Pulse Microsystems - Embroidery Software Solutions

Start an embroidery business

Owning your own business can be a big, exciting move!  When it comes to starting up an embroidery business, there are a lot of good reasons to begin:

Embroidery is everywhere: Look around you for the next few days, and you will notice that embroidery is everywhere. With over 70% of the American population owning or wearing decorated items in some form or the other, embroidery is an industry that offers something for everyone: Caps, shirts, jackets, bags, linens, uniforms, baby items, fashion garments, hobby apparel, pet beds and blankets, linens...the list is endless. This 47 billion a year industry churns out items decorated with stock embroidery designs, corporate logos, monograms, sequins, hobby club names, soccer team names and more.

Embroidery helps build brands and is a growing market: Many types of business and organizations buy embroidered or printed clothing and other decorated goods to help build brand identity or communicate a message. Embroidery fuels so many different industries, such as the fashion industry, and every turn in the fashion wheel offers newer and greater options for decoration

Many niche markets to target: Find a niche that interests you- we have embroiderers who have targeted many specialty segments such as horse blankets, baby bibs, personalized team jerseys, fishing clubs, home furnishings etc. If you have a hobby or belong to a special club or interest group, you can turn your embroidery business into a specialized niche business. The variety in this industry is incredible

Be your own employer: If you are driven by the satisfaction of taking direct control of your career, or wish to have more flexibility in your hours and not work for anyone else, starting an embroidery business is a great option. You can choose where you work- in your basement, a dedicated retail store, or in a factory set up. You can be successful and grow at your own pace. Plus, you don't need special skills to operate embroidery equipment or create great designs, you just need proper training

Get a second income: You can operate your business full-time or part-time in home or at a shop. Many embroiderers start working from home before they move into larger commercial premises. Embroidery is also a great business if you need to have a second source of income.  You can continue to work at a job and use your evening and weekend hours to work on your business. It is also great for retirement income, as you can choose your hours and work only as much as you want to.

It is important to do your research before you start an embroidery business. Access some great resources here.

Great embroidery begins with great software

Creating an embroidery design that runs well on the machine is an easy job if you have the right tools to create the design. Like with any job, the tool can become a hindrance or an asset- and that is the most important consideration when choosing embroidery software. Many beginners struggle with the question: to digitize or not to digitize? What software package is right for me?

If you’re new to embroidery, you can start climbing the learning curve to creating great embroidery designs in no time at all. With a little help from experienced trainers, a vibrant community of users and great training materials you can unleash your creativity and become a great digitizer . Sometimes newcomers need only lettering and editing features in a starter software package, so they can personalize garments and use existing embroidery designs to create new ones. A good starter software will have great embroidery lettering and the ability to add, edit, organize and create basic designs. With time and experience, newcomers will choose to move up to a digitizing package.

What to look for when choosing embroidery software

True Vector-Based Embroidery
Embroidery from vectors is the quickest and easiest way to create embroidery and can reduce your digitizing time by more than half. The ability to convert artwork to stitches quickly is a must for any embroiderer. Only Tajima DG/ML by Pulse uses true vector technology to preserve colors and to create the fewest vector points possible for easy conversion to stitches.

Superior Stitch Quality
Pulse leads the industry in stitch quality. Your business reputation and productivity rely on the quality of your work, which is why we are committed to bringing you the highest stitch quality possible.

Technical Leadership
Drawing on over 25 years of embroidery expertise, Pulse continues to lead the market with innovative and unique features. Pulse software takes advantage of the latest technology including support for multiple-core processors and full compatibility with the latest Windows operating systems.

Professional Associations
Pulse works closely with Tajima Industries, the leading manufacturer of embroidery machines. Being a Corel™ and Adobe® Solution Partner shows that Tajima DG / ML by Pulse works well with CorelDRAW® and Adobe® Illustrator® to provide true graphics support.

Top of the Line Support
Getting help when you need it is crucial to ensuring that your business runs smoothly. The Pulse support team is here to help with a North American toll-free number, e-mail support, online knowledge databases, Pulse community forums and blogs, and training CDs.

Microsoft Certification
Pulse was the first embroidery company ever to receive the prestigious Microsoft® certifi cation over 9 years ago. Tajima DG / ML by Pulse software was awarded the prestigious “Certifi ed for Windows® Vista” logo and more recently was certifi ed for Windows® 7. Only our software meets the rigorous criteria set by Microsoft® for this seal of approval. Pulse is committed to maintaining compatibility with the latest available operating systems.