On sale until July 21, 2024

Original price was: $138.00.Current price is: $128.95.

DRK ‘cleans up’ poorly digitized, overly dense, or overly light embroidery designs using a set of smart tools able adjust the density of pre-digitized stitch file elements. With DRK, you can alter the density of any existing embroidery design file to run better on virtually any fabric type with the use of a smart project guide and manual density adjustment controls.

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Density Repair Kit

Welcome to The Density Repair Kit (DRK), the most sophisticated density adjustment, analysis and repair tool available for machine embroidery!

DRK can do all of the following tasks:

  • Remove hidden stitches within a design so it sews thinner, cleaner, and with less chance of thread (and needle) breakage.
  • De-clump design areas that are over-sewn repeatedly with the same color.
  • Filter small stitches that would otherwise create thread build-ups and jam the machine.
  • Reduce the density in designs shrunk to fit a smaller hoop.
  • Increase density of designs for better coverage.
  • Manually tune density in selected color layers.
  • Display the density of designs to see how they’ll sew before expending time and thread on sampling.
  • Limit the density of your designs based on the fabric and thread that you are using.
  • Inform you on how best to embroider your selected project or fabric. DRK recommends stabilizer, hooping technique, needle type and size, and thread weight to help your project succeed.
  • Save you time and money. Reduced stitch counts save enormous amounts of time and thread usage. Proper density adjustments allow projects to complete successfully. With DRK, project time and thread savings of 15%-30% are common!

Did you know? Density Repair Kit is so unique it has four patents!


DRK runs with or without Embrilliance Essentials and/or other Embrilliance Platform programs. We think it’s so cool, everyone ought to have it, even if they don’t want to customize or create their own designs.

Like all products running in the Embrilliance Platform, you get OSX and Windows versions. Your license also lets you run it on as many computers as you own — even mix and match Mac and Windows. No dongle required. No limits to the number of installs. And as you add products, just add the serial number to the program, and all the features are there in one program, easy to use.

Why should I use Density Repair Kit?

Have you ever had a design come out bad? Of course, we all have. That’s why DRK was created. DRK cleans up embroidery designs that are too dense or poorly digitized for your project.

How? Like its name implies, DRK has a set of tools to adjust the density of embroidery designs. These tools help you embroider with greater ease. You can alter the density of any design to sew easily on virtually any project or fabric type.

DRK makes adjustments by asking you what you are going to be sewing on, automatically analyzing your embroidery design, and adjusting the density to match your project.

You’re probably wondering if it takes an embroidery instructor camped out a week at your house to get you up and running. Not at all! You can have the program do everything automatically if you like or take control manually when you need. No matter how you choose to use it, running DRK is easy.

A Side Effect of DRK

By reducing the number of stitches that are in a design, DRK saves you an incredible amount of time. Even with today’s fast-stitching machines, 10,000 stitches is still around ten minutes. The thread savings, the number of bobbins saved, and the frustration of failed embroidery all add up! Imagine tackling a project and knowing that it will sew okay before you even start!

If you’re intrigued please read on.

The Density Map

The Density Map is a graphical display of the density, or stitches-per-inch in your designs. To see the Density Map, click the button on the main toolbar. This is useful to see if a design is not going to sew well. For instance, this is a design that has been accidentally overlapped outside of Essentials, thus its density is very high.

Like weather radar, the density map shows areas where trouble is likely:

Where the design shows bright red in color, there are six layers or more of thread, which undoubtedly will produce poor embroidery results.

The Density Map can be used to illustrate when a design (probably from the internet) is dangerous to sew on a project without test sewing it first. And it also helps identify when you would want the Remove Hidden Stitches function or even the Sweep. Those features will remove stitches that are likely to cause poor design production, while maintaining the same visual design.

Of course, Density Repair Kit will automatically clean up your design! Here is the same design after a Sweep is performed:

Wireline View

The Wireline Density Map is like a x-ray of your design, allowing you to see through the layers of stitching to analyze those underneath. It helps to see the relationship of padding stitches, as well as how a design has been compensated. You can view the whole design or individual colors to better see what’s going on inside your design. Zooming in the WireLine allows you to get up-close and personal with the stitches to see how they were digitized. When determining which colors to remove hidden stitches from, the Wire- Line Density map is your best analysis tool. And, in addition to all the above, it looks really cool.


Stitch Properties

The DRK version of Embrilliance allows for more control of the stitches using our Project system. The Stitches property tab adds controls to use the project settings from the Project Advisor to remove stitching, De-Clump, and limit the density. This is the Project Advisor:

Density Tuning

DRK has a density tuning control that lets you adjust the stitch count of your file while keeping it the same size. As the program adjusts the stitches it will also keep the pattern fills intact.

