Wilcom e4.5 Lettering

For embroiderers who personalise products with lettering and monograms.

  • Digitising power 0% 0%
  • Editing Power 0% 0%
  • Lettering Power 100% 100%

Much easier to use than my previous software.

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Wilcom e4.5 EmbroideryStudio Lettering Software

If you’re in the business of personalisation, or you outsource your digitizing, this product is for you.

  • Over 165 ready to embroider fonts
  • Sew on arc, circle or any shaped baseline
  • Choose from satin, zig-zag or fill stitch letters
  • Change the direction the text sews from left, right, or center out for caps
  • Full control over underlay and pull compensation to suit any fabric
  • Preview designs on fabric backgrounds and garments
  • Contains thread charts from all the major brands

True Type Fonts to Embroidery

If your customer’s logo uses a TTF font then it can be automatically converted to embroidery.

Small Text

Create lettering down to 4mm using specially digitised small fonts.

Built in intelligence

How many hours have you spent moving letters left and right so they sit just right? Wilcom remembers how you like the letters to be positioned so you never have to do it again. This feature is called Update Kerning Values.

Ever had a font that needs modifying? Select the letter using the reshape tool and modify the outline. Save the changes under a new name and it will be available to use in the future. This feature is called User Refined Lettering.


Personalisation is big business but one-off items can be time consuming to set-up. With the monogramming tool you can create layouts and save them as templates to use again.

The templates consist of words or initials that fit into shapes like arcs and diamonds. You can add decorative elements like motifs and borders and specify where they are positioned around the text.

All a customer needs to do is pick a template and tell you their words. You open it up, type in the text and you’re ready to sew.

Team Names

The Wilcom Team Names function will speed up the way you embroider individual names by 100%, this is how it’s done.

  1. Ask your customer to provide names as an excel or text document. This will ensure there are no spelling mistakes and you can import them straight into the Team Name interface.
  2. Click once to sort them into alphabetical order and generate the stitches.
  3. The names become stacked on top of each other and can be outputted in various ways to suit your embroidery machine configuration:
    • Multi-Head machines can stitch all the main logos at once followed by the names one at a time.
    • Multi-Head + Single Head machines can stitch the main logo on the Multi-Head then swap to the Single Head to sew the names individually.
    • Single Head team name files can be outputted as one file consisting of stacked names and logos or individual logos for companies who run multiple Single Heads.
      Read the Wilcom Team Names article to find out more.

Questions about e4.5 EmbroideryStudio Lettering?

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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Regardless of brand or age, call now to find out how much you can save when you trade-in your old software against Wilcom Lettering.