How to buy an embroidery machine
Are you in the market to buy an embroidery machine?
There are a few things to consider if you are looking to buy an embroidery machine. First off, what are you looking for? Are you looking to buy a new embroidery machine or a used embroidery machine? There are a lot of advantages of buying both used and new.
Are you looking for a home machine or an industrial embroidery machine? What is the difference between a home and commercial embroidery machine?
Are you looking for a multi head embroidery machine or are you looking to buy a single head embroidery machine?
Will the embroidery machine be used for profit, for pleasure or as a tool used occasionally?
New Versus Used
Purchasing a new machine is nice. New machines come with extended warranties, training, installation, and lots of little extras. Used machines usually have shorter warranties and training might come at an extra costs. If you are looking to buy an embroidery machine, do you need new or used?
Commercial, Industrial, Home, Family
What is the difference between Family, Home, Commercial and Industrial embroidery machine.
Commercial and Industrial embroidery machines are basically the same thing. They are higher end multi needle embroidery machines that do production embroidery work. You would buy one of these if you are looking for an embroidery machine for profit. These embroidery machines are generally made of metals. Examples of these machines are the Butterfly, Tajima, Barudan, SWF, Toyota, etc.
Home or Family machines are the smaller embroidery machines that are made of a lot of plastics. These machines are not designed to run for a lot of hours during the day. If you are looking to get a lot of use out of a machine or looking for doing embroidery for profit then these machines are not recommeneded.
Multi head Versus Single Head
Multihead commercial / industrial embroidery machines do not always outproduce single heads. Multihead embroidery machines will not always out produce several single heads but, they are less expensive per head.