Machine Embroidery File Formats

Embroidery Format, Find Exactly According To Your Machine

Every embroidery machine has their own format. May or may not be useful one machine format to other machine. Distinction between embroidery machines is the requirements to give a valid format.

Mostly searched formats:

  • Brother embroidery format
  • Babylock embroidery format
  • Bernina embroidery format
  • pes format
  • Janome embroidery format
  • Pfaff embroidery format

All these embroidery formats couldn’t be replaced with each other. But through initial format such as emb which is an embroidery software extension can be used to produce any machine embroidery format. Because this type of file can’t be used with any embroidery machine, as I narrated in the earlier this is an embroidery software extension. And this file cannot be generated by any software converter. Actually it is digitized by a professional embroidery digitizer and has special embroidery digitizing commands inside. Which are followed by embroidery machine.

Embroidery file format

Note: Every embroidery file format will be valid according their specific machine. But some of them are common for others. Before the parenthesis all names are the indication of machine name and inside the parenthesis are actual machine formats.

  1. Tajima (*.DST)
  2. Melco (*.CND)
  3. Melco (*.EXP)
  4. Deco, Brother, Babylock (*.PES)
  5. Wilcom (*.EMB)
  6. Wilcom V9 (*.EMB)
  7. Wilcom ESS (*.ESS)
  8. Wilcom ESL (*.ESL)
  9. Wilcom PLauen (*.T10)
  10. Wilcom Saurer (*.T15)
  11. Hiraoka DAT (*.DAT)
  12. Hiraoka VEP (*.VEP)
  13. Saurer SLC (*.SAS)
  14. Time and Space MJD (*.MJD)
  15. Barudan (*.DSB)
  16. ZSK (*.DSZ)
  17. ZSK TC (*.Z??)
  18. Toyota (*.10O)
  19. Barudan (*.U??)
  20. Pfaff (*.KSM)
  21. Happy (*.TAP)
  22. Tajima (*.T01)
  23. Barudan (*.T03)
  24. Zangs (*.T04)
  25. ZSK (*.T05)
  26. Compucon (*.XXX)
  27. Artista Design V4.0 (*.ART)
  28. Artista Design V3.0 (*.ART)
  29. Artista Design V2.0 (*.ART)
  30. Artista Design V1.0 (*.ART)
  31. Explorations Projects (*.ART42)
  32. Explorations Tamplates (*.AMT42)
  33. Janome/Elna/Kenmore (*.SEW)
  34. Janome/Elna/Kenmore (*.JEF)
  35. Husqvarna/Viking (*.HUS)
  36. Deco, Brother, Babylock (*.PEC)
  37. Pfaff (*.PCS)
  38. Pfaff (*.PCD)
  39. Pfaff (*.PCQ)
  40. Poem, Huskygram, Singer (*.CSD)
  41. Pxf
  42. Ofm

Dst format for embroidery

Dst format is a mostly used format by many embroidery machines. Such as tajima, swf, barudan, swm, brother etc. dst format can be produced by embroidery format (emb). Dst format has some limitations. Such as, we cannot convert it to back to EMB format and can’t be edited. Even though wouldn’t be able to assign other colors after the transformation from emb to dst. If we need changes then we have to reproduce it after making changes. Otherwise embroidery design will be spoiled completely by quality. Make sure that if you want to make some changes to do that before dst format.

Free machine embroidery designs format

These are all free for the purpose of knowing to exact machine format. Always remember before these format you have to get an EMB format. Without embroidery format you cannot produce any of them. Inside machine embroidery designs section, you can download royalty free embroidery designs. And check out by sewing out your design. Find out that best suited according to your machine requirement. Also you can place an order for custom artwork. And you can get your custom artwork in any format, even emb format.