Just would like to know how easy is this program to use. Is this something that I can just pop in a letter and create a sew disk from our would i have to know about pull compensation, stitch length or density etc.... Will this also create a sew disk for designs other that letters.
Carolyn, I think you would need more than just the twill stitch pro (TSP for short...) software. You could probably make it work with just the cutter program and TSP but it would be hard to get everything to line up exactly.
I received a video from Imprintables when I purchased my package. In the video, they show you how to start with the design in Corel or Illustrator, then export the design into the cutter software and TSP. By using a master copy, it's easy to keep the cutter file and the stitchi file in sync. Without starting from a master, I think it would be almost impossible to get the twill and the stitching to line up but I suppose it's possible...
From what I've experimented with TSP, it doesn't have a lot of options for adjusting things but I'm also used to how PE-Design works instead. I found it easier to create the applique stitching in TSP and save it as a .PES file, then open the .PES file in PE-Design and make changes there to the stitch density, stitch order, etc simply because I am more used to how it functions. TSP has a couple of built in fonts and I seem to recall a way to import lettering but I haven't really played with it a lot. I was not impressed with it's 'convert to fill' option - when you convert a letter 'O' for example, it shows it on the screen as a completely filled in circle instead of with the hole in the middle. I never tried actually stitching it to see if it filled in the center or not but it sure looks like it on the screen. I decided it was easier to go back to what I already knew and do those kind of things in PE-Design. For appliques, it it much simpler to create them in TSP than it is in PE-Design.
I'm rambling at this point but hopefully you get the idea of what I mean. If there is anything else I can tell you, feel free to ask!