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ApS-Ethos Writer
ApS-Ethos Writer Editing System offers comprehensive lettering facilities together with strong block and stitch editing capabilities. Existing designs can be combined and any design personalised with a wide range of lettering styles giving you the control you need.
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ApS-Ethos embroidery software


Add lettering to existing designs

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Writer Editing software


Over 70 superior Satin fonts

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ApS-Ethos embroidery software


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  • Comprehensive, MS Access compatible embroidery database.
  • Ability to create unlimited customers, categories, directories and design states.
  • Archiving by Design, Customer, Category, Date and Folder.
  • Palette Manager for setting specific thread shades and alternative colourways.
  • Instruction Sheet with all design details, thread shades and running order.
  • Ability to change block colour and function assignment.
  • Block editing.
  • Stitch manipulation tools.
  • Lettering - 70 Satin fonts with line, arc, circle, path, vertical and twin arcs input.
  • Full control over lettering placement.
  • Ability to modify and store stitching properties to suit fabric or text scale.
  • 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. This level also includes a Costings feature allowing the user to input all details of a machine - stitch speed, number of heads etc. together with other variables such as Operating Cost and Materials. A costing per run and per garment will then be calculated giving details of runtime and amount of thread which will be used.


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.


The Writer level offers comprehensive block editing 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.


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.

ApS-Ethos Writer


G S USA, Inc. (U.S. Corporate Headquarters)
PO Box 1487, POwder Springs, GA 30127
Tel: 770-819-1414

Email: Richard@gs-usa.com Web: http://www.aps-ethos.com

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