The light black, which will be commercially available from next month, joins recently released neon yellow and pink fluorescent inks, which are suitable for low-volume, high-quality use in fashion and sportswear and swimwear.
The firm said the latest addition will expand apparel production possibilities for users and increase the versatility of its TS300P-1800 wide-format printer, a dedicated dye-sublimation inkjet printer for apparel and textile applications that was launched last year.
Mimaki will demonstrate the TS300P-1800 using the new inks at Fespa Digital in Amsterdam from 8 to 11 March. The new light black inks will be available in two-litre ink packs.
“These new spot colours can add real value to fashion and sportswear,” said Stephen Woodall, national sales manager for textile and apparel at Mimaki’s UK and Irish distributor Hybrid Services.
“The new light black improves the already high print quality, enhancing photographic images and gradations even further. Alongside the fluorescent pink and yellow inks, users now really have the capability to create highly unique garments.
“The fluorescent samples we have produced on the Mimaki TS300P-1800 are spectacular, so we anticipate that combining this with the new light black will deliver even more eye-catching output.”
Mimaki has just announced its intention to acquire Italian textile machine manufacturer La Meccanica Costruzione Tessili in a move that would expand its position in the textiles printing market.
The business also recently unveiled the super-wide format TS500P-3200 inkjet printer, a dedicated transfer paper printer for the textile industry, with applications including home furnishing textiles and indoor soft signage.