D.gen launches new direct-to-fabric printer

Richard Stuart-Turner
Friday, March 11, 2016

D.gen (1-F70) has launched a 3.3m direct-to-fabric printer aimed at businesses looking for an entry-level alternative to its existing Teleios Grande G5.

The new Teleios Grande/H6 features a heat fixation unit that gives the machine a smaller and more compact footprint, which the Korean manufacturer said will help the Teleios range to appeal to a broader customer base.

The six-colour machine, which can be used with both disperse dye ink and textile pigment ink, incorporates six Ricoh Gen5 printheads – two fewer than the higher- specification G5.

The maximum speed is 177m2/hr at 600dpi, while 1,200dpi can be achieved at speeds of 93m2/hr and 1,800dpi at 63m2/hr.

The machine is targeted at the soft signage market for applications including flags, trade show displays, lightboxes, table covers, banners and tents. It can also be used for home textiles.

D.gen international sales representative Gordana Tampolja said:  “The G5 model is a high-level product and we had a lot of enquiries from our customers that needed an entry-level 3.2m-wide printer for smaller production and with a more attractive price.”

The Teleios Grande/H6 costs €160,000, which is around €90,000 less than the price of the G5.

“We’ve had a really good reaction at Fespa so far and are really satisfied. We have already sold three of these machines at the show, two to the US and one to Europe,” said Tampolja.

“Fespa Digital is always good for us because it’s a great opportunity to speak to customers face to face and talk to them to understand what they need and what we need to improve.”

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