Although I am new to this hobby, within the first hour of working with this machine, I was able to put a logo and text on a polo shirt that looks really good. The manual, as usual, leaves a lot to be desired but there are a lot of good web sites with valuable tips that have great results. I have had the machine two weeks and have used it to make polo shirts and T shirts with logo and text. The text is the most difficult to get consistent results, but it is getting better. This machine does an adequate job of simple embroidery patterns.