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EMT16 Embroidery Machine

EMT16 Embroidery Machine Overview

Melco EMT16 Embroidery Machine Overview

Melco EMT16 Modular Embroidery Machine
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EMT16 is Reliable
Melco EMT16 is built on the solid foundation of proven Melco technology, with advancements that put performance efficiency at a staggering 99.9415%.

Easy Operation
Melco’s patented Acti-Feed™ system revolutionized the embroidery industry many years ago by making embroidery machines easier to learn and use. Melco EMT16 combines that technology with a simplified user interface, so machine operation and training is easier than ever. New machine operators can be trained in as little as 30 minutes.

Industrial Platform
The machine cart is designed for mobility, strength and functionality. If mobility is part of your business plan, Melco EMT16 will deliver. Sturdy wheels enable you to easily move the machine from one part of your shop to another. The new machine stand was designed with a large open space under the pantograph so that large, bulky items are free to move with the machine. For those that desire a working surface, a removable table top is optional.

Features that Maximize Embroidery Production

Melco EMT16 is a 16 needle embroidery machine. There are many time-saving advantages to having 16 needles (or thread colors) available on a single machine:

  • Set up the machine with many different colors, switch between designs quickly, without re-threading the machine.
  • 16 available colors means you can sew more colorful, complex designs without having to add colors and re-thread the machine, saving time.
  • Multiple cones of the same color can be added. If a cone runs out, simply switch to another cone of the same color and keep sewing.

Melco EMT16 can sew at speeds up to 1500 stitches per minute on most products. Many conventional embroidery machines are limited to a few hundred stitches per minute.

Sew Field
EMT16 is capable of embroidery on everthing from shirt pockets and sleeves to large jacket backs. The pocket clamp attachment enables embroidery at very small sizes on shirt pockets, while the largest hoops enable embroidery up to 15.7" x 16.1" on jacket backs and other large items. For sewing caps, the machine has a 270° sew field, enabling embroidery on the sides and front panel.

A wide selection of accessories are compatible with EMT16 embroidery machines. The popular Mighty Hoops, Slimline Clamping system, table tops, and patch frames expand the machine's ability even further. Our EMT16 startup packages include a standard selecetion of hoops and cap frames to get you started. 

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Single-Head Startup Embroidery Machine

One of the most compelling reasons to choose Melco embroidery systems is the modular capability. Head for head, Melco embroidery machines are engineered to produce. That productivity coefficient increases exponentially as you add more heads, leading to compound increases in profit margin.

Many startups purchase only one head at first. An entrepreneur can learn embroidery for a minimal up-front investment, and add machines as needed. Here are some other great reasons to make Melco your first machine:

  • Melco EMT16 is easy to learn.
  • Multiple training options are available, including on-site training and online webinars.
  • Excellent customer service via phone and email.
  • A two year warranty is standard with each machine. Many individual machine components are covered with a five year warranty. Extended warranty programs are available.
  • Adding machines in the future is easy, as each additional head can be added to your network, and controlled by a single computer system, running Melco OS.
  • Embroidery digitizing software is included with your machine. Choose one of four software options to fit your business. 
  • Embroider on shirts, polos, hats, beanies, accessories, bags, jeans, and more.
  • Pricing for embroidery machine packages is based on the level of software required for your business. Our representatives will work with you to choose the best option. Click here to get in touch with a representative for a price quote.
  • Melco works with several equipment financing companies, making the widest possible range of terms and capital available to our customers. Please contact a representative to start the application process when you're ready.

My first experience with Melco was in 2002, after a long career in another field. It was suggested to me by a close relative that I should attend a seminar on starting your own business.

— Joni Fanselow,

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