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Wilcom and Corel Introduce DecoStudio®


Wilcom International, a leading developer of embroidery and decorations technology, and Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX: CRE), a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today introduced DecoStudio®, a revolutionary new graphics and embroidery technology ideal for users in the apparel and promotional items industries, as well as embroidery hobbyists. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive solution for multi-decoration design, DecoStudio offers the ease-of-use and full creative power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite while delivering the digitizing quality and flexibility of Wilcom ES.

With DecoStudio, users can effortlessly combine embroidery and print, moving easily between vector art and embroidery elements, while keeping everything in one file for production purposes. In addition, designs can now be layered with different techniques including screenprint, direct-to-garment, print embroidery, applique and more, making linear workflows a thing of the past.

“For over 28 years Wilcom has lead the industry with innovations in quality embroidery software technology,” said Martin Kristiaman, CEO of Wilcom International. “After surveying our vast user base, we discovered that CorelDRAW was by far the most popular graphics tool for the print and embroidery industry worldwide, so we are truly excited about our partnership with Corel. We believe DecoStudio is a new milestone that benefits the multi-decorations industry and makes it easy for users to visualize and design a creative mix of garment printing, embroidery and applique.”

DecoStudio delivers an unprecedented level of ease-of-use while offering the flexibility and control embroiderers require for their custom designs and final stitched results. This all-in-one design-to-stitch solution simplifies the user experience by intelligently determining the best stitch settings according to the fabric and garment types chosen, ensuring a high-quality result every time. It also expedites the design creation process with automatic conversion from vector art to stitch.

“We are proud to partner with an industry leader like Wilcom in providing the embroidery market with a powerful tool that vastly improves the user experience and provides a more efficient way to complete design projects,” said Nick Davies, Vice President and General Manager of Graphics and Productivity at Corel. “Traditional embroidery systems simply cannot match the flexibility, speed and simplicity offered by DecoStudio. Together with Wilcom, we are delivering a superior software solution to embroidery professionals and hobbyists that represents a significant leap forward for this market.”

“DecoStudio represents one of the most important advances in embroidery technology in years and delivers incredible value,” said Craig Mertens, President of Digital Art Solutions. “With DecoStudio, it is now possible for anyone, regardless of experience, to produce high-quality digitized graphics. DecoStudio adds a powerful and user-friendly embroidery capability to our CorelDRAW-powered graphics system.”

Pricing and Availability
DecoStudio will be available in English in spring 2008 for a suggested retail price of $1999 US.

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About Wilcom
Wilcom delivers sophisticated CAD, CAM and machine control solutions for customers who specialize in embroidery, rug & carpet design and manufacturing. Over the past 28 years the company’s innovative software and hardware solutions set the standard for design creation, visualization, management and production of textile and custom goods.

Today, Wilcom is present in over 70 countries with products in more than 12 languages. The company is committed to pursuing new and enhanced design tools, streamlining business operations, improving productivity, facilitating closer global supply chain network and opening new possibilities in creativity.

Wilcom is headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and has development and manufacturing facilities in Australia, China and Belgium. Wilcom’s sales and support centers are located in Australia, America, China, Japan, Belgium and England, with representatives in almost every country of the world.

A complete company history and product suite is available at

About Corel
Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software with more than 100 million users worldwide. The Company’s product portfolio includes some of the world’s most popular and widely recognized software brands including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Paint Shop Pro® Photo, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip®, WinDVD® and iGrafx®. Designed to help people become more productive and express their creative potential, Corel’s software strives to set a higher standard for value with full-featured products that are easier to learn and use. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corel’s leadership in software innovation, design and value.

Corel’s products are sold in more than 75 countries through a well-established network of international resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, online providers and Corel’s global websites. The Company’s headquarters are located in Ottawa, Canada with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Corel’s stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CREL and on the TSX under the symbol CRE.

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