ZSK TERMINAL - help for the easier everyday embroidery work


What is ZSK Terminal?

ZSK Terminal is a program for embroiderers and owners of ZSK embroidery machines
It offers a quick and easy solution for providing embroidery files for the ZSK machine, assigning colors to the needle sequences and adding text.


In ZSK Terminal you can:

  1. Register ZSK embroidery machines and store their needles with thread colors from all common manufacturers
  2. Create your own color card to choose from your individual yarn stock
  3. Save the standard color assignment of your machines and call it up at any time
  4. An integrated "thread matching" checks whether the sample colors you have planned are currently available on the ZSK embroidery machine assigned for the order.



ZSK Terminal is available in two versions. The basic version "ZSK Terminal Basic" provides four modules:

DesignStock • Converter • EasyText • Projects


The extended variant "ZSK Terminal Machines" provides all the functions of "ZSK Terminal Basic" plus two additional modules:

Maintenance • Machine Matching


Download the trial version ZSK Terminal

Thank you for your interest in ZSK's new tool for professional embroidery projects "ZSK Terminal".


After a short registration you will receive a download link from us via e-mail. If you do not receive an email from us, please check the spam folder of your email program.


You will download the full version "ZSK TERMINAL MACHINES" as a test version. The included modules for "ZSK Terminal Basic" can be used without restriction for 360 days, the test period for the extended modules "ZSK Maintenance" and "MachineMatching" ends after 90 days.


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Installation and first steps

We provide videos on our YouTube channel " ZSK Digitizing Academy" on how to register, download the test version and how to get started with TERMINAL.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about registration and the software TERMINAL. Please send an e-mail to: software@zsk.de.




The Modules

ZSK TERMINAL - Module DesignStock


 Design Stock offers

  1. 14 popular categories with a variety of embroidery designs that can be immediately sent to the machine.

    Alternatively, the patterns can be edited in color beforehand or text can be added.
ZSK TERMINAL - Module Converter


 ZSK Converter allows

  1. loading your own .DST files,
  2. assigning colors to each section in the .dst file,
  3. the provision of a .dst file corresponding to your current color assignment on the machine,
  4. changing the colors in an existing .z00 embroidery file,
  5. the provision of a .dst file for adding text in "EasyText."
ZSK TERMINAL - Module EasyText


Lettering ZSK EasyText allows


  1. to set the size of the embroidery field,
  2. the choice between 10 different fonts,
  3. to set the height of the letters,
  4. to select the font color from the sample colors of the design,
  5. to place up to 9 independent text blocks freely in the embroidery field,
  6. to save the edited file as a monogram template,
  7. to export the created file as ZSK transport code .z00.
ZSK TERMINAL - Module Projects


Lettering ZSK Projects  organizes


  1. the management of projects,
  2. files, descriptions and comments in projects,
  3. the generation of a thumbnail for the main file (.z00 or .dst),
  4. displaying PDFs and images stored in projects in ZSK Terminal,
  5. further use of .z00 and .dst from individual projects.


The Modules

ZSK TERMINAL - Module Maintenance

ZSK Maintenance ZSK Maintenance offers


  1. managing the maintenance of your machines,
  2. a list of all recommended maintenance,
  3. a selection of the desired maintenance events,
  4. a machine-specific adjustment of the maintenance intervals,
  5. a reminder function in Windows as a popup,
  6. a maintenance book: who, when, what?


ZSK TERMINAL - Module MachineMatching

ZSK MachineMatching ZSK MachineMatching enables


  1. the management of several ZSK embroidery machines that are connected to a common network,
  2. the detection of yarn cones by barcode scanner,
  3. orders and embroidery files can be precisely assigned to a machine, e.g. because no needle change is necessary or the machine is not working to capacity,
  4. using a queue for each machine for pending orders,
  5. the processing of the queue, e.g. cancel order, pause, move forward etc.
  6. automatic garcone matching; necessary garcone changes are displayed to the operator



System requirements


  • Runs under Windows® 10
  • CPU from 2 GHz with 8 GB RAM recommended
  • At least 1024 MB free disk space