ApS-Ethos offers software solutions for those who wish to produce all embroidery designs in house. The company describes its Artisan Plus as software developed with the automation tools to guarantee that designs are produced quickly, efficiently, and accurately. Among the features the program has to offer are integrated serial bordering, stitch estimator, stitches-to-outlines function, image tools, alignment and placement tools, stitch editing, automatic appliqué, smart branching, and more. Purchase includes any one of the four following options: name drop, emblems, vector conversion, or image conversion. Other options include advanced effects editing and a drawing package. ApS-Ethos bills its Virtuoso Plus as the ultimate system for professional embroidery-design companies. Features include unlimited stitch-effect creation, font creation, advanced stitch control, vector conversion, image conversion, smart branching, and drawing composer. Virtuoso Plus supports file formats such as AI, CDR, EPS, DXF, HPG, and LOP. ApS-Ethos software is distributed in the US by Brother Int'l, 100 Somerset Corporate Blvd., Bridgewater, NJ 08807, 908-704-1700, fax: 908-704-8235, Web: www.brother.com, as well as GS USA, 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Rd., Ste. 289, Austell, GA 30106, 770-424-9776, fax: 770-424-4458, Web: www.gs-usa.com.