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Thanks to the [[Embroidery Pledge]] we now have a Brother Innov-is 750E Embroidery Machine
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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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:''For the current [[Pledge Drives|pledge drive]] see '''[[Professional Embroidery Machine Pledge]]'''.''
  
[[File:NV750EU1 l.jpg|675px]]
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Thanks to the [[Embroidery Pledge]] in 2016 the Space has a '''Brother Innov-is 750E Embroidery Machine'''.
  
===Manuals===
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==How to use==
* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_Quick_Reference_Guide.pdf|Quick Reference Guide]]
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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.
* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_Operation_Manual.pdf|Operation Manual]]
 
* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_PDF_Operation_Manual_for_USB_Feature.pdf|Operation Manual for USB Feature]]
 
* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_USB_media_compatibility_list.pdf|USB media compatibility list]]
 
* [[:File:Brother_PE-Design_Plus_Instruction_Manual.pdf|PE-Design Plus Instruction Manual]]
 
  
[[Category:Tools and Equipment]]
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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:
  
===Induction Notes===
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===PE Design===
Pre-work - read through the Quick Ref guide. (Not mandatory, but helps)
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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.
  
Machine Setup
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====Creating a .bmp====
* Card activated by inductor
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Many program can create .bmp bitmaps:
* Ensuring a clear work area
 
* Check the lower bobbin has plenty of thread of an appropriate colour
 
* Winding a lower bobbin
 
** '''Ensure thread is properly around tensioner when winding a bobbin'''
 
** bobbin winding does not stop on its own - you need to watch for it getting full and stop the winding when it starts to have trouble
 
* Installing lower bobbin
 
* Installing upper bobbin and threading through
 
** Ensure top bobbin is fully to the right, and bobbin holder is butted against it correctly
 
  
Initial runthrough using built-in functions
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* [https://www.getpaint.net Paint.net] (Windows)
* Inserting frame
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* GIMP (Windows, Linux)
** Also cover how to apply backing material
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* [http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net mtPaint] (Windows, Linux)
** What to do if material is smaller than frame (support it with backing material)
 
* Sew text and a frame
 
* Include adjusting the size and layout of the design
 
* How to change thread colour
 
* Finishing the design
 
** '''Only ever press the thread cut button ONCE''' Only required at the end of the design
 
* Removing the frame and work
 
  
Using the PC software
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Other programs can export .png bitmaps which can be converted to .bmp files:
* Using the PC to get a design set up
 
* Compatible filetypes for the machine are .pes and .dst
 
** Use the Nottinghack H? Can even have a scout-badge style design for them to create as part of induction to take away
 
* Transferring the design from PC to Machine
 
** '''Ensure machine isn't simply sewing over same area repeatedly''' Watch machine during initial sewing, and ensure you are in the same area during operation
 
  
Pack down
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* Inkscape (Windows, Linux)
* Removing top bobbin and thread
 
* Dust cover
 
  
Special attention areas
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==Manuals==
* Do not use thread cutter button if thread is already cut, or a heavy gauge thread (like nylon or #30 thread)
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* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_Quick_Reference_Guide.pdf|Quick Reference Guide]]
* Ensure thread is properly around tensioner when spooling a bobbin for the underneath
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* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_Operation_Manual.pdf|Operation Manual]]
[[File:Embroidery bobbin error.jpg|thumbnail|badly tensioned bobbin]]
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* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_PDF_Operation_Manual_for_USB_Feature.pdf|Operation Manual for USB Feature]]
* Make sure top bobbin is properly pushed to the right and holder butted against it
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* [[:File:Brother_Innov-is_750E_USB_media_compatibility_list.pdf|USB media compatibility list]]
* Set machine up THEN attach frame
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* [[:File:Brother_PE-Design_Plus_Instruction_Manual.pdf|PE-Design Plus Instruction Manual]]
  
Mounting garments, etc.
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==Further reading==
* cupping of garments
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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)]
* dealing with small items on a big frame
 
* continuing existing designs and building up large areas
 
* spray mount
 
* special materials (e.g. towelling and velvet with a nap)
 
* water-soluble interfacing
 
  
The Changing Of The Needle
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Check out Vince J. Accuri's very detailed videos of the Brother PE-770, especially these ones: -
* the needle needs to be tight in the collet, finger tight is not adequate, use the screwdriver provided!
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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
  
===further reading===
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==Servicing==
[http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/embroidery-design-on-linux-now-possible-with-thred linux software @ libregraphicsworld.org]
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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]]
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[[Category:Tools and Equipment]]

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