More decorative apparel, embroiderers and promotional products companies use the Ioline 300 System to cut sports letters and appliqué graphics than any other cutting system. Companies large and small report that after putting a 300 in their workroom, production time decreases, lead time drops and output jumps - sometimes doubling or more.
As you study ways to streamline your operation, you'll no doubt consider how to increase output. If you can produce more in less time with the same or minimal investment in labor, equipment and resources, your margins grow.
The Ioline 300 System offers the ideal solution. It helps cut costs and boost profit. And unlike other cutting solutions, this tabletop cutter fits easily into your work space and budget.
"I make more money with the Ioline 300 than with my embroidery machine. I cut the design and slap it on while people wait. They love that I can do whatever they want."
Easy to install and learn, you can be up and running in under an hour.
The 300 System produces both heat-transfer and embroidered appliqué designs and stitch files at a cost of pennies per piece. It cuts a wide variety of materials, giving you the flexibility to source fabric from the corner craft store in a pinch.
So, the next time the home soccer team brings on a left wing mid-season, don't get caught short on letter "E"s. Use the 300 System to create a jersey on the spot. The team, the fans and families will long remember your last-minute save.
Stretch your artistic genius
If you're like the typical Ioline 300 owner, you chose this business because you enjoy creative work. The 300 System gives you greater artistic license—and frees you to offer designs not found in your service bureau's or competitors' catalogues.
Use the 300 System to cut graphics from materials ranging from heat-transfer film to twill, cotton, denim, ultrasuede®, thin leather and other fabrics. The possible combinations of color, pattern and texture are limited only by your imagination. As you begin to use the system, design ideas just start pouring out.
Stand apart from the crowd
Try a spotted-print fabric for the cheetah on your cilent's team spiritwear. Cut reflective letters for safety apparel, make vinyl signs or stencils and expand into new markets. Add a touch of plaid to resortwear—and a premium to the price; Appliquéd designs carry a higher perceived market value.
Lower stitch count
Embroidery looks beautiful on finished goods, but it's expensive in terms of production time. Appliqué not only complements embroidery, it improves your margins by replacing stitches with fabric, freeing your embroidery machines to work on other jobs.
Not only do you save time by reducing stitches, designs can be created as kiss-cut graphics. Multiple layers are cut sequentially as a single graphic to simplify the process of sewing or pressing multiple pieces onto a finished good. A pressure-sensitive or adhesive backing on the top layers keeps the kiss-cut together until it is fixed in place. The Ioline 300 System can create kiss-cuts up to 9 layers deep of twill.
Stop paying for embroidery sew disks
You don't need to be an artist to use the 300 System. The cutter comes with a simple digitizing tool that creates sew disks from stock art optimized for appliqué (watch a demo).
301 Software is easy to learn and requires minimal training. Import your appliqué-ready art into 301 Software, cut the graphic and create stitch outline files for a variety of embroidery systems. You can complete finished goods in just 5 easy steps.
The 300 System also works with vector drawing programs such as CorelDraw!®, Adobe® Illustrator®, and embroidery software. So you can modify your favorite stock art, add a tail, or create custom designs before digitizing the art in 301 Software. If you've never used a drawing program before, don't worry: you'll only need to learn about 20% of the features in the program to optimize designs for appliqué.
Build customer loyalty
You won't be the only one that delights over the 300 System: your clients will love the end result, too. They'll like the shorter lead times and the fact that you can create unique designs
"We do a lot of shirts with big 6 to 7 inch round bowling balls. Embroidery adds a lot of stitches. The 300 System lowers the stitch count and adds interest to the shirt. It also saves time doing embroidery."
just for them. Then, in a span of a few minutes - and at little cost to your business - you can demonstrate how a shirt would look with satin letters instead of flock. It's amazing how a sample can influence impulse buys and attract new business.
Your customers will also find your appliquéd designs more comfortable to wear. Imagine how stiff a large, fully stitched bowling ball can fee on the front of a jersey. Appliqué moves and bends more naturally.
It also enables you to create embroidered designs on tough-to-stitch knits and other fabrics. Better yet, it sews out in as much as half the time, saving you potentially thousands of stitches and valuable production time on each design—all of which translates into more profit.
The clear choice for in-house production
of appliqué and sports letters
"Enables embroiderers to work up to 15 times faster... and expand their customer base because they are able to deliver orders more quickly."
—Embroidery Business News Magazine
The 300 System's small footprint and ease of installation make it an ideal solution for cutting in-house graphics. Compared to other cutting systems, it offers the best combination of profit potential and versatility at the lowest cost.