Mimaki Introduces Belt-Type Direct-to-Textile Inkjet Printer
NAGANO, Japan — October 12, 2016 — Mimaki Engineering, a global manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutting plotters, has announced it will launch Tx300P-1800B, a new 1.8m wide, entry model belt-type direct-to-textile inkjet printer from December 2016 for textile and apparel industry. This new printer product targets mainly various types of textile, especially sheer and elastic textile.
In recent years, textile and apparel industry printing systems have been changing from conventional in the shop sales style to orders placed via the internet business sales style. This trend allows customer to order their favorite design and makes possible high-mix low volume products. Mimaki predicts that the customers will begin to regularly create custom design once they have grown weary of ordinary design options in the market and to accommodate this progressive trend, the Tx300P-1800B models offers this option.
With the new Tx300P-1800B printer, steaming and washing processes for cotton and hemp base textile is no longer required and relatively simple thermal printer with pigment can be installed(*1). Thus, large space for installation of steaming and washing equipment is substantially reduced and on-demand production can be easily made. Moreover, the belt type transportation equipment makes printing on thick and elastic textile a stable reality. The new Tx300P-1800B employs a new printhead, that achieves high-quality and beautiful print in high gap setting on thick or raised fiber surface. Free from head troubles, the new model allows various types of ink such as reactive dye, sublimation dye, acid dye, disperse dye inks and printing on cotton, silk, linen, rayon is also possible. For customers who would like to become familiar for the first time with the digital printing, or pre and after curing processes, our laboratory centers will be happy to help you.
Mimaki Engineering Co.Ltd. has a wide variety of belt-type direct-to-textile inkjet printers, from medium-speed digital textile inkjet printer Tx500-1800B, and high-speed digital textile inkjet printers Fox-1800B, Leopart-1800B, Tiger-1800B, (maximum printing speed: 800m2/h(*2) ) to high-end digital textile inkjet printer "MM700-1800B." The new model achieves an outstanding stability printing technology for sheer, knit and elastic materials demand in the textile and apparel market. It can cope with a wide variety of materials, has an outstanding stability and is dedicated to high-precision, high-quality printing technology. The Tx300P-1800B model will give us a powerful product line-up for the textile and apparel market by delivering sample creation and small-scale on-demand production at manufacturing and near consumption sites.
*1: Pre and after curing processes may be required in some cases.
*2: 800m2/h：draft mode, 300×300dpi 2Pass