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Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business
Peayush
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RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

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Eva
Joined: Wed, Mar 7 2018
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RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

Hey guys just found this https://thefashioninsight.com/top-10-best-commercial-embroidery-machine-for-your-embroidery-business/,can anybody tell me which to buy?

 
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Paul
Joined: Wed, Feb 13 2013
Posts: 1
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

When did you buy your Ricoma machine? Have you had any issues with it? What are the pros and cons of them? I am looking at buying a Ricoma 12 needle machine and would love to talk with someone that has one before buying it.

Thanks,
Paul

bcsurvivor Wrote:
Hi, I just purchased a Ricoma 15 needle machine. I love it, and noticed that on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lu_KSrOdww there is a machine for $6500.00. That's a crazy deal! Please check it out if you are serious about a commercial machine.
bcsurvivorfl

 
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Gclark
Joined: Sat, Mar 8 2008
Posts: 6
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

So Knotter, how's it going? Give us an update.

 
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7967557
Joined: Mon, Oct 15 2007
Posts: 3
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

I purchased a Stitch and Sew software program. I forgot to ask one important question. Will it open CND files? With this when I got the program and it would not open the CND files--the next day after receiving the program I called Carlos with Texmac or Happy who I had purchased the program from and ask him if they would take the program back. The reply was " Yes, we want you to be happy but, I will need a letter stating the problem". This I did and the letter was forward on to the boss Scott Cody. Scott said we do not have a refund policy. Later the no refund turned to a 50% refund, which is me purchasing the program and putting it on the shelf free for them.

DO NO BUSINESS WITH TEXMAC OR HAPPY

I JUST PURCHASED A RICOMA 15 NEEDLE. A GOOD MACHINE. I HAVE HAD A FEIYA MACHINE WHICH IS THE SAME MACHINE AS THE RICOMA AND IT HAS BEEN VERY GOOD. I HAVE HAD GOOD SERVICE OUT OF IT. NO HIGH DOLLAR MACHINE FOR ME. AND NO HAPPY MACHINE FROM TEXMAC.

 
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bcsurvivor
Joined: Sat, Dec 29 2007
Posts: 1
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

Hi, I just purchased a Ricoma 15 needle machine. I love it, and noticed that on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lu_KSrOdww there is a machine for $6500.00. That's a crazy deal! Please check it out if you are serious about a commercial machine.
bcsurvivorfl

 
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Knotter
Joined: Thu, Nov 15 2007
Posts: 19
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

Debbie, I looked at the Tajima Neo II
SKU: HI01-HI08010701
Price: $11,995.00

Is that the right one; for $12K.

I need to find an old man/lady that died, who had a nice embroidery machine at home, because "money" wasn't a problem, that the family now doesn't know what to do with.

My uncle gave me my Aunts overlock machine when she passed (she quilted, and made scarfs); he had no idea what it was, they have plenty money, he would have given it to anyone just for the taking, just to get it out of the house. I took it only because I sew, thought I may one day use it, and I knew it was worth $800 plus. So I thought what the heck, I'll take it, but I've never had a need for it.

There's got to be a whopping deal out there somewhere for me, there's just got to, just has to..... Ha-ha.

The Knotter

 
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Knotter
Joined: Thu, Nov 15 2007
Posts: 19
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

Thank You, Debbie. Yes, very helpful. It's all a new learning experience for me.

I have no idea what you mean by "triming a jump stitch" to answer if that's something I want to do. I'm self taught, having mostly figured out sewing/stitches on my own, or by taking others work apart. I think it's in the genes; although my Dad never taught me, or even had a machine at home, he's a retired canvas man.

As far as answering about changing thread/bobbins for each color in an embroidery pattern. If changing thread in a single needle embroidery machine is anything like an industrial sewing machine; 4 or 5 color changes per emblem/logo sounds very time consuming, and painful.

Thanks again for your patience helping me.
The Knotter

 
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Moderator
Joined: Wed, Oct 10 2007
Posts: 51
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

Another "high end, low cost" solution would be to explore the idea of a Tajima Neo as advertised on EmbroideryDesigns.com. Under the "Products" tab, click "embroidery equipment" and then "Tajima Neo". If you'd like more information, click the "learn more" tab and fill out the form.

20K for a home embroidery machine seems outlandish. I bought my Husqvarna Viking Designer one 7 years ago for $5,000 plus $2,000 for software.

Hope these tips are of value.

Debbie
EmbroideryDesigns.com


 
Your dealer is your best source for what will work and what will not work for your particular make & model of embroidery machine. While you're there, you can discuss what it is you want the software to do for you so you can tailor the end product to your specific needs.
Debbie
EmbroideryDesigns.com

 
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Knotter
Joined: Thu, Nov 15 2007
Posts: 19
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

Thanks. We have a Janome dealer in town I've been trying for a week to contact. Evidently the "one" guy I need to talk to, also machine mechanic, is never there when I am. I just phoned again, and again he's not there. They've taken a message for him to contact me.

I'm not opposed to training on what ever machine I purchase.

Currently, my interest is more along the lines of "what type" machine is the "right" machine for incorporating my idea?

I thought I read about a Melco|Sauer Amaya XT home model that looked interesting. But, the only ones I find are $20K new, and appear to be for production work. Doesn't sound like a home machine to me.

