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Why You Should Upgrade Your Embroidery Machines: Insights from Netdigitizing

The Upsides of Modernising Your Embroidery Equipment

Upgrading embroidery machines indeed incurs a substantial cost, but with a forward-thinking strategy, the benefits in terms of increased productivity and depreciation recovery can make it a shrewd investment. Here at Netdigitizing, we highlight the top five reasons why this transition could be a game-changer for your business.

Precision and Quality Enhancement

Investing in a superior brand, as opposed to inexpensive alternatives, ensures an impressive improvement in your embroidery finish. Modern embroidery machines featuring servo motors provide quicker rotation and superior stitching, perfectly handling even the most intricate text, thus offering professional digitising services.

Superior Speed and Productivity

Modern machines with accelerated motors can perform between 1000 to 1800 stitches per minute, depending on the brand and model. Plus, quicker needle changes and trims boost your production rate, ensuring quality embroidery work at a faster pace.

Manpower Efficiency

Thread breaks and colour threading during job changes often consume a considerable portion of an embroidery operator’s time. Efficient, top-tier machines minimize this, even allowing a single operator to manage two machines (depending on your jobs’ stitch count), enhancing overall efficiency.

Space Optimisation

An example from our customer base: Replacing three old machines with one new eight-head model led to significant space savings. The freed-up space accommodated a new printing unit within the same premises, showcasing the value of intelligent design services outsourcing.


Older machines are prone to frequent malfunctions, and their parts can be hard to source. In contrast, newer models often include warranty packages, ensuring minimal work interruptions and enhancing the reliability of your operation.

Netdigitizing’s Advice for Investing in New Embroidery Machines

Comprehensive Market Research

Before committing to a new machine, thorough market research is vital. While it might be tempting to opt for a cheaper model, consider the potential for quality depreciation, increased breakdowns, and inferior support that might prove costlier over time.

Support and Training Availability

Take into account the level of service and training available in your area. Speak with local customers and ask about their experiences with service and support.

Making the Right Machine Choice

Whether you choose a 12-head, two separate 6-heads, or a 1-head machine, depends largely on your business’s needs and your target market. For smaller orders and one-offs, single-head machines might be the best fit. For larger operations with substantial repeat orders, an 8 to 12 head machine could be the better choice.

Maximizing Space and Production Efficiency

Here at Netdigitizing, we’ve experienced the transformative impact of upgrading to newer, more efficient machinery for our badge production. When we replaced an aged 15-head machine with two 4-head models, our production increased by a notable 1.5 times. The old machine, with just 7 needles and a speed of 700 stitches per minute (spm), often suffered from missed trims and thread breaks. The new machines, however, operate at 1000 spm with virtually no thread breaks, enhancing the efficiency of our embroidery digitising services. Moreover, the new machines deliver trimming and colour changes up to 6-10 times faster. With
15 needles compared to the old machine’s 7, we significantly reduced the time spent on reloading threads into the machine. These changes led to a drastic improvement in our production rate while optimizing our workspace.

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