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    Newbie embroidery machine

    Hi, any recommendations for a start up embroidery machine on a pretty tight budget. Would be mainly used for work logo on tshirts

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    Hi RichG,
    Embroidery machines are not cheap. Just something to consider, the work logos you are on about how many colours are involved? Last thing you want to do is keep having to change the thread to a different colour for a design that has 4 colours in it. It takes a bit of time and takes you away from other things. (as im typing this out my embroidery machine is doing a logo with 5 colours and takes 37 minutes to complete from start to finish. i dont want to keep changing the colours every 6 or 7 minutes. ) so id consider spending a bit more if you can and get something that can take 4-6 coloured threads.

    Shop around, a company called Bedford Sewing offer finance on new machines and are helpful as thats who i used.
    Who is going to convert your pictures of logos to stitches? (I cant do it) so i use a company called net digitising to do do it for me (£12 for a breast ) tho some embroidery machines come with software to do your own i find it hard and takes to long, when i can be doing other things.

    All depends what you call a tight budget. A brother pr670e with 6 colours is what i have and covers most things. I find most company logos are 2-4 colours.

    i hope this helps.
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    To be honest this is something I would (and do) contract out as and when I need to. For me at least it's just not worth the learning curve or investment.

    Obviously if you have the ongoing workload then yes you can justify it but I find at the prices we pay the profits are still extremely good with none of the hassle,
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    Hi chaps thanks for the advice, obviously a lot to look into. I'm happy using sublimation and htv at the moment but obviously they have their limitations thinking of the longevity of the product too. Cheers

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    as above, dont think you can start embroidery on a low budget.
    steep learning curve.....
    think £10k up - to include learning / training Up & up
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