Brother 8 Printer User Manual

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PE-DESIGN 8’s Great Features
More professional
New features
• Enhanced font function
_TrueType font character can be opened as a template. In addition
custom font can be created automatically from TrueType font.
_Characters other than letters of the alphabet, numbers and symbols
can be registered.
_If a template image is open when custom font data is saved in PEF
file, the template image will be saved with the data.
More Fun features
Print and Stitch Designs that combine embroidery with printed
* images can be created.
* More than 500 built-in embroidery designs are available.
• The Improved functions in the Image to Stitch Wizard.
_Sepia and grey mode are added to the Photo Stitch and Cross-Stitch
functions.
_Region can be converted to lines with the Auto Punch Function.
_Cross Stitches and backstitches can be edited stitch by stitch in
Cross Stitch Wizard.
• A motif pattern can be applied to the stippling stitch.
More User-friendly features
Easy User Interface features are added: Sewing Attribute Setting,
* Thread Color, and Text Attribute Setting are in a combined dialog box,
which is easier to use.
• The Remove Overlaps and Merge functions are added for editing
shapes.
• Multiple Layout&Editing windows can be run. Patterns can be copied
and pasted between each window.
• Improved import function.
• 2 new arc type transform text patterns are added.
• Improved Photo Stitch Wizard: Image size and position can be
changed on the Photo Stitch Wizard.
• Tools for drawing lines freehand are added.
• Stitch data can be divided by colour.
• Embroidery patterns can be locked and avoid an undesirable editing.
• More detailed realistic preview.
• Estimated sewing time function is added.
• Enhanced Design Center
_Eraser tool is added to the Tool Box in the Line Image Stage.
_The maximum setting for Thinning Process when converting a line
image to a figure handle image is increased. This allows thicker figure
handle lines to be created.
MINIMUM PC Requirement
Other improved features
• The improved underlay stitching function.
_New underlay patterns are added to the setting available for region
sewing of text and manual punching patterns.
_The density for underlay of regions can be set to Dense, Medium or
Light.
• 72 motif stitch patterns(37 are added).
• Embroidery hoop sizes 200 x 200 mm( 7.3/4 x 7.3/4 inches) and 200 x
300 mm(7.3/4X11.3/4 inches) are added.
• GIF (.gif) format is supported.
• More detailed user-friendly printed Instllation Guide is added.
General features
• Auto Punch function • Photo Stitch function
• Auto Cross Stitch function
• Image file formats (*.bmp, *.tif, *.jpg, *.pcx, *.wmf, *.png, *.eps, *.pcd, *.fpx, *.j2k, *.gif)
• Stamp function • Colour Gradation and Blending
• Automatic Appliqué Creation • Creates the large design over the frame
• 35 built-in fonts • TrueType fonts • Monogramming • Small fonts
• Easy confirming and editing the sewing order, colour and sewing
attributes
• Stitch Simulator • Create costum stitch patterns with Programmable Stitch
Creator. • Create costum font patterns with Font Creator.
• STB function • Manage design files with Design Database.
• 5 line stitches / 10 region stitches • Create portrait image
Before installing the software on your computer, make sure that the computer meets the following requirements.
Computer
IBM PC or compatible computer
Hard disk free space
200MB
Operation System
Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA
Monitor
XGA(1024x768), 16bit colour or higher
Processor
Pentium
Port
1 available USB
Memory
128MB (1GB or more is recommended)
CD-ROM drive
Required for installation
800 MHz or higher
PE-DESIGN 8 Package Contents
PE-DESIGN 8
Upgrade Kit for
PE-DESIGN 5/6/7 Users
Optional Accessories*
*Separate purchase required.
Embroidery Card Library
Embroidery Threads
Choose from over 100 design embroidery cards
Brother offers a variety of embroidery thread including
metallics and flesh tones.
Basic Instruction manual
Instllation Guide
PDF Instruction Manual is
included on CD.
Find more information at
www.brother.com
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Realize your embroi dery dream!
