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Difference between babylock ellisimo, ellisimo gold, and ellisimo hold 2
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Date: 10/24/13 8:45 AM

Pls help, I'm confused. I need to know the difference in the features and specs. Thanks in advance!
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Date: 10/24/13 12:29 PM

Have been to the BL website? You can pull up the machines and they will give you a side-by-side comparison.

You can start here and click on compare. If you cannot find the models, look for them specifically and download the brochure.

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Date: 10/25/13 8:06 AM

The difference between the Ellisimo gold and gold 2 is a $49 upgrade. At least that's what my dealer told me when I looked at both of them. The gold 2 has a foot pedal that is different from the gold also.

They're really nice machines if you mainly want to embroider. If you want a machine to sew mostly garment take a look at the Pfaff Creative Sensation. The CS has an automatic presser foot drop when you step on the gas. On the gold, you have to always press a button to lower the presser foot.

Both CS and Gold are great machines. It just depends on your focus and personal wants/needs. I want both!
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Date: 10/25/13 4:23 PM

I own the Ellisimo Gold and here are the differences:

The first Ellisimo came out in 2008 or 2009, followed by the Ellisimo Gold in 2011. Those who purchased the first Ellisimo had 2 upgrade options to bring it to the Ellisimo Gold status (as the Ellisimo Gold is just like the Ellisimo, but with upgrades 1 and 2)

Upgrade 1 includes:
• Precise Touch™ Positioning for tricky design placement
• Enhanced design enlargement (up to 200%) and reduction capabilities (down to 60%)
• Bobbin Work capabilities for texture and detail with sewing or embroidery
• Magnify your embroidery design previews and needle position image up to 200%
• Enhanced sewing previewing for more clarity with the updated Realistic Preview
• Additional cursive font for an elegant addition to your font library

Upgrade 2 includes:
* The Color Visualizer feature, which displays your embroidery designs in an endless array of color combinations. You can see what the designs look like before you even start to embroider.
* OnScreen Designer™ with the SketchPad™ Digital Tablet. These features help you take personalization to a whole new level allowing you to instantly digitize hand-drawn or traced designs.
* Two extra embroidery fonts and 10 exclusive embroidery designs.

Upgrade 3 was not included with either the Ellisimo or Ellisimo Gold and is not included with the Ellisimo Gold II. This upgrade includes the large border hoop and upgrades the camera features to utilize the placement stickers with the hoop. I have this upgrade and have used it a couple of times. I like it for doing borders on towels or tablecloths.

Upgrade 4 will bring the Ellisimo Gold to Ellisimo Gold II status and includes the laser pointer embroidery foot, multi-function foot pedal, as well as an extra large font and some additional designs. The MSRP is about $599 or $699 for this upgrade.

I haven't purchased upgrade 4 yet, but plan to do so since I like the idea of a multi-function foot control.

If you're in the market for an Ellisimo, I would ask your dealer if the Ellisimo Gold is still available at a reduced price. You will be getting a whole lot of machine and since the new one is out, it might be cheaper. You can always purchase the upgrade 4 later.

Hope this helps!

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Date: 10/26/13 8:30 AM

Thank you 1975Jumby ! I've poured over the specs on all of these and couldn't get it straight. The machine is certainly a wonderful piece of equipment.
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Subject: what's the difference between babylock ellisimo gold and ellisimo gold 2 Date: 6/29/15 7:27 PM

I have been searching for 2 week to find the answer to the Gold vs Gold 2. Thank YOU soooo much...
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Date: 6/29/15 8:31 PM

Thank you 1975Jumby for the details. Before I purchased my Ellisimo, I put all the features the Ellisimo, the Ellisimo Gold, and the Gold II, (pulled from the Babylock website) on a spreadsheet so I could visually compare them. I also checked to see what items each upgrade would come with. This helped me to see what the differences were, what I would be getting, and what value it would be.

I then listed below the costs for each, and then the costs for the upgrades. You can save thousands of dollars purchasing a new to you machine that has been upgraded, or by purchasing the upgrades with the machine.

When I purchased mine, it had the first three upgrades, but did not come with the continuous hoop of the third upgrade.
Eventually, I will upgrade to the fourth, but you need to figure out what you want to do, and what it is worth to you.

I really love my machine, and I feel I got a really amazing bargain, because my dealer knew what I wanted, what I needed my machine to do, and I didn't have to pay for the upgrades that were already done. I didn't get the hardware, but for me, that was ok.

Figure out what your needs are, what path you will be taking for growth and ability, and what your budget is. If you can justify spending several thousand on a machine, and it is worth it to you, or your work, then go for it.

Talk to your dealer, and see what they have, or will have, in stock. Not that I espouse putting it on a payment plan, but if you need to, your dealer probably can do that for you. Good luck! You will love this machine!

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