Fast Frames work in combination with adhesive backing. This backing sticks to the frame and the garment then sticks to the backing again. After the embroidery process, the garment is simply torn away and the resulting hole in the backing is filled with a new layer of it. The frames allow embroidery in places that are otherwise not possible and make embroidery of even the smallest items possible.
When using adhesive backing, the adhesive accumulates in the rotary hook and other moving parts of the embroidery machine. This can lead to increased problems with thread breaks etc.. It is therefore essential to clean and maintain the embroidery machine thoroughly on a regular basis.
In addition to the Melco Fast Clamp, the Fast Frames also offer the possibility to embroider collars and articles with small openings such as socks relatively easily. Especially worth mentioning are also articles which are too small to be clamped with any other frame. Thus, a piece of textile with a diameter of only a few centimetres can be put on the backing. This stabilizes it sufficiently for it to be embroidered up to the outermost edge.
It is usually quite difficult to embroider to the outermost edge of a garment. This is because hoops have to clamp on several points of a garment to give the material the stability and tension required. With Fast Frames, the material is attached to the backing with an adhesive and this then provides sufficient tension. Therefore, it is possible to decorate the jacket (in the picture) in the whole area with a red overlay for example.
The Fast Frames are only available as a 7-in-1 set. This consists of an attachment and seven frames in different sizes and shapes. Here their designations and in brackets the size of their respective sew fields (width x depth):