Am I missing something; do home sewers really pay $20K for a home embroidery machine?

 
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Moderator
Joined: Wed, Oct 10 2007
Posts: 21
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

I still believe your best bet is to take your canvas fabric to a sewing machine dealer tell them what you have told us and they will set you up with a machine that fits your needs and make sure you get classes from them before you move to the mountains.

 
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Knotter
Joined: Thu, Nov 15 2007
Posts: 19
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

Wow, I'm really surprised at the response. Thanks all. This is great. Maybe you guys can help me; and hopefully I'll answer some of your questions.

If you don't mind reading, here's my business story. I have a full time job in Information Technology, and am preparing to retire in two years. 20+ years ago I chose the IT career over going full time with my side line upholstery/canvas shop. Which meant I retired my sewing equipment, completed an internship, and headed overseas to Germany for 13 years providing electronic communications servces to American Soldiers. I've been back now 4 years. Found a love for BBQ, bought a mosaic ceramic cooker, got involved in the manufacturers forum, and seen a want for covers. The cookers have an odd shape, like an egg; which is a tough shape to cover for the non experienced. Some guys made their own covers that were hideous. Seeing that, knowing I had the skill, I built a cover for my cooker and posted it.

Today, two years later, I'm back into the side business sewing canvas, an old love of mine, which I do more for fun/beer money than profit. My covers have been a hit, I'm now making covers for two different grill companies, and have been invited to the forum of a third. Both companies support/recommend/refer my covers, so I'd like to pay back so to speak, by embroidering their logo on the cover.

Plus the BBQers themselves have their "special" forum names, competition names, etc. which I'm sure would also love to have embroidered on their covers.

In two years I've grown to making 3-4 BBQ covers a week, small upholstery jobs(4-wheeler seats), and other canvas jobs such as the one I'm working on now. 20 covers for side mounted water coolers for a camping resort cabins/trailers.

All the work I do is custom work, so if I could offer a way to personalize my work without a lot of effort, it may help secure my future (retirement business) of making covers. I'm hoping to avoid someone taking my design to China, and as we all know, mass produce them for half the cost.

99% of my business is word of mouth and done over the internet. Everything from ordering supplies to delivering a product. And since I'm retiring to the Mountains (already have the acreage) I won't be close to much business life where I can run over and have something embroidered.

I don't know anything about embroidering, other than I feel compelled to do it, and think it's something people may want.

My crazy idea is, I'd like to "Hoop" an area on the cover/whatever before sewing it together, walk up to an embroidery machine, mount the hoop, press a few buttons to select the proper logo/image, and let the machine do it's thing. When I come back it's done. I don't need to produce 1,000 hats a day or anything like that.

Do you think I'm out of line thinking so crazy? That there's got to be a machine out there some where for me. I don't mind spending $1,000 bucks or so on a machine (more for my fun, doubt I'll ever recoup it), but my gosh $10,000 up for what I want to do is no longer fun, that's serious.

Another question is, do I really need such an expensive machine, designed for production work, to do what I want, with the ease I want?

Thanks all for reading,
Any and all help/comments is much apprecated.
The Knotter

 
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karensemb
Joined: Thu, Nov 15 2007
Posts: 2
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

Another idea is: you could contract the embroidery out to an embroiderer and make a little money off of it instead of buying a $10,000 embroidery machine.
Just a thought.

Karen Castillo
Karen's Embroidery & Digitizing
http://www.karensdigitizing.com
Clifton, TX

 
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Moderator
Joined: Wed, Oct 10 2007
Posts: 21
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

I agree with what Debbie said and I would like to add if you go to a dealer for a demonstration bring along the fabric you want to embroider on to make sure the machine will handle your fabric.


Vicki

 
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Moderator
Joined: Wed, Oct 10 2007
Posts: 51
RE: Adding Embroidery machine to canvas business

I agree with your assessment about the enormous cost of a commercial embroidery machine.

Before deciding on which embroidery machine to consider (commercial versus home embroidery machine), I have a few questions. Will you be embroidering most of the day or just a few hours per week? If you're going to use the machine only occasionally then I'd opt for a home embroidery machine with one needle.

Do you mind changing thread spools and clipping jump stitches manually or would you rather have those chores done automatically? If you don't mind clipping or changing thread, then perhaps you should consider a home embroidery machine.

For example, I purchased a Husqvarna Viking Designer 1 about 7 years ago for the whopping price of $5,000 plus another $2,000 for the software. Today, that same machine can be bought used at a dealer (it has been replaced by the Husqvarna Viking Designer SE) and I've even seen the Designer 1 for sale on eBay for around $1,000.

There are many brands and prices of home embroidery machines and most are excellent. If you have a dealer nearby that sells Bernina, Brother, Janome or Husqvarna Viking, perhaps you can stop by for a demonstration to see if the machine will suit your needs. You can also visit the various web sites for a description of the various products that are currently for sale.

Another option (and I've considered this myself) is leasing a commercial embroidery machine from our parent company, Beacon Funding.

Debbie Richardson
EmbroideryDesigns.com


 
Your dealer is your best source for what will work and what will not work for your particular make & model of embroidery machine. While you're there, you can discuss what it is you want the software to do for you so you can tailor the end product to your specific needs.
Debbie
EmbroideryDesigns.com

 
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