Wilcom’s e4.5 EmbroideryStudio Decorating

Includes all of the Wilcom lettering and editing features, plus basic digitising tools so you can create your own embroidery designs.

  • Digitising Power 40% 40%
  • Editing Power 100% 100%
  • Lettering Power 100% 100%

Easy to use Embroidery Software

EmbroideryStudio e4.5 Decorating is Wilcom’s entry level digitising program. If you’re new to the embroidery industry and want an affordable software to create basic logos then this program is for you.

  • Simplified digitizing tools to make learning easier
  • Includes over 200 ready to embroider fonts
  • Includes CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X8

Graphic Digitizing Toolbar

Use the digitising tools to draw shapes and fill them with stitches.

Creativity features

  • Add some pizazz with the buit-in Motif Fills.
  • Use the Bling toolbar to add rhinesones.
  • Applique is made easy with the Auto Appliqué toolbar.

Productivity features

  • Automatically apply borders using the Simple Offsets tool. Borders can be run stitch, triple run stitch or satin columns.
  • Remove stitches where objects overlap using Remove Overlaps.
  • Use Apply Closest Join and the software will move the start and endpoints of each object as close as possible.

    Includes CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X8

    Convert vector graphics into embroidery or appliqué from CorelDraw.

    Includes Auto Digitize Tools

    Convert bitmaps into embroidery from within the Wilcom workspace.

    Job Management System

    When an operator opens the embroidery file they see the garment image and the embroidery position, so no more placement mistakes!

    You can add job details such as garment style, sizes, colours and quantities so everything is at hand to process the job.

    Approval Sheets

    Print customer approval sheets or email them directly from within the software. Show a fabric background or one of the many built-in hi-resolution images.

    Production Worksheets

    When you save a Wilcom embroidery file it saves more than just the stitch data, it also saves the original artwork, the garment image, the embroidery preview, the job information and production information too.

    That means no more customer folders and hand written notes.

    The work sheet can be configured to display as much, or as little information as required, including

    1. Design size and stitch count.
    2. Special notes associated with the job.
    3. Machine run time.
    4. Thread colours and sewing order.

    Power up e4.5 Decorating with Elements.

    Expand the functionality of E4 Decotating by adding extra features (we call them Elements). You can order Elements individually or in groups to save money.

    There are 3 e4.5 Decorating Elements to choose from. Click an icon for further info.

    Questions about EmbroideryStudio e4.5 Decorating?

    Call 01297 300501 and we'll be happy to help


    Registered users receive free email and telephone support.


    The software is delivered with a comprehensive PDF instruction manual covering all aspects of the program.

    Technical Information

    Wilcom can directly connect to modern machines such as Barudan, Brother, Happy and RiCOMA using their propriety connection software. In many cases older machines and other brands can be connected using the Wilcom Stitch and Connection Manager.

    Operating System Compatibility

    Operating System Compatibility

    OS VersionWin8 32/64Win7 32/64VistaWinXPWin2000Win ME / 98 / 95
    Wilcom E4YesYesNoNoNoNo
    Wilcom E3YesYesYesSP3NoNo

    Installing on a MAC

    There are two ways that you can choose:

    1. Install in a Windows that is installed in the boot camp of MAC computer
    2. Install in a Windows that is installed in a virtual machine on MAC computer, such as Parallels or VMware.

    Note: for Parallels, the “Coherence Mode” should be turned off to assure Wilcom software working fine in Windows.

    We strongly suggest to use the first way. Although most users like to use the second way as it is more convenient than the first way, in some rare case, CorelDRAW software can have issue and no way for Corel Support to fix. Please keep it in mind when you make decision in which you would like to install Windows on a MAC computer.

    System Requirements

    PC specifications for Wilcom software

    The following are the minimum and recommended system requirements for the Wilcom embroidery software. Wilcom e3 software is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. You can also run Wilcom software on a Mac.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), Windows Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), or Windows® XP (32-bit) *, all with latest service packs installed.
    • 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) RAM
    • 40 GB hard disk space (at least 20GB free disk space after installation)
    • 17″ at 1024 X 768
    • 32-bit color support
    • Dedicated USB port for a USB Dongle
    • Mouse or Tablet
    • DVD-ROM Drive for software installation (Dual Layer DVD-ROM for Extras DVD)
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7 or later
    • Sound Card required for multimedia training


    • 2 GHz + Latest Intel or AMD 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) multi core processor
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8 or Microsoft® Windows® 7 all with latest service packs installed. (32-bit or 64-bit Editions)
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 80 GB hard disk space or more (at least 40 GB free disk space after installation)
    • Graphics card: Support for DirectX 9 graphics with: WDDM Driver 512MB or higher of graphics memory (non-integrated) Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware 32 bits per pixel Dual Monitor Capable Dual Monitors capable of displaying 1280 X 1024 or higher
    • Dedicated USB port for a USB Dongle
    • Mouse or Tablet
    • DVD-ROM Drive for software installation (Dual Layer DVD-ROM for Extras DVD)
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10.0 or later
    • Sound Card required for multimedia training
    • Backup Device – e.g. DVD Burner, Tape Backup, removable hard drive.

    *Although Windows XP (32bit) is supported, Wilcom highly recommends you consider updating to Windows 7 or Windows 8

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