Best Embroidery Machine for Small Business

The Best Embroidery Machine for Small Business

Whether you're starting a brand new embroidery business, or expanding an existing business, there's a lot more to consider than just the price of the embroidery machine.

Do you need a single head embroidery machine? Many small businesses start off with just one single head, but even larger high-volume shops can use another single head to run small or one-off jobs while their multi-heads are running bigger jobs. Even if you've decided on getting a single head, there are more considerations: will a less expensive model with a smaller sewing field suffice? Would your business benefit from the added versatility of a larger single head with a bigger sewing field and the ability to handle heavier materials with ease?

Is your business ready for a multi-head embroidery machine? If you're taking on more large jobs, such as embroidering the same design on 50 or more garments or caps, it's time for a multi-head. MESA offers a compact 2 head that will cut your production time nearly in half on these jobs. If you're running 100 or more garments or caps with the same design, a 4-head or larger would help you tremendously.


"Everything is going great! I actually just embroidered some golf towels with our website and tournament on them to give away at this tournament. It was so nice being able to run them without any problems - now that I know all the proper settings. Thank you so much for your help. I would love to tell others how great things are with your company."

World Class Karate
Jesup, GA

Single-Head Embroidery Machines

MESA has four single-head multi-needle embroidery machines for your small business. They are:

The Best Embroidery Machine for Small Business

Each of our machines include:


"I can't say enough nice things about the way my wife and I have been taken care of by MESA. Service always calls me back promptly, and we have received great support for our HM-1501C."

Tom McDonald
Oklahoma City, OK

Multi-Head Embroidery Machines

Keep in mind that multi-head machines will sew the same design on every head simultaneously. For example, an order for the same design on 100 caps would mean running the job 100 times on a single head machine, but a four head machine would embroider four caps simultaneously so you’d only need to run the job 25 times - cutting production time by nearly 75 percent!

Best Embroidery Machine for Small Business - multihead

With five different Highland multi-head models to choose from, MESA provides the best value for price:

Like the single-head models, all Highland multi-head embroidery machines include:


"Big shout out to the Highlands tech team on the delivery and on-site training of my HM/E-1501C. He went through all the ins and outs on my machine, did a tension stitch out test, and even helped me stitch out a hat. This is an upgrade in service from what is encountered with a competitor. Great job!"

Chris Jordan
Threads 2 Stitches DFW
Mesquite, TX

MESA provides a few optional extras with all Highland embroidery machines. We've also assembled the most commonly needed items into money-saving optional packages to help you get started. Business Start-Up Packages include Wings XP Embroidery Software, backing, needles, thread, bobbins, stock designs, and more.

Other Embroidery Machine Considerations

There are a few other important things to consider when researching the best embroidery machine for a small business:

Financing: Is financing available? Do they offer 0% financing so you can get started with an immediate ROI? Most companies offer financing but few provide 0% financing, which can make a huge difference in the monthly payment amount.

Support: Does the company that sells the embroidery machine offer support? How many ways are there for you to contact them? Is there a fee? Make sure you purchase from a company that offers support for the machine you buy. Better yet, make sure it is support for the life of the embroidery machine.

Training: Does the company that sells the embroidery machine offer training? What type of training? Online, in-office, onsite, other? Is there a fee for embroidery machine training? Getting training on your new embroidery machine is priceless.

Add-ons: Do you only get the embroidery machine, or are there other optional items you can get from the dealer to have everything you need to increase revenue for your small business? MESA has options like cap systems and Business Start-Up Packages that include stock designs, software, and more.

Now that you have a good idea of what the best embroidery machine for a small business is for you, it’s time to talk to a salesperson. MESA has all of the above; MESA provides a warranty, support, training, and 0% financing. We’ve got add-ons to help you get started right away with your embroidery machine, when it arrives in your shop.

MESA has been in the apparel decorating industry for over 25 years. This experience is invaluable when redesigning a system or selecting a manufacturer to make products for us. It also means MESA has the experience and expertise to guide you toward the right equipment for your business.


"I just want to send my thanks to MESA for having such a great machine and impeccable customer service. In the past we have always used Brother machines, but when my company was expanding into larger sewing surfaces and I needed a new machine, I did months of research to find the best bang for my buck and I found it here with Highland. After a few minor adjustments my 15 needle machine is the most quiet workhorse I have ever used. My embroidery files range from 20,000 stitches to over 700,000 stitches, and at 1200 spm on flats it doesn't take long to sew them out. I highly recommend Highland to anyone and can't wait to look at buying a multihead."

Thanks again,
Robert Myers
BURNOUT Graphics
Crooks, SD

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