Brother Intl. Unveils New Combination Machine

August 14, 2014

Brother Intl. Corp., Bridgewater, N.J., recently launched THE Dream Machine Innov-is XV8500D, a technologically advanced combination machine.

The machine has more than 100 new or improved features, including enhancements to some of the most popular features found on the Quattro and V-Series line of machines, according to the company.

Highlights include the My Design Center, an industry-first, next-generation feature enhanced to integrate the power of InnovEye 2 Technology, according to the company. It offers users new design capabilities at their fingertips, without a PC, enabling them to draw directly on the LCD display with the included stylus tool. Or they can use the new ScanImation frame, which scans line art, handwriting or printed clip art and transforms it into embroidery data without external devices, a PC or software. Additionally, a built-in, high-speed USB thumb drive can import clip art or images into the machine.

The InnovEye 2 Technology gives users a live, up-close view of the needle area for precise positioning. With up to two times the scanning speed and up to three times the resolution than the Quattro model, THE Dream Machine Innov-is XV8500D can scan an entire embroidery area. The Snowman embroidery-positioning marker also has been enhanced to offer more options for design alignment.  

The workspace measures 11.25 inches and the LCD display measures 10.1 inches. An expandable library of more than 40 built-in, high-definition tutorial videos is available with the capability to add additional videos using the MP4 format. The LCD display also offers new zoom and adjustment features, as well as a user interface with more defined icons and the ability to view design properties in preview mode.

THE Dream Machine also boasts 939 built-in embroidery designs, 140 frame-pattern combinations and 22 embroidery lettering fonts.

It will be available at authorized Brother Innov-is Dealers starting in September.

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