Coloreel Studio is the software for colorizing your Coloreel embroidery design. The program is the link between your digitization software and the Coloreel Unit. You use the same DST-file that controls your embroidery machine.
In Coloreel Studio, you add all the colors and effects that you need for your design. The program is made with simplicity in mind and you don’t need any prior embroidery background to understand the program. The tools are carefully selected and simple to use, so it’s easy to get started. Coloreel Studio is the necessary step for you to be able to get the most out of your Coloreel embroidery.
Conny Svanberg, Coloreel digitizer and embroidery expert, presents three tips to think about when designing your embroidery with Coloreel in mind.
- Connect all shapes in the embroidery design with run-stitches. One of the best benefits of Coloreel technology is to change the colors of the thread instead of changing needles. Hence the design doesn’t need trims, locks or tie-ins if the shapes are connected. After you completed the design and saved it, make sure to set all colors to one and save a copy as a DST stitch file. You will open that file in Coloreel Studio and set the colors there.
- Use underlay stitching as with regular embroidery designs. In some cases, you will need to put in some extra to give proper space for the color change to deviate back and forth without being visible in the finished embroidery.
- For effect embroideries, like gradients, make sure that the stitching of shapes can run from start to end without interruption. Keeping good track of pathing will be important. Also, remember that most effects will take place perpendicular to the stitch direction.
Coloreel Studio is an essential part of getting new innovative embroideries and definitely will create significant value for your business.