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Old April 4th, 2007, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am considereing purchaisng either a 1, 2, or 6 head Tajima M Series machine. I am just struggling with the decision on how much to invest. I am just worried about how much business will I get to help make the huge difference in price in the begining.

Has anyone else out there pretty much starting out at zero out of their home and made it with the bigger machine? How did you build our customer base.

Thanks for any help!!!!
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Old April 5th, 2007, 03:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Start off small(single head) and then upgrade to a multi head if needed. SWF offers a 90% trade up for the 1st year and offers a Dual Function 2 head & 6 head.
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Start off small(single head) and then upgrade to a multi head if needed. SWF offers a 90% trade up for the 1st year and offers a Dual Function 2 head & 6 head.
Seems like you are a SWF dealer .. by your nick of course.
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I am considereing purchaisng either a 1, 2, or 6 head Tajima M Series machine. I am just struggling with the decision on how much to invest. I am just worried about how much business will I get to help make the huge difference in price in the begining.

Has anyone else out there pretty much starting out at zero out of their home and made it with the bigger machine? How did you build our customer base.

Thanks for any help!!!!

Like always, i would suggest you to invest into something with more heads. Keep your budget in mind and go for a 2 or 4 head machine. If you see lots of work comming in, you would be in peace of mind that your machine will be capable to sew out large quantities in much less time than a single head machine. Single heads are honestly very time consuming.

Infact we currently have a 4 head Tajima H series machine for samples, as we usually make 4 samples together. It only takes one run to get 4 samples out. And if we use a single head machine for samples, we would have to run the machine 4 times. thats 2 hours work instead of 30 minutes !!

Good luck on your first machine and wish you good business.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 09:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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We started out of our home with a 2 head machine. In hind sight, I would have started with a single head and a 4 head machine. Since we started, we have moved into a commercial location. We have a lot of walk in traffic that is 1 or 2 pieces. (monogram bags, shirts, etc...) This is perfect for a single head. However, we do get larger orders that a 4-6 head would be great! I have added a single head and I am looking to sell my 2 head in favor of a 4 or 6.

If you provide a quality product and provide excellent service, your business will grow. Think and plan for 2 and 5 years down the road. Imagine where you will be and make decisions on that. I thought a 2 head would have perfect for my business plan but we grew faster than I forcast. Not a bad problem....

My single head is a Melco Amaya XT and I love it! It runs circles around my other machine. Plus, I like the fact I can network more XT's together to create a multihead config. It should provide me flexibility if this one machine continues to prove itself. From what I've read, I know some people had problems with the original Amaya but the XT is rockin!

Good luck and welcome to the thread head community! :-)

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