New from DGI comes the Poseidon and Apollon textile printers, officially launched at ITMA last month.
Poseidon is a mid-range 1.6m-wide sublimation transfer printer which utilises the same industrial Kyocera printheads used in the DGI HSFT III. The technology gives the printer up to a 118% speed increase over the DGI FT-1608. The printer is designed for unattended printing supporting a new sleep mode enabling the user to print jobs without being in attendance.
There is also a ‘SE’ model which has an additional printhead, enabling the user to install spot colours or fluorescent inks alongside CMYK whilst maintaining speeds (production speeds of 120m2 per hour).
Later in the year a mini jumbo roll unit will be available to offer companies even more flexibility with the ability to load 2,500 linear metres of transfer sublimation paper.
Poseidon will be officially available to ship from August.
Apollon is a 16 printhead direct-to-textile printer which was shown printing with reactive inks at ITMA and with production speeds of around 250m2/hr.