Butterfly Embroidery Machine

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The Butterfly Embroidery Company is a manufacturer of single-head and multi-head embroidery machines. The Butterfly embroidery machine factory is based out of China with distributors in The Americas. Butterfly is one of the largest embroidery machine companies based in China. The Butterfly machines are manufactured in China but are not built with all Chinese-made parts. For example, the Butterfly machine uses Japanese-made solenoids and Italian-made belts.

The Butterfly website can be found at http://www.ButterFlyEmb.com

Product Lines

ButterFly Logo
Butterfly Logo.jpg

Butterfly embroidery machines include units with 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20 and 24 heads. Butterfly has also produced machines with 1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12 and 15 needles. Butterfly machines with 9 needles were standard in the very early 1990s. 12 needle machines became popular during the mid 1990s. Late 1990s to around 2010 most machines were 12 needles. 15 needle machines are standard now for the single head models.

History and Origin

Butterfly is a global brand manufactured in China by the Shanghai Yah Chong Sewing Machine Corporation which started making household sewing machines in 1919 and began production of embroidery machines in 1990. The company filing date registration for Butterfly USA was on August 1, 1988. TheEmbroideryWarehouse is the distributor of the Butterfly embroidery machines in North, Central and South America as well as Italy.

Software Extensions

Tajima DST (.dst) is the most common software extension for Butterfly software and machines. However, Butterfly uses several other embroidery software formats. Tajima DST is the most common embroidery format found.

The Butterfly machine will work with most all embroidery Digitizing packages

Current Product Lineup

The Butterfly lineup of embroidery machines includes single-head, two-head, four-head, six-head, eight-head and larger models.

Single Heads

Butterfly B-1201B/T

The Butterfly B-1201B/T (single head, 12 needle) has been discontinued and in 2012 has been replaced by The Butterfly B-1501B/T

Butterfly B-1501B/T

Butterfly B-1501B/T 15 needle single head 2013 model
Butterfly B-1501B/T 15 needle single head 2013 model

The Butterfly B-1501B/T is a 15 needle single head embroidery machine. The machine can embroidery caps, flats and tubular goods. The machine can embroider on most anything that embroidery can go on including leather.

The Butterfly website claims The B-1501B/T is a light weight portable industrial sewing machine. The machine is ideal for most all embroidery jobs from large garments to pocket size designs to caps. The machine is ideal for both start ups and existing commercial embroidery shops for both full service embroidery and samples. The machine is portable enough to attend shows yet strong enough to tackle jacket backs, leather goods, etc. This machine will benchmark against again other machine in its class.

Butterfly B-1501B/T control panel
Butterfly B-1501B/T control panel

The machine has a wide screen Rainbow LCD display and a USB port. The widescreen software development has received collaborations between Rainbow and PLRElectronics, of Fort Worth, Texas.

When more than one Butterfly B-1501B/T machines are purchased at a time, they are sold as sets at discounted prices. The sets are know as:

Butterfly Dual-1502B/T
Pair of single head Butterfly B-1501B/T embroidery machines
Butterfly Tri-1503B/T
Three single head Butterfly B-1501B/T embroidery machines
Butterfly Quad-1504B/T
Four single head Butterfly B-1501B/T embroidery machines

Butterfly Dual-1502B/T

Butterfly Dual-1502B/T Dual-head Embroidery Machines
Butterfly Dual-1502B/T Dual-head Embroidery Machines

The Butterfly Dual-1502B/T is a pair of Butterfly B-1501B/T single head embroidery machines (a pair of 15 needle single heads).

The pair are sold together at a discount and intended to compete against multiheads.

The machines are sold with the same accessories as the Butterfly 1501B/T

Butterfly Tri-1503B/T

Butterfly Tri-1503B/T Three head Embroidery Machines
Butterfly Tri-1503B/T Three head Embroidery Machines

The Butterfly Tri-1503B/T is three sets of Butterfly B-1501B/T single head embroidery machines (3 sets of 15 needle single heads). The three machines are sold together at a discount and intended to compete against multiheads.

Butterfly Quad-1504B/T

The Butterfly Quad-1504B/T is four sets of Butterfly B-1501B/T single head embroidery machines (4 sets of 15 needle single heads). The four machines are sold together at a discount and intended to compete against multiheads.

