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Important Safety Instructions

When using this machine, basic safety precautions should always be taken, including the following:
Read all instructions before using.
DANGER
1. The machine should never be left unattended while plugged in. Always unplug the machine
from the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
WARNING
1. Do not allow this machine to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when the machine is
used by or near children.
2. Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this manual. Use only accessories
recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual.
3. Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has
been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the machine to the nearest authorized
dealer or service center for examination, repair, and electrical or mechanical adjustment.
4. Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the
machine free from the accumulation of lint, dust, and loose cloth.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
6. Do not use outdoors.
7. Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being
administered.
8. To disconnect, set the main power switch to the " " position, which represents off, and then
remove the plug from the outlet.
9. Do not unplug by pulling on the cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
10. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine needle.
11. Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.
12. Do not use bent needles.
13. Set the main power switch to the " " position when making any adjustments in the needle area,
such as changing the needle.
14. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when lubricating it or when making any
other user servicing adjustments mentioned in the manual.
15. This sewing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without
supervision.
16. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this machine.
17. Keep fingers out of all sewing machine openings, such as near the carriage, otherwise injuries
may result.
This machine is intended for household use.
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To reduce the risk of electric shock:
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To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons:
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  • Page 1: Important Safety Instructions

    3. Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the machine to the nearest authorized dealer or service center for examination, repair, and electrical or mechanical adjustment.
  • Page 2 The plug served from the main lead must be destroyed as a plug with bared flexible cords is hazardous if engaged in a live socket outlet. In the event that the plug fuse must be replaced, use a fuse approved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying the mark, rating as marked on plug.
  • Page 3 If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: •...
  • Page 4 PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS MACHINE For safe operation 1. Be sure to keep your eye on the needle while sewing. Do not touch the handwheel, thread take- up lever, needle, or other moving parts. 2. Remember to turn off the power switch and unplug the cord when: •...
  • Page 5: License Agreement

    CUSTOMER ACCEPTS THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. BROTHER retains ownership of all rights to CONTENT and to the copies of the CONTENT included in this package. The CONTENT are licensed (not sold) to you (“CUSTOMER”) under the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
  • Page 6: Warning Labels

    Sapphire.book Page vi Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Warning Labels The following warning labels are on the machine. Be sure to observe the precautions described in the labels. Label locations Please put one drop of oil to the hook before you...
  • Page 7 • Do not forcefully bend, drop, scratch or place heavy objects on top of the embroidery cards. • Do not allow the embroidery cards to become wet, such as with water, solvents, drinks or any other liquids. • Do not use or store the embroidery cards in a location exposed to strong static electricity or electrical interference.
  • Page 8 • Only use 2HD Windows-formatted floppy disks. • Do not disassemble the floppy disks. In addition, do not open the shutter on the floppy disk and directly touch the disk. • Do not forcefully bend, drop, scratch or place heavy objects on top of the floppy disks.
  • Page 9: Machine Structure And Features

    The needle bars are named from right to left: needle bar 1, needle bar 2, needle bar 3, needle bar 4 , needle bar 5, and needle 1 The threads threaded on the needle bars are bar 6.
  • Page 10 Sapphire.book Page x Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Not all six needles can be used to sew at the same Differences with single-needle time. Only one needle is moved to the embroidering position at a time. According to the sewing order, the...
  • Page 11: Other Features

    The colors and thread color numbers are stored in ■ Easy-to-read and easy-to-use LCD the machine’s memory. From this thread color Equipped with a large color LCD, the colors of an library, you can select colors to create your own embroidery pattern can be previewed in a nearly color thread table.
  • Page 12: Available Features

    Available features available as standard equipment Embroidery patterns can be stored on and Designs with a maximum size of 200 mm (H) × recalled from CompactFlash cards. In addition, if 300 mm (W) (7-7/8 inches (H) × 11-3/4 inches (W)) a computer is connected to the machine through can be embroidered.
  • Page 13: Manual Structure

    Descriptions of the keys and other information change the needle. that appear in the main LCD screens are provided in the tables on pages 48 to 56. For details, refer to the page that is indicated. Read when additional By condition...
  • Page 14 Sapphire.book Page xiv Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    Sapphire.book Page xv Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Contents Important Safety Instructions ....................i License Agreement ....................... v Warning Labels........................vi Precautions......................... vii Concerning optional embroidery cards ......................vii Care of CompactFlash cards..........................viii Care of floppy disks............................viii Machine Structure and Features..................
  • Page 16 Change thread spools message ......................... 75 Easily changing the thread spools........................76 If the Thread Breaks or the Bobbin Thread Runs Out While Embroidering ......77 If the upper thread breaks..........................77 If the bobbin thread breaks or runs out......................78...
  • Page 17 Changing the text arrangement of a character ....................122 Changing the character spacing ........................123 Changing the thread density (only for some character and frame patterns) ............. 124 Specifying multi-color text ..........................125 Changing the colors of the pattern........................126 Deleting a pattern ............................
  • Page 18 Helpful Tips for the Operation of PR-600................. 160 Checking the thread tension of built-in patterns ..................... 160 Sewing a pattern aligned with a mark on the fabric ..................161 Color thread table ............................163 Colors of Tajima (.dst) embroidery data ......................163 Creating Beautiful Embroidery ..................
  • Page 19: Getting Ready

    Sapphire.book Page 1 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM GETTING READY After unpacking the PR-600, first refer to “Included Accessories” on page 4, and check that all listed accessories are included. After checking that all accessories are included, the embroidery machine can be set up.
  • Page 20: Names Of Machine Parts And Their Functions

    Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions The names of the various parts of the sewing machine and their functions are described below. Before using the sewing machine, carefully read these descriptions to learn the names of the machine parts.
  • Page 21: Right-side/rear View

    Attach the optional floppy disk drive at this location. 8 Power supply plug 3 Floppy disk drive connector Insert the plug on the power supply cord into the power supply plug. 4 Embroidery card slot Insert the embroidery cards (sold separately) into the 9 Main power switch embroidery card slot.
  • Page 22: Included Accessories

    Sapphire.book Page 4 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Included Accessories After opening the box, check that the following accessories are included. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your sales representative. Accessories The accessories listed below are included with this machine. Make sure to use the accessories supplied with this machine.
  • Page 23: Optional Accessories

    SA338 XA5781-001 Red Work SA365 XC4220-001 Doll Face SA339 XA5978-001 Pop Mix SA366 XC4819-001 Sports 3 SA340 XA6111-001 Memo ● Contact your nearest authorized dealer to order additional parts and optional accessories by using the correct part number. Optional Accessories...
  • Page 24: Setting Up The Machine

    Setting Up the Machine The procedures for setting up the machine are described below. If the machine is not set up correctly, it may shake or produce loud noises and the embroidery will not be sewn correctly. An optional sewing table is also available.
  • Page 25: Setup Location

    • Use a level and stable surface, such as a desk • Use a surface that can support the weight of the machine (about 37 kg (81 Ibs.)) • Allow open space around the ventilation slots at the bottom toward the back...
  • Page 26: Setting Up The Machine

    Setting up the machine adjustable foot nut on the foot. Turning the nut in direction 1 lengthens the When setting up the machine, adjust the legs so that leg; turning the nut in direction 2 shortens the the machine is steady.
  • Page 27: Adjusting The Operation Panel Position

