How Much Do Industrial Embroidery Machines Cost?

When choosing an industrial embroidery machine, cost is a main factor that businesses consider. However, it shouldn’t be the only consideration. Companies need to bear in mind their output requirements, technical specifications and their premises before investing – to name a few. 

As businesses are always on the lookout to keep costs as low as possible, they naturally put more importance on the price of a machine. Which is all well and good, but sometimes a cheap price point may result in a cheap, low-quality product. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the higher-priced machines are automatically the best – it’s all about finding the right one for your business

In this post, we’re going to outline the typical prices of high-performance industrial embroidery machines. That way, you can be sure that you’re choosing the perfect one to fit within your budgetary requirements. 

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Single-Head Industrial Embroidery Machines

Single-head industrial embroidery machines are very popular with smaller and startup businesses – and it’s easy to see why. Not only are they built for purpose and proven to produce high-quality results but they’re also the cheapest price point of machines on the market. So, they’re a win-win for startup businesses who are finding their business feet. 

After all, businesses are always looking at ways to keep prices as low as possible, especially when starting out, aren’t they? They’re a worthy investment for companies to start producing amazing results while getting their name out there. A larger, more powerful machine would simply be wasted at this level and would drag your cost efficiency levels down. 

Plus, a lot of startup businesses are formed at home or on smaller premises. Single-heads are the smallest machine on the market but don’t let that deceive you from the results that you can achieve with them. They may be small but they’re mighty. All good things come in small packages, right? 

Order volumes will be minimal when starting out, so businesses don’t need to shell out on a machine that’s capable of churning out global demand-level orders. Whilst purchasing a machine with scope for growth in mind is advised, that might take it a stretch too far and cause unnecessary financial strain. 

Single-head industrial machines are usually priced between £4000 – £11000. The higher price point ones include a large level of advanced functionalities, whereas, the lower end is the basic capabilities needed to produce groundbreaking results. For example, HappyJapan HCU Series includes AI (artificial intelligence) technology that can help take your production output to a whole new level.

Multi-Head Industrial Embroidery Machines

As businesses start to grow, they’ll be receiving a higher volume of orders. So, to be able to keep up with increasing demands, they need to equip their business properly to survive. Customers will still want their high-quality embroidery products as quickly as possible and won’t be prepared to wait lengthy periods. 

Multi-head embroidery machines are the perfect addition to any growing business. Think about the power and output capacity generated from just a single-head machine, then multiply it by 2, 3 or even 12 and imagine the results you can achieve. Obviously, the more heads, the more power generated and the higher price point the machine is. 

How many heads you add to your machine is completely up to you! But is there any point in splashing out on more than you need? The flexibility of being able to add extra heads onto your machine is perfect for businesses that are forecasting rapid growth. Plus, adding extra heads guarantees that you’ll produce the same level of quality even when your output is maximised. 

Multi-head embroidery machines allow you to ensure that your team members and equipment aren’t being worked to their absolute maximum. Your equipment is designed to run all day, but not leaving any room for mistakes is a cardinal sin. Plus, working your staff to their maximum can prove to be counterproductive rather than effective. 

As mentioned, the more heads, the more you’ll pay. Multi-head industrial embroidery machine prices usually range from £6000 – £30000. Whilst they may seem like they’re an expensive investment for your business, they can make your life a whole lot easier and a lot more lucrative too. 

Wide-Area Industrial Embroidery Machines

Businesses such as fashion and personalised sportswear embroiderers often work with a variety of different materials and products. Therefore, they need machines that are capable of producing amazing results on a wide range of items. For example, sportswear embroidery can range from large stadium coats to playing kit socks, so you need a machine that can accommodate different products. 

Wide-area industrial embroidery machines allow you to create your whole product range on one machine. That way, you’re not needing to spend a lot of money on having multiple machines and you can streamline your processes. All while keeping the quality of your embroidery consistently high. 

Businesses should take pride in every embroidered item that they create. Period. Whether it’s embroidering a sports team’s playing socks or a high-end clothing line, customers will want consistency throughout all of their products. If you can’t achieve that, they’ll likely look elsewhere and it could well harm your reputation. 

These industrial embroidery machines are proven to get the job done and can help businesses throughout a wide range of industries. They’re a vital asset to any business that’s looking to stock a wide range of products. They usually cost around £10,000 – £15,000 and are a small price to pay for long-continued success and growth.

Used Industrial Embroidery Machines

Like single-heads, used industrial embroidery machines are a perfect entry-level choice for businesses starting out. But why? Well, not only are they cheaper than buying a brand new machine but they’re also tried, tested and proven to deliver impressive results. A lot of people are of the impression that used machines are past their best, however, they’re wrong. 

Providing you buy from the right supplier, a used embroidery machine can be like new when bought. The supplier should regularly service them and ensure that they’re in full working order before making the sale. At Midwest, we ensure that we only stock the highest quality used machines in the best condition. After all, we care about your business and don’t want to see you having to make the purchase twice for the price of a brand new one.

The price of used embroidery machines is completely dependent on the condition and age of the machine. If something seems too good to be true, then the likelihood is that it probably is. As we said, don’t be fooled by the cost of machines. Just because something is cheap, doesn’t mean that it’s a great deal. 

When bought correctly from a good supplier, used machines are an amazing starting point for new businesses or companies who are looking to upgrade their current machine. To see our full range of used Happy Japan embroidery machines, click here.

Used Industrial Embroidery Machines

So often we see businesses getting ripped off with high prices for mediocre industrial embroidery machines. At Midwest, we make sure that our industrial embroidery machine prices are always fair and a true reflection of the product in question. 

We’re the UK’s leading stockist of HappyJapan machines – this is something that we’re immensely proud of. The Japanese machines are the best quality pieces of equipment in the industry and are built to be run all day. 

So, make sure that you pay the right price for your industrial embroidery machine and choose Midwest. Not only are you making a smart equipment investment but you’re also choosing a fantastic support package in our expert team. 

For more information on the machine that’s perfect for your business, check out our free guide on the best machines for startups. It includes everything you need to know about some of our most popular machines and how they can benefit your whole organisation. 

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