The latest evolution of Melco embroidery machine technology, EMT16 PLUS has all of the standard features and functions that made EMT16 great, but with enhanced processing power that really unleashes the full potential of the machine. Also, Melco is shaking things up with an industry-leading 6 year limited warranty. “We feel confident in expanding our warranty program,” said Melco’s new President and Managing Director, Dale Sanders.
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Quality embroidery designs are the centerpiece of a successful embroidery business. They set you apart from the competition and let you show off your skills and creativity.
But how does one go about creating top-notch embroidery designs, you ask?
An embroidery business can be profitable within its first year through utilizing strategic marketing and high-quality equipment.
At Melco, we’ve seen the birth of successful entrepreneurs and have even been able to nurture these clients on their paths to success. We’ve witnessed firsthand how rewarding and fulfilling an embroidery startup can be.
If you are just starting your research into a possible embroidery company, then you may be looking into the differences between a sewing machine and an embroidery machine.
The two machines have a great deal of similarities but the fundamental difference is that embroidery machines allow for embroidery stitching, while sewing machines allow for regular stitching - also known as construction stitching.
Whether you’re at the beginning stages of launching a startup embroidery business, or debating on buying a second machine, it’s always a good idea to brush up on your definitions and the key differences between consumer and commercial embroidery machines.
As your sales continue to grow, you approach a point where you reach capacity on your existing embroidery equipment. You now realize that you need more capacity to handle the volume and maintain quick turn times on your customer’s orders. It may be the right time to commit resources to adding one or more heads to your embroidery operation.
Let’s explore several points we should consider at this juncture:
1) Are we at embroidery machine capacity?
You simply love having the ability to take simple threads and weave them into something useful, beautiful, or meaningful. Now, how can you take your passion and skill for embroidery and make money with it? Whether you are just starting an embroidery business or you have a rather successful business in place, increasing your sales needs to be a marked effort, something you put time into achieving.
Thread tension is one of the critical elements of any automated embroidery process. Melco’s Acti-Feed™ system delivers thread from the spool to the garment with precise control, stitch after stitch, even at the highest operating speeds. Thread tension and delivery are calculated for each stitch and set by three individual parameters per needle. This precise control means faster speeds, a softer embroidery, fewer thread breaks, and a more consistent sew quality.
Baseball hat embroidery presents unique challenges to many embroiderers. No two cap brands or styles are the same. The panels are all cut differently and the front panels are backed and constructed differently. This means that it is very difficult to make a cap framing system that fits every possible cap product with exactly the same result. For this challenge, we need to expand two skill sets, a) digitizing and b) machine operation.
Digitizing Tips for Cap Embroidery
I’m sure this question has crossed the minds of every embroiderer - from start-up entrepreneur to seasoned professional. The temptation to save a significant amount of money on what is more than likely your largest expense (equipment) definitely warrants research.