    Sapphire.book Page 9 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Adjust the orientation of the operation panel. Adjusting the operation panel Loosen the thumb screw, adjust the operation panel to an easy-to-view orientation, and then position tighten the thumb screw. Adjust the orientation and angle of the operation panel so it can easily be operated.
  • Page 28: Preparing The Thread Guide Assembly

    Tighten the screws on the left and right sides of the thread guide assembly. 1 Remove the screw. 2 Turn the screw three or four times to loosen it. Raise thread guide into position and tighten the screws on the left and right sides of the thread guide assembly support.
  • Page 29: Positioning The Spool Stand

    Sapphire.book Page 11 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Positioning the spool stand Attaching the embroidery frame holder Secure the spool stand in the embroidering position. Attach the embroidery frame holder to the carriage. Loosen the thumb screw, and then open up the spool stand to the left and right.
  • Page 30 Sapphire.book Page 12 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Secure the embroidery frame holder with the two thumb screws. 1 Use the thumb screws removed in step Note ● Using the disc-shaped screwdriver included, firmly tighten the thumb screw.
  • Page 31: Embroidering Tutorial

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL This chapter describes the basic embroidering operations in order—from turning on the machine and sewing a pattern to finishing sewing. Follow the steps of the tutorial to embroider a pattern and master the operation of this embroidery machine.
  • Page 32: Operating Precautions

    ● When unplugging the power supply cord, be sure to first turn off the machine, and then grasp the plug when unplugging the cord. Pulling on the cord may damage it or result in a fire or an electric shock.
  • Page 33: Needle Precautions

    Place the flat side of the needle on a flat surface and check that the distance between the needle and the flat surface is even. If the needle is bent or the tip of the needle is broken, replace the needle with a new one. (Refer to “Changing the Needle”...
  • Page 34: Upper Thread Recommendations

    Be sure to observe the following recommendations concerning the upper thread. Note ● It is recommended that rayon or polyester embroidery thread be used (120 den x 2 / 135 dtex x 2 / 40 weight (in Americas and Europe) / #50 (in Japan)).
  • Page 35: Basic Procedures

    Descriptions of the keys and other information that appear in the main LCD screens are provided in the tables on pages 48 to 56. Use these tables for quick reference. The various operating precautions that must be observed during the basic procedures are provided on pages 14 to 16.
  • Page 36: Installing The Bobbin

    The bobbin case is loaded with a bobbin wound with embroidery bobbin thread. Remove the bobbin case with the bobbin, check the amount of thread remaining in the bobbin, and then re-install the bobbin case with the bobbin. For precautions concerning the bobbin, refer to page 15.
  • Page 37: Installing The Bobbin

    Insert the bobbin into the bobbin case. Insert the bobbin case into the hook. Insert the bobbin case while aligning the tab on the bobbin case with the notch in the hook, as shown in the illustration. Note ● Check that the thread winds off the bobbin clockwise as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 38: Turning On The Machine

    Sapphire.book Page 20 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— 2. Turning ON the Machine Connect the power supply cord, and then turn on the embroidery machine. For precautions concerning the power supply, refer to page 14. Plug the power supply cord into the machine.
  • Page 39: Understanding The Screens

    For precautions concerning the use of the touch panel, refer to page 16. The screen that appears the next time that the embroidery machine is turned on differs depending on how the machine was previously turned off. (Refer to page 60.)
  • Page 40: Screen Overview

    In the pattern list screen, select the pattern. (Refer to page 23, 50) 1 Touch this key to return to the pattern type selection screen. 2 Touch this key to continue to the pattern editing screen.
  • Page 41: Selecting An Embroidery Pattern

    In the pattern type selection screen, select a pattern category (type). Pattern type selection screen (For details on the keys and other information on the screen, refer to page 49.) 1 Pattern type keys 2 On models without a built-in floppy disk drive, this appears only when the optional floppy disk drive is installed.
  • Page 42: Selecting An Embroidery Pattern

    Sapphire.book Page 24 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Touch the desired pattern. Selecting an embroidery pattern For this example, touch We will select a floral on the second page. Touch to select the embroidery patterns category.
  • Page 43: Editing The Embroidery Pattern

    From this screen, the pattern can be edited. Pattern editing screen (For details on the keys and other information on the screen, refer to page 51.) 1 Highlights the sizes of embroidery frames that...
  • Page 44: Specifying Embroidering Setting

    In addition, the embroidering position can be checked and a pattern can be saved for later use. Embroidering settings screen (For details on the keys and other information on the screen, refer to page 53.) 1 Restarts from the beginning...
  • Page 45: Previewing The Image

    Sapphire.book Page 27 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM 6. Previewing the Image You can view an image of the completed pattern within the embroidery frame. Memo Checking a preview image ● The preview image can also be displayed Display the preview image to check that the from the pattern editing screen.
  • Page 46: Hooping The Fabric In The Embroidery Frame

    7. Hooping the Fabric in the Embroidery Frame After selecting the pattern to be embroidered, check which embroidery frames can be used to sew the pattern. Select the appropriate frame, and hoop the fabric and stabilizer in the embroidery frame.
  • Page 47 3 Bottom of inner frame • Using the included disc-shaped screwdriver, firmly tighten the screw. • The outer frame does not have a front or back side. Either side can be used as the front. Press the inner frame into the outer frame.
  • Page 48: Attaching The Embroidery Frame To The Machine

    Attaching the embroidery frame Adjust the width of the embroidery frame holder to the size of the embroidery frame, and then attach the embroidery frame to the machine. As an example, the procedure for attaching the small embroidery frame is described below.
  • Page 49 5 Mark for small embroidery frame 6 Align the screw with the mark. 1 Make sure that the pins on the left and right arms of the embroidery frame holder fit into the positioning slot and hole on the embroidery frame.
  • Page 50: Checking The Embroidery Area

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— 9. Checking the Embroidery Area Check the embroidery area to make sure that the embroidery will be sewn in the desired location and will not be misaligned and that the embroidery frame will not hit the presser foot.
  • Page 51: 10. Upper Threading

    In the embroidering settings screen, touch to display the embroidering screen and the message instructing that the needle bars be threaded (that the thread spools from the previous time be changed). Check the thread colors in this screen. Embroidering screen (For details on the keys and other information on the screen, refer to page 55.)
  • Page 52 The screen indicating that the spools be changed is closed. • In addition to checking the thread colors, information such as the number of stitches and the sewing time can be checked and various embroidering settings can be specified in the embroidering screen.
  • Page 53: Upper Threading

    Sapphire.book Page 35 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Upper threading Use embroidery thread to thread the needle bars in order, starting with needle bar 1. → → → → Press in order to view a video of the operation on the LCD (see page 151).
  • Page 54 Sapphire.book Page 36 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— The numbers indicate the thread path for each of the numbered needle bars. Be very careful to correctly thread the needle bars. Place on spool pin 1 the spool of thread with...
  • Page 55 Sapphire.book Page 37 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Pass the thread through the hole in the Wind the thread clockwise once around the number 1 upper thread guide. number 1 thread tension disc. Pass the thread toward you from the inside of the thread guide.
  • Page 56 Sapphire.book Page 38 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Pass the thread along the thread path Pass the thread through the slot in the thread indicated on the machine, and then pass it guide, and then through the hole in the through the number 1 middle thread guide.
  • Page 57: Threading The Needle

