Mimaki’s New Hybrid Textile Printer to Debut at ITMA in Spain
Mimaki Engineering says it will showcase its broad portfolio of cutting-edge digital print technologies at ITMA 2019 (20-26 June 2019, Fira de Barcelona, Spain). This will include the first global showing of a new hybrid digital textile printer, featuring both direct-to-textile and direct-to-transfer print capabilities.
“These features enable textile and garment manufacturers to achieve unparalleled flexibility and enhanced application opportunities for increased business growth,” said Mimaki in a statement. “To facilitate these benefits, the new Mimaki printer also allows multiple sets of inks to be loaded simultaneously, supporting increased fabric range versatility and maximum product variety.”
Mimaki will also preview its upcoming TA Job Controller software designed for textile production environments. For use on Mimaki’s EDP-awarded Tiger Pro Series and Rimslow TR Series – and all Mimaki textile printers – TA Job Controller enables users to connect one-on-one to the RIP and other devices, for an automated workflow from design to pre-print, print and post-print processes.
A highlight on the Mimaki booth (H3-B110) will be the company’s flagship industrial digital textile printer, the Mimaki Tiger-1800B MkII – in dye-sublimation configuration. Combining Mimaki’s expertise in electronics with La Meccanica’s know-how in building solid and robust belt printer bodies with ‘made-in-Italy’ design, the Tiger-1800B MkII – the latest model of Tiger-1800B Series – enables users to produce high-quality products (up to 1200 x 1200 dpi) at up to 385m2/h print speed, without the need to compromise on production and throughput.
The Tiger-1800B MkII features a number of pioneering Mimaki core technologies, including MAPS (Mimaki Advanced Pass System) and NRS (Nozzle Recovery System). MAPS prevents banding and colour-shifting during the printing process by spreading the edge of each pass to create a gradient. This feature, alongside NRS, enables the printer to replace damaged nozzles without stopping production – enhancing the printer’s performance and boosting productivity and print quality for the user.
From its advanced TR series, Mimaki will also show the TR300-1850C coating machine and the TR300-1850S steaming machine, and the benefits of a total solution for textile print production. Providing the equipment needed to operate the entire digital textile workflow, “As a pioneer in textile printing, this industry has always been in our company’s DNA and we are excited to show our extensive textile portfolio at ITMA 2019,” said Danna Drion, marketing manager EMEA, Mimaki Europe. “The potential of digital printing in textiles is clearly evident, and we aim to provide the technology to enable our customers to take full advantage of it and grow profitably.”
Mimaki will also use ITMA 2019 to showcase its range of solutions addressing different textile market segments. These include:
Mimaki TS55-1800: A dye-sublimation business-enhancing printer, the TS55-1800 addresses the entry and mid-level markets offering continuous operation and an unprecedented price-quality ratio. Equipped with Mimaki’s core technologies, the printer achieves high productivity and high-quality print with vibrant colours and vivid imagery and is suitable for interior fabrics, sports and fashion apparel and soft signage.
Mimaki UCJV300-160: A roll-to-roll UV LED inkjet integrated printer/cutter, featuring a white ink capability. A versatile printing system, the UCJV300-160 uniquely enables four-layer printing for transformative backlit applications, and five-layer printing, allowing different designs to be viewed on both sides of a substrate simultaneously.