Brother 8 User Manual
Realize your embroi dery dream!
Print and Stitch
creative freedom to design original embroidery, and easily turns illustrations, photos, and
Create designs that combine embroidery with a
lettering into custom embroidery designs.
Print the background
image on fabric.
Create embroidery patterns manually with the supportive functions.
Create expressive stitch patterns.
Create original font patterns to match your project.
Layout & Editing
Create embroidery patterns automatically from a photo or an illustration, and edit the designs with ease.
Organize and manage
your embroidery design files easily and neatly.
books,artwork etc by
combining embroidery and
*These six patterns of completed samples for Print and Stitch are provided in
Turn your favourite illustrations and photos into embroidery.
Quick & Easy automatic conversion
Layout & Editing
Regions can be converted to lines
Converted to embroidery data
*.bmp, *.tif, *.jpg, *.pcx, *.wmf, *.png, *.eps, *.pcd, *.fpx, *.j2k, *.gif
patterns can be created with more
Image size and position
can be changed
With enhanced font functions! Enjoy the great power of expression.
Small fonts of 3 mm to 6 mm
Select fonts that meet your own taste.
Enjoy stitching small yet beautiful
(You can also automatically convert true type fonts,giving you a virtually unlimited range of fonts.)
Create various decorative monogramming patterns by just selecting a font, inputting characters, and selecting the decorative patterns.
2 new transformation patterns are added
1 click to arrange the text in an arc!
Edit multi byte characters
Includes Chinese letters, Korean letters etc…
Use “Font creator” to create your original fonts
Creates punch data automatically
Create fonts that meet your own taste.
from TrueType font
The created fonts can be recalled to be used in Layout & Editing.
Expressive stitches allow you to create amazing embroidery.
Gradation & colour blending
Region & line stitches
A motif pattern for the stippling stitch
Concentric Circle Stitch /
Spiral Stitch / Motif Stitch
Programmable Fill Stitch
A motif pattern for the Stippling Stitch
Programmable Fill Stitch
More enhanced features
More than 500
Improved import function
“Merge” and “Remove Overlaps”Easy user interface
Run multiple Layout & Editing windows
Combined dialog box for "Thread colour"
Easy to refer!
"Sewing attribute setting" "text attribute setting"
Data can be copied and pasted between fites!
It prevents the
It combines some
into one pattern.
Key to your embroidery success
More detailed realistic preview
Desired pattern(s) can be locked to avoid being
moved or deleted
Divide stitch data by thread colour
Lines can be easily removed with the
More Fun features
*Print and Stitch Designs that combine embroidery with printed images can be created.
*More than 500
•The Improved functions in the Image to Stitch Wizard.
_Sepia and grey mode are added to the Photo Stitch and
_Region can be converted to lines with the Auto Punch Function._Cross Stitches and backstitches can be edited stitch by stitch in Cross Stitch Wizard.
•A motif pattern can be applied to the stippling stitch. More
*Easy User Interface features are added: Sewing Attribute Setting, Thread Color, and Text Attribute Settingare in a combined dialog box, which is easier to use.
•The Remove Overlaps and Merge functions are added for editing shapes.
•Multiple Layout&Editing windows can be run. Patterns can be copied and pasted between each window.
•Improved import function.
•2 new arc type transform text patterns are added.
•Improved Photo Stitch Wizard: Image size and position can be changed on the Photo Stitch Wizard.
•Tools for drawing lines freehand are added.
•Stitch data can be divided by colour.
•Embroidery patterns can be locked and avoid an undesirable editing.
•More detailed realistic preview.
•Estimated sewing time function is added.
•Enhanced Design Center
_Eraser tool is added to the Tool Box in the Line Image Stage._The maximum setting for Thinning Process when converting a line
image to a figure handle image is increased. This allows thicker figure handle lines to be created.
•Enhanced font function
_TrueType font character can be opened as a template. In addition
custom font can be created automatically from TrueType font. _Characters other than letters of the alphabet, numbers and symbols
can be registered.
_If a template image is open when custom font data is saved in PEF file, the template image will be saved with the data.
Other improved features
•The improved underlay stitching function.
_New underlay patterns are added to the setting available for region
sewing of text and manual punching patterns.
_The density for underlay of regions can be set to Dense, Medium or Light.
•72 motif stitch patterns(37 are added).
•Embroidery hoop sizes 200 x 200 mm( 7.3/4 x 7.3/4 inches) and 200 x 300 mm(7.3/4X11.3/4 inches) are added.
•GIF (.gif) format is supported.
• Auto Punch function • Photo Stitch function
•Auto Cross Stitch function
•Image file formats (*.bmp, *.tif, *.jpg, *.pcx, *.wmf, *.png, *.eps, *.pcd, *.fpx, *.j2k, *.gif)
• Stamp function • Colour Gradation and Blending
• Automatic Appliqué Creation • Creates the large design over the frame
•Easy confirming and editing the sewing order, colour and sewing attributes
•Stitch Simulator • Create costum stitch patterns with Programmable Stitch Creator. • Create costum font patterns with Font Creator.
• STB function • Manage design files with Design Database.
• 5 line stitches / 10 region stitches • Create portrait image
MINIMUM PC Requirement Before installing the software on your computer, make sure that the computer meets the following requirements.
IBM PC or compatible computer
Pentium 800 MHz or higher
128MB (1GB or more is recommended)
Hard disk free space
XGA(1024x768), 16bit colour or higher
1 available USB
Required for installation
Upgrade Kit for
Embroidery Card Library
Basic Instruction manual
Choose from over 100 design embroidery cards
PDF Instruction Manual is included on CD.
*Separate purchase required.
Brother offers a variety of embroidery thread including metallics and flesh tones.
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