    4 Thread cutter ● While the hook of the automatic needle- • If enough thread is not pulled out, the thread threading mechanism is passed through cannot be pulled through the thread cutter. the eye of the needle, do not rotate the handwheel, otherwise the automatic Press the automatic needle-threading button.
  • Page 58 For the remaining If the spool net is too long, fold it once to match needle bars, perform the following operation to the size of the spool before placing it over the move the needle bar to the sewing position spool.
  • Page 59: 11. Sewing The Embroidery

    When the machine starts sewing, the presser foot is automatically lowered, the necessary thread trimming operations at the end of stitching are performed, the threads are changed as necessary while the embroidery is sewn, and the machine stops when the end of the stitching is reached.
  • Page 60 Sapphire.book Page 42 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— ■ Continuing embroidering The following screen appears. To sew the same pattern again, touch 1 The red frame around the thread information The embroidering screen appears so the indicates that needle bar is currently being used for sewing.
  • Page 61: Stopping Embroidering

    The machine can be set to stop when the thread color is changed. (For details, refer to “Specifying pause locations before embroidering” on page 90.)
  • Page 62: 12. Checking The Thread Tension

    12. Checking the Thread Tension Check the embroidery to see if it was sewn with the correct thread tension. If the thread tension is not adjusted correctly, the stitching may be uneven or there may be puckering in the fabric.
  • Page 63: 13. Removing The Embroidery Frame And Fabric

    Sapphire.book Page 45 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM 13. Removing the Embroidery Frame and Fabric After sewing is finished, remove the embroidery frame, and then remove the fabric from the frame. Pull off the embroidery frame toward you. Removing the embroidery frame CAUTION ●...
  • Page 64: 14. Turning Off The Machine

    Sapphire.book Page 46 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— 14. Turning Off the Machine After all embroidery is finished, turn off the machine. Set the main power switch to “ ”. Memo ● If the embroidery machine is turned off...
  • Page 65 Sapphire.book Page 47 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM ● If the embroidery machine is turned off ● If the machine is turned off while it is while the pattern editing screen is sewing, embroidering can continue when displayed, the way that the pattern appears the machine is turned on again.
  • Page 66: Screen Quick Reference Guide

    (Gray display) : This key cannot be selected. Common screen controls The keys described below, except for the settings key, appear in all screens and can always be used. However, the settings key cannot be used in the embroidering screen. Reference...
  • Page 67: Understanding The Pattern Type Selection Screen

    Sapphire.book Page 49 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Understanding the pattern type selection screen In this screen, select a pattern category (type). Display Key Name Description Reference Page Embroidery pattern The embroidery pattern for a design can be p. 101 selected.
  • Page 68: Understanding The Pattern List Screen

    Shows the number of the currently displayed page and the Page total number of pages. Touch this key to display the next page. If the next page key Next page key is touched while the last page is displayed, the first page p.
  • Page 69: Understanding The Pattern Editing Screen

    Shows the size of the embroidery pattern currently displayed in the pattern display area. The top value shows the height and the Pattern size bottom value shows the width. If the embroidery pattern consists of multiple patterns that have been combined, the size of the entire pattern, including all patterns, is shown.
  • Page 70 Adds a pattern. If touched, the pattern group Merge key p.118 selection screen appears. Displays an image of the pattern so that it can be Preview key p.27 previewed. Finish editing and continues to the embroidering Edit End key p.25...
  • Page 71: Understanding The Embroidering Settings Screen

    Sapphire.book Page 53 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Understanding the embroidering settings screen From this screen, the entire pattern can be edited and embroidering settings can be specified. In addition, the embroidering position can be checked and a pattern can be saved for later use.
  • Page 72 Sewing key p.32 screen and continues to the embroidering screen. * The functions and operations for the change thread color key 3 and the preview key C are the same in both the pattern editing screen and the embroidering settings screen.
  • Page 73: Understanding The Embroidering Screen

    Sapphire.book Page 55 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Understanding the embroidering screen From this screen, the total number of thread colors and the sewing time can be checked, the needle bar settings can be specified, and the stitching forward or backward can be done.
  • Page 74 Page Reserve Stop While sewing embroidery, touch this key to stop the p. 90 machine as the next color begins. Touch this key to quit sewing and return to the Cancel key embroidering settings screen. Temporary needle bar Enables the needle bar settings to manually be specified p.
  • Page 75: When You Have A Question, This May Help You

    USB cable. (Refer to page 111) the “embroidery position”. (Refer to page 40) ■ CompactFlash card This is one of the memory media to save data for PC or digital camera. The memory capacity of the CompactFlash card is from 32MB to 128MB (or more).
  • Page 76: Patterns

    31) the machine can resume the embroidery when the machine turns on again. (Refer to page 60) It is a good idea to turn off the machine once to originate the carriage before you re-sew the pattern. ■ Want to reset the sewing and start from the scratch Select the “New Embroidery”...
  • Page 77: Other Basic Procedures

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES This chapter provides explanations on operations other than those described in chapter 2, such as sewing a pattern with seven or more colors, changing the needles and changing thread spools. Resume the Operation Being Performed Before the Machine Was Turned Off ..60 Changing the Needle....................
  • Page 78: Resume The Operation Being Performed Before The Machine Was Turned Off

    The screen that appears after the machine is turned on and is touched differs depending on how the machine was previously turned off. If the machine was turned off while an operation was being performed, you can choose to continue the operation being performed before the machine was turned off.
  • Page 79: Changing The Needle

    Changing the Needle If the needle is bent or the tip of the needle is broken, replace the needle with a new one. Use the included allen screw driver to replace the needle with one that is designed specifically for this machine and that passes the test described in “Checking the needle”...
  • Page 80 Sapphire.book Page 62 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— As shown in the illustration, press 1 to extend the needle-mounting clamp 2. Attach the clamp to the needle, and then release the pressed area to clamp the needle. To unclamp the needle, press 1 again.
  • Page 81: Correctly Using The Embroidery Frames

    Sapphire.book Page 63 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Correctly Using the Embroidery Frames The various types of embroidery frames and their uses are described below. In addition to the included embroidery frames, the optional cap frame can be used with this embroidery machine.
  • Page 82: Attaching Iron-on Stabilizer (backing) To Fabric

    Sapphire.book Page 64 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Attaching Iron-On Stabilizer (Backing) to Fabric In order to prevent shrinkage of the stitching or misaligned patterns, we recommend that iron-on stabilizer (backing) be used for embroidering. CAUTION ●...
  • Page 83: Hooping The Fabric

    Hooping the fabric in the extra-large by arrow D and insert corner D. and large embroidery frames • Be sure that there are no wrinkles in the fabric after it is stretched in the embroidery Loosen the screw on the outer frame.
  • Page 84: Using The Embroidery Sheet

    —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Remove the embroidery sheet. Using the embroidery sheet In order to hoop the fabric so that the pattern will be sewn in the correct position, use the guidelines on the embroidery sheet to accurately stretch the fabric in the frame.
  • Page 85: Large/small Pieces Of Fabric

