Ed Balady

Ed Balady is president of BITO USA, Copiague, N.Y., a distributor of embroidery and standalone lasers as well as digitizing software. He is co-owner of Proel TSI, the manufacturer of the Proel line. He has been in the industry since 1985 selling embroidery machines and related equipment. To reach Balady, you can email him at or visit the website at   

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Etching makes it easy to expand into new markets because of the broad range of substrates it can decorate. 
Image courtesy BITO and Henry Bernstein
Speed Up Emblem Production
For any shop that does a significant amount of embroidered emblems or patches, a laser cutter can incrementally speed up production.