1. Introduction

Embroidery, one of humanity’s most ancient crafts, has come a long way from being a leisurely hobby to a large-scale production-oriented venture with the advent of modern technology. Key assets for this transition are multi-needle embroidery machines. In this blog, we will tell you why we compare these two machines. In your search for the perfect embroidery machine, you’ve likely come across both RELINE Mini and Avancé 1201. Both are stellar performers in their own right, but which is the better fit for your personal or business needs? Let’s delve a bit deeper!

2. Overview of REDLINE mini embroidery machine

REDLINE Mini, a compact yet powerful tool, is a stand-out in the single-head multi-needle embroidery machine category. Ranging from transitioning between colors to achieving extremely high stitch speeds of up to 1200 SPM (stitches per minute), this machine is a real go-getter. It’s built with a sturdy steel body assuring long-lasting quality.

3. Overview of embroidery machine Avancé 1201C

Avancé 1201 is another market contender with a lot of promise. Its features include a wide stitching area, high-speed embroidery processing up to 1200 SPM, and 12 needles. The design employs a solid, lightweight structure that’s easy to handle and relocate.Avancé user interface is a dazzling spectacle, with interactive screens and intuitive controls. On the flip side, its high-speed functionality may be overwhelming for beginners and could sometimes result in loose stitches if not correctly utilized. Users, though, have greatly appreciated the smooth, quiet operation and excellent after-sales support.

4. Comparison Between REDLINE mini vs Avancé 1201C

4.1 Basic Features

Basic Features REDLINE mini Avancé 1201C
Number of Needles 12 12
Number of Heads 1 1
Maximum Embroidery Speed 1200SPM 1200SPM
Maximum Embroidery Area 360x200mm 400x600mm
Maximum Storage of Stitches or Designs 2 million 100 million
Machine Size LxWxH with Steel Stand(mm) 762x762x762mm 584x584x1600mm
Machine Weight with Steel Stand(kg) 54kg 80kg

Both machine provide good features , The REDLINE mini and Avancé 1201 differ significantly in their maximum storage of stitches, with the former capable of storing up to 2 million stitches while the latter boasts an impressive storage capacity of 100 million stitches.

4.2 software features

Software Features REDLINE mini Avancé 1201C
Supported File Formats DST, DSB DST, DSB
Number of Fonts no 90
Number of Pre-set Embroidery Designs unclear unclear
Design Software Wilcom col design deck software
Language Options English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian English English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

Both models are nearly neck-to-neck, presenting a tie. Considering the built quality and design. Avancé 1201 scores due to its lightweight design. Usability rankings vary, with REDLINE appearing technologically superior but not hard to compare with Avancé 1201C. Efficiency, durability, and also boasts seven fonts and 90 sized monograms.maintenance are closely matched, hence it is trickier to call a clear winner.

4.3 Features for Increasing Production Efficiency

Features for Increasing Production Efficiency REDLINE mini Avancé 1201C
Automatic Thread Changing yes yes
Automatic Threading yes yes
Automatic Thread Trimming yes yes
Embroidery Positioning Point unclear unclear
LCD Touch Screen Size 10inch 10 inch
embroidery real-time Preview unclear unclear
auto thread break detection no yes
WiFi Connectivity no yes
Automatic Memory Retention unclear unclear

While Avancé 1201 tops speed with its rapid stitching, REDLINE Mini is no less productive with its color grouping feature, which reduces thread changes—saving ample time.Redline mini have not detection and wifi connectivity which makes differ to pick Avancé for user

4.4 Embroidery Production Stability Features

Features for production stability features REDLINE mini Avancé 1201C
durability no yes
Low stitch error detection no yes
Frame drive system fabric Cotton,leather,denim, vinyl,caps Cotton,leather,denim,vinyl,caps

REDLINE Mini takes pride in a sturdy, vibration-resistant body for a smooth run, while Avancé 1201’s signature Dead Shaft Rotary system ensures flawless production. In the context of production stability, Avancé has the most priority.

4.5 Accessories

Accessories REDLINE mini Avancé 1201C
Tubular Hoops Included unclear unclear
Cap Attachment Included 29″x23″x19″ 2x 17.5”x9″ / Tek
Flat Embroidery Included unclear unclear
Others Included unclear unclear
Tubular Hoops (Compatible) MaggieFrame / Pocket Hoop MaggieFrame / Pocket Hoop
Magnetic Hoops (Compatible) MaggieFrame / SewTalent / HoopTalent MaggieFrame / SewTalent / HoopTalent
Others (Compatible) unclear unclear
Laser Engraving Accessories unclear unclear
Extension Table unclear unclear

Both models offer a range of accessories including differently-sized hoops, thread stand, bobbins, cap drive and more.

