I just recently purchased the digitizer MBX. I have been watching Trevor's instruction training video. I have no experience with Corel Draw so am trying to understand and use that option. The lettering instructions look interesting and I have a question. What are the benefits of purchasing new fonts or using the fonts that are available with easy design, versus using Corel Draw? Does Corel Draw stitch out as nicely as other purchased fonts? Thank you,
Basically, the best font sew-outs come from professionally digitized fonts. That being said, I've used Corel Draw for years to use fonts for projects. Not even just the ones that came with it; there's literally thousands available online too. The thing to remember when autodigitizing fonts is that not every font is equally suitable for stitching. They tend to be thinner than one would expect, and sans serif usually works better. Sometimes making it bold helps, and you always have to check whether it's making a satin stitch or fill stitch in the letters. I would always do a test stitchout of a font, and if you have a lot of pieces to do, consider purchasing a font because that'll give the most consistent results.
It is a wonderful option to be able to use ttf fonts. There are also wingding fonts out there from which you can make lovely pictures, frames, baroque swirls, etc. Have fun and explore!
Hi I don't have MBX but I have digitizer pro 3 and digitize all my own fonts for the most part... I do not auto digitize but do them from scratch... gives me practise for achieving what I am aiming for... all the best and I hope to have MBX in the near future