By knowing the speed of your embroidery machine, you can find out how long it will take to embroider a design.
To use the embroidery calculator, click on the number of stitches in the product description.
Why won't my embroidery machine read a design, when I transfer it into it?
1 – Read the manual to your embroidery machine. The manual contains information on how transfer designs onto an embroidery machine. As we’ve said our Golden rule is a general guideline to the correct design transfer. Now, machines of various brands might have minor differences in the transfer layout, so to be sure that what you’re doing suits your machine in particular, always read the manual. If you’ve done everything according to the manual and the machine still doesn’t read the file, continue to the second step of the Golden rule protocol.
2 – Make sure that the storage device (USB stick, compact memory card etc.) complies with the demands of the manual.
2.1. One of the demands implies that all storage devices should be formatted in accordance with the file system of your embroidery machine. (The storage device is formatted in two cases: before its very first use and if there’s a problem with it. What this procedure does is that it creates a file system that your embroidery machine can understand. Later, when you’ll be uploading designs from a computer onto the device, you’ll be saving them in the folders, created by the machine. If you don’t, the machine won’t be able to read the designs.)
2.2. Another demand is concerned with the type of the storage device that you use. If the manual to your machine requires the use of compact memory cards, you should know their type. Compact memory cards for embroidery machines are CF-PCMCIA memory cards (CF cards). Such cards also require a PCMCIA card adaptor and a PCMCIA card reader. The adaptor is for the connection to the embroidery machine. The reader is needed to connect the card to the computer. If you use a laptop, chances are that it already has a PCMCIA slot. This means that you don’t need the reader.
3 – Make sure that the design was converted and saved correctly before you upload it onto the storage device. Correctly saved design complies with the following specifications:
4 – Make sure the design is saved in the correct folder on the device. When you format the storage device in the embroidery machine, it creates a specific folder for designs to be saved (My Designs, EMBF etc.). You should save designs ONLY in such folders; otherwise the machine won’t find them.
Now that the Golden rule protocol is given and explained, you should be able to transfer designs to your embroidery machine without making any mistakes.