ApS-Ethos Punching software
ApS-Ethos Innovator
ApS-Ethos Innovator is the first level to offer digitizing capabilities together with stitch editing facilities. Existing designs can be easily modified and new designs created from a scanned image.
ApS-Ethos Innovator
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Outline Punching

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Satin, Running and Step stitch input

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Over 70 superior Satin fonts

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ApS-Ethos Innovator Punching software


  • 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.
  • Ability to specify block colour and function assignment.
  • Outline Punching.
  • Running, Satin, Ceeding and Step Stitch types.
  • Automatic Underlays.
  • Outline/Block editing.
  • Point/Stitch manipulation tools.
  • 70 Satin fonts.
  • Full control over text height, colour, spacing etc.
  • Ability to create, modify and store stitching properties to suit specific fabrics.
  • Cap/Garment Render
  • Costings

Additional Options - Stitch Graduator, Emblems, Namedrop


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.


Innovator allows an image to be scanned directly or imported from another source. Tools exist to prepare the image and the design can be scaled as required. 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, rotated, inserted, 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.


There are 3 types of Running stitch available including Manual input, 2 types of Satin stitch and 1 Step/Fill stitch. 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.


Innovator allows comprehensive block and stitch editing facilities. Any block or group of blocks can be moved, rotated, deleted, cut, copied and pasted. Colours and functions can also be easily changed via the Show Blocks facility, which allows the block sequence of a design to be viewed. Individual or groups of stitches can also be moved or deleted and insert/add stitch facilities allow simple amendments to be made to any design. The Split Block feature allows a single block to be easily separated into multiple blocks to allow for greater design manipulation and merging of design elements.


Strong 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 or an arc as well as vertically. Height, font, bolden, slant, spacing, placement and offset can all be manipulated to produce any required arrangement of lettering. 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.

ApS-Ethos Innovator


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

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