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ZSK Stickmaschinen:
Embroidery Software Seminar - “EPCwin - Power for Creativity”

ZSK Stickmaschinen GmbH and their agent AHS Textile Machinery Company organized a seminar on 18th March 2014 at Royal Palm Golf & Country Club, Lahore, Pakistan. In this editorial Pakistan Textile Journal highlights the latest EPC WIN Software developed by ZSK Stickmaschinen GmbH for the interest of our readers. (Report by Amina Baqai. Ed)

The creation of embroidery design data for different embroidery processes still is one of the greatest challenges in professional embroidery sector.

Mr. Frank Giessmann and Mr. Hafeez ur Rehman.

In this area, a unique and modular software EPCWIN developed by ZSK Stickmaschinen, sets completely new standards regarding functionality and user friendliness.

Whether badges, logos, appliques, haute couture designs, table cloths, curtains, all over or chemical lace embroidery is required, EPC WIN features all program steps ranging from designing, drawing and punching up to editing. The user is optimally supported and navigated through all work steps and can thus work quickly and efficiently.

EPC WIN is a joint development of ZSK Germany’s leading manufacturer of embroidery machines – and GiS – specialist for embroidery software.

The EPCwin software is Windows-based system and is compatible with most common Schiffli machines, from the oldest model to the very latest electronic controlled models, EPCwin is able to handle digitizing for multi-head embroidery as well as digitizing for schiffli embroidery machines.

Rene Gotolle, ZSK Embroidery Systems, Germany explained the revolutionary user interface which ensures a fast and professional handling of embroidery operations.

He explained to the audience how ZSK software provides its customers with software-power to match their creativity. The seminar was aimed at designers and punchers at different embroidery mills in Lahore. He also illustrated how a multi-head embroidery machine can increase the embroidery potential and business success of ZSK customers.

Frank Giessmann from ZSK Stickmaschinen GmbH, who has more than 18 years of experience in  sales department also spoke at the event.

The first part of the presentation by Rene Gotolle was based on the explanation of EPCwin - Schiffli Embroidery Software for Drawing, Punching and Editing. The short history of the software development and an introduction of the EPCwin uses was  explained to the audience.

Gotolle also demonstrated an example of Schiffli drawing with repeat on a simple design by using the drawing editor and punching by using the existing drawing lines.

After a short coffee break, and demonstration of ZSK machine on display, Frank Giessmann explained the use of the integrated editor for punch data, punching directly on the image without drawing, block operation and many more drawing function with block operations. The special Schiffli drawing functions were also highlighted for the interest of the audience.

Lunch served during the event also provided an opportunity for various customers to have one to one informal discussions with Hafeez ur Rehman and Azam Hashmi from AHS Machinery Company.

 In the afternoon session, the speakers presented the details of satin stitch punching program as an example high quality design possibilities gained through EPC WIN Software, such as automatic punching programs for infinite  creativity and change of stitch density and design sizes.

 New potentials and business success with multi-head embroidery were  covered by Frank Giessmann from ZSK Stickmaschinen GmbH.

He gave a detailed explanation of the EPCwin software structure and options.

He also explained the features of Multi-Head embroidery as complement for Schiffli-embroiderers. A short film showing continuous-all-over-design embroidery on a 44-head Multi-Head embroidery machine was followed by more discussion and question and answering session. The day long seminar was attended by leading companies from Lahore, Faisalabad and mill managers from other adjoining areas.


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