2 More things to Compare – Brother Persona PRS100 vs Commercial Embroidery Machine
#1: What do the machines come with?
That commercial fishing boat comes with a lot more stuff than the weekender. Because you NEED more things and better-quality things to get the job done.
When you’re doing a 24-piece embroidery job order, you will need 2 of every hoop size because you make money when the machine is running, not when you’re hooping!
Any commercial shop will have the next blank garment hooped and waiting while the first one sews.
Commercial embroidery machines come with 6, 8, or even a dozen hoops – 2 in each size.
The Brother Persona PRS100 normally comes with 4 – but according to Brother’s website the only officially included accessories are a USB cable and a 1-year warranty. So technically it can come with none.
Speaking of warranty, the Avance line of commercial embroidery machines comes with a 5 year warranty.
#2: What is the training and support like?
The good people in your local sewing center are not in the embroidery business. Not the way you are!
You can get training, frequently, from your local sewing center where you bought your PRS100.
But 95% of their customers are doing craft projects. So they have never had to train people to do the basics that you’ll do every day when dealing with customers.
You may learn how to monogram a small pillow or plush toy, but no one at the sew and vac is training you on digitizing designs or managing a 36 piece order.
And the same goes for technical support. It sounds like a great comfort to know that you have local support, but in reality that support just can’t support what YOU need. Which includes fast response time, video support and technicians that understand your machine and business completely.
Conversely, a machine like the Avancé 1201C comes with online training classes and real PROFESSIONAL technical support. By people that have been in or supported businesses for decades.