Multi-needle machine embroidery is a type of machine embroidery that uses multiple needles to create designs simultaneously. This machine is designed for high-volume production and is often used by commercial embroidery businesses. Here are some basics of multi-needle machine embroidery:
- Design software: Multi-needle machines typically use specialized design software that allows you to create and edit designs. The software may also be used to color sort designs and split them into sections for each needle.
- Hooping: In multi-needle embroidery, you’ll typically use larger hoops than you would for single-needle machines. This allows you to embroider larger designs with multiple needles.
- Thread: Multi-needle machines typically use high-quality, commercial-grade thread designed to run smoothly and consistently through multiple needles.
- Maintenance: Multi-needle machines are designed for high-volume production and require regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly. This may include cleaning and oiling the machine and changing needles and thread.
- Training: Learning to use a multi-needle machine takes time and training. Many machine manufacturers offer training programs and support to help you get started.