HotFix Sequin Era from Sierra is the premier apparel decorating software for rhinestone/sequin garments. HOTFIX ERA comes FREE with your ProSpangle spangle transfer system from ColDesi!
This robust, yet simple to use sequin transfer design software was created from the ground up just for apparel decorating. The software works very well with Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator, even providing a "live import" function that allows you to import an open design in one of those applications and convert to stones or sequins. BUT, no additional software is necessary, the program comes with complete vector design tools, fonts and more in addition to it's specific spangle/sequin tools.
Hotfix Era Uses TrueType Fonts
Among other design tools, you get the ability to use TrueType fonts AND to import graphics files from other applications and turn them into your own spangle designs. There are literally THOUSANDS of these fonts available, and the vast majority are free to download.
Keep in mind though, that not every font you or your customer chooses will look good in spangles. Some fonts simply don't look good when you convert them to a series of circles, whether their hotfix rhinestones, sequins or spangles. Your best bet is going to be to stick with large, block style fonts or very common scripts that you're willing to spend time editing to make perfect.
The software ships with a handful of the most common fonts already "digitized" into a native stone and spangle format, and you can purchase more if this becomes important to your business.
So, any TrueType font will import, there are just a few examples in the image to right.
Famous Hotfix Era Fills
In addition to the sequin transfer design and spangle transfer design features already mentioned, you also get some remarkable FILLS. Fills are styles or methods of "filling" your design.
For example, here are a few different Hotfix Era Fills, this video is for the Hotfix Era for Stones, but works just the same for spangle transfers. Keep in mind Hotfix Era is often called "rhinestone software" but that applies to spangles as well!
Sierra is always changing or adding fills to it's Hotfix era line of products. Below, and in the demonstration video, you'll see some amazing options for creating unique designs - please ask a salesperson today what's currently included with the package or what optional fills you may wish to add.. it's worth it!
Each of these are infinitely adjustable, making it easy to make a design your own!
Design Era, Hotfix Era, Print Era and Stitch Era
Provided you have the correct modules/drivers, you can use Hotfix Era to output to your ProSpangle machine, CAMS Rhinestone Transfer System, and almost any plotter/cutter and motif machine on the market today, including the Colman and Company Brush n Bake.
The separate drivers for Hotfix and modules for Print and Embroidery systems are all part of the Design Era Suite. What does that mean to you?
When you purchase your ProSpangle, you can upgrade your Hotfix Era for Sequins to run all of your Apparel Decorating and Custom T-Shirt machines! This makes the ProSpangle and Hotfix rhinestone the perfect combination to produce mixed media designs by combining your embroidery design, rhinestone design, vinyl project and more all on one software application.
Hotfix Era is now FREE with your CAMS Rhinestone Machine purchase too!
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