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Wilcom and Corel Introduce New Elements 3 Product Suite for Apparel Decoration Design

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA and OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/13 --

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Wilcom International and Corel® Corporation today announced the latest versions of Wilcom DecoStudio e3 and EmbroideryStudio e3 integrated with CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6 as part of the Elements 3 product range. The new modular product range provides a flexible and affordable way for businesses to choose the tools they need and add as they grow. A revamped user interface provides easier and faster ways to work for newcomers and experienced users alike. This release brings even smoother workflows between graphic and embroidery files as well as a host of creative and productivity features. With a focus on all types of apparel decoration, Wilcom Elements 3 also features new Virtual Decorations, simulating embroidery through digital printing.

New Wilcom and Corel products provide businesses with faster workflows, competitive advantage and new multi-decoration possibilities

The integration of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite into Wilcom DecoStudio and EmbroideryStudio has changed the way that embroidery is designed and has become the ideal smart tools for embroiderers and garment decorators. Now Wilcom and Corel have gone a step further with significant enhancements to how graphic and stitch files interact including the ability to convert not only vector designs but also bitmaps to embroidery. In addition, new algorithms provide even greater stitch quality for more efficient production and beautiful results.

"Wilcom and Corel have been working together now for over five years to develop significant enhancements to how graphic design and embroidery digitizing can interact," says Bill Wilson, CTO and co-founder of Wilcom International. "Wilcom's unique all-in-one .EMB design file format is the basis of a powerful ecosystem for everything needed in embroidery and multi-decoration design and production. With the latest e3 release, there are over 200 new features or enhancements based on excellent feedback from the Wilcom community of designers and digitizers."

New Feature Highlights

Easier, faster user interface - starts up to 50% faster, re-organized toolbars, bigger brighter buttons, easier configuration of toolbars and dockers.

Virtual Embroidery - new decoration option for printing high resolution TrueView(TM) embroidery simulation. Provides new creative opportunities and an economical alternative to embroidery.

Stitch quality improvements - new "Sheen" algorithms provide exceptional stitch results in Graphics to Stitch conversion and Auto Fabrics with built in intelligence provided by industry experts. Matching fill patterns in complex Fusion Fill shapes and new underlay types for more loft with less stitches.

Integration with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 - Included with DecoStudio and Embroidery Studio e3, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 is the most creative and powerful version to date, making it even easier to connect with digital assets, work with leading edge tools, and output design projects with confidence.

Convenient ways to work with .EMB multi-decoration file format - Extra large TrueView(TM) and multi-decoration thumbnails in Windows Explorer and Corel Connect. Wilcom's free popular embroidery viewer program, TrueSizer is now also a web app for viewing and sizing designs on the go.

More assistance for both new and existing customers - "New from Template" for quick design setup with fabric, machine, hoop and garment settings, extended tooltips, and feature training videos make it easier to learn and use the system.

New Digitizing tools - Extended Automatic Offsets and Outlines for sports logos and badges, calligraphy stitch effects, Step Repeat duplicating, Backstitch and StemStitch stipple fill, major new extensions to freehand digitizing with stylus.

Bling Lettering - Choose from one of the bling alphabets provided or convert from any True Type fonts

Embroidery lettering improvements - Multi-Level Break Apart lettering, 15 new embroidery alphabets, lettering usability improvements

Multi-user Network dongle - An easy and secure way to set up multiple users for classrooms and work places.

"Together, Wilcom and Corel continue to push the creative boundary for the decorated apparel industry with the launch of the e3 family of products," said Gerard Metrailler, Sr. Director, Product Management, Graphics at Corel. "Wilcom DecoStudio and Embroidery Studio's integration with our flagship graphics offering, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, might well be one of the most powerful combinations of leading edge tools and usability that further expands the creative possibilities. Through our partnership, the multi-decoration and embroidery community can take advantage of the simplicity and precision to design and output projects they can be proud of."

Availability and Pricing

The Wilcom Elements 3 product suite will be launched at the ISS Long Beach tradeshow, booth 576 on January 18th 2013 and will be available for purchase in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese in February.

Media & Blogger Resources

For additional resources including reviewer's materials, images and videos, please visit www.wilcom.com/news.

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About Wilcom

In 1979 Wilcom's founders shared a vision for automating the embroidery industry that has changed the way people create and produce embroidered goods. A global organization headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Wilcom has led the industry with ongoing innovations that push the boundaries of creativity in personalized expressions, be it in decorated goods or interiors. With a reputation for excellence, Wilcom has become the world's choice for ease-of-use, quality and service.

Today, Wilcom is present in over 100 countries with products in over 12 languages and has a global community of more than 250,000 licensed customers. Wilcom's growth has been fuelled by continual product innovation, new product development and more recently through joint ventures with strategically compatible partners or direct investment in emerging markets. Wilcom continues to enhance creativity in personalized expressions, by globally implementing best-of-breed solutions for textile impressions.

About Corel

Corel is one of the world's top software companies providing some of the industry's best-known brands, including Roxio®, Pinnacle(TM) and WinZip®. Boasting the most comprehensive portfolio of graphics, productivity and digital media products, we've built a reputation for delivering innovative software that's easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of creativity and productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for innovation, design and value.

Used by millions of people around the world, our product lines include CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter(TM), Corel® PaintShop® Pro, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, Pinnacle Studio(TM), Roxio Creator®, Roxio® Toast® and WinZip®. For more information on Corel, please visit www.corel.com.

© 2013 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, the Corel logo, the Corel Balloon logo, CorelDRAW, PaintShop, Painter, PHOTO-PAINT, Pinnacle, Roxio, Roxio Creator, Toast, VideoStudio, WordPerfect, and WinDVD are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. WinZip is a registered trademark of WinZip International LLC. All other names and any registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned are used for identification purposes only and remain the exclusive property of their respective owners.

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Contacts:
Corel
Liz Mitchell
613-728-0826 ext. 1223
Liz.Mitchell@corel.com

Contacts:
Wilcom
Kristi McKenzie
+61 2 9578 5100 ext. 5111
Kristi.mckenzie@wilcom.com

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