DP needs some logo's embroidering onto some shirts.
It is going to cost him in the region of £75-100 to get done in the short term - probably more in the longer term.
I could buy an embroidery machine for around £300-£350 on ebay (I am a crafty bod so this isn't a total whim). But I don't know what I am looking for (in terms of spec). If I did this I would look for other work in teh future. I have virtually been given a school jumper contract by just musing the idea of buying the machine - so I think I could make my money back - but TBH I don't know whether the cheapest machines are capable of that sort of work.
Does anyone have any pointers in what to look for? Does anyone do this. How long would it take to embroider a school jumber (monochrome) logo?
It isn't just the machine you need, it is the design logo software which is not included in the machines, very expensive and damn hard to learn how to do. I just sold both of my domestic embroidery machines in the last few weeks, and my industrial one a couple of years ago.
No.. They all also only take their own kind of software, eg the PES ones are for Brother machines, the HUS are for Husquevana etc...they don't interchange. You can get what is called an "Ultimate Box" and download the designs you have done onto a card on there, change the format using yet another piece of software, and then use in other machines but it really is a long, drawn-out learning curve.