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Re: App clarification - correction

Jim Stutsman
 

The second sentence of my response should read:
Unfortunately these apps were only available for the Apple iPhone/iPad.

Once again my "clarification" has become confusion. Sigh.


Re: Needles

Linda M <linlefmul@...>
 

Organ make the needles for Janome.  In Canada, all the Janome machines have Organ brand needles, even the ones that are in a Janome pack are Organ, if you look on the shank it should say Organ. 
 
Linda
Canada (who works in the industry)
 
 
 
 

-------Original Message-------
 
From: blue_lak
Date: 02/04/2016 6:00:30 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Needles
 
 

I have to wonder if this is like printer companies saying you have to use their "brand" cartridges or you'll have problems....


After searching extensively and finding no actual needle specs for Janome, I spoke with a rep from Diamond Needle Corp in NJ about the Janome purple tip needles. He couldn't talk directly about the Janome needles but said that the Organ HAx130EB was also a cobra reinforced blade, light ball point and comes in several sizes as well as a topstitch model (HAx130N). He said they are sold for the Brother and Babylock 6 and 10 needle embroidery machines.  

So, I bought a small pack from a local Brother dealer to test and compare with the purple needle. The eye, front groove, scarf, cobra head, and point appeared to be the same. Asked my DH to measure with his micrometer (?). My 12000 liked them just fine and they seem to last longer. A box of 100 of these runs about $40. 

Just sharing my experience.

Jan in MD


Re: Needles

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 


Re: App clarification

Bernie Giannotti
 

Jim - Diane,


I am thoroughly confused - now that being said,  this is not unusual for me.

After buying the Janome 15000 I purchased your APP for the Janome 15000. I am more comfortable using my Laptop than the IPAD which confuses me.  Are there additional Video's for the 15000 or do I need to buy

the 12000 for my laptop for the $59.99 or $5.99?


Old Age is High Maintenance!


Thank you so much for you help.


Bernie Giannotti


Struggling to overcome the confusion, Jim says:

In the beginning there were only apps for the iPhone/iPad - one for the 12000 and one for the 15000. You have the 15000 app for your 15000 machine. Unfortunately these apps were not available for the Apple iPhone/iPad. Those who did not have one of those devices could not use them. Because of this we created web versions that work with web browsers, including those on Android phones and tablets.


You have a 15000, so there is absolutely NO REASON why you would want the 12000 videos online or otherwise. Your My 15000 app has exactly the same videos as the online version, and any new ones added will appear in the app automatically without you having to do anything.


To use the app on your iPad you need to do this:

1. Tap the icon for My 15000. It's labeled and is green with a white silhouette of a 15000 on it.

2. It opens on the video screen. Scroll until you find the video you want to see and tap it.

That's it, done!


To use the web app you would need to:

1. Open a web browser.

2. Enter the address of the website in the bar at the top.

3. Click on the video you want to watch.

4. The first time you would need to go through the payment process, which involves typing and clicking.


I have not implemented a discounted prices for 15000 app owners to "downgrade" to the web version, though I have published the website for a utility that allows the videos to be viewed on a computer. It doesn't sound like you are ready for that though, as it involves a bit more experience with the iPad. I'm sorry for the confusion, but you really have the best option. If you are finding the iPad confusing it's probably because you are thinking of it as a computer. Your finger is not a substitute for a mouse and you don't use it like that. Just touch what you want and it will happen. Don't over-think it!


Re: Needles

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

I have to wonder if this is like printer companies saying you have to use their "brand" cartridges or you'll have problems....

After searching extensively and finding no actual needle specs for Janome, I spoke with a rep from Diamond Needle Corp in NJ about the Janome purple tip needles. He couldn't talk directly about the Janome needles but said that the Organ HAx130EB was also a cobra reinforced blade, light ball point and comes in several sizes as well as a topstitch model (HAx130N). He said they are sold for the Brother and Babylock 6 and 10 needle embroidery machines.  

So, I bought a small pack from a local Brother dealer to test and compare with the purple needle. The eye, front groove, scarf, cobra head, and point appeared to be the same. Asked my DH to measure with his micrometer (?). My 12000 liked them just fine and they seem to last longer. A box of 100 of these runs about $40. 

Just sharing my experience.

Jan in MD

---In janome12000@..., <gail_menard@...> wrote :

A number of months ago I read a post on here about which Organ needles were the same as the Janome Red, Blue and Purple needles.  I've done a search but can't find it.  Does anyone remember this and can point me in the right direction?


