PES Format in Embroidery Digitizing
Would you love it to get the picture of your friend in embroidery and present him on birthday? If so, It will be a wonderful experience to make him surprised and delighted.
Well, come to the point and understand how to do this. Be mindful of the fact that if you have more colors in your picture, it will be difficult enough to convert it into embroidery, therefore a picture which is pixel-based like jpg should be selected.
When you convert a picture into an embroidery file, you would save it in a format that your embroidery machine can read. In embroidery digitizing, there are many file formats, each having particular features and functions. You must have heard about DST and PES file formats. The PES format is a design file containing instructions for the embroidery machine. It was first manufactured by Brother Industries for their embroidery machine but later on, it became a general file format. In embroidery digitizing, some machines use the PES format and this format helps the machine in reading instructions like what should be the pattern of stitching on fabric. This PES format gives design information, instructions regarding color, and guides on where to stop, jump and trim.
As discussed above, each embroidery machine has different file formats. There would be a question in your mind that which embroidery machine uses the PES format. Initially, PES files are created by a Brother sewing machine. Other machines which use the PES format are Baby lock and Bernina home embroidery machines.
Among several other software, Brother software is accepted as the gold standard. It will not read the file unless you convert it to PES format. You can do this conversion manually in the Brother software platform but free converters are also available on the Web. ConvertIO is best. The PES format is purposeful from small-scale embroidery machines to large commercial machines.