Most machines or embroidery software programs will open one of our provided formats, even if it is not the “default” format. For example, .exp and .dst formats are more universal formats and can be opened and used in many different brands of machines and embroidery software.
When you buy designs from OESD, you receive them in a multi-format download. All formats in which the designs are available are included. Whenever possible, we make our designs in the following formats:
Yes, you can size designs you buy from ESN Designs by using your embroidery software or your sewing machine.
The industry standard recommendation for sizing a design is about 20%, either larger or smaller. When you go outside this range, you’ll find that the stitch types no longer work. For example, satin stitch outlines will become too wide if a design is scaled too large or if scaled too small, there may be too much detail in a design and you will run into trouble with stitch count or other design property problems.
We always recommend checking the size of a design before purchasing from any embroidery company or online. The dimensions of each design are given on product detail pages. You can also sort designs by size when you are searching the ESN Design site.
Some file formats, like. sew and .pcs, have limitations in design size and file size that prevent ESN Designs from making them available for all our designs. In these cases, we recommend using a software program to first size the design and then save it to your machine format and your computer hard-drive or USB.