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Happy Japan
HCS3 Embroidery Machine

The Happy Japan HCS3 embroidery machine is an entry-level embroidery machine designed for professionals and enthusiasts alike. It is capable of producing high-quality embroidery designs with unmatched precision and speed. With its user-friendly interface and advanced features, the HCS3 embroidery machine is the perfect choice for anyone looking to take their embroidery work to the next level


Happy Japan HCS3 

The Happy Japan HCS3 commercial embroidery machine is a single-head, 12-colour wonder that's perfect for small to medium-sized businesses looking to expand their embroidery capabilities. We've had the pleasure of using the HCS3, and in this review, we'll share our in-depth experience, focusing on its features, performance, and specifications that make it an excellent choice for potential buyers.

A Breeze to Operate with a User-Friendly Interface

One of the standout features of the HCS3 is its user-friendly 7" colour LCD touchscreen control panel. The intuitive interface made it a joy to access and edit designs, change settings, and monitor the machine's progress. Navigating through the various menus was a breeze, even for those with limited experience in using embroidery machines.

Transferring designs to the machine was incredibly easy, thanks to the standard LAN and USB ports. Plus, the editing function in Happy LAN allowed for quick and simple last-minute adjustments, ensuring that our designs were perfect before we began stitching.

Impressive Stitch Quality and Precision that Delights

We were thoroughly impressed with the HCS3's ability to produce stunning stitch quality on a variety of textiles, from garments to accessories. The machine's maximum speed of 1,000 stitches per minute (s.p.m.) ensured efficient production without compromising on the quality of the embroidery. With a dozen colours at your disposal, you'll be able to create intricate designs that will leave your customers "sew" impressed.

When working on caps, the HCS3 didn't disappoint. Its impressive speed of 850 s.p.m. allowed us to complete cap designs in no time while maintaining excellent precision and quality.

Generous Embroidery Area and Versatility for Endless Creativity

The 285x290mm embroidery area provided ample space for us to let our creativity run wild, creating intricate and elaborate designs that left our customers in awe. This generous area gave us the flexibility to cater to a diverse range of customer requests and expand our product offerings.

The HCS3's cap frame options further enhanced the machine's versatility. With the 67x180mm standard cap frame and the optional 67x290mm wide cap frame, we were able to embroider various cap styles and sizes, ensuring that our cap designs were always on point.

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Space-Saving Design that Fits Right In

The HCS3's compact dimensions (642mm x 745mm x 734mm) and weight (42kg) made it easy to integrate into our workspace without occupying too much space. The machine's sturdy build assured us of its durability and reliability, even during long hours of operation.

We also appreciated the built-in bobbin thread winder and the standard barcode reader interface, which streamlined our production process and made our work much more efficient.

Energy Efficiency that's Kind to Your Wallet

The HCS3's power consumption of 220w and 50/60hz frequency meant that it was an energy-efficient option, helping us save on utility costs without sacrificing performance. It's always great to know that our machine is not only producing top-notch embroidery but also being kind to the environment and our wallet!


After spending time with the Happy Japan HCS3 commercial embroidery machine, we wholeheartedly recommend it for small to medium-sized business owners. Its user-friendly interface, impressive speed and precision, generous embroidery area, and versatile features make it a valuable asset in any embroidery shop.

The HCS3 is an investment that can help elevate your business by producing high-quality embroidery products and improving your overall efficiency. So go ahead, give the HCS3 a try and let it work its magic for your embroidery business!


Happy Japan HCS3
Price (at time of publishing)
Max speed
1,000 spm
Embroidery area
285mm x 290mm
642mm X 745mm X 734mm
7" color LCD touch screen control panel
Power Consumption

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Colorful Threads

HCS3 Software and Input

  • Touch screen panel

  • 999 patterns memory 40,000,000 stitches memory

  • USB and Mouse

  • LAN and USB connection

  • Editing function in HAPPY LAN/LINK software

  • Compatible files include HAPPY (*.tap), and TJM (*.dst)(*.dsb)(*.dsz)

HCS3 Clamps and Frames​​​​​

Maximum embroidery area
285mm x 290mm
Wide cap frame
67mm x 290mm
Low-profile cap frame
67mm x 180mm
Shoe clamp frame
60mm x 100mm
Side clamp frame
140mm x 200mm
Manual clamp frame
150mm x 300mm
Cap Frames
67mm x 180mm
Sock Frames
Optional Extra
One point frames
Optional Extra
Stacked Rolls of Fabric

Happy Japan HCS3 FAQs

How many heads and needles does the HCS3 embroidery machine have?

The HCS3 embroidery machine is a single-head machine equipped with 12 needles/colours. This configuration provides versatility and allows you to work with multiple colours without having to constantly change threads during the embroidery process.

What is the maximum speed of the HCS3 embroidery machine?

The HCS3 embroidery machine has a maximum speed of 1,000 stitches per minute (s.p.m.) for regular embroidery and 850 s.p.m. when working on caps. This speed ensures that your projects are completed efficiently, without compromising on quality.

What is the embroidery area of the HCS3 machine?

The HCS3 embroidery machine offers an ample embroidery area of 285x290mm, providing you with enough space to work on various embroidery projects, from small logos to larger, more intricate designs.

What type of screen does the HCS3 embroidery machine have?

The HCS3 comes with a 7" colour LCD touch screen control panel, which allows you to easily navigate through the machine's features, access designs, and adjust settings as needed. This user-friendly interface ensures a smooth and efficient workflow.

What cap frame options are available for the HCS3 machine?

The HCS3 embroidery machine supports two cap frame sizes: a standard cap frame measuring 67x180mm and a wide cap frame measuring 67x290mm. These options enable you to work on various cap sizes and styles, expanding your product offerings and catering to different client needs.

What are the dimensions and weight of the HCS3 embroidery machine?

The HCS3 embroidery machine measures 642mm x 745mm x 734mm and weighs 42kg. It's compact size and lightweight design makes it easy to fit into smaller workspaces while maintaining portability.

What connectivity options does the HCS3 embroidery machine offer?

The HCS3 embroidery machine comes with standard USB & mouse and LAN & USB connectivity options, ensuring that transferring designs between your computer and the machine is seamless and efficient. This connectivity simplifies your workflow and keeps your projects running smoothly.

Does the HCS3 embroidery machine have editing functions?

Yes, the HCS3 comes with standard editing functions in Happy LAN, allowing you to customise and perfect your designs directly on the machine. This feature ensures that your embroidery projects meet your client's exact specifications and preferences.

Does the HCS3 embroidery machine come with a cross-type laser position marker?

Yes, the HCS3 embroidery machine comes with a standard cross-type laser position marker, which helps ensure accurate and precise embroidery designs. This feature assists in the proper placement and alignment of your designs on the fabric, enhancing the overall quality of your finished projects.

Are there any optional extras available for the HCS3 embroidery machine?

The HCS3 embroidery machine offers one-point frames as an optional extra. By investing in these add-ons, you can expand the capabilities of your machine and cater to a broader range of clients and projects.

Is there a built-in bobbin thread winder in the HCS3 embroidery machine?

Yes, the HCS3 embroidery machine comes with a standard built-in bobbin thread winder, ensuring a consistent supply of bobbin thread for your embroidery projects.

Does the HCS3 embroidery machine have a barcode reader option?

Yes, the HCS3 embroidery machine has a standard barcode reader interface. This feature simplifies design management and retrieval, streamlining your embroidery process and helping you stay organised and efficient.

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