How to Install ESA Fonts Into Your Embroidery Software

Download ESA Fonts

ESA fonts will work with Wilcom Hatch, Wilcom E series and Janome version 5 embroidery software. They cannot load into different software brands.

Please note that fonts will be downloaded as a zip file. You’ll need to unzip them first before you can install them into your software.

How To Unzip a file or folder:

Step 1. Right-click on the Zip file and choose Extract All

Step 2. Choose a location for the folder to be extracted into

  • If you checked “Show extracted files when complete”, the files or folders within the Zip folder appear.
  • If you unchecked the box, a folder or file with the same name (without the Zip) should appear.
  • This folder will be your working copy of the data from the Zip file.

Step 3. You may keep the Zip file or delete it. Once the zip file is extracted a new folder with the Font name will appear without the zipper icon symbol. Inside this folder will be a file with the .ESA format. This is the file you will install into your software.

Please Select Your Software and Version Below for Instillation Instructions

Hatch Version 2.1+ Software Install Instructions

Step 1: Go to your windows (C:) drive

Step 2: Copy and paste “ProgramData\Wilcom\Hatch Embroidery\FONTS “ to the (C:) search

Step 3: Once you click enter you will be inside of the folder you will copy the ESA files into. A good way to do this would be to open two windows at once. Open the FONTS and the ESA file folder you want to install. Drag the .ESA font into the FONTS folder.

Your new fonts are now installed. Restart your Wilcom Software. The new fonts will be added to the Font List in the Lettering/Monogramming Palette

Wilcom E4.2+ Software Install Instructions

  • Step 1: Go to Your Computer and click on your C: drive (C:)
  • Step 2: Double Click on Program Files
  • Step 3: Double Click on the Wilcom folder
  • Step 4: Double Click on the EmbroideryStudio_e4.2 folder
  • Step 5: Double Click on the USERLETW folder.

This is the folder you copy the ESA files into. A good way to do this would be to open two windows at once. Open the USERLETW and the Font folder you want to install. Drag the .ESA font into the USERLETW folder.

Your new fonts are now installed. Restart your Wilcom Software. The new fonts will be added to the Font List in the Lettering/Monogramming Palette

Hatch Versions 1 - 2.0 and Wilcom E2 - E4.1 Install Instructions

  • Step 1: Go to Your Computer and click on your C: drive (C:)
  • Step 2: Double Click on Program Files (x86)
  • Step 3: Double Click on the Wilcom folder
  • Step 4: Double Click on the Hatch Embroidery Software V1 folder or V2 depending on which version of Hatch software you have
  • Step 5: Double Click on the USERLETW folder.

This is the folder you copy the ESA files into. A good way to do this would be to open two windows at once. Open the USERLETW and the Font folder you want to install. Drag the .ESA font into the USERLETW folder.

Your new fonts are now installed. Restart your Wilcom Software. The new fonts will be added to the Font List in the Lettering/Monogramming Palette

Janome Version 5 Software Install Instructions

ESA fonts will only work with Janome version 5 software, not Janome MBX or Bernina software.

  • Step 1: Go to Your Computer and click on your C: drive (C:)
  • Step 2: Double Click on Program Files (x86)
  • Step 3: Double Click on the Janome folder
  • Step 4: Double Click on the Digitizer MBX folder
  • Step 5: Double Click on the USERLETW folder

This is the folder you copy the ESA files into. A good way to do this would be to open two windows at once. Open the USERLETW and the Font folder you want to install. Drag the .ESA font into the USERLETW folder.

Your new fonts are now installed. Restart your Janome Software. The new fonts will be added to the Font List in the Lettering/Monogramming Palette