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Brother Embroidery Machine | Professional Options

A professional embroidery machine is crucial for turning a hobby into a business. That’s because a professional grade machine is going to come with the speed and power that’s needed for efficient production.

Brother is a renowned name in the industry with their single needle sewing machines being most recognizable. But they also carry semi commercial embroidery machine options like the Brother PR1055X.

However, as a professional embroiderer, it’s important to look beyond the “popular” brand name and explore industrial machines that may elevate your business to new heights. In this article, we’re going to dig into a comparison between Brother’s semi-industrial PR1055X, and two formidable contenders in the industrial embroidery market – the SWF “MAS 12” and the Ricoma “RCM 2001TC-8S”.

Brother PR1055X

The Brother PR1055X comes with tons of bells and whistles. Some of the key features on this professional embroidery machine are the lnnovEye Plus Technology, that helps with design placement, and a mobile app for designing.

The Artspira Mobile App is a tool for creating embroidery designs on the go. It even has the ability to turn drawings into sew ready designs.

But do these fun features bring this machine to the level of other professional options?

Let’s look at the details that really matter in high production embroidery:

  • Speed: 1,000 stitches per minute
  • Needles: 10
  • Embroidery Area: 14″ x 8″

These specs are pretty good for a home business machine, but technical and business support is crucial for embroidery machine users that have to get orders out of the door.

Tech and Business Support

When you invest in a professional embroidery machine like the industrial SWF or Ricoma models from the YES Group, you are also getting a team of embroidery experts that can give specialized support that you won’t get with a Brother Embroidery Machine.

There are two crucial parts to running a successful business.

  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Making a Profit

Just like any piece of industrial equipment, embroidery machines can have issues. Needle breaks, bird nesting and design issues are minor issues, but you don’t want your machine to be down for long because it’s going to affect those crucial parts of having success.

Time is money, so running an efficient business is key. Plus, your customers are going to expect orders done in a timely manner. So, making sure your machine is up and running is super important to meeting demand.

The YES Group team are experts in high-level troubleshooting, maintenance, and software.


The industrial SWF MAS 12 is lightweight and portable like the home embroidery machines but it’s a great option for those looking for a bigger bang for their buck.

Check out these machine details:

  • Speed: 1,000 stitches per minute
  • Needles: 12
  • Embroidery Area: 14” x 9”

Despite its compact size, the industrial SWF MAS 12 boasts an impressive 12 needles. Allowing for the use of 12 colours of thread on the machine at once.  This is a huge advantage for small business owners dealing with recurring orders from consistent customers.

The capability to keep frequently used colours on the machine eliminates the need for re-threading with each order. This is a big time-saving feature.

The SWF MAS12 has a 40 million stitch memory. This allows users to store popular designs and logos in the machine without the need for a computer or flash drive.

Ricoma RCM 2001TC-8S

Now if you’re looking to really get down to business with high production, the Ricoma 2001TC-8S is a great option for a professional embroidery machine.

In our comparison, the Ricoma really shines when it comes to machine specs. Check this out:

  • Speed: 1,200 stitches per minute
  • Needles: 20
  • Embroidery Area: 22″ x 14″

With its advanced technology, the Ricoma single-head RCM 2001TC-8s series embroidery machine can help you increase profits and save time. It’s perfect for small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to enhance their embroidery ventures.

The Ricoma RCM 2001TC-8s 20 needle offers a large embroidery area that is basically DOUBLE the size of the Brother embroidery machine. This gives you plenty of space to create big, colourful designs or fit multiple designs in the hoop, boosting your productivity.

Ricoma RCM-2001TC-8s 20 needle embroidery machine for the UK

Get Started Right Away with the Ricoma RCM 2001TC-8s

The Ricoma is like a business in a box. It comes with a welcome kit that includes essential embroidery items like a thread pack, bobbin, needles, backing, and more. But the best part is the hands-on training and access to an Online Pre-Training Portal.

When you invest in this Ricoma embroidery machine from the YES Group you also get a full cap embroidery kit for free. This means you can start your business by offering customers more than just traditional polos and flat items. Hats can be a huge money maker.

Choosing the Right Machine for Your Business

Choosing the right embroidery machine for your business is an important decision that can significantly impact your efficiency and profitability.

While the Brother embroidery machine offers advanced features like the InnovEye Plus Technology and the Artspira Mobile App, you should consider the practical aspects that truly matter in high-production embroidery.

The SWF MAS 12, with its lightweight yet powerful design, stands out with 12 needles and a 40 million stitch memory, catering to small businesses’ specific needs.

On the other hand, the Ricoma RCM 2001TC-8S emerges as a standout choice for high-production endeavors, boasting impressive specs like 20 needles, a large embroidery area, and a remarkable speed of 1,200 stitches per minute.

With the SWF and Ricoma embroidery machines from the YES Group, not only do you get a powerhouse machine, but you also gain the expertise of a dedicated team. Invest wisely and watch your business flourish with the right machine by your side!