Go direct-to-textile with Mimaki Tx400-1800D?
The first shipments of the Mimaki Tx400-1800D dye-sublimation and direct-to-textile inkjet printer will start in February 2010.
The eight-colour (or 2 x CMYK) printer can handle media widths of 210 ?- 1,860 mm ?(max print width of 1,850mm) at resolutions from 300 x 300dpi to 900 x 900dpi. Three different inks can be used in this flexible printer: dye sublimation ink, reactive dye ink and acid dye ink - and the user can adjust the ink volume that jetted by the printheads so that different colour depths can be printed to produce various design effects.
Mimaki has equipped the Tx400-1800D with its Bulk Ink System (MBIS) and its patented UISS (Uninterrupted Ink Supply System) for the automatic, non-interruptive switching of inks when one 2l-ink container runs empty. A maximum of four liters of ink (2 x 2l per color) enables unattended printing for long periods.
An additional model within the Tx400 series, that will be shipped from spring 2010 onwards, will feature an adhesion belt carrier system to stabilise flexible materials that tend to stretch and contract during printing.
"Tx400-1800D is a revolutionary development in uniting dye sublimation and direct-to-textile printing in one machine thus offering an unlimited choice in applications. We are happy that we can offer such a business enhancing machine to our customers", said Kazuhide Yokoyama from Mimaki's TA business unit.