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SIP-160F3

SIP-160F3

On-Demand High-Quality Value-Added Printing.

SHIMA SEIKI’s new textile printing machine SIP-160F3 continues to provide beautiful full color printing on a variety of fabrics, with improvements across the board. Unlike conventional dyeing and printing systems that require long leadtimes for preparing films and plates, SIP-160F3 uses advanced piezo inkjet technology and is suited to quick-response small-lot production. Reactive ink, acid ink and pigment inks (including white) can be used to support different types of print applications. The height-adjustable carriage can be raised or lowered to allow printing on fabrics and products in varying thickness. SIP-160F3 is now equipped with a new ink circulation and degassing system. In addition, new features such as a head cleaner with nozzle cleaning and wiping, as well as a thermoregulating system within the ink pipeline help to provide stable printing. Operation is easy through a new, larger 23-inch touch-control monitor. With SIP-160F3, quick and flexible production capability allows on-demand printing, while high-quality printing raises fashion to new levels in added value.

Flatbed Printing Method

Flatbed Printing Method

SIP-160F3 is a unique printing machine that utilizes flatbed printing technology for printing directly on a variety of items. Examples of flatbed printing include printing across the entire print area, printing multiple items at once, "cross printing" wherein an unfinished garment is laid out in a flat state in the shape of a cross, and even printing directly on finished garments. L type features a large print area of 2400mm x 1600mm and comes standard with a vacuum device for firmly affixing items for stable printing (factory option on S type).

Height-Adjustable Carriage

The carriage unit can be raised or lowered according to the thickness of the item, up to 50mm. This allows printing on fabrics with 3-dimensional textures and even directly on completed products, including WHOLEGARMENT knitwear which is produced in its entirety.

Height-Adjustable Carriage

Ultra-High Speed Printing

Ultra-High Speed Printing

The carriage is capable of very high speeds. In addition, the variable-stroke carriage permits efficient printing of only the required areas to yield very high productivity.

Maximum print area Fastest printing time
S type 1,600mm x 1,000mm Approx. 2 min.
L type 1,600mm x 2,400mm Approx. 4 min. 30 sec.
Printing time for printing entire front side of 2 pcs. M-size WHOLEGARMENT sleeveless pullovers is approximately 1 min. Average print time per piece: approximately 30 sec.

Ink Circulation and Degassing System

SIP-160F3 is equipped with a new pump-type ink circulation and degassing system wherein a degassing module retrieves air bubbles within the ink tube. A pressure-feeding system is used to circulate the ink to maintain a certain level of pressure within the tube. A high-precision thermoregulating device also maintains ink temperature. Together with a head cleaner with nozzle cleaning and wiping, more stable printing is realized.
* provided that room temperature is between 20 and 27 degrees celsius

Ink Circulation and Degassing System

CCD Camera

CCD Camera

A CCD camera is used to take photos of the fabric on the flatbed table. Fabric and designs can be checked, and accurate positioning of designs can be assured.

Touch Panel Controller

Touch Panel Controller

Operation is easy using a large 23-inch widescreen touch-control monitor. The menu has been configured for easy operation by beginners and experts alike. Furthermore, the controller is a separate unit from the printing machine so that it can be placed in a convenient location.

Accurate Color Matching

Accurate Color Matching

When used in conjunction with the SDS-ONE APEX3 apparel design system, its color management system (CMS) can be used for creating accurate simulations of the printed piece for checking before printing. In such a way accurate color matching can be performed in quickly.

Standard Color Profile

SIP-160F3 is equipped with several color profiles standard. With the optional color management system, users can create and store their own color profiles.

Support of Print Design and Presentation

Support of Print Design and Presentation

Original print designs can be created easily and efficiently on SDS-ONE APEX3 apparel design system. Pattern repeats can be checked in realtime, and design motifs can be laid out while checking the balance of the entire design. Once a design is chosen, colors can be selected from Pantone color or custom color menus for evaluating colorways. The completed design can then be composited with product images in 3D for accurate presentation and evaluation of realistic images of the final product.

Support of Print Design and Presentation

Ink Types

An all-new printing head features multidrop inkjet technology that rapidly deposits many drops of ink in different tones, permitting subtle gradations at high levels of productivity. Reactive ink, acid ink and pigment ink can be used to support different types of print applications. 8-color printing, with special blue, red and orange colors offer beautiful results with vivid colors across a wider color gamut. White color is also available with pigment ink (factory option).

Reactive ink

Applications Natural fiber Cellulose fiber: cotton, linen
Protein fiber: wool, cashmere, silk
Chemical fiber Regenerated fiber: rayon, polynosic, cupra
Ink Color CMYK dark & light

K

C

M

Y

LK

LC

LM

LY

CMYK + special color

K

C

M

Y

LK

B

R

O

Acid ink

Applications Natural fiber Protein fiber: wool, cashmere, silk
Chemical fiber Synthetic fiber: nylon, polyurethane
* polyester and acrylic cannot be dyed.
Ink Color CMYK + special color

K

C

M

Y

LK

B

R

O

Pigment ink

Instead of dyeing, pigment sticks to the fabric surface.

Applications Natural fiber
Chemical fiber
Can be used on any material (pretreatment may be required).
Ink Color CMYK + special color + white

K

C

M

Y

B

R

W

W

CMYK + special color

K

C

M

Y

K

B

R

O

>White color is available with pigment ink.

 White color is available with pigment ink.
 * White pigment ink is a factory option.。

Examples of SIP-160F3 usage

Cross Printing

Cross Printing

The flatbed printing is perfect for printing on garments laid out flat in an open cross-shaped state.

Utilizing yarn and dye characteristics

Utilizing yarn and dye characteristics

By using yarn that does not take on dye for portions of a design, the printed product provides some special effects, creating new solutions for added value.

Printing on textured fabrics

Printing on textured fabrics

Height-adjustable carriage head allows printing on fabrics with 3-dimensional textures.

Printing embroidery simulations

Printing embroidery simulations

Through high-resolution printing of realistic embroidery simulations produced on SDS-ONE APEX3 apparel design system, embroidery motifs can be added without affecting the texture of the original garment.

Printing on finished garments

By adjusting the height of the carriage, printing can be performed on finished items such as WHOLEGARMENT knitwear.

Printing on finished garments

Applications in various markets

The SIP-160F3 flatbed printing machine is capable of printing on a variety of item shapes.

Applications in various markets

SIP Workflow

SIP Workflow (For Reactive dye)

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