PE-DESIGN 8 provides powerful digitizing and editing capabilities, allowing you the
creative freedom to design original embroidery, and easily turns illustrations, photos, and
lettering into custom embroidery designs.
Print and Stitch
Create designs that combine embroidery with a
printed image.
Print the background
image on fabric.
5 applications
Embroider
CreateT-shirts,cushions,scrap
books,artwork etc by
combining embroidery and
printed images.
Font Creator
Design Center
Create original font
patterns to match
your project.
Create embroidery patterns
manually with the
supportive functions.
Layout & Editing
Create embroidery patterns
automatically from a photo or
an illustration, and edit the
designs with ease.
Programmable
Stitch Creator
Create expressive
stitch patterns.
Design Database
Organize and manage
your embroidery design files
easily and neatly.
*These six patterns of completed samples for Print and Stitch are provided in PE-DESIGN8.
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Turn your favourite illustrations
and photos into embroidery.
With enhanced font functions!
Enjoy the great power of expression.
Quick & Easy automatic conversion
35 built-in font
Small fonts of 3 mm to 6 mm
PE-DESIGN automatically turns images into embroidery designs with any stitch you desire to choose.
Select fonts that meet your own taste.
Enjoy stitching small yet beautiful
fonts.
(You can also automatically convert true type fonts,giving you a virtually unlimited range of fonts.)
Layout & Editing
Regions can be converted to lines
Auto Punch
Line
Converted to
embroidery data
Monogramming function
Create various decorative monogramming patterns by just selecting a
font, inputting characters, and selecting the decorative patterns.
Text transformation
2 new transformation patterns are added
Image file
PE-DESIGN supports all these image file formats:
1 click to
arrange the text
in an arc!
*.bmp, *.tif, *.jpg, *.pcx, *.wmf, *.png, *.eps, *.pcd, *.fpx, *.j2k, *.gif
By using cross-stitch function, embroidery
patterns can be created with more
variations
Edit cross-stitches and back stitches
Grey
Edit multi byte characters
Includes Chinese letters, Korean letters etc…
Sepia
Cross Stitch
Photo Stitch
Grey
Image size and position
can be changed
Font creator
Use “Font creator” to create your original fonts
Create fonts that meet your own taste.
Sepia
Change Size
PE-DESIGN automatically adjusts the brightness and contrast,and shows you several
examples of the different brightness and contrast levels. All you have to do is select the
best one!
The created fonts can be recalled
to be used in Layout & Editing.
Creates punch data automatically
from TrueType font
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Expressive stitches allow you to
create amazing embroidery.
More enhanced features
Improved import function
Just
Drag & Drop!
More than 500 built-in embroidery designs
Gradation & colour blending
PE-DESIGN automatically adjusts the stitch density to make the
perfect gradation and colour blending.
Colour blending
Run multiple Layout & Editing windows
“Merge” and “Remove Overlaps” Easy user interface
Remove
overlaps
Gradation
Colour blending
Merge
Combined dialog box for "Thread colour"
"Sewing attribute setting" "text attribute setting"
Easy to refer!
Data can be copied and pasted between fites!
Region & line stitches
PE-DESIGN comes with 10 region and 5 line stitches to fulfill your creative needs.
Running Stitch
Motif Stitch
Radial Stitch
Spiral Stitch
It prevents the
embroidery from
being sewn
overlapped.
It combines some
embroidery patterns
into one pattern.
Concentric Circle
Stitch
Key to your embroidery success
A motif pattern for the
stippling stitch
Spiral Stitch / Motif Stitch
Concentric Circle Stitch /
Radial Stitch
Lock function
Pencil tool
Desired pattern(s) can be locked to avoid being
moved or deleted
Draw free-hand lines as desired
More detailed realistic preview
Satin Stitch
Programmable Fill Stitch
Zigzag Stitch
A motif pattern for the Stippling Stitch
Sewing time
calculation
Programmable Fill Stitch
Fill Stitch
Cross Stitch
Eraser tool (Design Center)
Lines can be easily removed with the
erasor tool
Divide stitch data by thread colour
Easy to
partially edit!
