What To Look For In A Commercial Embroidery Machine
If you’re setting up a commercial embroidery operation, then you’ll want to invest in the best machines you can get. Embroidery machines are not created equal. Some are better than others, and in the case of the Tajima brand we sell, we’re not just talking about better - we’re talking about superior! Brands aside, here are just a few of the things to consider as you weigh up the options in front of you.
- Speed. The number of stitches per minute is also important, and this feature is a classic case of “time is money”. When you have orders to complete and deadlines to meet, you will want a machine that is capable of delivering high speed without compromising on quality.
- A good-sized LCD screen. LCD displays are pretty much standard on commercial embroidery machines these days, but the size of the screens can vary greatly. A larger screen might cost more but it will make it much easier for you to perfectly place the design to achieve outstanding results. It will also be of great assistance when monitoring the metrics of the ongoing embroidery. On the other hand, while a smaller screen might reduce the overall cost of the machine, it can become very fiddly and frustrating to use, particularly if you have large batches of designs to process.
- Ease of operation. The very best machines are the easiest to use, and just like stitches per minute, this can be a genuine time and money saver. This not only applies to the operation of the machine itself but to associated digital features like simple connectivity to design software or ample storage for thousands of stitches and designs.
- Access to accessories and service. Many experienced operators will tell you that this is one of the most vital things to take into account. If you’re thinking about buying a cheap machine from overseas, will you be able to get the accessories you will need for it without delay? And what about the maintenance and servicing that every embroidery machine requires? Who will do that? A local supplier, like us, makes those issues obsolete as we provide both accessories and service.
Every business is different, and what you need in a commercial embroidery machine will encompass a specific set of requirements. Our advice to you before you make any purchasing decision is to get in touch with us, tell us about your business, and we’ll talk you through the options that will be the best fit, for now, and into the future.