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Viking #1+ Explanation HELP!!!

jonesie | Posted in The Archives on

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I am planning to buy a Viking #1+, and have seen many of them for sale used lately at decent prices. My confusion arises in trying to figure out what extras I need. Basically besides the basic stuff what does one need with: digitizer, customizer, reader/writer, dongle….. I have a PC with Win95. Also, what’s the difference between embroidery cards and some other term folks use. Please help me understand this. I found a machine with reader/writer box, but don’t know if I need that. Or if “customizer system” means it has everything, blah, blah, blah…’b’ HELP ‘b’

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  1. Tere_D'Amato | | #1

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    Digitizing means you can create your own designs. Customizing means that you can adjust designs you buy or that you get free off the net. Viking offers embroidery card (a little two by two metal and plastic thingee you insert directly into the machine.) You can also get a diskette of the same designs instead. Option two will save you about $50 a card. However you must have Customizing to read the diskette. Then you save the design on a small programable card using your reader/writer. You insert this card into your Viking 1+. Now finally a dongle: that is something used by Viking to keep you from sharing your software. You need to have the dongle attached to your reader writer in order for you save you designs on the programmable card.

    By the way, I started out with Customizing and thought I would get the digitizing later. Never did. I am a hobbyist and there are so many designs out there that I already like, I haven't needed to create any. But other people love digitizing. You might want to take a class and find out if you would too.

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