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Personalize efficiently and easily with embroidery machines

The solution for web shops, POS systems, automation and single names.

Do you operate a web shop or do you want to offer your customers customised individual items in your stores or at events? Do you produce a variety of name tags and badges? Do you want to offer these services to your customers as quickly, easily and cost-effectively as possible? Then there is only one way and that is automation! With our embroidery machines and corresponding software solutions, we bring your embroidery into Industry 4.0. Here's why:

Automation in embroidery

Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to have textiles automatically hooped by robots. However, thanks to our software products and state-of-the-art embroidery machines, we have already automated what can be automated today — here is an excerpt:

  • Embroidery designs are loaded onto the embroidery machine via a barcode or QR code reader
  • The colour assignment on the embroidery machine is fully automatic
  • The setting of the thread tension does not require any manual work
  • Production-ready embroidery files for mass-customization are created automatically

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One embroidery file for everything

Melco embroidery machines work most efficiently with the OFM embroidery file format, which is created by our embroidery software DesignShop and our web services. In contrast to other manufacturers, the format allows us to store all production-relevant information on a single file. The OFM format therefore contains not only stitch information, but also colour information and information on special effect settings. Since the machine can also work with vector files, the size of the embroidery design can be reduced and enlarged by up to 20% without loss of quality.

Flexible thanks to the modular system

In a modular system, all embroidery machines work independently of each other and are connected via a network. With this solution, you can react flexibly to any order size and are therefore ideally prepared for the processing of personalized individual items.

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An embroidery machine for the 21st century

Our embroidery machine, the Melco EMT16X, brings your embroidery business into the modern age. The machine offers the following advantages, among others:

  • Extremely simple operation
  • Flexible and fast scalability of production capacity
  • Lowest production costs
  • Barcode and QR-code reader functionality without additional costs

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We support you!

Do you have a great product for personalization or a web shop with a lot of potential, but embroidery is uncharted territory for you? No problem — we stand by your side and offer you:

  • Intuitive software that easily integrates with your IT systems
  • Embroidery designs are created automatically
  • Embroidery machines that anyone can use immediately
  • We train your staff

Is the investment worth it?

An investment in our embroidery machines and software must be worthwhile. It is therefore essential that you consider the production capacity required for your project. Also, the production costs are an important factor to be successful in mass-customization. For this reason we have developed the Melco Calculator. With this free web service, you can calculate transparently, easily and in a flash whether an investment is worthwhile. If you have any questions about it, we are here for you!

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These companies are already using our solutions

New Balance - Mass Customisation

New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.

Since 2009, New Balance has been using Melco embroidery machines. With a total of 34 Melco embroidery machines, New Balance produces the personalised one-of-a-kind sneakers. In 2013, this was already every fourth shoe sold in the USA. Thanks to Melco's mass customisation solution, 1.5 man-days could be saved in production per 200 pairs of shoes, and the error rate reduced from 10% to less than 1%.

Stickvogel GmbH – The E-Commerce Pioneer

Stickvogel GmbH
Skalitzer Strasse 100
10997 Berlin

The story of Stickvogel begins in 2003, when today's CEO Philip Siefer decided to buy the first embroidery machine and spread his wings towards embroidery. The beginning of a success story. With the foundation of Stickvogel GmbH in 2011, the focus was on B2B business with a unique complete solution for online personalisation and a cooperation with Melco. Based on the Fusion software solution from Melco, the Berlin-based start-up developed a comprehensive e-commerce solution covering all steps of the personalisation service. Stickvogel's complete solution includes the intuitive configuration software, hosting an individual back office and the production of the decoration offered (embroidery, engraving and printing). Stickvogel GmbH relies on Melco for the production of its embroideries. «We expect from our embroidery machines that we can realise individual orders fully automatically and at high speed with little effort. After an extensive market analysis and an intensive testing phase, we chose Melco embroidery machines because they met our extremely specific requirements». Over 20,000 orders were completed in 2013. «Our goal is and always has been to produce a special, high-quality product and «Made in Germany» at fair prices». Customers such as Adidas, Butlers,, silberä, Nautica and Kipling already rely on the cooperation with the Berlin embroidery specialists.