    This section provides information on embroidering corner of the fabric to stabilizer (backing), and fabric that is either much larger or much smaller than then hoop the stabilizer (backing) in the the embroidery frame.
  • Page 86: Embroidery Frame Position And Movement

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Embroidery Frame Position and Movement The following provides information concerning the embroidery frame when operating the embroidery machine. ■ Embroidery frames that cannot be used for ■ Moving to the correct position If the center of the embroidery frame is at the...
  • Page 87 If the pattern extends out of the embroidering area for the frame after the frame is moved, a message appears, indicating that the embroidery frame should be replaced. Either replace the embroidery frame or return to the pattern editing screen and adjust the pattern size or embroidering position.
  • Page 88: Changing The Embroidering Position

    Therefore, move the frame and adjust the embroidering position so that the center of the pattern aligns with the needle drop point at the sewing position. In addition, the angle of the entire pattern can be adjusted if the fabric cannot be hooped evenly within the embroidery frame and the pattern is positioned at an angle on the fabric.
  • Page 89: Adjusting The Angle

    Depending on the type of fabric being embroidered, of the area where you wish to embroider. it may not be possible to stretch the fabric in the embroidery frame at the desired angle. In this case, adjust the angle of the pattern so that it is correctly positioned on the fabric.
  • Page 90 Example: When embroidering a pillowcase Rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the left before embroidering. 1 Shows the angle of the pattern after a key is touched to change it • To return the pattern to its original angle (0 degrees), touch...
  • Page 91: Embroidering A Pattern Containing Seven Or More Colors

    Embroidering a Pattern Containing Seven or More Colors When embroidering a pattern that uses seven or more thread colors, it is necessary to change the thread spools. When changing the thread spools, instruction to change the thread spools will appear with the machine automatically stopping.
  • Page 92 Sapphire.book Page 74 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ■ Spool change indicator ( Check the position of The spool change indicator in the stitch navigating screen indicates the number of times that the thread spools will need to be changed and the amount of time between changes.
  • Page 93: Changing The Thread Spools With Designs Of Seven Or More Colors

    Sapphire.book Page 75 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Changing the Thread Spools with Designs of Seven or More Colors This section contains details on understanding the change thread spools message and on easily changing the thread spools. Memo Change thread spools ●...
  • Page 94: Easily Changing The Thread Spools

    This completes the changing of the thread spool. Note ● When pulling out the thread, do not pull the knot through the eye of the needle. If the knot is pulled through the eye of the needle, the needle may be damaged.
  • Page 95: If The Thread Breaks Or The Bobbin Thread Runs Out While Embroidering

    If the thread breaks or the bobbin thread runs out while embroidering, the machine will automatically stop. Since some stitches may be sewn with only one thread, go back through the stitching to a point where stitches have already been sewn before continuing embroidering.
  • Page 96: If The Bobbin Thread Breaks Or Runs Out

    Sapphire_chapt3.fm Page 78 Tuesday, August 5, 2003 1:08 PM OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ■ If the bobbin thread ran out, replace the bobbin If the bobbin thread breaks or at this point in the procedure. runs out Replace the bobbin with a bobbin wound with bobbin thread.
  • Page 97: Embroidering From The Beginning Or Middle Of The Pattern

    In addition, you can go forward or back through the stitching by thread color or by stitch to start stitching at the any position of the pattern.
  • Page 98 Embroidering begins from the specified point. 1 Touch this key once to return to the beginning of the stitching for the color being sewn. Afterward, each touch of this key returns to the beginning of sewing for the previous thread color.
  • Page 99: Resume Embroidering After Turning Off The Machine

    • If the machine's power switch is pressed to turn off after stopping embroidering. Cut the thread before the machine's main power switch is turned off, otherwise the thread may be pulled or may catch when the carriage returns to its initial position after the machine is turned on again.
  • Page 100 2 Touch to cancel embroidering and display the pattern type selection screen to select a new pattern. 1 Each touch of this key moves one stitch back through the stitching. The embroidering screen displayed before • Check that the needle drop point is the machine was turned off appears.
  • Page 101: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    The following procedure describes how to adjust the thread tension if the correct thread tension as described on page 44 was not used. After adjusting the tension of the bobbin thread, adjust the tension of the upper thread for each needle bar.
  • Page 102: Adjusting The Tension Of The Upper Thread

    (Wrong side) Turn the knob in the direction of the arrow to decrease the tension of the upper thread. 1 If the red line is visible, the thread tension cannot be decreased any further. Increase the tension of the upper thread.
  • Page 103: Embroidering Settings

    Sapphire.book Page 85 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Embroidering Settings This chapter contains descriptions on the various embroidering settings, which make operation easier. Automatic Lock Stitch Setting .................86 Starting/Ending Position Settings................87 Repeatedly sewing a pattern along a diagonal / 88 Maximum Sewing Speed Setting................89...
  • Page 104: Automatic Lock Stitch Setting

    Embroidering Settings —————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Automatic Lock Stitch Setting The machine can be set to automatically sew lock stitches, for example at the beginning of the pattern, before sewing each thread color change, and before trimming the thread. ■ Specifying that lock stitches be sewn before the When the embroidery machine is purchased, this function is set to “on”.
  • Page 105: Starting/ending Position Settings

    Sapphire.book Page 87 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Starting/Ending Position Settings The machine can set the start point and the ending point separately from the 9 points of the pattern. Those are upper-left corner, upper-center, upper-right corner, center-left, center-center, center-right, lower-left corner, lower-center and lower-right corner.
  • Page 106: Repeatedly Sewing A Pattern Along A Diagonal

    Sapphire.book Page 88 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Embroidering Settings —————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sew the first embroidery pattern. Repeatedly sewing a pattern Touch to display the embroidering along a diagonal Example screen, and then touch and press the start/stop button. 1 Starting position...
  • Page 107: Maximum Sewing Speed Setting

    Maximum Sewing Speed Setting The maximum sewing speed can be set to one of five levels at every 100 rpm between 600 and 1000 rpm. If the cap frame is used, the maximum sewing speed can be set to one of five levels at every 50 rpm between 400 and 600 rpm.
  • Page 108: Setting The Machine To Stop At Color Changes

    Setting the Machine to Stop at Color Changes The machine can be stopped at any time; however, if the machine is stopped while it is embroidering, it is better to go back a few stitches before continuing sewing to overlap the stitching. If the machine stops at a color change, it is not necessary to go back through the stitching before continuing embroidering.
  • Page 109 However, the settings are cancelled if a new pattern is selected. ● If a pattern with the settings to stop the machine at color changes is saved, the settings to stop the machine at color changes are also saved.
  • Page 110: Temporary Needle Bar Setting

    Embroidering Settings —————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Temporary Needle Bar Setting After embroidering begins, the machine can be stopped at a color change and a different needle bar can be specified for the next color to be sewn. By substituting upper thread already threaded on a different needle bar, the time for sewing can be saved. For example, similar color thread can be substitute as temporally use.
  • Page 111 Sapphire.book Page 93 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Memo ● The thread color (needle bar) change specified as described above only applies until the next color change. If the pattern contains another area with the same color or when the same pattern is sewn the next time, the area is sewn with the original color.
  • Page 112: Reserved Needle Bar Settings

