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6th October 2017, Wakayama

Shima presents its digital textile printing offering

Shima Seiki, a leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer of Wakayama, together with its sales distributor Fenix Digital Group, will participate in the 29th International Trade Fair and Conference on Visual Communication (Viscom Italia 2017) in Milan, Italy, this month. On display will be the company’s newest offering in digital textile printing.

SIP-160F3 is Shima Seiki’s latest flatbed inkjet printing machine that is capable of providing beautiful full colour printing on a variety of fabrics. Reactive dyes, acid dyes and pigment inks can be used to support different types of print applications.

SIP-160F3S inkjet printing machine. © Shima Seiki

“Especially of note is the SIP’s new capability to print with white pigment, which will be shown for the first time in Italy at Viscom Italia,” the company reports.

DTG printing

In order to cater to the growing digital printing market for pigment inks on textiles, direct-to-garment (DTG) printing technology will be demonstrated on finished products such as T-shirts, denim products and towels. The printing head can be raised or lowered according to substrate thickness, allowing printing on fabrics with 3D textures and finished products.

Print on black T shirt. © Shima Seiki

Taking advantage of SIP’s flat and wide printing surface, emphasis will be placed on printing with pigments directly on various media. Multidrop inkjet technology, ink circulation and degassing system, and ink thermoregulation provide efficient and stable printing.

3D design system

Also on display is the latest version of Shima Seiki’s SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system. The colour management system on APEX3 provides accurate simulations of the printed piece for checking before printing on SIP-160F3.

Print on denim. © Shima Seiki

APEX3 is also at the core of the company’s Total Fashion System concept. With comprehensive support of all aspects throughout the apparel supply chain, APEX3 integrates production into one smooth and efficient workflow from yarn development, product planning and design to production and even sales promotion.

“Especially effective is APEX3’s capability to improve on the planning process with Virtual Sampling. Photo-realistic simulation capability allows Virtual Sampling to minimise the costly, time-consuming sample-making process while enhancing presentation quality. Virtual Sampling also shortens the production cycle to such an extent that on-demand production is possible for mass-customisation applications,” the company adds.

Print on uneven surface. © Shima Seiki

Exhibition details

Name: 29th International Trade Fair and Conference on Visual Communication (Viscom Italia 2017)

Date: Thursday, 12 - Saturday, 14 October 2017

Hours: 10:00AM~6:00PM

Location: Fiera Milano Rho

Strada Statale del Sempione, 28 20017 Rho Milan, Italy

Tel: +39 02 49971

Organiser: Reed Exhibitions Italia srl

Tel: +39 02 4351701

Booth No.: B-10

Exhibited technology

  • SIP-160F3S (Inkjet printing machine)
  • SDS-ONE APEX3 (3D design system)

For more information please contact:

Fenix Digital Group Srl

Tel: +39 0322 060 276

E-mail: [email protected]

Mr. Takaki Sakashita

SIP Sales Group

Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.

Tel: +81 73-474-8200

E-mail: [email protected]


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