By Andrew Liszewski
If you’re an embroidery enthusiast, don’t let the fact that this epic stitching machine from Brother will probably end up costing you well north of $12,000. There’s a reason it’s called the ‘Entrepreneur Pro’ after all, because you can probably end up turning a profit with it. It’s got a crazy 10 needle/10 thread color system that’s able to lay down up to 1,000 stitches a minute, and the thread spools each feature a colored LED light so you know exactly where each color needs to go. And the LEDs also serve as status indicators letting you know when a particular color is finished, or if there’s been a thread break. (An embroider’s biggest fear!)
It also sports a hefty 8.5-inch touchscreen LCD for loading and tweaking designs, and while stitching is under way a small video camera located right next to the needle allows you to closely monitor the machine’s progress. The camera can also be used to properly position the item being stitched with the use of a special paper target that’s included. Or, you can even throw a Photoshop-like grid overlay up on screen to help visually position it by hand.