ApS-Ethos Punching software
ApS-Ethos Artisan Punching
ApS-Ethos Artisan offers punching automation together with a wide range of imaging tools including the ability to generate stitch estimates prior to production. It can be combined with either Editing level to provide a system personalised to your needs.
Artisan Punching system
Artisan Punching system
stitch estimator
automatic bordering


Outline Punching

stitch estimator


Satin, Running and Step stitch input

punching software


Automatic Bordering

automatic bordering



ApS-Ethos Punching software


Artisan Punching software


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ApS-Ethos Artisan Punching



  • Comprehensive, MS Access compatible database.
  • Ability to create unlimited customers, categories, directories and design states.
  • Archiving by Design, Customer, Category, Date and Folder.
  • Import and Export for all major industrial machine formats.
  • Palette Manager for setting specific thread shades and alternative colourways.
  • Instruction Sheet with all design details, thread shades and running order.
  • Scan directly into software or import images.
  • Image Manipulation tools.
  • Ability to specify block colour and function assignment.
  • Outline Punching.
  • Variety of stitch types.
  • Automatic Underlays.
  • Outline editing.
  • Point manipulation tools.
  • 70 Satin fonts.
  • Automatic Bordering
  • Stitch Estimator


The 'Browser' is a fully integrated MS Access compatible database that allows embroidery designs to be stored and viewed in numerous ways. Customers, categories, directories and design states are all user definable. The Find tool allows searches to be performed on design name, reference, description and keywords. There is a full complement of database maintenance tools including automatic archiving for easy backup of designs by Name, Customer, Category, Date and Folder.


A range of relevant information can be stored with any design including customer, detailed description/instruction and stitch count. Specific thread shades and/or colourways can be assigned and stored. A selection of instruction sheets can be printed containing all this information together with the design running sequence.


Designs can be imported and exported to the majority of industrial embroidery machine formats including Tajima, Barudan, ZSK and Pfaff. A single ApS-Ethos system can be networked directly or via an interface to a number of embroidery machines to offer greater production control. The Browser database can also be shared over a network to allow easy transfer and monitoring of designs through a company.


Artisan allows an image to be scanned directly or imported from another source. Tools exist to prepare and edit the image and the design can be scaled as required. The Stitch Estimator can generate an estimated stitch count for the whole design, parts of a design or colour by colour.

Simple, user friendly outline punching tools allow areas of Running, Satin and Step to be created with both curve and line input possible via the mouse. Outline points can be moved, deleted, changed, inserted and added to allow for easy editing of any punched outline. Punched outlines can also be moved, inserted, rotated, deleted, cut, copied and pasted for comprehensive design manipulation. They can also be extensively rescaled, effects reassigned where appropriate and the whole design restitched allowing a single design to be used at several sizes and for different garments. A Move Exit Point feature allows the finish point of any outline to be easily repositioned and the stitching sequence changed.

The inclusive Bordering tool can automatically generate a Satin border of an input width around any Running or Step punched outline guaranteeing accuracy and uniformity.


There are 3 types of Running stitch available including Manual input, 4 types of Satin stitch and 3 types of Step/Fill stitch, including Photostitch. All effects can be extensively edited to suit all purposes and new effects can easily be created and stored. Controls include density, underlay, stitch length, pattern and compensation.


The Artisan Punching level can be combined with either Writer or Creative Writer Editing to offer the required editing capabilities.


Powerful text tools exist in this level allowing the user to input over 70 pre-set Satin fonts. These include compensated versions for problem fabrics, fonts for small lettering and two colour fonts. Text can be typed in on a line, arc, circle or user defined path as well as vertically. Height, font, bolden, slant, spacing, placement and offset can all be manipulated to produce any required arrangement of lettering. Text can also be condensed to fit any width and stitching direction can be easily changed to produce lettering for caps. The user can also modify/create Satin effects allowing control over stitch densities, underlays, compensation, stitch type etc. The ability to use a Ceeding effect allows any of the available fonts to be used at large sizes. The outline points of any programmed text can also be modified as required to offer even greater flexibility.

ApS-Ethos Artisan Punching


G S USA, Inc. (U.S. Corporate Headquarters)
4855 Brianna Ct, Powder Springs, Ga. 30127
Tel: 770-819-1414

Email: sales@gs-usa.com Web: http://www.gs-usa.com

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