Which Embroidery Machine is Best for Start-Up Businesses?You need either the Brother PR670e or the Brother PR1050x. We will explain why these are the best machines for a start-up business in this blog, and tips to help you afford one when you’re just starting out.
What Do You Use an Embroidery Machine For?If you’re using an embroidery machine for business, then you should recognise that your time is money. If your time is money, then you don’t have the time to be changing colours and needles because you bought an embroidery machine with too few needles. You don’t want to be having to put your designs through twice, or three times, for multicoloured operations, and you also don’t want to have to limit your creativity and services to too few colours per design. In this case, it is important that you invest in a multi-needle machine with an embroidery area large enough for your focus garment.
When purchasing a machine, you need to think about how productive that machine will be; how much will you be able to make from that machine per hour? These are the questions that you should be asking your stockist, as the answer will inform you on how long it will take for you to break even on the cost of the machine and start making a profit on your investment.
Think about the processes that slow down a machine’s embroidery process – changing colours, re-hooping – and look for machines that will enable you to cut down on that time. The Brother PR670e and PR1050x already come with automatic needle threaders and trimmers because Brother understand that automation is profit.
If you’re embroidering pieces such as pockets or babygrows with a machine, then you will also be looking for a commercial machine as they accommodate more accessories to help you succeed in your endeavours. For example, if you ever want to consider embroidering hats, or other curved wearables and textiles, then you will have to consider the shape of your needle plate too. Embroidering against a flat plate with a curved textile will put pressure on the machine’s needles, which will lead to broken needles, which will lead to hold-ups in your process as you change your needles. When you buy the PR670e Brother machine, you could choose a free cap frame set worth £859 to go with it, for example.
Having the right equipment (and the knowledge to accompany your machine) will give you the freedom to pursue a wider variety of projects in the future of your company. If you want to experiment with your machine to grow your business, then you need to source a commercial machine, such as the Brother PR670e or the Brother PR1050x. In the next section, we will briefly discuss the differences between these machines and why they are so suitable for start-ups.
The Brother PR670e for Start-UpsThe PR670e is suitable for caps, jackets, jeans, hats, towels and so much more. You will have a lot of creative freedom with the PR670e and the six needle set-up should be enough to keep you going through the start-up phase of your business, and if you find that you need to upgrade quickly to a larger model then you can speak to us about part-exchanging your model.
The PR670e focuses on freedom, and its frame sensor offers just that; you could be embroidering anything from shoes to gloves with this handy machine – it’s perfect for helping you to understand where your business’ strengths truly lie.
You should consider investing in the Brother PR670e or the Brother PR1050x as they are commercial embroidery machines, user-friendly, and built with the first-time embroiderer in mind, yet still capable of completing a typical working week; 8 hours a day 5 days a week.
The Brother PR1050x for Start-UpsThe Brother PR1050x shares a lot of similarities with the PR670e, but as you might be able to tell from the name code, where the PR670e supports 6 colours, the PR1050x supports 10. Other main differences between the PR1050x and the PR670e are the camera function, which allows the user to view the design on the garment before embroidering, a slightly larger embroidery area of 360mm x 200mm for larger projects, and a larger embroidery area on caps, including the front and sides of baseball caps (the PR670e can only embroider the front of baseball caps). The ability to support ten colours is well worth the higher price, as it will save you time and as we discussed earlier; your time is your profit.
Affording machinery such as this can seem daunting as a start-up, but we can help you achieve your business by discussing 0% interest plans and monthly payments. Speak to us about how we can help you and your start-up business.