Thanks

Gail in FL


Trying to remember his way back from the mailbox, Jim struggles to pull this out:

Janome red tip needles are size 14 universal. Blue tip are size 11 universal, although they might also be stretch if packed with the machine. The purple tip may not be available as Organ needles. They have a special tip and are sold by Janome in packages of 5. If anyone has found a bulk source for those, please post as they are pretty expensive in the 5 pack and they are quickly becoming the needle of choice for embroiderers and quilters.


Re: Needles

Wilma Al-uqdah
 

I received this confirmation from Allstitch last year.

Wilma
H-town
**********************************
06/05/15 at 12:00 PM
I got confirmation from Organ that they are the exact same needle.
 
Bill Cohen
410-646-0382





On Saturday, April 2, 2016 10:52 AM, "HEATHER COWAN heather-c@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
Organ needles makes the purple tip for Janome.  You can buy them from Marathon threads in Canada or USA.  The number is 15x1SP.  You can also get it in ballpoint which I like 15x1SPBP.  Allstitch in USA has 100 for about $27.   They have the cobra head and elongated eye which makes a little different opening in fabric giving thread a smoother path.  I love them for free motion as well as embroidery.  They Were primarily designed for elastic but are great for all home sewing and embroidery machines.  
Heather 

On Apr 2, 2016, at 8:30 AM, gail_menard@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 
A number of months ago I read a post on here about which Organ needles were the same as the Janome Red, Blue and Purple needles.  I've done a search but can't find it.  Does anyone remember this and can point me in the right direction?

Thanks
Gail in FL

Trying to remember his way back from the mailbox, Jim struggles to pull this out:
Janome red tip needles are size 14 universal. Blue tip are size 11 universal, although they might also be stretch if packed with the machine. The purple tip may not be available as Organ needles. They have a special tip and are sold by Janome in packages of 5. If anyone has found a bulk source for those, please post as they are pretty expensive in the 5 pack and they are quickly becoming the needle of choice for embroiderers and quilters.



Re: Digest Number 1915

Tina Lew
 

Horizon Link is on a CD that is included in the purchase of the janome 15000

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Want to sell my Janome MC15000

Cindi Alexander <loreal@...>
 

I would like to sell my Janome MC15000. It has less than 20 hours of sewing time. Prefer for it to be picked up but if shipped, buyer pays shipping cost. Selling for $7,900. NO IPad is included.


Re: Needles

HEATHER COWAN
 

Organ needles makes the purple tip for Janome.  You can buy them from Marathon threads in Canada or USA.  The number is 15x1SP.  You can also get it in ballpoint which I like 15x1SPBP.  Allstitch in USA has 100 for about $27.   They have the cobra head and elongated eye which makes a little different opening in fabric giving thread a smoother path.  I love them for free motion as well as embroidery.  They Were primarily designed for elastic but are great for all home sewing and embroidery machines.  
Heather 

On Apr 2, 2016, at 8:30 AM, gail_menard@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

A number of months ago I read a post on here about which Organ needles were the same as the Janome Red, Blue and Purple needles.  I've done a search but can't find it.  Does anyone remember this and can point me in the right direction?


Thanks

Gail in FL


Trying to remember his way back from the mailbox, Jim struggles to pull this out:

Janome red tip needles are size 14 universal. Blue tip are size 11 universal, although they might also be stretch if packed with the machine. The purple tip may not be available as Organ needles. They have a special tip and are sold by Janome in packages of 5. If anyone has found a bulk source for those, please post as they are pretty expensive in the 5 pack and they are quickly becoming the needle of choice for embroiderers and quilters.


Needles

Gail
 

A number of months ago I read a post on here about which Organ needles were the same as the Janome Red, Blue and Purple needles.  I've done a search but can't find it.  Does anyone remember this and can point me in the right direction?


Thanks

Gail in FL


Trying to remember his way back from the mailbox, Jim struggles to pull this out:

Janome red tip needles are size 14 universal. Blue tip are size 11 universal, although they might also be stretch if packed with the machine. The purple tip may not be available as Organ needles. They have a special tip and are sold by Janome in packages of 5. If anyone has found a bulk source for those, please post as they are pretty expensive in the 5 pack and they are quickly becoming the needle of choice for embroiderers and quilters.


