Embroidering machine suggestion?

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My wife has an online business selling custom outfits. Today, anything
personalized and/or getting an applique gets sent to our embroiderer. We
average about 5 personalized items a day. We just got notice our
embroiderer is increasing her prices by 40%.

We own the digitized images and are now seriously considering purchasing
an embroidery machine and do it ourselves.

Given this information, what machine do you recommend. We would like to
keep the price under $2k but are open.

1. Volume around 5 names / appliques a day.
2. Large hoop.
3. I have laptop, i could interface with for images.
4. Must do different script fonts for names (i guess they all do this).
5. Fairly simple to use and adjust threads.

Any suggestions?  Thanks!

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