4.6 Convenience of Training / Maintenance / After-sales Service

Maintenance/After-sales service REDLINE mini Avancé 1201C
User Manual YES YES
Online Training Videos YES YES
Warranty Terms YES YES

REDLINE mini offers free training, and the machine’s price is discussed on request. Avancé offers pre and post-sales technical support and free software updates. The cost is also provided upon inquiry.

4.7 Price Comparison

Price Comparison Smart stitch S1201 Avancé 1201C
Price Range 4799 USD 9495 USD
Online Training Videos YES YES
Installment Payment Policy YES YES

5. User reviews and customer support

It’s always helpful to hear what others have to say about their experiences with these two machines.One way to gauge the performance and reliability of the REDLINE mini and Avancé 1201C is through customer reviews, which provide valuable insights into the user experience with these embroidery machines.

5.1 User review of REDLINE mini

Our family business has been active in the embroidery industry since 1958. We’ve done everything from running two commercial embroidery factories (where we produced more than 10 million pieces of embroidered goods per year) to digitizing logos for dozens of fortune 500 companies (including Coca-Cola, Disney, and yes ironically enough…. even John Deere). Today lead by John Deer, the world’s most awarded digitize and the last living Schiffli master digitize still alive teaching in North America, our small business is still family-owned and operated. Through quality education, designs, and software, our mission is to help train the next generation of embroiderers and pass on the embroidery knowledge we’ve acquired over the past several decades.

From north America-2022/9/19

5.2 user review of Avancé 1201C



K&M Masterpiece, LLC

We could not have chosen a better company to supply with the equipment, technical support, and cream-of-the-crop customer support while our company – K & M Masterpiece, LLC – is still in its infancy. We have never experienced such a high level of support with any supplier before. I know Holly, Amy, and the rest of the team is going to be jealous but we will forever owe a debt of gratitude to Tristan. I wore her out with questions that she had to take a week off me (lol).

WOW, what a great experience from Erica, Iris/sales rep, Allen/trainer, Mark S./marketing Guru & Katrina from Aida Capital. I live locally & came in for a demo of a smaller machine (Spangle Elite). Everyone was super nice & knowledgeable & I ended up getting the big machine I wanted (Pro Spangle) thinking originally I couldn’t ever afford it. This was completely my decision, no one ever gave me a sales pitch, pressured or rushed me. Very happy & confident in my success since they have my back, do not shop anywhere else. Thanks.

2023/8/7 jake from UAE

6. Purchase Advice

6.1 Users with a limited budget

If you’re on a budget but don’t want to compromise on quality, the REDLINE mini might just be your best bet.

6.2 users who prefer high-end embroidery experiences

For users who love elaborate designs and don’t mind spending a little extra, the Avancé 1201C’s advanced software features will likely impress you. People who are looking for a user-friendly machine that offers ease of use and a wide variety of design options may find the REDLINE mini to be a better fit for their needs.

6.3 Users who have needs for specific embroidery functions

If you specialize in cap embroidery or require specific monogram fonts, the Avancé 1201C is worth considering for its built-in cap drive and range of fonts. If you’re after compactness and reliability, the Redline mini is your best bet. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a broader working area and an extensive design base, Avancé 1201C might just be your go-to machine.

7. Compatible MaggieFrame magnetic Hoop Sizes

Both machines are compatible with a wide range of MaggieFrame magnetic hoop sizes, granting users the flexibility to work on various project sizes. theREDLINE mini and Avancé 1201C embroidery machines offer an expansive embroidery field, allowing users to create intricate designs on larger fabric pieces.

8. FAQ

Q: What file formats and design software does theREDLINE mini embroidery machine support?

A: Our embroidery machines support common embroidery file formats, such as DST, and DSB.We suggest you make your designs using Wilcom, Embroidery Studio, and Hatch and transfer designs to DST formats so that our machine can identify your designs easily.

Q:What are the main features of the Avancé 1201C embroidery machine?

A: The Avancé 1501C embroidery machine, a newer and improved version of the Avancé 1201C, boasts advanced features such as a larger embroidery area, faster stitching speed, and a user-friendly touchscreen interface.

Q: How long is the warranty for both the REDLINE mini and Avancé 1201C machines?

A: Avancé 1201C has given 5 years warranty and REDLINE mini 2 years.