BX Fonts: What’s the Big Deal?

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BX fonts are a game changer in machine embroidery. If you haven’t tried them, you’re missing out. Here’s why!

What are BX Fonts?

The BX format works exclusively with Embrilliance software. They have made it so that you can type out these special fonts much like typing text on your computer in an email.

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Instead of having 26 or more individual letters to insert and arrange --

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BX fonts are installed with one file.

If you don’t have Embrilliance, you can download a free version of Embrilliance Express. In addition to being able to import and use BX fonts, Express is also a file converter, letting you open, view, and save designs in various embroidery machine stitch file formats.

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There are thousands of BX fonts available. Most are included with downloads of other embroidery formats.

Why BX Fonts are So Valuable

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Before BX, each individual letter of the alphabet had to be opened and imported or copied into a file where you created wording.

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Then arranged on one plain, evenly spaced, grouped and centered.

It’s not that it can’t be done, it’s tedious. It is quite easy to place one or even three letters for a monogram. However, if you have much more than two or three letters, it can be a real challenge. Lengthy pieces of text are much easier to create with BX fonts.

Always save files as both “working” (be extension) and “stitch” files (your machine embroidery file format). See why working files are so important here.

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Individual parts of working files are still editable.

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Stitch files have all components of the design saved as one image. If you misspell a word, for instance, you have to start all over again. 

With BX fonts, you can also easily adjust the space between lines of text and between letters. Text often needs a bit of adjustment when it is script style. See how to do that here.

Debbie Henry
Sew Inspired by Bonnie

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  • BARB ostlund - July 05, 2023

    I need lots of help!!!!!

  • BARB ostlund - July 05, 2023

    I am new at this,I need all the help

  • Debbie Henry - June 07, 2023

    Jean, Many designers now offer BX fonts and the pricing is the same as their “regular” fonts. Sometimes you have to pick your font choice (BX or PES, VP3, etc.). Other times, all font formats are included when you download. Prices vary according to the designer selling them. They are not more expensive than other fonts.

  • Jean Bevington - June 07, 2023

    What is the price for this? It sounds too good to be true😍

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