    Normally, the machine automatically assigns thread colors to the needle bars; however, a specific thread color can be manually assigned to a certain needle bar. If a needle bar is specified, that needle bar is removed from the machine’s automatic assignments and the specified color remains assigned to it.
  • Page 113 Sapphire.book Page 95 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM ■ Cancelling the setting To change the setting, first cancel it, and then select the new setting. Touch for the number of the needle bar whose setting you wish to cancel.
  • Page 114 Sapphire.book Page 96 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Embroidering Settings ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
  • Page 115: Selecting/editing/saving Patterns

    Changing the text arrangement of a character / 122 Changing the character spacing / 123 Changing the thread density (only for some character and frame patterns) / 124 Specifying multi-color text / 125 Changing the colors of the pattern / 126 Deleting a pattern / 127 Editing the Embroidery Pattern (Embroidering Settings Screen) ......128...
  • Page 116: Embroidery Data Precautions

    (maximum number of stitches: 500,000 stitches; maximum number of color changes: 500; maximum number of combined patterns: 100). • Do not create folders in floppy disks. If embroidery data is stored in a folder, that embroidery data cannot be displayed by the embroidery machine.
  • Page 117: Selecting An Embroidery Pattern

    General pattern selection The procedure for selecting a pattern differs depending on the type of pattern; however, the general procedure for selecting a pattern is described below. In the pattern type selection screen, touch the key for the desired category.
  • Page 118 Medium Small If the key appears as , the size of the pattern cannot be changed. ■ Flipping the pattern horizontally Each touch of the key turns the setting either on or off. Horizontal flip Flipped horizon- turned off tally...
  • Page 119: Embroidery Patterns

    Sapphire.book Page 101 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM If necessary, edit the pattern. Embroidery patterns Touch 1 The pattern can be flipped horizontally. 2 The pattern can be flipped vertically. The list of embroidery patterns appears. Touch Select an embroidery pattern.
  • Page 120: Renaissance Alphabet Patterns

    Sapphire.book Page 102 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Selecting/Editing/Saving Patterns ————————————————————————————————————————————————— If necessary, edit the pattern. Renaissance Alphabet Patterns Touch 1 Touch this key to change the size. 2 The pattern can be flipped horizontally. 3 The pattern can be flipped vertically.
  • Page 121: Floral Alphabet Patterns

    Sapphire.book Page 103 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM If necessary, edit the pattern. Floral alphabet patterns Touch 1 The pattern can be flipped horizontally. 2 The pattern can be flipped vertically. Touch The list of floral alphabet patterns appears.
  • Page 122: Appliqués Alphabet

    Sapphire.book Page 104 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Selecting/Editing/Saving Patterns ————————————————————————————————————————————————— The selected pattern appears in the pattern Appliqué alphabet display area. Touch • If the wrong pattern was selected or you wish to select a different pattern, touch the desired pattern.
  • Page 123: Frame Patterns

    Sapphire.book Page 105 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM The selected pattern appears in the pattern Frame patterns display area. Touch • If the wrong pattern was selected or you wish to select a different pattern, touch the desired pattern.
  • Page 124: Alphabet Patterns

    Sapphire.book Page 106 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Selecting/Editing/Saving Patterns ————————————————————————————————————————————————— If the key for the character that you wish to Alphabet patterns select is not displayed, touch the tab for the desired set of characters. There are 13 built-in character fonts.
  • Page 125 Sapphire.book Page 107 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM With one character entered, if necessary, • If the text is small and difficult to read on the change the size of the character. screen, touch to check the text. 1 Touch this key to display the text preview screen.
  • Page 126: Embroidery Patterns Stored In The Machine

    5 Arranges the text on the inside of a wide curve 6 Arranges the text on the inside of a sharp curve 7 If text is arranged on a curve, each touch of this key decreases the bend of the curve (makes it flatter).
  • Page 127: Embroidery Cards (optional)

    1 Deletes the data, then returns to the data with no pattern selected. 2 Does not delete the data, then returns to the screen before was touched.
  • Page 128 Touch to rotate the pattern 90 degrees before opening it. If the data is larger than 200 mm(H) × 300 mm(W) (7-7/8 inches (H) × 11-3/4 inches (W)) even after it is rotated 90 degrees, the following message appears.
  • Page 129: Computer (usb)

    ● For details on the position of the USB port on the computer (or USB hub), refer to the Note...
  • Page 130 Sapphire.book Page 112 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Selecting/Editing/Saving Patterns ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Touch • To add a pattern from the computer, repeat steps The following screen appears while data is written to the embroidery machine, and the key for that pattern appears when writing is finished.
  • Page 131 ,or the data or data writing area on 1 Shows the amount of available space in the USB the embroidery machine may be damaged. area of the machine. If pattern data with this size is added, it can be recalled (temporarily written).
  • Page 132: Compactflash Cards (purchase At Local Retailers)

    CompactFlash cards (purchase at local retailers) Embroidery patterns stored on CompactFlash cards can be recalled. For details on storing a pattern, refer to “Saving Embroidery Patterns” on page 135. Note ● Use only 32 MB, 64 MB or 128 MB A list of patterns and folders at the topmost CompactFlash cards.
  • Page 133 After selecting the pattern that you wish to delete, touch to display the screen shown below. 1 Deletes the data, then returns to the data with no pattern selected 2 Does not delete the data, then returns to the data...
  • Page 134: Floppy Disks (commercially Available)

    The list of patterns appears. Note ● Only use 2HD Windows-formatted floppy • Normally, it will take 10 to 30 seconds for disks. the list of patterns to appear. The more patterns on the floppy disk, the longer it will take for the list to appear.
  • Page 135 However, if the floppy disk is write-protected, the data cannot be deleted. 1 Deletes the data, then returns to the data with no pattern selected 2 Does not delete the data, then returns to the data...
  • Page 136: Editing The Embroidery Pattern (pattern Editing Screen)

    The patterns can be edited from the pattern editing screen and the embroidering settings screen. Individual patterns can be edited with the pattern editing screen, and the entire pattern can be edited with the embroidering settings screen. The results of editing the pattern can be seen in the pattern display area.
  • Page 137: Selecting The Pattern To Be Edited

    1 Shows the vertical distance moved 2 Shows the horizontal distance moved • To return the pattern to its position before it was moved (center of the embroidery frame), touch 1 Red frame indicating the pattern to be edited Memo ●...
  • Page 138: Flipping A Pattern Horizontally

    Vertical flip turned off Flipped vertically 6 Enlarges only in the horizontal direction. 7 Touch this key to return the pattern to its original size. 8 Moves the pattern in the direction of the arrow on the key. 9 Touch this key to close this screen.
  • Page 139: Rotating A Pattern

    5 Rotates 10 degrees to the right 6 Rotates 1 degree to the right 7 Touch this key to return the pattern to its original angle. 8 Moves the pattern in the direction of the arrow on the key.
  • Page 140: Changing The Text Arrangement Of A Character

    Characters can be arranged on a horizontal line, on a slant or on an arc. Touch 1 Shows the angle of the pattern after a key is touched to change it. • To return the pattern to its original angle...
  • Page 141: Changing The Character Spacing

