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Old December 14th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

Please forgive my lack of knowledge. I recently bought my wife a brother 4500d and she loves it. However, she is now getting alot of calls from her family, friends, ect about doing work for them. I am thinking of getting her a more professional machine and some software (the dance studio that we take are kids too also has work for her now). Anyway, I dont have a large budget and would like recommendations.

We are in the Southern Indiana area.

Thanks in advance.

ps. yes I am trying to read the older post that are similar.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you could check ebay there is good deals on machines . just make sure the seller is for real and have someone see the machine run . tijmia not cheap/swf prices very/ricomia you can find lots of diff prices on these . these are just the ones iam fimiliar with . other people may recomed ones they use . emb trader has good deals i bought my swf 4 head off there and ricomia.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 08:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Getting into the Embroidery Business is not something that would be considered a small budget item. Embroidery machines are complex and quality editable software is not on the inexpensive side either. If you have no prior machine experience I do not recommend a used machine. Check out the brands on the computer, research what brands are serviced in your geographical area as well as available training.

If you are new remember to BUY NEW! I say this because if you have no knowledge of the machine you get tech assistance and machine repair could very easily bust your bubble! A new machine from a major manufacturer will come with a warranty, training, support, service and most everything you will need for start up. Software will also be a major purchase and time expenditure. You should learn to digitize yourself, this way you will know what is happening with designs. There is a lot to learn, it is not the turn key business that some expound.

If your intent is to really make a go at it, then by all means go for the gusto! Just do yourself a favor and research what you will need to learn before you start spending your money. Be sure to research your intended machine and buy the best that you can afford. Get reliable and reputable software, be very aware of any Auto Digitizing Software. Many of the more inexpensive offers have extremely limited editing ability over the auto digitizing they provide and the results are very poor. It is very true that YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. If it appears to good to be true well you know how that goes.

Go with Quality and you will get Quality, and that is the bottom line! The CUSTOMER Deserves QUALITY!
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 09:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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just be cautious. i sent sewnprintar a $350.00 deposit for a machine he advertised on this site. He took the money and ran. Never saw the machine nor a return of the money.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 09:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with Flint 54, if you are new , buy new. I am in the same boat, I have a 4500D also, and I am looking to upgrade to a 1 head commercial machine. I live near Tajima/Hirsh, so that is the way I am leaning, but if anyone else knows of a better machine, please let me know. A far as software, you can't go wrong with Embird for price and capability. The Editing is amazing, and it is so easy to use. There are lots of really good lessons available, and quite a few Yahoo groups for support. Check out some of the Embird Yahoo groups, and see what they say. You won't be disappointed. Good luck to you in your new venture!
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Old December 27th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you can attend a trade show shuch as ISS http://www.issshows.com/atlantic_city/ or Printwear http://www.nbmshows.com/ that's a great way to check out different machines. Getting training and support (machine and software) is really important when you start so pick a vendor who supplies training in your area. Most embroiderers will suggest the machine they have so you really have to decide what will work best for your location, needs and budget. I went with Tajima when I started seven years ago and that manufacturer hasn't let me down (dependability and quality wise) although Tajima machines aren't cheap.
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