Where embroidery meets easy.

DesignShop 12 introduces a completely fresh digitizing ecosystem. With advanced design capabilities, intuitive user-friendly features, and a fresh customizable workspace, every element of DS 12 works together to make digitizing easier than ever.

Customize Your Workspace

Configure your workspace the way you like it with improved UI customization and a fresh new interface.

Unlimited Workspace Tabs

Easily work with multiple designs with the use of workspace tabs.

Editable Guides

Get more precise control with editable grid-ruler guidelines with snapping behavior.

Effortless Communication

MelcoOS integration ensures lightning-fast embroidery on your Melco machines.

Enhanced Lettering Tools

Get more control over lettering elements with enhanced arched text, typing on paths, and an easy-to-use text-box editor.

Text Box

Easily edit single and multiple lines of text with a user-friendly text box editor.

Expanded Alphabets

Process expanded character sets and easily create your own alphabets from third-party designs.

Envelope Properties

Customize type with additional Envelope properties and new scaling options.

Custom Line Type

For better readability, text is automatically scaled when more letters than the specific length will support are entered.

Any Alphabet As Appliqué

Stitch any alphabet as an appliqué with this new feature.

Better Borders

Attain mastery in adding multiple borders around elements or whole designs.

Cloud-Based Licensing

This game-changing upgrade for our software allows for more flexibility and a smoother experience for every customer.

Seamless Updates

Software updates are now delivered straight to your account.

Hassle-Free Activation

Users can now activate and deactivate their own licenses, with our new user-friendly process.

No More License Keys

Say goodbye to license keys. Simply enter your Melco Cloud login credentials to activate DesignShop 12.

Easily Streamline Digitizing


Accelerate digitizing and product creation with the automation of common tasks like Auto Primer Stitch, Auto Basting Outline, Auto Underlay, Auto Stippling and Auto Sequencing.

File Support

DesignShop 12 supports a broad spectrum of industry-standard file types, including DST, EXP, EXP+, EPS, ART8*, PES, EMB*, and more. Plus, our proprietary OFM format allows wireframe editing, machine settings, and color information to be saved and loaded for production.
*Import or open only


Streamline your production process with design barcoding. By using a barcode reader at any time to recall the design, you can eliminate the need to search for design files on hard drives or disks.

Built-in Thread Charts:

Built-in charts for Isacord, Madeira, Coloreel, Glide, and other major industry brands.

Next-Level Software Selection

Get the tools that are right for your digitizing software needs with 4 levels of features. All levels feature new Version 12 enhancements including new UI with a customizable interface, cloud-based security, updated design tools, 4K support, and much more.

Ready to get started with DesignShop? Contact us for pricing and more information about what level is right for you!

  • Introductory Launch Special $590
  • NEW! Customizable Theme with Space-Saving Features
  • NEW! Cloud-Based Security with User Account Management Control
  • NEW! Support for EXP+ Filetype
  • NEW! Easy-to-Select Preset Shapes for Envelope Text
  • NEW! Check for Updates with User Notifications
  • NEW! Custom Line Type
  • All 200+ Fonts and Monograms (30+ new digitized fonts!)
  • 1000 Stock Embroidery Designs
  • Auto Underlay and Density
  • Trim Between Letters, Words, or Only When Specified
  • TrueType and OpenType Font Support
  • Realistic 3D Rendering of Embroidery
  • Custom Shapes and Designs Library
  • Design Checker
  • Introductory Launch Special $890
  • Everything in LETTERING+
  • NEW! Export High-Resolution PNG files
  • NEW! Updated Pattern Fill Generation
  • NEW! Create New Custom Shapes Folders
  • NEW! New Gradient Letter Characters
  • Manual Digitizing
  • Multiple Stitch Directions Within an Element
  • Selectable Character List for Fonts
  • Automatic Fabric Adjustment via Styles
  • Alignment Tools
  • Batch Conversion
  • Wireframe or Stitch Editing
  • Introductory Launch Special $1990
  • Everything in EDITOR +
  • NEW! Editable Guidelines with Snapping Behavior
  • Open 500+ Included Vector Graphic Designs
  • Stitch Graphic Region
  • Open/Insert Vector Graphics
  • Save Out Vector Graphics
  • Utilize Illustrator Clipboard Data
  • Graphic Conversion Assistant
  • NEW! Locate Color Feature
  • User-Friendly Interface
  • Step-by-Step or Auto
  • Curve Smoothing
  • Find Center Line
  • Auto Start-Stop
  • Introductory Launch Special $2890
  • Everything in VECTOR +
  • NEW! Any Alphabet can Be Stitched as an Appliqué
  • NEW! Add Borders to Designs And Elements
  • NEW! Automatic Closest Point Connection for Manual Digitizing
  • NEW! Corner Control for Single Line Elements
  • Distortion Effects
  • Shadow Tool
  • Change Element Type
  • Curved Stitch Directions
  • Create Decorative and Pattern Fills
  • Create and Edit Embroidery Fonts and Monograms
  • Auto Primer Stitch
  • Auto Basting Outline
  • Combine and Subtract Elements
  • Create Blends with Custom Densities

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