15000 design problem

kmurphy1@bellsouth.net
 

sorry I guess I should have gone into a little more detail about my loading design. The design I’m trying to put on my janome 15000 is on my stick and when i put the stick into either 1 or 2 slot it will not appear when iclick on folder and open the embroidery screen, I also tried going through Horizon suite but it will will not load. i removed some design from my 15000 thinking there was not enough room but it still would not load. thankyou, Kathy Murphy

Grateful for additional detail, Jim springs into action with this:
The problem may be the USB drive itself. Some of them come with software pre-loaded for backup or some other purpose. Those types of drives are formatted in a special way so that it appears to be two drives, with the first one being made to look like a CD. When you put that kind of drive into your machine it only sees the simulated CD drive so it ignores it. That shouldn't be happening in HorizonLink Suite though, so it may be that the drive itself has problems. You can try formatting the drive in Windows by right-clicking on it in a "Computer" window and choosing Format. You will not be able to format it in the machine. If it's one of those dual-drive type USB sticks you might be able to download software from the manufacturer's website to reconfigure the stick as a normal USB drive.

With regard to the number of designs stored in your machine, they have no bearing on designs in the USB drive. That's a separate memory and will still work even if the memory in the machine itself is completely full.


Re: 12000 app

Shirley Allen
 

Thank you Jim.  Your info helps as usual.  I think I will continue to use my 920 Elna and learn all the ups and downs.  And as soon as I can will be purchising your 15000 app.  Where would we be without you.  You are a drove of information, thank you again.  Shirley in NJ




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Re: Free Embroidery Alphabet on Craftsy Today .pes

Pam Davison
 

Thank you.

 

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Sent: Friday, April 1, 2016 12:35 PM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Free Embroidery Alphabet on Craftsy Today .pes

 


Re: 12000 app

Paula McLaughlin <paularmcl@...>
 

I had the 920 and upgraded to the 15000 two weeks later. The 920 is a great machine, I just like the wireless feature and acufil. When I got the 920, my dealer added the acufil tools .

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On Apr 1, 2016, at 7:52 AM, Shirley pallen73@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Jim, I have deli ma about my machine. OK I purchased the Elna 920 Expressive it is supposed to be either a copy of the 12000 or the 14000 (more like this one 14000) made by jANOME. Only thing is they do not supply as much info for it as they do for their Janome machines. I know you said you are not familiar with this one. And my dealer ( whom I trust ) is in Pa 3 hrs from here. I do plan on taking the lessons as soon as I can. I am curious about the Horizon Link, but it seems I do not have it. What would it do for me? I had the Elna 9600 before this I loved it. great machine. I wonder can I use the RE hoop with this one? I use this one all the time. Also wonder if I should invest in the Acu kit-will it work ok with it? I have viewed the videos think I might be better off with the 1500. Your videos are great so well done. I plan on getting one. So maybe you cannot help me, but maybe somebody out there is dealing with this problem too. Janome needs to get with it if they manufacture Elna products. (maybe I should have bought the 1500 be done with it, but I got a really good deal --I think)??? Shirley in NJ PS tried to update my machine from 1.00 to 1.20 it did not work???


Putting on his most expressive hat, Jim says:
The Elna 920 is a clone of the 14000, which is a clone of the 15000 but without wireless. I've been told by a 14000 owner that our videos for the 15000 apply to the 14000 as well, except for the wireless part. The software included with the 920 is AcuTools, which I suspect is the same as HorizonLink Suite, but without the AcuFil or wireless options. According to the Janome website the AcuFil kit works on the 14000, so it seems likely that it would also work on the 920.

Janome seems to be treating the Elna line as a stepchild. They have the 920 on the fron! t page of the Elna USA website, but clicking it reveals it's a dead link. You have to dig into the site to find the 920 page. I think their intent was to create more buying choices, much like General Motors offers Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC. However even General Motors has pared down, ditching Pontiac. In my never humble opinion Janome has made a mistake doing this. Offering too many choices works against them more than it works for them. The first thing that Steve Jobs did on returning to Apple was to reduce the number of products by 70%. They also were selling multiple versions of the same products, just like Janome and Elna. In the case of Apple, it saved the company and they seem to be doing fairly well these days!


Free Embroidery Alphabet on Craftsy Today .pes

cas <cas@...>
 


Re: 12000 app

Lou Ann
 

Thanks, Jim.  I've just received my technology education for the month!


