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Sierra HotFix Era

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!

hotfix era fills

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!

For more information CONTACT US HERE or call toll-free 1-877-793-3278 and an account manager will contact you shortly.

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Hotfix Era Uses TrueType Fonts

Hotfix Era Fills


General Software Features
•  Windows XP, Windows Vista, + Windows 7 Compatible
•Standard Windows Inteface style
• Undo/Redo
• Auto Save Feature
• Video Card acceleration
• Work in Metric or Standard
• Preview Design Mode
• Library Function
• Works with raster and vector images
• Full featured object manager
• Full features object inspector
• Huge catalog of HotFix components

• Reads raster images
• Reads vector images
• Live Import from Corel Draw
• Live Import from Illustrator
• Capture raster image from Twain Scanner
• Auto shape library
• Uses True Type Fonts
• Create vector objects with Bezier Tools
• Create Free-Hand Objects
Artwork Processing

• Vector Files Processing
• Group & Ungroup, Objects Sorting
• Combine objects – add, sub, trim, simplify, etc.
• Split objects, remove holes
• Cut, copy, paste, resize, rotate
• Edit brightness, contrast, saturation
• Convert to vector (included Vectorizer)
Digitizing Features

• Standard digitizing mode (click by click)
• Auto-trace for raster and vector images
• Digitize vector images to stones or sequins
• Digitize shapes to stones or sequins
Creation Tools & Fill Styles
• Sequins in a path
• Sequin Grid Fill
• Sequin Radial Fill Options
• Variable Spacing effects
• Flexible Fills
• Sequin linear fills
• Auto-borders on areas
Lettering System

• Included pre-digitized HotFix fonts
• Imports True Type Fonts
• Adjust spacing of letters, words, lines
• Text Effects like Arch, Bridge, Circle
• Select sequin and change fill settings
• On-screen editing – individual letter size and kerning
• Full editing text – node by node, stone by stone
Object Editing

• Objects or Blocks – move, resize, rotate
• Objects or Blocks – cut, copy, paste, duplicate
• Object to object – Object to design alignment
• Node by node and multiple node editing
• Add, edit, delete object nodes
• Change object shape, holes, angles, etc.
• Change all Object Properties (stones and settings)
• Sort all objects