I am sure you are stuck in selecting a good embroidery machine for commercial purposes. It is very common as we don’t know about each and every machine introduced nowadays as there are plenty. No worries, research would help you out in choosing a great embroidery machine. 

We have spent a good amount of time researching features that are considered significant in a commercial embroidery machine. This 3-minute read can guide you on exactly what you need to check out while purchasing a machine for commercial-level embroidery. 

Key Features of a Commerical Embroidery Machine

There are dozens of things to consider but we have listed the most important ones to guide you to get the best embroidery machine for commercial use. Let’s go through them one by one.

what to look for in a commercial embroidery machine

Presets Variety

This is something that even novice embroiderers know. The wider the design variety the better the machine is. Your creativity would also be improved.

Easy to use

If you are a noob you would face a tough time understanding a complex machine. Be sure to check if the machine you are buying is easy to use or is made for advanced embroiderers.

Hoop Area

One of the most important factors is to look for the working field(hoop) you would be embroidered in. The larger it is, the larger designs you can tackle.

Note: It’s better to know your requirements before selecting a suitable hoop area. For beginners, I recommend a 4” x 4” or a 5” x 7” hoop area. Once you become an expert, you can always switch to larger hoops of 8” x 8”.

USB port

Importing your favorite designs would ultimately need a USB port. Make sure to go for an embroidery machine that has a built-in USB port.


A high-speed machine is something you should look for. The higher the speed the more productive your entire machine is. Moreover, it would be a plus if the speed can be controlled via a dial or screen.

Large Colored LCD

In order to have a pre-stitch experience, you may need a colored LCD that displays the presets in full color. Make sure the LCD is large enough to be visible and select options easily.


Sometimes there may be unwanted wear and tear in the machine so it’s wise to buy an embroidery machine with a warranty. Most Brother and Singer machines provide a 25-year warranty.

Durability and Sturdiness

A good machine might be heavy in most cases. Look for the one with a metallic frame which means more sturdy as well as more durable. Singer Machines mostly have a metallic frame so they are a good choice.

Cost of a commercial embroidery machine

A commercial embroidery machine costs something around 1000$ to 10,000$. Home embroidery machines cost from 500$ to 1000$ mostly. 

However, an industrial embroidery machine is way much more expensive than both of these. The cost of an industrial embroidery machine varies from type to type as it has 3 types.

  1. Single-Head Industrial Embroidery Machine
  2. Multi-Head Industrial Embroidery Machine
  3. Wide-Area Industrial Embroidery Machine


Having all the confusing factors listed above, I am certain it would be easy for you to differentiate between a winner and a loser embroidery machine. If you still have any queries or confusion, you can comment below and we would be happy to guide you.