Re: 12000 app

Shirley Allen
 

Jim, I have deli ma about my machine. OK I purchased the Elna 920 Expressive & it is supposed to be either a copy of the 12000 or the 14000 (more like this one 14000) & made by jANOME. Only thing is they do not supply as much info for it as they do for their Janome machines. I know you said you are not familiar with this one. And my dealer ( whom I trust ) is in Pa 3 hrs from here. I do plan on taking the lessons as soon as I can. I am curious about the Horizon Link, but it seems I do not have it. What would it do for me? I had the Elna 9600 before this & I loved it. great machine. I wonder can I use the RE hoop with this one? I use this one all the time. Also wonder if I should invest in the Acu kit-will it work ok with it? I have viewed the videos & think I might be better off with the 1500. Your videos are great & so well done. I plan on getting one. So maybe you cannot help me, but maybe somebody out there is dealing with this problem too. Janome needs to get with it if they manufacture Elna products. (maybe I should have bought the 1500 & be done with it, but I got a really good deal --I think)??? Shirley in NJ PS tried to update my machine from 1.00 to 1.20 & it did not work???

Putting on his most expressive hat, Jim says:
The Elna 920 is a clone of the 14000, which is a clone of the 15000 but without wireless. I've been told by a 14000 owner that our videos for the 15000 apply to the 14000 as well, except for the wireless part. The software included with the 920 is AcuTools, which I suspect is the same as HorizonLink Suite, but without the AcuFil or wireless options. According to the Janome website the AcuFil kit works on the 14000, so it seems likely that it would also work on the 920.

Janome seems to be treating the Elna line as a stepchild. They have the 920 on the front page of the Elna USA website, but clicking it reveals it's a dead link. You have to dig into the site to find the 920 page. I think their intent was to create more buying choices, much like General Motors offers Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC. However even General Motors has pared down, ditching Pontiac. In my never humble opinion Janome has made a mistake doing this. Offering too many choices works against them more than it works for them. The first thing that Steve Jobs did on returning to Apple was to reduce the number of products by 70%. They also were selling multiple versions of the same products, just like Janome and Elna. In the case of Apple, it saved the company and they seem to be doing fairly well these days!


Re: 12000 app

Lou Ann
 

I'll show my ignorance of technology...Jim, do 'apps' work on desktop computers?
 
The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.  Nicolas Chamfort
Taking time out from his daily search for laughs, Jim says:
"App" is short for "application". In the world of computers, which now includes phones, tablets, cars, and probably toasters, an application is a program that lets the computer do something useful. You have lots of apps already in your sewing computer, such as HorizonLink, Digitizer MBX, etc. There are two basic kinds of apps:
Native apps - these are programs written to run on the device they live on. This would be things like HorizonLink on a PC or AcuEdit on an iPad. They only work on the device they were built for. For example, AcuEdit works on an iPad, but not on a computer or Android tablet.

Web apps - these are programs written to run in a web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. Originally web pages were static, like the pages in a book. They contained links to other pages, but the content did not change. Now there are standard ways of creating web pages so the content can change while you are looking at the page. As long as the web browser follows the same rules that the page was built with, the same content can be viewed on lots of different devices. There are limits to what can be done with a web app, such as storing data within the device. The advantage is that you can use the app in lots of different devices, which is why we created web versions of our native apps.

The down side of web apps is support. With our native apps you just open the app and use it. As Apple users are fond of saying, it just works. With the web apps I'm already experiencing the pain of support, because users now have to deal with browser settings for cookies, icons for accessing the app and other issues. I'm hoping that continued posts here will reduce that and I won't regret having created the web apps!


App clarification

Jim Stutsman
 

The addition of web versions of our apps My 12000 and My 15000 seems to have created some confusion. Perhaps this will help to clarify:


If you have the iPad app

You continue to view the videos on your iPad. There is absolutely no reason to get the web version, as you already have everything in it. If you would like to view the videos on your computer you can do so with this software, which is free to try, $15 USD to buy.


If you DO NOT have the iPad app

You can purchase access to the web app using either link above. This allows you to view the videos on any device that can access the web. Those same links above will allow you to view the videos on a computer, a phone with Internet access, or a tablet. When viewing the site on an iPhone or iPad you will see a small icon at the bottom of the Safari browser screen. It's a square with an arrow pointing up. Tap that and you'll find an option to "Add to Home Screen". Choosing that will put an icon on your home screen that will allow you to easily go back to the web page.


In Summary: With regard to the apps on iPad and Apple TV, nothing has changed. If you have the app on one of those devices you are all set. DO NOT purchase the web version, as you already have everything in it in one convenient app. If you have been unable to use the iPad apps because your don't have an iPad or Apple TV you can use the web apps. They will work on anything that has the ability to view a website.


Re: Blue and Pink Janome Bobbins

Jane Dunne
 

Thank you Sue. I appreciate knowing about this group.
Hugs,
Jane


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