When the Happy Japan embroidery output format is enabled, the system will produce a
.hp1 file in addition to the
.hp1 file tells the Happy embroidery machine which thread needles to use for which colour.
However there is some setup needed for the
.hp1 file to contain the correct information.
1. Thread Chart
A thread chart needs to be created that correlates to the thread needles on the Happy machine.
Unfortunately, adding a new thread chart must be done by an Architect however the process is fairly quick.
Please be sure to provide a CSV with the following headers:
|Thread Colour Code||e.g. 1009|
|Thread Brand||e.g. Madeira Classic 40|
|Colour Name||e.g. Sapphire Black|
|Unknown||always use “A”|
|Red Channel||The red value from the corresponding RGB colour, from 0 to 255|
|Green Channel||The green value from the corresponding RGB colour, from 0 to 255|
|Blue Channel||The blue value from the corresponding RGB colour, from 0 to 255|
Once the thread chart has been added to the system, don’t forget to enable it for the relevant company in both the preview thread chart and the artwork thread chart company settings.
2. Product Text Colours
Any text areas for relevant products must only be set to allow colours that are contained within the thread chart.
If a user is able to use a colour that isn’t in the thread chart, an error will occur when the
.hp1 file is generated.
3. Making Use of the
For the Happy machine to detect the
.hp1 simply place it side by side with the
.tap file in a directory that the machine is configured to pull files from.
Note that the names of both files must match exactly, with the exception of the file extension.