Trade-In and Trade-Up to EMT16X

Get special trade-in pricing on your Melco machines when you upgrade to EMT16X!

Contact us for a quote on your old machine

Contact us today to find out how much you could save. We'll even arrange and pay for return shipping of your old machine and help you configure your new order. Avoid downtime and get back to being more productive than ever with the upgraded performance of the Melco EMT16X!


Melco's EMT16X Commercial Embroidery Machine

Scalable — start with one machine, build your embroidery network as-needed.

Ultra fast — up to 1500 stitches per minute.

Versatile — from hats and dog collars to backpacks and blankets

Large sew field — up to 16.1” x 15.5".

Simple operation. 

Single-head & multi-head packages customized to fit your needs. 

Features No Other Embroidery Company Can Rival


We create the machines, the operating system, and the design software. With Melco’s most recent software update, DesignShop 12, we’ve made great improvements to every aspect of the digitizing experience, enhancing each step of your process. 

We offer 4 levels of software so you can choose the best option for your business! With DesignShop, you get:

  • Plug and play productivity 
  • A bigger library of premade designs, fonts, monograms, and custom vector shapes. 
  • Design Checker
  • Conversion Assistant 
  • Enhanced Lettering


Network up to 30 machines on one network

With the Melco Operating System (MOS), you control every machine on the network from a single computer. This allows management of individual machines as needed, without interrupting production on the entire network.

Flexible & efficient production

Best of all, you can use the system as a single-head, and a multi-head, at the same time. No other system gives you this level of control and flexibility!

Grow production with your business

Easily add machines to your production line when you’re ready – our modular system is designed to grow along with your business at your pace.


Tired of frustrating thread breaks?

With Melco machines, thread feed is managed by the patented Acti-Feed™ thread control system, delivering the precise amount of thread automatically.

Conventional machines require manual thread tension adjustments. This system is what sets Melco machines apart from the rest of embroidery industry. Simply enter a few inputs such as fabric type and hoop selection, and our intelligent Acti-Feed™ system will do the rest!

Check Out What Our Customers Are Saying About Their Melco Machines

Diane M.

Kelly Anne

DM Threadworks

Kelly Anne Embroidery

During my first year of owning that I knew that I needed to upgrade to a multi-needle. After looking into everything, we decided that the Melco EMT16X was going to fit my needs and wanted the the best. 

So I decided to invest in myself for the first time and start my own embroidery business, DM Threadworks, I purchased my first EMT16X in late November of 2020. It has been a fantastic journey, I absolutely love this machine.

I would tell anyone that is thinking about starting their own embroidery business, research, research, research after that contact Melco. The EMT16X is a work horse, easy to get to know and really fun. Once they start they better be prepared to get a lot of orders.

Got a Melco 2 years ago to start my dream of owning my own business after years working in theatre in costume shops. It was the perfect machine for me!

Russell Damis

NJ Threads Embroidery

We are almost 2 years in with our Melco EMT16 PLUS and I can't say enough good things about this company. 

We came across Melco and liked all of the specs…American company, 16 needles, and the fastest stitch speeds out there. I also found the Acti-Feed™ feature attractive, as I was having trouble with thread tension. A lot of the reviews stated that Melco customer service was the best in the industry. That also stuck out, as I know one thing you don’t want to be is down and out in this business. Lastly, I like the ability to link the machines together as you add more. As our business grows, we can add the amount of heads we need, rather than have to add a bulky multi-head machine that can only run a single job at a time.

The Melco staff is second to none. From sales, to tech support, to instructional videos, they are the nicest people on the planet. Tech support is incredible. Any time Ive had an issue, they’ve been able to get me back up and running. I’ve had parts overnighted and at my door by the next morning to make sure we’re not down too long. 

Purchasing this machine for business has been one of the best decisions we’ve made, and we will be adding more Melco's to our business in the future. Its been a lot of fun learning this business, and Melco has made it that much better.

Ryan Malaschak

Adrenaline Prints LLC

I have been in this industry for 15+ years and have never had better customer service. From day one, the entire experience with Melco Sales and Service has been outstanding!

Kayatana Nelson

Geniuses Unleashed

We started out with one EMT16X, then expanded. For an event, we took our 4 Melco machines to provide onsite embroidery services. We embroidered 2 letter monograms on satin pillowcases. In slightly over 3 hours, we completed over 220 satin pillowcases with monograms the customers provided on the spot. 

I'm delighted to be a part of the Melco family! Everyone has been so extremely helpful. I regularly attend Samantha's DesignShop talks and even asked a question on some digitizing settings needed to make the onsite embroidery project run smoothly. Scott has also been a tremendous help on my numerous digitizing and DesignShop questions. Trainers, Ms. Margaret and Mr. Alan are really, so amazing! They have been extremely helpful in this embroidery business journey. They have been more than trainers. They have truly supported all our efforts to grow our small business.

Brian Olsen

Master Uniform & Master Screen Printing

The machines have been doing great! We now do way more Embroidery than Screen Printing. It’s been pretty crazy and we couldn’t be happier to have gotten them when we did! I couldn’t imagine doing all the work we’ve been doing on one machine! I hope to be able to do some more business with you soon!

Why Melco?

Since 1972, Melco has been the choice for entrepreneurs in need of apparel decoration solutions. When you partner with Melco for your equipment and software solutions, you are getting a partner with decades of experience in the apparel industry. 


50 years ago, Melco began as a pioneer in computerized embroidery digitizing. Our mission focused on leveraging technology and automation to maximize productivity while simultaneously enhancing the user experience. Since 1972, these foundational principles have led to the development of some of the industry’s most advanced commercial embroidery machines and software. Business owners seeking fast ROI and maximum profit potential will find success with Melco.

But we know that even the most advanced embroidery products don’t mean anything without a passionate and knowledgeable team to back it up. When you choose Melco, you have the benefit of working directly with the manufacturer. From our expert sales staff to our mastermind applications team, our employees make Melco more than your equipment and software provider – we’re your business partner, ready to help every step of the way!


Support You Can Count On

Check Out Melco's Technical Support Knowledge Base

Trying something new, or looking for some tips and tricks on improving your embroidery skill? We have lots of resources! Get online support from our Technical Support Knowledge Base. Check out our YouTube channel for tutorials, demos, and even previous live Q&A sessions with Melco experts.

Customer Care

We also have a great support team ready to answer any of your questions. Troubleshooting by yourself can be frustrating – let us help! Contact Melco Customer Care by phone or through our online form if you need any assistance.

Parts & Accessories

As your partner, Melco understands that your business relies not only on technical support but availability of replacement parts as well. That’s why we stock many add-ons, accessories, and parts on ShopMelco.com. Reach out to us with any questions regarding additional parts for your machines. We are here to support you!


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