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This week we added the All American Hotfix Sequin/Spangle 4 head setting machine to our shop

We've a lot of experience with All American having owned the NeoFlex for about 3 years. It was for that reason, and the amazing support we've received from AA, that last September Angie & I travelled to Philadelphia for training.

I'd previously seen the sequin machine in action at several European FESPA exhibitions and it attracted a lot of interest.

We spent a week at All American in Philly most of it training on the machine the rest of it drinking with Peter & Sue and one evening out with Justin. I also learned a lot more about the NeoFlex and how it's built. There was plenty to do as AA were in the middle of producing a very large order for a well known hobby store.



Our machine was packed/crated for the long journey to the UK while we were in Philly



We also added quite a lot of reels of sequins!

As usual, I take masses of pictures and several hours of video (all uploaded to Youtube) throughout the training and, I'm sure it'll prove invaluable now the machine is here.

The software that accompanied the machine is All American's Embellishment Studio 2014 - I think it's Flexi by SAInt with the added feature set for Sequins. Anyone who knows FLEXI will be aware, it's a very capable piece of sign software.

That's enough for now, but I'll keep you informed of our progress. I expect a long learning curve ahead.

Would love to hear from any other AA Sequin Machine owners - please get in touch.

Here's a short video of the very first switching on ceremony :)

Stitch-Up's AA Sequin Machine 1st Switch On - YouTube

and the second switch on :)

2nd Switch On - YouTube

John
 

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John are squin desings popular in Europe? I am thinking for some time now for adding sequin and rhistones machines to my departament for aiming to the fashion designers market but I'm not sure If I would find a lot of of work for it.

I have some inquires for this but I'm afraid it could end on only on small retail order and I'm not looking for this kind of jobs, only wholesale would interest me for cost effiiciensy.
 

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It's very difficult to accurately define the demand, we're just taking a punt that hopefully will work out.

I don't think there are many producers in the UK in particular and we have had encouraging response from many people.

I've attended four FESPA shows in Europe with All American and the interest in the sequin machine has been huge. I think the demand for rhinestones is higher than for sequins but, sequins are far more blingy :)

Fortunately we didn't borrow to fund the purchase so we don't have pressure to make payments.
 

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WoW! So pleased to meet another sequin machine owner on here :D Thanks for letting me know.

I'm still getting ours together and wading through the menus and manual :confused: Having problems with the software just now as I can't find anything remotely resembling a sequin within it :) Must be missing a plugin or something.

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Design DEsign DESign DESIgn DESIGn and DESIGN.
IDEAs.
1. Try to use many clears as possible.
2. Collect design from Korean, Chinese Rhinestone motif wholesalers website or catalog.
3. CYMK with out PT. cover design with clear. shark under clear = shark in sea.
4. White sequin can be sublimation able.
5. Letters use 2mm on ends.
6. Combination with NeoFlex print = 2x value.
7. Underwear with little heart sells real well.
8. Hat, cap. Scarf, sox. Bags. Promotional fabric.
9. All athletic wear, polyester. Gym wear.
10. AA sell to Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, Michael's. ready to use motif. $2.00. Packaged. 10's thousands per order. We met them at Craft show. No one can handle qty for them. Cost me $0.10-15 by end users price.
11. Find your spot. Easiest is Cheers Leaders. They are getting hurt by Rhinestones. Many states are banned Rhinestone on uniform.
12. When you see some or any. Just apply it to test.
When ever I said these things I am afraid that NeoFamily might think I want to sell this machine to NeoFamily. But I AM NOT. I will make motif for you at best cost. All I want is help your success.
Cheers! Inks are on me always.
Two more sleeps I will be home.
 

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Design DEsign DESign DESIgn DESIGn and DESIGN.
IDEAs.
1. Try to use many clears as possible.
2. Collect design from Korean, Chinese Rhinestone motif wholesalers website or catalog.
3. CYMK with out PT. cover design with clear. shark under clear = shark in sea.
4. White sequin can be sublimation able.
5. Letters use 2mm on ends.
6. Combination with NeoFlex print = 2x value.
7. Underwear with little heart sells real well.
8. Hat, cap. Scarf, sox. Bags. Promotional fabric.
9. All athletic wear, polyester. Gym wear.
10. AA sell to Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, Michael's. ready to use motif. $2.00. Packaged. 10's thousands per order. We met them at Craft show. No one can handle qty for them. Cost me $0.10-15 by end users price.
11. Find your spot. Easiest is Cheers Leaders. They are getting hurt by Rhinestones. Many states are banned Rhinestone on uniform.
12. When you see some or any. Just apply it to test.
When ever I said these things I am afraid that NeoFamily might think I want to sell this machine to NeoFamily. But I AM NOT. I will make motif for you at best cost. All I want is help your success.
Cheers! Inks are on me always.
Two more sleeps I will be home.
This is what I thought also. DTG with sequins or rhienstones on top.
 

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We bought the sewless sequin machine from All American. It makes beautiful designs. But
I to be honest I don't have anyone to run it and I don't want to train again...so I am going to sell it... it basically brand new. On their site you can see they are 17,000. I want to move it..i am listing for 10,000. I was hoping a shop may want to add to what they already have and be good for both of us.. Serious inquiries only please. 281-364-9553 Ask for Johnny
 
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