Why BX Fonts are a Big Deal

Ever wish you could just type in text instead of placing each letter separately and then moving them, one at a time, to line them up? You can if you use BX fonts with compatible design editing software.

More and more digitizers, including Oma’s Place and Stitch Delight, are offering BX format. BX fonts can be used on any embroidery machine if you have the proper design editing software. They are special fonts much like a keyboard, meaning that you can type out text just as if you were writing an email or posting to social media.

Regular fonts, on the other hand, are digitized as images. They need to be placed in machine embroidery designs one at a time, then moved so that they are centered and spaced properly.

It is not difficult, but it is tedious.  If you are creating a single or multiple letter monogram, that is not so bad. But if you are stitching out more than one word it can be a nightmare to line everything up.

Check to see if your design editing software can use BX fonts. If so, it will save you a lot of time (and frustration).