Embroidery machines and their acceptable file formats

There are different types of formats which can be provided by your embroidery digitizer. Check with your embroiderer or if you own your embroidery machine, check which format options are accepted by your embroidery machine. All embroidery machines do not accept all file formats. Every machine needs specific formats. Though you have an embroidery file but if it is not acceptable by your machine there you are wasting your time and money. 

Let us assist you with understanding file formats required by embroidery machine:

Dst: Embroidery file format used by Tajima Commercial Sewing machine

Pes: This format goes with Babylock Home sewing machine, Brother and Bernina home embroidery machine. Hence this format is very popular for the customers who prefer small scale and home embroidery business.

Hus, VP3: This stitch file format is used by the Husqvarna Viking machine. 

Art: This type of format is used by Babylock/ Bernina and Brother Machine.

Jef: This format of embroidery files are used by Janome machines like MC300, MC350, MC9500, MC9700, MC9900, MC11000. Some Janome machines still accept .sew file formats. Jef and sew both are readable by Janome machines.

Ofm: Melco machine uses .ofm format to convert embroidery logos.

XXX: This file format is used by Singer Home sewing machines.

Like every software has its own advantages, this format goes well with their respective machines. If we try to use files converted from another file format, it will lose some of the details or settings. Conversion from one embroidery format to another format is possible. Still, it is always advisable to know which format is usable by your machine and get that format. Experienced digitizer not only knows about the machine and their settings but also knows what the settings need to do to convert embroidery formats so that the logo runs smoothly on the machine. 

If you need more details about how to get your logo converted into embroidery format, let us know at imakerart@gmail.com