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SW16 Textile
High-performance Dye Sublimation Inkjet Printer, for Textile & Apparel

SW16 dye sublimation printer is specially developed for high-quality and high-speed printing on sublimation transfer paper. Owing to upgraded release & take-up system and enhanced multi-station drying system, the SW16 printer delivers stable and reliable print quality. The SW16 printer is the ideal choice for personalized, customized, or short-run textile printing.

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Upgraded Release & Take-up System

Release & Take-up System accurately controls the tension and speed of unwinding and rewinding to keep feeding straight according to the thickness of media and roll diameters. 

  • Media un-winders support and release the media. The torque of media un-winder is adjustable to fit for media rolls with different tension. The positions of un-winders are also adjusted according to the different roll widths.
  • Un-wind support bars support media un-winders and media.
  • Pinch Rollers & Grit Wheels offer suitable pressure on media and keep media feeding straight.
  • Swing bar with stable structure keeps media flat and achieves straight movement of media during printing.
  • Re-wind bar makes media feeding smoothly.
  • Re-wind roller accurately driven by servo motor takes up media after printing.

Enhanced Multi-station Drying System

The drying system of SW16 incorporates pre-, middle-, and post-drying module, including a cooling fan. The temperature of each heater can be controlled separately. The efficient drying system achieves better ink absorption and ensures inks are dried before heat transfer paper is rewound so that ghosting or replicas caused by the migration of inks can be effectively avoided. 

Print Head Maintenance Module
Based on an all-in-one design concept, the small and compact Print Head Maintenance Module allows automatic purging, wiping and capping instead of manual maintenance.
Real-time Safety Monitoring Device
4 yellow light curtain sensors monitor the printing area in real time responding to unexpected disruptions, assuring safety printing.
Scratch Resistant Module
Scratch Resistant Module guarantees to halt the carriage to protect print heads from the damage caused by curled paper.

Grayscale and Light Color Printing

SW16 supports printing with up to 6 color inks including light colors. Amica’s proprietary Variable Droplet Size control technology combining with light color printing allows superior quality prints with soft skin tones, smooth gradients, as well as crisp and clear small-size texts and lines. You will not only benefit from lower ink consumption, but also obtain high-quality final prints.

6-color printing technology
including grayscale and light color printing

Exquisite and Seamless Repeated Images

Step & Repeat. You just need to add a single repeat into ColorPRINT, rather than wasting time to create huge files containing many repeats in design applications. ColorPRINT also offers a lot of settings to adjust your repeats, such as shift size, mirror types and the control of drop, slide or diagonal.

Seamlessly printing repeats. ColorPRINT can not only RIP overall image with many repeats for the ideal printing quality, but also RIP one repeat for high Ripping speed. Utilizing proprietary halftone algorithms, ColorPRINT will well eliminate seams between repeats. PCS (Printer Control Software) can automatically duplicate Ripped data only containing one repeat for printing and meanwhile fit for the length and width of textiles.


Step & Repeat


Auto Fit Media

Consistent and Brilliant Color Reproduction

Powerful color management system (CMS)SW16 supports professional color management workflow and is compatible with various international standard ICC profiles. Users are allowed to establish, modify and manage ICC profiles according to their own needs, while consistent and accurate color reproduction can be achieved with high printing efficiency.

Color book and special color.
Color Book in ColorPRINT enables you to define a range of color swatches. After printing swatches on target fabrics and completing the finishing processes, you can choose your desired swatch and enter its color value into the Special Color Library in ColorPRINT or your design applications. All you do will empower you to print out exact colors efficiently and easily.

Spot color.
The SW16 printer enables you to print spot colors with the combination of 4 or 6 process inks or spot inks. It helps you to meet the stringent corporate brand requirements while printing corporate logos and recognizing colors.

 Color Book
Special Color 
 Spot Ink Library
Spot Color Library


Home textiles: curtains, upholstery fabrics, lampshades, table clothes, etc.

Clothing: fashion clothes, sportswear, swim suits, jackets, etc.

Soft signage: flags, banners, indoor graphics, tapestries, pennants, pop displays, exhibition displays, etc. 


Print technology

DOD piezoelectric inkjet print technology


Print head control

Automatic voltage and temperature control
Variable droplet size control for grayscale printing
Automatic print head maintenance






Media handling 
Roll to roll; Automatic release & take-up system
Z-axis carriage: 0-12mm (0-0.47")
Maximum print width: 1620mm (63.8")
Maximum media width: 1620mm (63.8")
Maximum roll diameter: 250mm (9.84")
Core diameter: 76mm (3")
Roll weight: up to 130kg (286.6lbs.)
Thickness: up to 1.4mm (0.055")

Media type

Sublimation transfer paper


Dye sublimation ink; 1.5L per color
Automatic Ink Supply System
Active Constant Pressure System
RIP software ColorPRINT RIP Software
Printer control interfaces Printer Control Software (PCS); Color LCD Control Panel
Connectivity Fast Ethernet (1000Mbps) for MH5421, or Kyocera KJ4 print head;
USB 2.0 for MH2420 print head
Operating environment Temperature: 16-28°C (61-82°F); Relative Humidity: 40-60%; Altitude: up to 1000m (3281ft)
Electrical requirements Frequency: 50/ 60 Hz; Voltage: 230V±10%; Power: less than 2.2KW/ 10A

Dimensions (W × D × H)

3329mm × 1015mm × 1400mm (131" × 40" × 55")


Print Head

Configurations *

Print Productivity Unit: m²/ hr (ft²/ hr)
600 × 900 dpi, 3 pass
600 × 900 dpi, 6 pass
1200 × 600 dpi, 4 pass


CMYK, 2 × 4, 8 heads;
CMYKLcLm, 2 × 6, 12 heads




CMYK, 0.5 × 3 × 4, 6 heads;
CMYKLcLm, 0.5 × 3 × 6, 9 heads





CMYK, 0.5 × 2 × 4, 4 heads;
CMYKLcLm, 0.5 × 2 × 6, 6 heads



Kyocera KJ4

CMYK, 0.5 × 1 × 4, 2 heads;
CMYKLcLm, 0.5 × 1 × 6, 3 heads



  * “× 0.5” means one print head prints two colors.  



Main Window
Print Quality Settings

ColorPRINT is professional RIP software designed and developed for industrial inkjet printing applications. ColorPRINT offers fast RIP speed, reliable & efficient job printing production, and streamlined workflow. Users can easily obtain smooth gradient, vivid images and sharp small size text with its advanced RIP technology. ICC color management workflow ensures vivid and brilliant colors. ColorPRINT is available in ColorPRINT PS and ColorPRINT Server to satisfy the demands of medium-scaled and large-scaled users respectively.

ColorPRINT Workflow

Step & Repeat  (for Textile Printing, Optional Feature)

With ColorPRINT Software, image pattern can be stepped and repeated for continuous printing. It is specially designed for textile printing. Here you can input the size of the area, define the repeat modes, and select the mirror pattern for the copies.


Main Window
Print Head Settings
Print Mode Management

PCS Workflow


NuviINK® Textile series

If you are looking for a robust and durable ink for printing on fabric, NuviINK® will be your best choice! NuviINK® Textile series is specially formulated to print on fabric, including cotton and cotton/poly blends. 

NuviINK® dye sublimation ink includes:

- Used for Ricoh print heads:

- Used for Kyocera print heads:

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