Mimaki primes new hybrid textiles printer for Fespa
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Mimaki will launch its latest hybrid textiles printer, the Tx300P-1800 MkII, as part of its extensive 15-product line-up at Fespa 2020 next month.
Following on from the original Tx300P-1800 launched in 2017, the new version adds sublimation transfer printing capabilities in order to further diversify the applications available to operations ranging from small print providers to large production houses.
Capable of switching between direct-to-textile and transfer printing with interchangeable platens and three different ink combinations, the Tx300P-1800 MkII will be the lead product on display at Mimaki’s stand on 24-27 March at Fespa 2020 in Madrid.
Mimaki EMEA senior marketing manager Danna Drion said: “We are delighted to be bringing the Tx300P-1800 MkII to Fespa this year to show customers exactly how game-changing it can be for their businesses.
“With the introduction of this new hybrid printer, we are not only delivering an affordable, streamlined single-system solution for printing on both paper and textile, but we are also providing print service providers with the versatility to continue exploring different substrates and applications as they grow their businesses into the future.
“We anticipate a very bright future for digital printing in the textile industry and have no doubt that our new printer, at the cutting edge of this sector, will have a role in realising this transition.”
Mimaki is targeting the machine at the entry-level market due to its diverse application capabilities ranging from fashion textiles to interior fabrics and wallpaper. Its three ink combinations comprise textile pigment/direct sublimation, textile pigment/sublimation transfer and direct sublimation/sublimation transfer.
With print resolutions ranging from 360dpi to 1,440dpi, the 1.9m-wide system runs at production speeds up to 20sqm/hr across a range of modes.
Hybrid Services will exclusively distribute the Tx300P-1800 MkII in the UK and Ireland.