Brother Entrepreneur® Pro PR-1000
A Perfect 10 in Nashville the introduction of Brother's new PR1000 embroidery machine.
I attended this morning's unveiling of Brother's new embroidery machine and had a chance to sew on it as well. Being spoiled by state of the art embroidery machines from Brother like the Quattro 6000 and PR650, I naturally had high expectations but I was surprised and impressed by how far this machine exceeded those expectations.
This amazing new machine really takes embroidery to the next dimension. Even if you already own a 6 needle machine, haven't you wished for a couple more colors? With 10 needles you can spend more time embroidering and less time changing threads. A 50,000 stitch 10 color design embroiders 30% faster than a single needle machine and 12% faster than a 6 needle machine! The PR1000 Entrepreneur features a first ever 10 thread eyelet threading system that eliminates tangles and and maintains perfect tension on all 10 needles, even as the needle bar moves. The lighting system is brilliant: 7 Full Spectrum LED's give you the brightness of 35 light bulbs and eliminate shadows on the huge embroidery field.
Another embroidery first: InnovaChrome LED thread color system. Underneath each of the 10 thread spools is full color LED light which mimics the color of the thread that belongs on the spool for each design. Don' t have the right thread color for your design? No problem. Use the InnovaChrome system to visually match the recommended color to the the threads you do have. In addition, these InnovaChrome lights flash to advise of thread color change, thread breakage and design completion status.
InnovEye Technology. Just like the Quattro 6000D the PR1000 features InnovEye technology with a built-in camera above the needle. Now you can use the snowman sticker to perfectly match the angle of your embroidery to the angle of your hooped fabric. Precise positioning of your center and starting point is easy with the new 200% actual size zoom and visual grid function. Broken thread? Use the InnovEye to view the breakage point, then select the grid function to determine the spot to restart your embroidery.
Did I mention size? With the optional 14" x 14" jumbo frame, the PR1000 can stitch huge jacket back embroidery designs without re-hooping. There's also an 8" x 8" quilting frame and a 4" x 12" border frame for continuous borders. The cap frame allows you to embroider 14" x 2.5", literally ear to ear across the cap. It also has a cool rotating attachment jig that makes hooping your caps easier than ever.
With large designs like this, the PR1000 includes a very cool large worktable that folds away. You don't have to remove it when you want it out of the way, you simple flip it out and down. This table will also be available all current 6 needle machines. PENext, Brother's new software designed for the PR1000 offers 200 name drop templates, ideal for embroidery team jackets, hats or shirts Simply drop in the new name at the beginning of each embroidery!
I could go on and on, but it might be more fun to visit Brother's website to see videos of this new machine in action. We hope to have floor samples in each store in about 10 days.
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