Premier Digitizing Software

Chroma, Ricoma's proprietary digitizing software, is designed to allow both the novice and experienced digitizer to create even the most intricate designs with ease and speed. Become a digitizing pro in no time with an easy-to-use interface, built-in styles and customization tools!

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Automate your digitizing process

Skip the digitizing learning curve and start designing your
first project right away with our cloud-based digitizing software.

Highly Intuitive

Workspace Features

  • Customizable workspace
  • Digitizing guidelines
  • Advanced hot keys
  • 3D visualization in 2D and Photorealistic mode
  • Show embroidering sequence
  • Load/save color palette and background color
  • Convert raster images to embroidery or cross stitches
  • Sequence manager display letters
  • Sequin
Fully functioning

Tools

  • Slow redraw - simulate sew-out
  • Auto-Digitize with branches
  • Convert between stitch types
  • Clipart tool to insert designs
  • Auto density adjustments when resizing stitch designs
  • Convert stitch design to outline designs
  • Multi-design convert and output
  • Fill pattern editor
  • Adjustable grid
  • Automatic density adjustment during size changes
  • Choose/change from full range of underlay stitches
Fully Customizable

Text Effects

  • Lettering with automatic, adjustable kerning
  • Lettering with intelligent closest point connection
  • Lettering in line, arc, circle with rubber band
  • Reorder sequence of text string
  • Resize, rotate, distort letters of text string
  • Includes 10 pre-digitized fonts
  • Duplicate text string
  • Change text setting (typeface, text)
  • Shrink/grow, stretch, rotate, slant, text using handles
  • Envelope lettering in predefined shapes

Chroma is
perfect for...

Embroiderers

Chroma is the premier digitizing software for embroiderers. Built and designed for both novice and expert embroiderers, you'll be designing your next embroidery project with ease and speed. No need to outsource your designs when you'll be a digitizing master!

Digitizers

With an easy-to-use interface and built-in customization tools, Chroma allows digitizers to pump out high-quality designs faster than ever. Chroma speeds up the lengthy digitizing process, so that you can get your product in the hands of your customers quickly and efficiently.

Students/Teachers

Graphic and fashion design students and teachers alike can use Chroma software to eliminate the digitizing learning curve and dive straight into practical, hands-on designing for embroidered garments. Students and teachers will receive the full digitizing learning experience with Chroma's simple customization tools and free training videos.

$599

$1,299

$1,999

Design export
Open and save designs
Print
Merge
Design library
Embroidery formats import
Transmit to machine (serial port, network, machine folder)
Save design as image (png or jpg)
Import artwork/bitmap
Export artwork
Batch conversion
Backdrop tool
Import/export environment
Design database
Icon viewer
Realistic view
Zoom in & out using mouse scroll, 1:1
Pan on screen
Stitch Ends
Ruler - measure design elements
Hoops
Change background color
Show commands
Start/Stop
Sequence Panel
Slow redraw
Navigator
Ribbon Interface
Filter
Design Analysis
Rotate
Flip
To Front/To Back
Cut, Copy, Paste
Transform
Select Tool
Change Colors / Thread Palettes
Align
Group
Resequencing
Optimize Colors, Entry-Exit
Repeat
Duplicate
Shape Tool
Carousel/ Place/Reflect/Scatter
Change Style
Lasso Tool
Stitch Tool
Slice Tool
Add Text
Circle, Monogram text types
True Type Fonts
On screen typing
Pre-digitized fonts
43
71
133
Small Fonts (11)
2
2
Applique fonts ADDED IN
10
Edit Letters
Break Up Text
Path, Vertical, Spiral text types
Puffy Fonts (13)
Bubble Text
Font Editor
Auto Digitizing
Underlay
Pull compensation
Run/Classic Satin
Complex Fill with holes
Stitched Snapshots (Photo Stitch)
Auto Cross stitch
Auto Baste
Combine/Break Apart
Trim/Weld/Intersect
Push compensation
Convert To (Steil, Fill etc)
Applique
Pattern Creator
Palette Creator
Steil/Cross Stitch
Notes
Magic Wand
Utility (Create Border, Outline etc)
Color Blending
Gradient
Jagged type
Stippling
Motifs / Emboss
Wave Fill
Split Design (Multiple Hoops)
Applique Cutter
Sequin
Optional
Optional
Optional
Chenille
Optional
Optional
Optional

Format

Description

RDE
This format is used for all Ricoma machines
EXP
This format is commonly used for Melco embroidery machines.
DST
This format is accepted by almost all the modern embroidery machines
DSB
This format is commonly used for Barudan embroidery machines.
DSZ
This format is commonly used for ZSK embroidery machines.
T01
This format is commonly used for Tajima embroidery machines.
SST
This format is commonly used for SWF embroidery machines.
KSM
This format is commonly used for Pfaff embroidery machines.
U01
This format contains command, stitch triplet data.
U02
This format is commonly used for Barduan embroidery machines.
DAT
This format is commonly used for Hiraoka embroidery machines.
T03
This format is commonly used for Barudan embroidery machines.
PHC
This format is commonly used for Brother embroidery machines.
10o
This format is commonly used for Toyota embroidery machines.
ZSK
This format is commonly used for ZSK embroidery machines.
T05
This format is commonly used for ZSK embroidery machines.
TAP
This format is commonly used for Happy embroidery machines.
M3
This format is commonly used for Juki embroidery machines.

Minimum Requirements

Operating system – windows 7 64-bit with latest updates and service pack or macos 10.10 yosemite 64-bit
Memory – 8 gb
Free hard disk space – 40 gb
Graphics card and monitor – support for 32bit and 1600 x 900 resolution
Internet connection - required for software updates and dongle registration

Try it out for free

Not sure if it's for you? Experience Chroma's premier digitizing technology
for free for 14 days. See what it's like to digitize easily.

Video Training

Learn the ins and outs of Chroma's digitizing capabilities with our extensive video training. You'll be a Chroma expert in no time!

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Technical Support

Stuck on how to fix a design or have a technical issue? Our technical support team is on standby 7 days a week and after hours, to get you back on track right away.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Chroma ranges from $599 to $1,999 depending on the tier you purchase. Chroma Inspire is $599. Chroma Plus is $1,299 and Chroma Luxe is $1,999.

Yes, you may finance Chroma Plus and Luxe with the purchase of an embroidery machine and on its own. Feel free to contact us for information on financing terms.

Extensive video training is provided. Once you're done, you'll learn the digitizing process from start to finish, as well as how to operate Chroma's special functions.

Our technical support line is open 7 days a week to answer any questions you have on the software.

You can purchase Chroma online or via telephone with a Ricoma staff member.

Each embroidery machine package includes Chroma Inspire, the software's basic version that allows you to edit and create simple embroidery designs. If you would like to upgrade your Chroma software, you can do so for an additional cost.