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Thanks to the [[Embroidery Pledge]] we now have a Brother xxxx
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|image=File:NV750EU1 l.jpg
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|manufacturer=Brother
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|model=Innov-is 750E
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|obtained=[[Embroidery Pledge|Pledge Drive]]
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|obtaineddate=August 2016
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|location=Textiles Workshop
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|team=Craft & Textiles
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|induction=Yes
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|defunct=
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:''For the current [[Pledge Drives|pledge drive]] see '''[[Professional Embroidery Machine Pledge]]'''.''
  
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Thanks to the [[Embroidery Pledge]] in 2016 the Space has a '''Brother Innov-is 750E Embroidery Machine'''.
  
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==How to use==
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Some guideline on using the machine are on the [[Embroidery Machine/Inductions]] page. Also, see the manuals and web-videos linked below.
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==Software==
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The official software for the machine is available online, but costs about £400 see [https://www.brothersewingshop.co.uk/software Software (Brother)]. The space has a license to run a single copy on site. However, there are alternatives:
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===PE Design===
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As the [[:File:Brother_PE-Design_Plus_Instruction_Manual.pdf|Manual]] explains, if you are just importing and tweaking .bmp files, so you can use any image editor to make your design, then tweak it in PE Design.
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====Creating a .bmp====
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Many program can create .bmp bitmaps:
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* [https://www.getpaint.net Paint.net] (Windows)
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* GIMP (Windows, Linux)
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* [http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net mtPaint] (Windows, Linux)
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Other programs can export .png bitmaps which can be converted to .bmp files:
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* Inkscape (Windows, Linux)
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==Manuals==
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* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_Quick_Reference_Guide.pdf|Quick Reference Guide]]
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* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_Operation_Manual.pdf|Operation Manual]]
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* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_PDF_Operation_Manual_for_USB_Feature.pdf|Operation Manual for USB Feature]]
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* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_USB_media_compatibility_list.pdf|USB media compatibility list]]
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* [[:File:Brother_PE-Design_Plus_Instruction_Manual.pdf|PE-Design Plus Instruction Manual]]
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==Further reading==
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* [http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/embroidery-design-on-linux-now-possible-with-thred Embroidery design on Linux now possible with Thred (libregraphicsworld.org)]
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Check out Vince J. Accuri's very detailed videos of the Brother PE-770, especially these ones: -
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* Upper thread take-up arm problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiuDKcCfj4U
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* Bobbin case tension testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBV-MJI9RHg
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* Needle hook timing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OO0hJHLMFo
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==Servicing==
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Taking the machine apart is quite complex, however this video, whilst for a slightly different model, was a great help in locating all the screws and internal clips. [https://youtu.be/Cy-wNw8_kuU YouTube]
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[[Category:Craft and textiles]]
 
[[Category:Tools and Equipment]]
 
[[Category:Tools and Equipment]]

Latest revision as of 15:57, 30 September 2019

Embroidery Machine
NV750EU1 l.jpg
Manufacturer Brother
Model Innov-is 750E
Obtained Pledge Drive (August 2016)
Location Textiles Workshop
Team Craft & Textiles
Induction Required Yes (use request form)
Booking {{{booking}}}
Status Defunct
Tools:   all pageslistPower ToolsBroken tools     {{}}
For the current pledge drive see Professional Embroidery Machine Pledge.

Thanks to the Embroidery Pledge in 2016 the Space has a Brother Innov-is 750E Embroidery Machine.

How to use

Some guideline on using the machine are on the Embroidery Machine/Inductions page. Also, see the manuals and web-videos linked below.

Software

The official software for the machine is available online, but costs about £400 see Software (Brother). The space has a license to run a single copy on site. However, there are alternatives:

PE Design

As the Manual explains, if you are just importing and tweaking .bmp files, so you can use any image editor to make your design, then tweak it in PE Design.

Creating a .bmp

Many program can create .bmp bitmaps:

Other programs can export .png bitmaps which can be converted to .bmp files:

  • Inkscape (Windows, Linux)

Manuals

Further reading

Check out Vince J. Accuri's very detailed videos of the Brother PE-770, especially these ones: -

Servicing

Taking the machine apart is quite complex, however this video, whilst for a slightly different model, was a great help in locating all the screws and internal clips. YouTube