SPRINT 8 - Die neue Einkopf Stickmaschine

SPRINT 8 – La Bellezza

The SPRINT 8 is the newest and probably the most extraordinary model of the popular single-head embroidery machine series SPRINT of ZSK STICKMASCHINEN.


The SPRINT 8 does not correspond to the general idea of an industrial tool and yet it is as robust and precise as all ZSK embroidery machines.


The SPRINT 8 is a spectacular eye-catcher for showrooms, studios and shops. It is the embroidery machine for every situation in which functionality and sophisticated design are not mutually exclusive.


We were able to win over industrial designer Andreas Schulze to create a modern and ergonomic design for the new SPRINT. He perfectly combined functionality and sophistication in the design of the SPRINT 8.

Special Features

SPRINT 8 - 18 Needles and Colours

18 Needles and Colours

18 needles allow efficiency, a new level of creativity and perfection. The engineering of the 18 needle head provides highest embroidery stitch quality. Having 18 needles reduces down times and preparation times for new jobs drastically.

SPRINT 8 - Perfect for 3D Embroidery

3D Embroidery

A reinforced chassis, extra strong springs and modified levers for perfect thread transport are just some of the components that enable perfect embroidery quality and heights of up to 8 mm in 3D embroidery.

SPRINT 8 - raise your flexibility with the new Quick Change System of the SPRINT 8


The SPRINT 8's new Quick Change System enables  the quick and easy change between different applications such as cap, tubular applications or border frame. 

SPRINT 8 - Application variety with ZSK's slimmest tubular arm.

Application variety

The SPRINT 8 comes with the slimmest tubular arm in the industry. Combined with ZSK's shirt pocket and shoe frames it opens new fields of application.

SPRINT 8 - Networking


ZSK embroidery machines functionally support networking in your company and can thus be optimally integrated into your workflow solution.

The Sprint 8 is equipped with new longer Take-Up Lever for smooth thread feeding.

New Take-Up Lever

The machine is equipped with our new extended thread take-up lever which uses a higher amount of thread in the embroidery process. The benefit is a softer appearance in the embroidery pattern.

SPRINT 8 offers an improved Thread Tension

Improved Thread Tension

The clamping of the thread tension has an enlarged friction surface, which ensures a buttery smooth passage of the thread. The eyelets of the tension bar are aligned for an optimal thread run.

SPRINT 8 offers the Quick Colour Change System

Quick Colour Change

Save yourself the trouble of sorting colours into needles for the optimal, time-saving colour change. ZSK colour change is a standard feature of SPRINT 8.

SPRINT 8 - now operating with an reduced noise level

Reduced Noise Level

Small changes to the mechanics have a big impact: The noise level of SPRINT 8 during operation is considerably lower compared to other embroidery machines

Standard Features

Slim Tubular Arm
ZSK STICKMASCHINEN has developed the slimmest tubular arm for industrial embroidery machines. Many areas and products can now be processed easily and without complications that were previously difficult or impossible to access for embroidery.
Thread Break Detection
With the help of the automatic thread break detection, a ZSK embroidery machine stops automatically if the upper or lower thread breaks or the thread runs out in the bobbin.
Height Adjustable Presser Foot
Adjust the presser foot to the height of the embroidery material in order to achieve better embroidery quality.
Automatic Thread Tensioner
The automatic adjustment of the thread tension ensures a constantly optimized transport of the thread to the needle and thus enables high-quality embroidery.
T8 Control Center
The intuitively and logically structured control and communication center for ZSK embroidery machines. The T8 interface can be displayed and operated in 14 different languages.
The T8 control unit offers integrated memory for approx. 80 million stitches and thus provides space for a large number of your frequently used embroidery designs.
Barcode Reader
With a barcode reader connected to the T8 via USB, barcode patterns can be loaded from a connected network and various control commands can be executed.
A slot for the standard RJ-45 network connector and three USB ports for other devices are available for communication, memory expansion and other functionalities.
The T8 works with Microsoft's network protocols and thus enables simple communication with connected company networks, digital workflow solutions or the ZSK operating data information system MY.ZSK.
Safety Feature Light Barrier
A light barrier installed in front of the working area ensures greater work safety during embroidery. As soon as the operator enters this light barrier, the embroidery process is automatically stopped.
This machine was designed, constructed and manufactured in Germany for the requirements of the embroidery industry.

Differences to SPRINT 7

Compared to the popular SPRINT 7, the new SPRINT 8 has many standard improvements and changes that make it the best choice for a single-head embroidery machine for use in production environments with quickly and frequently changing embroidery designs.


  • Reinforced Steelframe
  • Longer Take-Up Lever
  • Extra strong Springs
  • Reduced Noise Level in Operation
  • New Quick-Change System
  • Quick Colour Change System
  • Improved Thread Tension


Border Frame

Border Frame

For applications such as patches. Embroidery field max .:
460 mm x 310 mm

Shoe Frame

Shoe Frame

For customizing shoes, e.g. for workwear or sports.

Sock Frame

Sock Frame

To embroider monograms, logos or other decorations onto socks.

Cap Frame

Cap Frame

For embroidering caps, incl. 3D embroidery. Embroidery field max .: 360 mm x 70 mm

Shirtpocket Frame

Shirt Pocket Frame

Many options, e.g. for embroidering shirt front pockets with names or logos.

Stencil Frame

Stencil Frame

Ideal for embroidering finished fabric labels for e.g. name badges.

Magnetic Belt and Ribbon Frame

Magnetic Belt and Ribbon Frame

I.e. for belts or straps. Embroidery field max .: 
200 mm x 90 mm

Shirt Collar Frame

Shirt Collar Frame

Embroider on shirts while the shirt remains in the package.

Mighty Hoop Magnetische Stickrahmen

Mighty Hoop

Embroider faster with the magnetic frames from the USA.

Snap Frame

Snap Frames

The foldable metal frames are available in many variants.

Smake Jump - Easy Positioning Tool for the embroidery industry

Smake Jump

Accurate and reproducible positioning of designs.


Head / Needles
Number heads 1
Number needles per head 18
Embroidery Field
Width 460 mm / 18,1"
Depth 310 mm / 12,2"
Cap 360 mm x 70 mm / 14,2" x 2,75"
Border Frame 460 mm x 310 mm / 18,1" x 12,2"
Tubular 400 mm x 300 mm / 15,7" x  11,8"
Embroidery Speed
Cap 1.000 rpm
Border Frame 1.200 rpm
Tubular 1.200 rpm


SPRINT 8 - Dimensions Front View

SPRINT 8 - Front View

Dimensions Maximum Minimum
Width ( A )
1.250 mm / 49,21"
( D )
860 mm / 33,86"
Height ( C )
1.006 mm / 39,6"
( F )
773 mm / 30,43"


SPRINT 8 - Dimensions Side View

SPRINT 8 - Side View

Dimensions Maximum Minimum
Depth ( B )
957 mm / 37,68"
( E )
645 mm / 25,39"


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