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Shima Seiki to present flatbed inkjet printing machine at FESPA 2017

Shima Seiki will present its latest SIP-160F3 flatbed inkjet printing machine, capable of full colour printing on a variety of fabrics.

28th April 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wakayama


Shima Seiki, a leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer of Wakayama, together with its European subsidiary Shima Seiki Europe, will participate in the FESPA 2017 exhibition in Hamburg, Germany, this May. On display will be the company's newest offering in digital textile printing.

Shima Seiki will present its latest SIP-160F3 flatbed inkjet printing machine, capable of 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. White colour is now available with pigment ink, allowing printing on fabrics of dark tones.

The printing head can be raised or lowered according to thickness of the product, allowing printing on fabrics with 3-dimensional textures, or even directly on finished products. Multidrop inkjet technology, ink circulation and degassing system, and ink thermoregulation are said to 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, whose colour management system provides accurate simulations of the printed piece for checking before printing on SIP-160F3. APEX3 is also at the core of the company’s Total Fashion System concept that supports all aspects throughout the apparel supply chain, by integrating production from product planning and design to production and even sales promotion.

The printing head on SIP160F3 can be raised and lowered up to 50mm. For jeans, this means that printing can be performed beautifully across pockets by compensating for the extra thickness in fabric. © Shima Seiki

“Especially effective is its capability to improve on the planning process with Virtual Sampling,” the company reports. “Photo-realistic simulation capability allows Virtual Sampling to minimise the costly time- and resource-consuming sample-making process while enhancing presentation quality.”

Designs can be printed across the entire T-shirt for great impact and high perceived value. White pigment ink is used on the initial pass to allow vibrant colours to be printed even on dark tones. © Shima Seiki

“At the retail stage, these Virtual Samples allow shoppers to make a selection without having actual samples on hand, which is especially effective in supporting new trends in retail such as e-commerce. Furthermore, by taking advantage of on-demand print capability of SIP-160F3, customised production of printed products becomes a reality.”

Exhibition details

Exhibition: FESPA 2017

Date: Monday, 8 ~ Friday, 12 May 2017

Hours: 10:00AM ~ 6:00PM

(Final day: ~ 4:00PM)

Location: Hamburg Messe

Messeplats 1, 20357, Hamburg, Germany

Tel: +49 40 3569-0

Organiser: FESPA Limited

Tel: +44 1737 240788

Booth No.: B6-B5

Exhibited technology

  • SIP-160F3 inkjet printing machine
  • SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system


For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki Europe, Ltd.

Tel: +44-1332-814770

Email: [email protected]

Fenix Digital Group Srl

Tel: +39 0322 060.276

Email: [email protected]

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