By moving the density tuning control slide + or – 25% you can easily adjust the density.


Another use for the density tuning is to increase the coverage that a design gives. For instance, using puffy foam under an area of satin stitches in a design that wasn’t originally intended for it can now be accomplished by increasing the satin fill density for that color. Or if you are embroidering a towel, and want better coverage to keep the loops in the terry cloth from popping through, simply increase the Density Tuning slider.


Control Panel

  • Use Automatic Settings: makes use of the Project Advisor project to identify the fabric density, thickness, stretch and material being used. The needle penetrations are then adjusted accordingly.
  • Limit Density: Certain combinations of fabric and stabilizer have limits on the number of stitches per square millimeter. More than that causes poor stitching or puckered fabric. Using the Project Advisor, the limiter will reduce the stitch counts in the affected regions.
  • Remove Hidden Stitches (intra-design): Often a design has color layers that have some overlap for the purposes of registration. However, many times these regions are a result of auto-digitizing and poor results follow. The so-called, “Bulletproof Embroidery,” is an example. When stitching enters an area within a design that will be covered by a later color, those stitches can often be removed, and that is what this does.
  • De-Clump: Within sewing a single color, areas sometimes get too many stitches overlapping in small groups. These areas form clumps of thread on the back of the fabric which can become entrapped in the needle plate. Sometimes this traps the embroidery in one place and cause loss of registration. De-Clump reduces these stitches.

Limit Density

Some designs are simply digitized too dense for certain projects. Other designs work well except for particular areas in the design that are too dense. When you select a fabric density and thread weight in the control group “Automatic Density Adjustments,” the Density Limiter creates a minimum-allowable density for your project. The Density Limiter will analyze each section of your design, looking for stitches that are too close together. It will then selectively adjust the density of those areas that need it. Only areas that are too dense for the project and/ or thread are affected. This filter is very helpful when you increase the thread weight. Fabric stabilization needs to be radically increased with heavy thread. By reducing the number of stitches, heavy threads can be better supported with less stabilization. Also, this filter will help preserve a clean look to your designs when working on loose fabric. Because the fibers in the fabric are farther apart, stitches will tend to clump in one needle-hole, rather than fanning out evenly. This gives a ‘pinched’ look to the edges of the embroidery. If your design is too dense for some fabrics, your needle can actually cut the fabric, leaving you with a hole and a patch instead of embroidery.

Remove Hidden Stitches

Now you can combine designs and have them overlap! In the past you could not do this because the area where they overlap would have too many stitches. This tool can automatically find those overlapped areas and cut out the stitching underneath so that the design can sew flat!

Say an area of color has another color sewn in the middle of it. Remove Hidden Stitches will ‘flatten’ the area under the second color by converting the hidden area to a satin fill. This makes it less difficult for the needle to penetrate the fabric as the top color is sewn.

In some designs more than one color is used to create padding stitches for the entire design. In this case you will want to turn the “Keep Padding Stitches” feature on in the Preferences Window. These stitches are technically hidden and will be removed otherwise.

Overlapping Designs

Let’s say you want to overlap two designs, like these two eagles. Obviously, that first eagle’s wing will pose a problem if you stitch over it.

The under wing needs to be removed. Select Remove Hidden Stitches to remove the under wing of the eagle:

Your design is ready to sew. (And it will!)

Note: This is different from removing hidden stitches created by overlapping separate designs, such as in a composition. This filter works within a single design.


This is a variation on the Remove Hidden Stitches filter. De-Clump will analyze a color and remove stitches that are hidden within that single color.

When a color sews repeatedly over itself, it can create a thread build-up that prevents the design from sewing nicely. Too much thread will distort a design, causing the fabric to ripple around the edge of the design. De-Clump helps to thin the design by reducing the number of thread layers.

We’re certain that you’ve watched a design sew in-place a dangerously long time. If you’re like us, you hate watching it because you just know it’s going to jam up. De- Clumping takes the worry out.

Another benefit from De-Clumping is that you can get rid of excessive padding stitches from poorly digitized designs, as well as those annoying sections where a design sews over itself.

The Sweep

The Sweep function, which is run from the button with the vacuum on it, will remove hidden and nested stitches within designs, as well as removing hidden stitches where colors are overlapped. It will also limit the density in design areas.

Note that the Sweep is different from the process that removes stitches from overlapping designs. The Sweep operates within a single design, whereas overlapped designs are ones that are merged in separately and then laid on top of each other. The processes are similar, but different in that way. Another difference is that the Sweep filters are not temporary; they are re-run on the designs as they are adjusted (for instance by sizing.)

Occasionally one of the sweep filters will leave an undesirable result, which is visually evident. As a rule, these filters do a great job, and if the design looks good on the screen, it will sew nicely. However, if you see something onscreen that you don’t like, you can prevent the Sweep from running on individual colors using the Stitch Properties tab.

