Introducing BES® Embroidery Lettering Software, one of the most innovative, user-friendly embroidery lettering and monogramming software programs on the market. Compatible with most brands of embroidery machines and software, BES Lettering has functionality for all skill levels, offering unlimited lettering potential, customization and creativity in an easy-to-use format.
BES Lettering incorporates many outstanding features and functions into one all-inclusive package for the ultimate design potential so you won't have to pay more for additional software or design packages. BES Lettering--alone or as a companion to your existing embroidery software-will take you from a great idea to great results in minutes!
User-Friendly Graphical Interface
Like many software programs currently on the market, BES Lettering's tabbed structure is organized for an embroiderer's ease. All features and functions appear, with no need to dive into any subcategories. You'll love the way the tool bars guide you in creating a monogram or lettering design. Then use the simulator function at the bottom of the screen to "stitch" your design on-screen, and see how it will appear when embroidered.
Customizable Workspace- The software's docked sequence view and properties pane can be customized to give you optimum use of your on-screen workspace, especially when you're merging a design into lettering or working on two different designs at once. The various panes or windows can be minimized, hidden, folded into a side column or floated around the screen until you're ready to work with them again.
Sequence View - Use the sewing sequence function to analyze how a lettering design is created. This helps you make color changes, delete sections of a design, identify stitch types and change the sewing order of individual segments. It's a great way to fine-tune your design before you hit the "sew" button.
Customizing & Editing -
Editing has really never been so straightforward! BES Lettering is remarkably easy to understand, regardless of whether you're a beginner or ultra-advanced embroiderer. You'll quickly master editing height, width, kerning, shape, rotation and stitch pattern of a text style.
Special functions give you the ability to change the color of just a single letter or a group of letters within a text segment. Individual lettering or design components can be easily aligned vertically, horizontally and centered. This is perfect for poems and phrases where different font styles and sizes have been combined.
With its advanced editing features, BES Lettering practically re-defines the concept of flexibility in embroidery lettering. You may want to expand the space between letters to avoid a seam...this is easily done with BES Lettering's powerful editing capabilities!
Built-In Fonts - "Say it" in just about any style, with the 156 pre-digitized fonts built into BES Lettering, including appliqué, script, steil, running stitch, blended, decorative fonts and classic monogram styles. Say it in nearly any size, too. BES Lettering fonts range from high-quality 4 and 5 mm fonts to generous fonts that will literally fill your embroidery hoop! Use the font properties box to make changes quickly, and immediately review those changes on-screen. Plus, use the thousands of TrueType fonts that may be living in your computer. Just put a check next to the TTF button in the properties box and suddenly you have a lot more lettering choices.
Built-In Monogram Styles - Use BES Lettering's 11 monogram font styles and 7 decorative monogram frames-which accommodate both classic and contemporary letter arrangements—to personalize with tone and style, as well as letters. Monogram font styles can also be used by themselves, making them perfect for dress shirt pockets, cuffs, bags and collar points.
Text Styles - Who says your lettering has to all be on straight lines? BES Lettering gives you five editable text styles for your creations, including a normal straight line, classic monogram style, vertical or circular arrangements and a path that you define. It's simple: Pick a style, type in the phrase and it appears on the screen in your chosen arrangement. If you don't like it, just do it again! Try out a business name in a vertical configuration, and then with one-click convenience, test its appeal in a circular path.
Resizeable Decorative Designs - Style, variety and versatility are built into BES Lettering, giving you the maximum creativity possible with a lettering program. The 227 resizable designs-including frames, borders, accents and appliqué shapes —easily combine with 156 built-in font styles to create customized personalization, logos and monograms. The easy-but-impressive appliqué shapes and border styles can add special decorative flair to garments, and help save you time and money, too. Try this for your next baby gift: select a phrase like "Bath Time" and then choose a creative border to place over the top and bottom as a decorative accent. Or use that strategy on a gift, monogramming the recipient's name or initials over an appliquéd shape with personal appeal.
Carved Fill Patterns - What makes a fill-stitched font more exciting? A touch of texture. And you easily can add that to your lettering with any of the 197 built-in carved fill patterns. Larger lettering looks exquisite with a carved fill pattern. Sprinkle this dash of texture into your lettering using BES Lettering's 156 pre-digitized fonts. Plus, there are 14 standard fill patterns to use for just a touch of texture or for those fonts that may be too large or detailed for the intricate carved fill patterns.
Envelope Functionality - BES Lettering helps you create convex, concave, bridge or pennant-shaped lettering designs. Use the software's pre-designed shape envelopes to type in your lettering and make one-of-a-kind designs where the shape helps tell the story. Apply imagination to a word with the simple touch of a button.
Fit-Hoop Function - The automatic resize function automatically resizes your lettering and designs to the maximum size that will fit into your chosen hoop...even a custom-designed hoop! This fit-to-hoop function takes the guesswork out of figuring what size embroidery design will fill your hoop. It holds the aspect ratio of your resized designs. Be sure to check out the recommended font and decorative design sizes when planning your creations.
BES Lettering can also easily handle multiple lines of text--such as poems, birth and wedding announcements or favorite sayings—and there's no tedious measuring needed to make sure lines are evenly spaced. As you finish a line of type, just hit the "enter" key to begin a new line of text with auto-measured accuracy! One-of-a-kind projects are possible with multiple lettering styles and sizes created in independent blocks.
On-Screen Typing - Create instant lettering by just clicking on the work area on-screen and typing-it's that simple! The convenient on-screen typing feature works just like your computer's word-processing application. You can easily change the text look or make edits all in the same work screen.
Built-In Recipes - There's no more mystery about stitch densities, needle types and stabilizers when you use BES Lettering's unique built-in recipes to coordinate lettering with your chosen project fabrics and recommended stabilizers and needle types. The recipe functionality provides the ability to change the machine format and set the fabric type for each individual project. With just a few clicks, that delicate scarf easily becomes a beautifully monogrammed gift. Or maybe you want to monogram a quilted handbag that is heavier than your typical projects. Just set the built-in recipe to accommodate the heavier fabric and you're ready to stitch.
Multiple Windows Open - BES Lettering lets you keep multiple design windows open so you can work on several projects at the same time, copying, pasting and combining between the various windows to your artistic content. Use this capability to maximize use of BES Lettering's extensive design resources. If you can't decide which motif looks best with your lettering, just open up a variety of files, and copy and paste from one file to another until you've created the perfect look.
Saving a Working File - Get interrupted? No problem! Save your lettering designs in a working format called .brf, and then easily resume editing later. After saving in .brf mode, you will still be able to save the design in a desired stitch format, such as .pes or .dst to stitch out on your embroidery machine.
File Type Support - Do you have several different embroidery machines or are you creating designs for a variety of customers? With BES Lettering, you can import and export to most of today's popular file formats, specifically pes, sew, jef, hus, pcs, dst, xxx, exp, shv, vip, vp3. We've helped you streamline your embroidery design process because there's no more need to use extra programs that change the file formats for you. BES Lettering already does it for you!