    4 Specifies that the thread be trimmed between characters 5 Moves the pattern in the direction of the arrow on the key 6 Touch this key to close this screen. Touch the keys to adjust the characters to the desired spacing.
  • Page 142: Changing The Thread Density (only For Some Character And Frame Patterns)

    ————————————————————————————————————————————————— ■ Trimming the threads between characters Changing the thread density If the machine is set to trim the threads between the characters, the jumpstitches between the (only for some character and frame patterns) characters are reduced and any other necessary procedures after embroidering are reduced.
  • Page 143: Specifying Multi-color Text

    Each touch of a key slightly increases or The alphabet pattern characters selected on decreases the thread density. page 106 are set to black. The color of the characters • To return to the original thread density can be changed using the change thread color key;...
  • Page 144: Changing The Colors Of The Pattern

    In the pattern display area, the color of the selected part of the pattern is changed. 1 The part of the pattern in the color at the top of the thread color sequence display is the part whose color is being changed.
  • Page 145: Deleting A Pattern

    The screen shown below appears. changed. Touch • If the wrong thread color is specified or if you wish to change the thread color again, select a different thread color, and then touch...
  • Page 146: Editing The Embroidery Pattern (embroidering Settings Screen)

    In addition, the arrow keys can be used to move the pattern in the pattern editing screen or move the embroidery frame in the embroidering settings screen. Touching these keys moves the embroidery frame.
  • Page 147: Creating A Repeating Pattern

    Each touch of a key increases or specified number of times. The pattern can be decreases the rows or columns by one. repeated a maximum of 30 times in both the vertical and the horizontal directions within the embroidering area.
  • Page 148: Changing The Colors Of The Pattern

    The colors of the pattern can be changed and previewed in the screen. The function and operation for this key is the same as that for the change thread color key in the pattern editing screen. Touch 1 Repeat spacing (vertical) 2 Repeat spacing (horizontal) •...
  • Page 149: Editing A Combined Pattern

    Sapphire.book Page 131 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Editing a Combined Pattern Example) In this section, we will combine text with floral alphabet pattern, which we will then edit. Touch To select the pattern, touch The pattern editing screen appears.
  • Page 150 The selected letters appear at the center of the embroidery area. As before, touch • To change the size of the pattern, select “o”, and then touch to select the desired size. • To change the text arrangement, touch , and then select the desired text arrangement.
  • Page 151 Sapphire.book Page 133 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Touch to select the same font, and Check the balance of the entire pattern, and, then type “Luck”. if you wish to edit the pattern, touch After touching “L”, touch the tab for lowercase to select the pattern to be edited.
  • Page 152 • To adjust other parts of the pattern, touch again, and then adjust the pattern as desired. • If it is difficult to view the text and the pattern, touch , and then touch to preview it. Touch to return to the previous screen.
  • Page 153: Saving Embroidery Patterns

    Sapphire.book Page 135 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Saving Embroidery Patterns Edited embroidery patterns can be saved in the memory. In addition, if often-used patterns are stored, they can immediately be found. With the pattern that you wish to save Touch the button for the media where you wish to save the pattern.
  • Page 154: If The Embroidery Pattern Cannot Be Saved

    To be able to save the embroidery pattern Note in the machine's memory, a previously saved pattern •...
  • Page 155 108. For patterns saved on CompactFlash 1 Touch this key to delete the selected pattern. cards, refer to page 114. For patterns saved on 2 Shows the amount of free space in the machine's floppy disks, refer to page 116.) memory.
  • Page 156 Sapphire.book Page 138 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Selecting/Editing/Saving Patterns —————————————————————————————————————————————————...
  • Page 157: Basic Settings And Help Feature

    Basic Settings and Help Feature This chapter contains descriptions on the use of the settings key, the machine operations key and the help key, introduced on page 21. Details on changing the basic embroidery machine settings and viewing operations on the LCD will be provided.
  • Page 158: Using The Settings Key

    Basic Settings and Help Feature —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Using the Settings Key Touch (settings key) to change many of the basic embroidery machine settings. Understanding the settings screen There are five pages in the settings screen. Touch in the lower-right corner of the screen until the desired page is displayed.
  • Page 159 ■ Page 3 ■ Page 5 B RESERVED NEEDLE D BRIGHTNESS OF LCD A certain thread color can be set to a specific Enables the density of the screen to be adjusted. needle bar. The specified color remains assigned E BUZZER to the needle bar specified here until the setting is Turns the buzzer on or off.
  • Page 160: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Lcd

    LCD If “ON” is selected, the buzzer sounds to indicate that a key in the operation panel was pressed or a The brightness of the LCD can be specified from the key on the screen was touched. If an error occurs, fifth page of the settings screen.
  • Page 161: Changing The Language

    Sapphire.book Page 143 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Changing the language Changing the display guides The display language can be set to any of the Various settings can be specified for the guides in the following. pattern display area. The embroidery frame size can...
  • Page 162 Sapphire.book Page 144 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Basic Settings and Help Feature —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ■ Centerpoint marker and grid Embroidering area of the extra-large The centerpoint is indicated with a red plus sign embroidery frame (+). The spacing between the lines of the grid represent 10 mm (3/8 inches).
  • Page 163: Changing The Thread Color Information

    Touch to select whether to sequence display and the needle bar thread information. display the cursor as a plus sign (+) or as a Thread color number (Embroidery) large crossbar and whether to display or hide Thread color number (Country) the cursor.
  • Page 164: Display Expanded Thread Color

    If “OFF” is selected, the thread colors are displayed as specified in the procedure described in “Changing the thread color information”. Time If “ON” is selected, one of the following three color thread can be displayed in the change thread color screen. Original Thread If the pattern has been specified the thread colors by the “User thread chart”...
  • Page 165: Custom Thread Table Settings

    The key appears as when “ON” is The color thread table displayed, for example, when changing the colors of a pattern, can be set to an selected, and it appears as when original color thread table, created by combining the thread color numbers for the thread colors that you “OFF”...
  • Page 166 That color is removed from the thread table and the box becomes empty. The entered number is erased. • In this example, a color box in the table was selected before selecting a color number; however, the color can be specified by selecting the color number, then the color box in the table.
  • Page 167: Specifying "dst" Thread Trimming

    OFF: Not converted to thread trim codes custom thread. When the embroidery machine is purchased, “ON” is selected and the number of jumps is set to “3”. ■ Changing the color thread table The “DST” thread trim settings can be specified from Set “DISPLAY EXPANDED THREAD COLOR”...
  • Page 168: Deleting Short Stitches

    (jump) stitch. thread that remains threaded through the needle after the thread is trimmed (length of thread passed through the eye of the needle) has a standard tail or long tail. Note When the embroidery machine is purchased, ●...
  • Page 169: Using The Machine Operations Guide Key

    Sapphire.book Page 151 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Using the Machine Operations Guide Key This machine contains information based on the contents of the Operation Manual, such as basic machine operations. Touch (machine operations guide key), and then select from the four topics that appear to display the available information.
  • Page 170 . Touch to continue showing the movie. 3 Touch this key to skip to the next page of the movie. 4 Touch this key to skip to the previous page of the movie.
  • Page 171: Using The Help Key

