

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Step Cut Away

A particularly useful tool that cuts away any un-necessary fill stitches that may be covered by another area of stitching. This can improve the quality of a design and lower the final stitch count.

Stitch patterns

Stitch Patterns

With 180 different Fill, Satin and Running stitch patterns available, it is possible to bring creativity to your designs.


Offers ultimate design viewing via a filmstrip, Snapshot shows various frames of the design in the sequence it will be stitched. It is possible to re-order a design by just dragging and dropping frames into the desired order.

Quick Font Tool

The Quick font tool enables a character that has been typed out and edited, to be stored in a Quick Font that can then be used again within the design.

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Auto Insert Points

The Auto Insert tool, allows points to be quickly and easily added / inserted to existing Running, Satin and Fill stitch outlines.

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A Blends category is now available in the Emblems tool featuring blends with 2 – 4 colours created within pre-digitised shapes.

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Barcode Facility

A new .fom file has been added to the Ethos Folder which contains a Barcode facility. The Barcode can be scanned in using a hand held scanning device attached to certain embroidery machines, this will speed up the loading process whilst also ensuring the correct design is selected.

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It is easy to insert Symbols and Foreign Characters, using our quick access chart.

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Our Font Category feature allows you to create your own font categories and add fonts to them. It also makes it easy to search for fonts by choosing from the various categories.

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Multiple Colour Palettes

With the Thread Palette Editor form, numerous Colour Palettes can be created for a design, you can switch between the Colour Palettes/Colourways for that design.

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This is just a small selection of what is available in the Innovator software. Contact your dealer for further information.