Single Head Accessories

Various Accessories for a Butterfly B-1501B/T single head embroidery machine
Various Accessories for a Butterfly B-1501B/T single head embroidery machine

Whether the Butterfly single head is purchased solo or with other single heads to create multi/single heads, each Butterfly B-1501B/T comes with the following:

  • 270 Degree Cap driver system with 2 cap frames and a cap mounting system.
  • 2 Round Tubular hoops size 12CM
  • 2 Round Tubular hoops size 15CM
  • 2 Square Tubular hoops size 30 x 30CM
  • Embroidery Machine stand with wheels and leveling feet
  • Working removable table
  • Tool Kit
  • Built in Bobbin Winder

Multiheads

Butterfly B-1202B/T

The Butterfly B-1202B/T is a 12 needle 2 head embroidery machine. The machine can embroidery caps, flats and tubular goods.

Butterfly B-1204B/T

Butterfly B-1204B/T 4 head Embroidery Machine
Butterfly B-1204B/T 4 head Embroidery Machine

The Butterfly B-1204B/T is a 12 needle 4 head embroidery machine. The machine can embroidery caps, flats and tubular goods.

The machine can embroider on most anything that embroidery can go on including leather.

Butterfly B-1206B/T

The Butterfly B-1206B/T is a 12 needle 6 head embroidery machine. The machine can embroidery caps, flats and tubular goods.

Butterfly B-1208B/T

Butterfly B-1208B/T 8 head Embroidery Machine
Butterfly B-1208B/T 8 head Embroidery Machine

The Butterfly B-1208B/T is a 12 needle 8 head embroidery machine. The machine can embroidery caps, flats and tubular goods.

The machine can embroider on most anything that embroidery can go on including leather.

Butterfly B-1212B/T

Butterfly B-1212B/T 12 head Embroidery Machine
Butterfly B-1212B/T 12 head Embroidery Machine

The Butterfly B-1212B/T is a 12 needle 12 head embroidery machine. The machine can embroidery caps, flats and tubular goods.

The machine can embroider on most anything that embroidery can go on including leather.

Multihead Accessories

Each multihead machine will come with the following PER HEAD:

  • 270 Degree Cap driver system with 2 cap frames
  • 2 Round Tubular hoops size 12CM
  • 2 Round Tubular hoops size 15CM
  • 2 Square Tubular hoops size 30 x 30CM

The machine will also have:

  • Tool Kit
  • Cap mounting system
  • Wheels
  • Working removable table

Butterfly Specifications

Model Heads Needles EMB Space / Head Max SPM Pwr Cons. Years Color
B-1201B/T 1 12 400 x 500mm 1000 400W 1995-2012 White
B-1501B/T1 1 15 400 x 500mm 1000 2012 - Present White
B-902B/T 2 9 400 x 500mm 1000 1991 - 2012 White
B-1202B/T 2 12 400 x 500mm 1000 2012 - Present White
B-1204B/T 4 12 400 x 500mm 1000 1999 - 2012 White
B-1204B/T 4 12 400 x 500mm 1000 2012 - Present White
B-1206B/T 6 12 400 x 500mm 1000 2012 - Present White
B-1208B/T 8 12 400 x 500mm 1000 2012 - Present White

Support

Visit the Butterfly Support Portal for support

Prices and Shipping

The Butterfly Website claims the Butterfly B-1501B/T costs $8499.00 with delivery in the continental USA. Butterfly also offers free training at their headquarters and via their HD Live Video Training and Demo sessions. Installation and training at the customers site is also available for an additional price.

Prices FOB Fort Worth, Texas without shipping are listed as:

Single Heads

The single head and sets of single heads are priced as follows:

Model Heads Needles Price Price Per Head
ButterFly B-1501B/T 1 15 $7,900.00 $7,900.00
ButterFly Dual-1502B/T 2 15 $14,999.00 $7,499.50
ButterFly Tri-1503B/T 3 15 $20,999.00 $6,999.99
ButterFly Quad-1504B/T 4 15 $25,999.00 $6,499.75

Multiheads

The multiheads are priced as follows:

Model Heads Needles Price Price Per Head
ButterFly B-1202B/T 2 12 $11,999.00 $5,999.50
ButterFly B-1204B/T 4 12 $17,999.00 $4,499.75
ButterFly B-1206B/T 6 12 $20,999.00 $3,499.99
ButterFly B-1208B/T 8 12 $23,000.00 $2,875.00
ButterFly B-912B/T 12 9 $25,750.00 $2,145.99
ButterFly B-1212B/T 12 12 $29,950.00 $2,495.99

Butterfly ships world wide.

Testimonials and Reviews

Butterfly embroidering shirts
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