    Sapphire.book Page 153 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Using the Help Key If there is a problem, touch (help key) to check an operation or to check the function of a key. ■ Example: Viewing help on the function keys in After checking the desired key information,...
  • Page 172 Sapphire.book Page 154 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Basic Settings and Help Feature ——————————————————————————————————————————————————...
  • Page 173: Appendix

    On-screen troubleshooting / 189 Troubleshooting / 190 Error messages / 198 If the LCD cannot be read / 204 If the machine does not respond when a key is pressed / 204 Specifications ......................206 Embroidery machine specifications / 206 Index ........................207...
  • Page 174: Appliqué Sewing

    *Depending on the thread color display setting, the display may appear as • If the appliqué is cut out along the inside of the sewn cutline, the appliqué may not be correctly attached to the fabric. Therefore, carefully cut out the appliqué...
  • Page 175: Using A Frame Pattern To Create Appliqués (1)

    • If an iron-on stabilizer is used to attach the appliqué piece to the base fabric, iron the pieces together without removing the base fabric from the embroidery frame.
  • Page 176: Using A Frame Pattern To Create Appliqués (2)

    There is another way of sewing appliqués. With this method, there is no need to change the fabric in the embroidery frame. The appliqué can be created by sewing two frame patterns of the same size and shape—one sewn with straight stitches and the other...
  • Page 177 Embroider over the appliqué fabric using the same frame pattern. Note ● If the size or sewing position of the straight- stitched frame pattern is changed, be sure to change the size or sewing position of the satin-stitched frame pattern in the same way.
  • Page 178: Helpful Tips For The Operation Of Pr-600

    Sapphire.book Page 160 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Appendix ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Helpful Tips for the Operation of PR-600 This section provides descriptions to operations useful in the operation of this machine. Touch Checking the thread tension of built-in patterns One pattern on the last page of the embroidery patterns can be used to check the thread tension.
  • Page 179: Sewing A Pattern Aligned With A Mark On The Fabric

    For example, when sewing text along a line in the fabric pattern, the beginning of the stitching can be set in the lower-left corner so that the position can be checked, and then the beginning of stitching can be reset. Next, the beginning of stitching can be set in the lower-right corner to check the position.
  • Page 180 Sapphire.book Page 162 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Appendix ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— With a fabric marker, mark this point on the Remove the embroidery frame from the fabric. machine, and then connect these two points to check the embroidering position. • If the baseline is misaligned or intersects...
  • Page 181: Color Thread Table

    Create color thread tables from the colors of threads according to the sewing order of the parts, regardless that you have and use them to display the patterns in of the design of the pattern, colors may be applied your own thread colors.
  • Page 182: Creating Beautiful Embroidery

    Sapphire.book Page 164 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Appendix ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Creating Beautiful Embroidery The various precautions concerning the thread, embroidery frames and stabilizers (backings) that must be observed in order to create beautiful embroidery are described below. Temperature and humidity also pose a threat to Threads embroidery threads.
  • Page 183: Stabilizers (backing)

    In these situations, water-soluble 1. Polyester mesh cut-away stabilizer works stabilizer is used as a topping to hold the fibers of extremely well with light-colored fabrics since it the fabric flat so the stitches can be placed on top prevents a shadow from showing through on the neatly and accurately.
  • Page 184: Hooping Techniques

    Sapphire.book Page 166 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Appendix ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Hooping Techniques “Use the right tool for the right job” is a statement many of us have heard throughout the years. This statement holds true even in the embroidery industry.
  • Page 185: Fabric/stabilizer Compatibility Chart

    Use topping for designs containing small Golf shirt 1 cut-away Optional lettering or a lot of detail, and also for pique knits. Use a topping if the garment has a textured Canton fleece 1 tear-away Optional surface, such as a basketweave or pronounced twill.
  • Page 186: Optional Accessories

    Prepare the embroidery frame holder in order to attach the embroidery frame for industrial embroidery machines. When the embroidery frame for industrial embroidery machines is attached, both the left and right arms of the embroidery frame holder moves. Remove the embroidery frame. (Refer to Using a Phillips screwdriver, loosen the two page 45.)
  • Page 187: Using The Optional Cap Frame

    ● Baseball (golf) caps, tulip hats and bucket hats can be embroidered with this frame. ● This frame cannot be used with hats having a front area of 50 mm (2 inches) or less, such as sun visors and children's hats. In addition, it cannot be used with hats that have a brim longer than 80 mm (3-1/16 inches).
  • Page 188: Preparing To Use The Cap Frame

    Before removing the embroidery Note frame holder, remove the embroidery frame. (Refer ● Be careful that the cap frame driver does not to “Removing the embroidery frame” on page 45.) hit any nearby parts, such as the presser foot.
  • Page 189 1 Needle plate spacer 1 Pins on the frame-mounting plate of the carriage 2 Holes in the mounting plate of the cap frame driver Tighten the two upper thumb screws. While pushing in the cap frame driver toward...
  • Page 190 3 Tighten thumb screw Check that there is no looseness. If there is looseness, mount the mounting jig 1 Loosen the screw so that the stopper can be onto the plate again hooked onto the screw and clamped with it.
  • Page 191: Attaching The Cap Frame

    → → → Press in order to view a video of the operation on the LCD (see page 151). Put the cap into the cap frame attached to the mounting jig, and then remove the cap frame from the mounting jig with the cap clamped. Next, attach the cap frame to the cap frame driver on the machine.
  • Page 192 1 The centerline of the cap is parallel with the short side of the clamping frame. 2 The line on the left side of the cap cannot be seen within the clamping frame. 3 The teeth on the inside of the clamping 1 Lever of the snap lock frame cleanly grab the base of the brim.
  • Page 193 After turning the cap frame so that the illustration. embroidering surface faces upward, align the ring of the cap frame driver with the ring of the cap frame. While sliding the cap frame to the left and right, align the notch in the cap frame with the guiding plate on the cap frame driver, and then snap the frame into place.
  • Page 194: Installing The Embroidery Frame Holder

    After embroidering using the cap embroidery frame driver. is finished, remove the needle plate spacer and cap Press both of the two holders at the base of the frame driver, and then re-attach the embroidery cap frame with both thumbs, and then pull off frame holder.
  • Page 195 Align the holes on the embroidery frame holder with the pins in the frame-mounting plate of the carriage. Note ● Be careful that the cap frame driver does not hit any nearby parts, such as the presser foot. 1 Pins in the frame-mounting plate...
  • Page 196: Using The Optional Bobbin Winder

    Sapphire_chapt7.fm Page 178 Wednesday, August 27, 2003 7:54 PM Appendix ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Using the Optional Bobbin Winder When winding the bobbin thread onto a metal bobbin, use the optional bobbin winder. The procedures for using the optional bobbin winder are described below. Precautions For precautions concerning the power supply, refer to page 14.
  • Page 197: Setting Up The Optional Bobbin Winder

    2 Holder 3 Hole for spool pin 4 Spool cushion • Be sure to firmly insert the plug on the AC Insert the thread guide. adapter into the DC input connector of the Insert the thread guide straight into the hole bobbin winder.
  • Page 198: Winding The Bobbin