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PE-DESIGN 8’s Great Features
More professional
New features
• Enhanced font function
_TrueType font character can be opened as a template. In addition
custom font can be created automatically from TrueType font.
_Characters other than letters of the alphabet, numbers and symbols
can be registered.
_If a template image is open when custom font data is saved in PEF
file, the template image will be saved with the data.
More Fun features
Print and Stitch Designs that combine embroidery with printed
* images can be created.
* More than 500 built-in embroidery designs are available.
• The Improved functions in the Image to Stitch Wizard.
_Sepia and grey mode are added to the Photo Stitch and Cross-Stitch
functions.
_Region can be converted to lines with the Auto Punch Function.
_Cross Stitches and backstitches can be edited stitch by stitch in
Cross Stitch Wizard.
• A motif pattern can be applied to the stippling stitch.
More User-friendly features
Easy User Interface features are added: Sewing Attribute Setting,
* Thread Color, and Text Attribute Setting are in a combined dialog box,
which is easier to use.
• The Remove Overlaps and Merge functions are added for editing
shapes.
• Multiple Layout&Editing windows can be run. Patterns can be copied
and pasted between each window.
• Improved import function.
• 2 new arc type transform text patterns are added.
• Improved Photo Stitch Wizard: Image size and position can be
changed on the Photo Stitch Wizard.
• Tools for drawing lines freehand are added.
• Stitch data can be divided by colour.
• Embroidery patterns can be locked and avoid an undesirable editing.
• More detailed realistic preview.
• Estimated sewing time function is added.
• Enhanced Design Center
_Eraser tool is added to the Tool Box in the Line Image Stage.
_The maximum setting for Thinning Process when converting a line
image to a figure handle image is increased. This allows thicker figure
handle lines to be created.
MINIMUM PC Requirement
Other improved features
• The improved underlay stitching function.
_New underlay patterns are added to the setting available for region
sewing of text and manual punching patterns.
_The density for underlay of regions can be set to Dense, Medium or
Light.
• 72 motif stitch patterns(37 are added).
• Embroidery hoop sizes 200 x 200 mm( 7.3/4 x 7.3/4 inches) and 200 x
300 mm(7.3/4X11.3/4 inches) are added.
• GIF (.gif) format is supported.
• More detailed user-friendly printed Instllation Guide is added.
General features
• Auto Punch function • Photo Stitch function
• Auto Cross Stitch function
• Image file formats (*.bmp, *.tif, *.jpg, *.pcx, *.wmf, *.png, *.eps, *.pcd, *.fpx, *.j2k, *.gif)
• Stamp function • Colour Gradation and Blending
• Automatic Appliqué Creation • Creates the large design over the frame
• 35 built-in fonts • TrueType fonts • Monogramming • Small fonts
• Easy confirming and editing the sewing order, colour and sewing
attributes
• Stitch Simulator • Create costum stitch patterns with Programmable Stitch
Creator. • Create costum font patterns with Font Creator.
• STB function • Manage design files with Design Database.
• 5 line stitches / 10 region stitches • Create portrait image
Before installing the software on your computer, make sure that the computer meets the following requirements.
Computer
IBM PC or compatible computer
Hard disk free space
200MB
Operation System
Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA
Monitor
XGA(1024x768), 16bit colour or higher
Processor
Pentium
Port
1 available USB
Memory
128MB (1GB or more is recommended)
CD-ROM drive
Required for installation
800 MHz or higher
PE-DESIGN 8 Package Contents
PE-DESIGN 8
Upgrade Kit for
PE-DESIGN 5/6/7 Users
Optional Accessories*
*Separate purchase required.
Embroidery Card Library
Embroidery Threads
Choose from over 100 design embroidery cards
Brother offers a variety of embroidery thread including
metallics and flesh tones.
Basic Instruction manual
Instllation Guide
PDF Instruction Manual is
included on CD.
Find more information at
www.brother.com
H8050034
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