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Allied embroidery hoops came with my ZSK embroidery machine. I found Allied International's website after doing some searching on the internet. I have purchased other brand hoops in the past but they lacked the grid lines and were not as good quality. The grids on Allied Grid-Lock™ hoops are the best! Registration for straightness is so much easier. Allied wooden hoops are definitely my preference for anything difficult as they can hoop most items. I am a very small shop doing mostly custom and high-end custom work. It’s crucial to do it right the first time. Allied hoops help me do so! Without question, I continue to use Allied hoops and recommend them as often as possible. The customer service is GREAT! Not only are they very friendly and helpful, they are efficient with great follow-up. I wish I’d found them sooner!
- MaryAnn H. from Lodovico Designs in Gambrills, MD
The embroidery machines in my shop came with Allied Grid-Lock™ hoops and after using them I was never happy with any other kind of hoop. I've been an 'Allied Girl' for 8 years now! I like the markings on the inside of the hoops. They save me invaluable time especially when hooping shirts with pockets or items I have marked with a pin. It makes it so easy to judge straightness when I can line up the inside of the hoop with the pin. I also use the grids on the hoop when lining them up with the slatwall to judge straightness. To be honest, I don't know how anyone hoops without the grids!!! In addition to a fabulous product, the reps at Allied are incredibly helpful and always ship my items to me on the same day I place the order. Recently when ordering more hoop screws I was told about a new Premium version outer ring with a different kind of screw that is easier to turn & allows for heavier fabrics. Wow... I ordered several and absolutely adore them - I think I'm in love! I will definitely remain a loyal Allied Grid-Lock™ user as long as I am an embroiderer. I will eventually replace ALL my outer rings to the new style. No matter what, my hoops will always be Allied Grid-Locks. Thank you Allied for always having such a great product and making my job as an embroiderer easier.
- Eva G. from Hometown Threads in Jacksonville, FL
I found out about Allied products because they came with my embroidery machine that I purchased. I was very happy with the quality of the hoops I had, so when it came time to get additional sizes I decided to stay with what I know. I really like the markings on the outer edges and arms of the hoops which makes it much easier to make sure my design is straight. I discovered that I could purchase the hoops directly from Allied and that it was cheaper than using my previous source. Their customer service was fantastic and even after I hung up, my rep, Amar Gala, even called me back to make sure that there was no confusion about some measurements he had given me. Thanks for your great service!
- Lori F. from L.A. Engraving & Embroidery in Alden, NY
I found out about Allied products from a distributor's website. I like the markings on the outer edges and arms of the hoops. I found these markings a great help with alignment. I purchase Allied hoops because of these markings and the better prices. I ordered through the Allied website and it was easy. I received my order faster than I expected. Allied provides great service! I will purchase Allied hoops in the future and I will recommend them to other embroiderers.
- Daniel B. from Crooked Stitches in Berkley, MI
The first embroidery hoops (non-Allied brand) that we used were too smooth (which did not provide as good grip) and they did not have markings on them. We had marked the center of every hoop to make alignment easier. Our second machine came with Allied Grid-Lock™ hoops with the reference markings on them. Wow, they make it so much easier to check for proper hoop placement! It also easier to center the frame on the machine with the raised dot on top of the hoop. When we needed to add more hoops for our machine #3, I found Allied was the only brand with the grid on them and the cost difference was not much over the cheaper brands, making them a great value! We purchased Premium version Grid-Lock™ hoops with the long adjustment screw. We like them so much that we will replace all of our hoops with this new style over the next year!
- Gary B. from Rock Ranch Embroidery in Sandy, OR
Allied Grid-Lock™ hoops make exact hooping very easy and much faster than other hoops. Because of the grid lines and other reference markings I can hoop garments exactly and quickly. The premium screws are very comfortable for adjusting the outer hoop even when there is fabric hooped. No tools necessary! I always recommend Allied hoops to other embroiderers who have problems with hooping!
- Stefanie G. from Neuenkirchen, Germany
We are technicians and trainers for a major embroidery machine company. Allied hoops are built stronger and more precise than any other hoop on the market today. The raised markings on Allied Grid-Lock™ hoops are such a time saver and easy to use for alignment and the grip is nice and tight. There is not a hoop out there to compare to them! The quality of Allied Grid-Lock™ plastic and wooden hoops is second to none. They glide onto our machines so smoothly and are incredibly well built. Allied is a company I place at the top of the list for quality and professionalism!
- Sharon S. from Embroidery Cottage in Star, ID
I want to thank you personally for attending to our needs and helping us overcome the hoop size constraint we had. We required a larger embroidery area than the OEM hoops provided. Your custom jumbo-size wooden embroidery hoops have exceeded our needs! So far, using these jumbo hoops has made a great improvement to our customization ability and this has increased our productivity by 30%, saving a HUGE amount of money! Custom Allied wooden hoops allow us to embroider on almost anything, making us more efficient and at the same time flexible to do any type of customization. We really appreciate your support, prompt response to our needs and of course your great service! Thanks for your help and we look forward to do business with your company again in the future.
- Manuel M. - Manufacturing Engineer - Majestic Athletic Ltd. (a division of VF Licensed Sports Group), Easton, PA
My introduction to Allied Grid-Lock™ hoops came through internet searches for specialty hooping applications. I also received some with a machine I purchased 2nd hand which sparked my interest more. Premium Allied Grid-Lock™ hoops are very helpful for aligning the items which will be embroidered. The grid lines & markings provide me with ready reference points to properly orient the hoop during the hooping. The larger adjustment screws make it a lot easier to tighten the hoop on or off the items to be embroidered. I have purchased hoops from Allied through the web and phone. Both were easy to complete.
- Eric R. from Eminent Presence in Chesapeake, VA