Project Setting

PA Project Web

When you have chosen a project, the program lets you set that project on the design page so that the Stitch Perfect filters can use it.

The Project system stores information such as Fabric, density, stretch and stabilizer to help the filters for stitch files minimize the pucker and gather that occurs when designs are used on lighter fabrics than for which they were digitized.

Once you repair one single design with DRK, saving your project from a disastrous result, we think you’ll be amazed, happy, and ready to jump for joy.


Runs natively on your preferred platform!

  • Mac OSX 10.9 – MacOS 13
  • Windows (32, 64): XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11
  • Embrilliance is the only brand in the world that offers embroidery software running native on MacOS and Windows 32 and Windows 64 (so it’s faster)!

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Already have Embrilliance on your system?

If you already have an Embrilliance Platform product running, here’s all you need to do: Add the serial number to your existing Embrilliance Platform by running your existing install and using the menu Help -> Serial Numbers… type in the serial number, and click ‘Set’.

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Density Adjustment

Adjust density in a block of stitches, either manually or with the help of the Project Advisor!

With Embrilliance Density Repair Kit, you can select one or many color layers and use either a simple slider to adjust manually, or adjust the entire design with the use of the Project Advisor! Seen above is the same stitch file design, manually tuned for lower and higher densities.

Runs natively on your preferred platform!

  • Mac OSX 10.10 – MacOS 11.6
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (both 32 and 64 bit), and Windows 11
  • Embrilliance is the only brand in the world that offers embroidery software running native on MacOS and Windows 32 and Windows 64 (so it’s faster)!

Print Templates

Print properly sized templates and color run sheets from your embroidery designs.

Print 1:1 scale templates  with centering marks and run sheets previewing individual color stops from your embroidery designs.

Lettering Sequences

Embrilliance’s lettering tool includes built in center-out lettering sequences for stable stitching on cylindrical cap frames.

Special monogram sequences let you set which of the 3 letters will stitch in order, perfect for adding dimension, like making the last name’s initial overlap the other letters for a more prominent finish.

Sequence monograms to leave the center letter on top for dimensional treatments on overlapping letters.

Convert Lettering to Stitches

Easily convert text objects to stitch blocks with 2 clicks.

Embrilliance Essentials lets you convert lettering objects into stitch blocks with 2 clicks.

With Essentials’ Stitch Simulator, you can play back a design and stop at the stitch where you want to insert your color stop or function.

You can create striped text like this using only these simple functions.

Create Applique Cut Files

Embrilliance Essentials lets you convert the placement stitch lines from applique embroidery design stitch files into vector shapes you can cut with both home and commercial cutting machines. With a couple of clicks, applique cut files can be saved as .SVG, .PLT, .FCM (ScanNCut) and .studio (Silhouette).


Shows the Notes function in Embrilliance Essentials

Located in the Properties panel, the Notes tab lets you attach notes to specific designs inside of your working file’s design page. You’ll see your notes in the same tab the when that design is selected, and in the ‘About this Page’ option under the View menu.

Working Files

Shows the working file format allowing text to be changed in an embroidery file

When you save your embroidery in an Embrilliance Platform native BE working file, you can keep your color selections, add special notes, and change the text you’ve added to your design. With native BE files, you can save your work, alter your additions, and export to a wide range of stitch file types without losing the ability to edit what you’ve added to the design.

Modify Lettering

Shows multiple single-click text and monogram modifications you can do with Embrilliance Essentials

Embrilliance Essentials’ built-in quick styles can convert letters from any font into a stylish monogram or shaped text in an instant!

Displays Embrilliance's Text tools for Slant, Curve, and Spacing

The Slant, Curve, and Space tools allow you to reshape and style your text with simple sliders to create new treatments. You can even adjust multiple sliders on the same lettering object!

Add Lettering to Embroidery Designs

Embrilliance Essentials lets you add text to design with multiple lines of lettering and specific multiline controls.

Along with adding single words or lines of text, you can use a multi-line mode with specific controls for line spacing.

Monogram Font in Embrilliance Essentials

Under single-line text, monogram fonts properly mapped for Embrilliance automatically select the correct character for the placement in the monogram without typing special codes.

Embrilliance allows you to easily type text on a circular path.

Switch to circle text and you can type text around any circle, just set the radius to your chosen measurement and decide where the text will sit on the baseline. Circle mode also lets you wrap long lines of lettering into a spiral!

Advanced Sizing Controls

Includes Sensitivity controls to adjust for the discovery of fills and satin stitches, Gap Reduction to help reduce gaps between adjacent areas when you upscale designs, and stitch length filters to avoid overly long, loopy stitches and tiny stitches that are too closely crammed together.