1201 Echo Embroidery Machine

Please note: MESA has discontinued the Highland Echo. This page has been left in place for those who may be looking at purchasing a used machine. MESA's pre-owned stock rotates quickly - please contact us to learn more. You may also like the new 15 Needle Highland Breeze 1501 Embroidery Machine - loaded with features, but with a small footprint and affordable price.


  • Unbreakable reciprocators with patent-pending RPS Reciprocator Protection System
  • Quick Change Cap System
  • Largest cap sewing area - sews closer to the brim than any other machine in its class
  • Sewing field size 360x210mm (14.2 x 8.3 inches)
  • Touch-screen Control Panel 8" Color LCD
  • 16 Million Stitch Memory capacity
  • 400 Design Memory
  • Networkable
  • Automatic Thread Trimmer
  • Automatic Color Change
  • Automatic Thread Break Detection
  • Design/data ports: USB
  • Laser Light for Design Tracing
  • Built In Energy Saving Workspace Lights
  • One-touch Design Trace
  • Stitch Filtering
  • 110v single phase power (standard wall plug)
  • Built In Noise Reduction Technology
  • Memory Retention After Shut Down
  • Included hoops: (2) 5x4", (2) 9x5.5", (2) 12x8", (2) 14x8"

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Control Panel with LCD Screen

With the high definition touch-screen LCD control panel editing & design previewing is easy. Features such as satin width adjustment & the Sixteen Million Stitch Memory give you the ability to create flawless embroidery at any size!

  • Control Panel features a 8" Touch-Screen Color LCD Display
  • User-friendly menu makes it easy to read and quickly identify production information
  • On-screen prompts guide you through every step of the process
  • 1 USB Port for loading designs from USB flash drives
  • One-Touch Design Tracing - easily trace the design to ensure accurate placement before ever sewing a stitch by simply pressing a button
  • Scale size of designs up or down
  • Manual/automatic offset - frame can easily be returned to the previous position by selecting the option, or set to automatically return to the previous offset position when a job is completed
  • Rotate or Mirror Image
  • Origin Return - easily return to the starting point of the design
  • Floating - Moves frame forward or backward through design without stitching
USB Flash Drive

USB Drive Design Transfer

USB flash drives are inexpensive, portable and convenient. The USB flash drive allows the operator to transfer one design or hundreds to the machine quickly and easily.

Machine Specifications

Number of Needles
Working Area
310 x 210 mm (12.2 x 8.3 inches)
Internal Design Memory
Sixteen million (16,000,000) stitches/400 designs
Data Interface
USB Port
Control Panel
8" Touch-Screen Color LCD
Power Source
Dimensions(W x H x D)
33 x 40 x 24 inches
Weight (uncrated - not shipping weight)
Approx. 160 lbs

RPS Reciprocator Protection System

Reciprocator Protection System

With the new patent-pending RPS Reciprocator Protection System you never have to worry about your business being down because you struck a hoop. With other embroidery machines, striking a hoop can easily break the plastic reciprocator, making your machine unusable until repaired, possibly for days if you cannot do the repair yourself.

This revolutionary unbreakable reciprocator is metal, not plastic, and therefore cannot be broken by simply striking a hoop with the needle. Instead of breaking an expensive part of your machine, a small plastic post will break off, which can easily and inexpensively be replaced. When this post is broken, it puts that one needle out of order, instead of the entire sewing head. By reprogramming the color to another needle (and re-hooping the garment so you don't strike the hoop again) you are back in business! You can then repair the RPS system at your convenience.

Watch this video to see how fast and easy it is to get back up and running after a hard hoop strike that would put other embroidery machines down for repairs.

Highland Embroidery Machine Warranty

Embroidery Machine Warranty

Five year limited warranty coverage for your Highland embroidery machine.

Read the entire warranty here.

Service and Support

Expert 800 Phone Support is included with every purchase of new equipment or software. The mission of our friendly and patient support staff is to get you back up and running as quickly as possible, saving you time and money, and most support calls are actually resolved over the phone. If your issue cannot be resolved by phone, factory trained technicians are available for on-site service. Visit our website for answers to frequently asked questions, or step-by-step instructions for many tasks.

Machine Training

Training is included with each machine and software purchase from MESA. Single-head embroidery machine prices include training at a MESA training center or one-on-one online video conference training. Full-size multi-head embroidery machine prices include onsite training at customer's location. Onsite training may also be purchased with single head machines. Visit our training page or ask your sales representative for more details.

What Our Customers Say

Since we were coming to Ft. Worth for the ISS, I called about a month ago to see if we could get the machine in first thing Friday morning and hopefully get it repaired while we were at the show. They scheduled us for that day, we dropped off the machine, went to the show, were notified mid-day the machine was repaired and stitching fine. Went back that afternoon and picked her up.

Our technician was Duane and he did an awesome job. He was courteous, knowledgeable, listened to all my comments and descriptions and very easy to work with.

Thanks MESA for working us in so we could make 1 - 12 hour round trip from NW OK to Ft. Worth combined with the ISS instead of 2. We have had our machine for 9 years, purchased from MESA and every experience with them has been a good one. We appreciate you and just wanted you and others to know. Great Job!

Ken & Barb Reich

MESA has thousands of satisfied customers ranging from part-time embroiderers who work from home to large companies with many machines. Read more testimonials about MESA's products and services.

Looking for a little more?

Business Start-Up Packages (Optional)

We've assembled the most commonly needed items into money-saving Business Startup Packages to help you get started. Packages include Wings XP Embroidery Software, backing, water-soluble topping, needles, thread, bobbins, stock designs, and more. Click here to learn more.

Dakota Collectibles Stock Designs (Optional)

Dakota Collectibles Embroidery Design Collection

MESA offers fantastic savings on select Dakota Collectibles Design Libraries when purchased with a Highland embroidery machine. Each collection includes the ready-to-use stock designs on cd, plus a beautiful design catalog to easily allow your customers to browse designs. Choose from four different design libraries. Click here to learn more.