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Offline Atownsend

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New Tajima incoming!
« on: September 19, 2023, 07:21:37 PM »
We have a brand new Tajima TMEZ incoming. 6 Head version with ITM, and automatic thread tension adjustment. A slick freaking machine for us embroidery noobs. I'm freaking pumped, but also a little freaked out since it's the largest dollar value equipment purchase I've ever made. Literally the only piece of equipment I've bought new. Holy smokes.

We haven't done much embroidery before, but I really wanted a production machine. So.....i'm trying to hit the ground running after my early 90's era single head SWF debacle which has been sitting in a corner since 2019.

Looking at getting a hoop master. I can't imagine running a press without tri loc, and this look like the equivalent. Will the hoops that come with our machine work with it, or should I just bite the bullet and buy the magnetic hoops as well? If so, what size(s)? Starting off, we're mostly going to be doing L chests on polos and hats.

Next up, threads. I have a madeira account. Never really understood the difference between thread types. Poly neon / rayon etc. Is one better than the other? Does it vary by substrate, or is it a wash thing?

Anything else to know out of the gate? Hirsch has some training for us, but any expert advice will be helpful. Thanks yall!

Offline whitewater

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Re: New Tajima incoming!
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2023, 08:39:17 AM »

Def magnetic... world of difference. And get the hoop master for the magnetic hoops. Ive got 2 per head.

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Re: New Tajima incoming!
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2023, 09:15:15 AM »
When you order a hoop master you specify which type of hoops you have and they provide the correct templates. I would never say no to magnetics if you can afford them.
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Re: New Tajima incoming!
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2023, 11:37:19 AM »
TMEZ is the way to go.  I wish all of our machines didn't have the pickers - we have a couple multihead TMAR-KC Type IIs.

Magnetic for sure.  We have single heads for unique loads / bags but you may want to look into Hooptech ICTCS clamp hoops if you will do bags / pockets.  We just about never touch the stock green hoops of any size.

Offline blue moon

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Re: New Tajima incoming!
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2023, 01:25:59 PM »
TMEZ all the way!!! Our operator says it probably produces 10% more than non AI machines and the embroidery looks better than anything he's seen before. Easier, faster, better... what's not to like.

Yes, we've won our share of awards, and yes, I've tested stuff and read the scientific papers, but ultimately take everything I say with more than just a grain of salt! So if you are looking for trouble, just do as I say or even better, do something I said years ago!