    Also use the included spool cap dtex/2 to 100 dtex/2). to keep the small spool stable. Pass the thread through the hole in the left of the thread guide toward the front of the winder. Align the groove in the bobbin with the spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and set the bobbin on the shaft.
  • Page 199 Sapphire.book Page 181 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Pass the thread through the hole in the right of the thread guide toward the back of the Note machine. ● Be sure to follow the procedure described. If the bobbin is wound without the thread...
  • Page 200 ■ If bobbin winding is stopped before it is finished: The bobbin winder stops automatically if the thread does not feed, for example, if it becomes Remove the bobbin.
  • Page 201: Maintenance

    Sapphire.book Page 183 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Maintenance Simple embroidery machine maintenance operations are described below. Always keep the machine clean, otherwise malfunctions may occur. Cleaning the LCD Cleaning the hook If the surface of the LCD is dirty, lightly wipe it with a Remove periodically lint and dust for better soft dry cloth.
  • Page 202: Cleaning Around The Needle Plate

    If lint and dust collect around the moving knife, the fixed knife or the thread retaining plate, the thread may not be cut correctly or various parts of the machine may be damaged.
  • Page 203: Cleaning The Bobbin Case

    Therefore, it should be cleaned every time when change the bobbin. Use a piece of paper with the thickness of a business card. Open the hook cover, remove the bobbin case, and then remove the bobbin. (Refer to page 18.)
  • Page 204: Oiling The Machine

    Afterward, apply 1 drop of oil into the race of hook before use the machine everyday. Use the enclosed cleaning brush to remove ■...
  • Page 205 Note it can easily be oiled. ● Apply 1 drop of oil into the hook race every day. ● Apply only sewing machine oil. Use of any other type of oil may result in damage to the embroidery machine.
  • Page 206: Cleaning The Magnetic Head Of The Floppy Disk Drive

    Cleaning the magnetic head of appears. the floppy disk drive If the magnetic head is dirty, data on floppy disks may not be read correctly. We recommend periodically cleaning the magnetic head by using a commercially available cleaning disk for 3.5" floppy disk drives.
  • Page 207: Troubleshooting

    Sapphire_chapt7.fm Page 189 Friday, August 1, 2003 3:01 PM Troubleshooting Check the items that are displayed. On-screen troubleshooting This embroidery machine is equipped with an easy- to-use troubleshooting feature for problems during sewing. Touch the key that shows the problem, and then check for the causes that are displayed.
  • Page 208: Troubleshooting

    Sapphire.book Page 190 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Appendix ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Troubleshooting If the machine does not operate correctly, check for the following points/issues before requesting service. If the suggested remedy does not correct the problem, contact your authorized dealer. Symptom...
  • Page 209 Sapphire.book Page 191 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Symptom Probable Cause Remedy Reference Page The area around the embroidery foot hole is damaged. Replace the presser foot. Consult your nearest authorized dealer. 1 Scratches or Burrs Sliding surface on hook race is not smooth.
  • Page 210 Sapphire.book Page 192 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Appendix ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Symptom Probable Cause Remedy Reference Page The needle is not correctly Correctly install the needle. p.61 installed . Use the Allen screw driver to The needle set screw is loose.
  • Page 211 Sapphire.book Page 193 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Symptom Probable Cause Remedy Reference Page Sliding surface on hook is not smooth. There are burns on it. Consult your nearest authorized dealer. 1 Hook race area Remove the loose thread. If the...
  • Page 212 Sapphire.book Page 194 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Appendix ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Symptom Probable Cause Remedy Reference Page The automatic needle-threading Consult your nearest authorized mechanism is broken. dealer. Adhesive is attached to the Replace the needle. p.61 needle. Firmly set the fabric in the The fabric is not taut.
  • Page 213 Sapphire.book Page 195 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Symptom Probable Cause Remedy Reference Page Use stabilizer (backing) when embroidering on thin or stretch fabrics, fabrics with a coarse weave or fabrics that easily allow the stitching to shrink. Stabilizer (backing) is not used.
  • Page 214 Sapphire.book Page 196 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Appendix ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Symptom Probable Cause Remedy Reference Page If the thread tension cannot be adjusted, thread wax and dust The thread tension does not may have collected in the correspond to the amount that...
  • Page 215 CAUTION ● This machine is equipped with a thread detecting mechanism. If the machine is not threaded with the upper thread, the machine will not operate correctly, even if the start/stop button is pressed after unlocking the machine. ● If the machine suddenly stops: - Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord.
  • Page 216: Error Messages

    Error messages If the start/stop button is pressed while the machine is not correctly set up or if an incorrect operation is performed, the machine stops and informs you of the error with a buzzer and an error message. If an error message appears, correct the problem according to the instructions in the message.
  • Page 217 Sapphire.book Page 199 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM The thread picker did not oper- The inserted floppy disk cannot was touched while no ate correctly. be used. floppy disk is inserted or the The thread is entangled on the Use a different floppy disk.
  • Page 218 Sapphire.book Page 200 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Appendix ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Patterns cannot be deleted During data transfer, the USB Patterns stored in the from the CompactFlash card. cable was disconnected. machine's memory cannot be The CompactFlash card may be Do not disconnect the USB recalled.
  • Page 219 Sapphire.book Page 201 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM The installed embroidery frame The embroidery data cannot be Embroidery data with an is too small. detected. incompatible version is being Check which embroidery The embroidery data may be used. frames can be used, and then damaged.
  • Page 220 Sapphire.book Page 202 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Appendix ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— If any of the following messages appear, consult your nearest authorized dealer.
  • Page 221 Sapphire.book Page 203 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Troubleshooting...
  • Page 222: If The Lcd Cannot Be Read

    If the LCD cannot be read If the machine does not respond when a key is pressed If the LCD cannot be read after the machine is turned on, adjust the LCD as described below. If nothing happens when a key on the screen is...
  • Page 223 Sapphire.book Page 205 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Use the included touch pen to touch the center of the crosses on the screen, from 1 to 5. CAUTION ● Be sure to use the included touch pen to adjust the touch panel. Do not use a mechanical pencil, screwdriver or any other hard or sharp object.
  • Page 224: Specifications

    Weight 37 kg (81 Ibs.). Machine size 512(W) x 589(D) x 586 (H) mm (20-5/32 (W) x 23-3/16 (D) x 23-1/16(H) inches) Sewing speed Maximum / Tubular: 1,000 spm, Cap: 600 spm Speed range / Max.: 1,000 spm, Min.: 400 spm...
  • Page 225: Index

    Sapphire.book Page 207 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Index thread spool changes ..........73 thread tension ............44 Accessories ..............4 Cleaning Adjusting around the needle plate ........184 angle ...............71 bobbin case ............185 edited patterns ............119 hook ..............183 legs ................8 LCD ..............
  • Page 226 Sapphire.book Page 208 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Embroidery frame holder Moving installing ...............176 needle ..............40 removing ..............170 Multi color key ............52, 125 Embroidery frame indicators ......28, 51, 53 Embroidery patterns ............101 Embroidery position ............70 Names of machine parts ..........2 Embroidery thread ............
  • Page 227 Sapphire.book Page 209 Friday, August 1, 2003 9:12 AM Selecting Unlock key .............. 41, 56 edited pattern ............119 Upper threading ............33 embroidery pattern ...........23, 99 USB port connector ............3 Set key ................50 Setting up ................6 Settings key ............48, 140 Ventilation slots ...............

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