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  • Embroidery Machine. To invest or not….

    Posted by Conor Clarke on June 29, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    We would get asked quite a lot for embroidery and I have been thinking of looking into it.
    We have no experience in it and are looking some advice on it.
    Are we wise??

    David Mitchell replied 6 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Chris Wilson Chris Wilson

    June 30, 2017 at 8:21 am

    We don’t have one. But thought has crossed my mind.

    Thing is the machine is very expensive. A single head machine will do 30 garments a day with you standing over it.

    We use our neighbour for the odd bit of EMB and they charge me £3.50 a logo. That’s a lot of £3.50 to pay off the machine and a lot of days at 30 garments a day.

    Am sure there are plenty trade supplier about. Personally think they are only worth it if your doing massive bulk week in week out.

  • Luke Culpin

    June 30, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    We have an embroidery side to the business, certainly needs a dedicated member of staff to run it! If you can pick up some decent volume work then it can be pretty good! It’s getting stuck doing one offs or a couple of items that really can be a pain!

  • David Mitchell

    June 30, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    I just bought a second machine, single head brother pr655 to go with pr600 they barely stop, it’s pretty easy to make £20 an hour from one of these machines with minimal input, not long paying the £180 odd a month for 4year lease, if uve went to the hassle of vectorin a logo for a van, sign flyer etc 2 minutes digitises it for embroidery.

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