Double textiles printer launch for Mimaki
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Mimaki has expanded its textiles portfolio with the addition of two new high-performance printers.
Available from April 2021, the TS100-1600 is a new addition to Mimaki’s ‘100 Series’. The 1.6m-wide machine can print at speeds up to 70sqm/hr in its fastest mode.
Its use of one-litre ink bottles is said to help reduce the running cost and enables stable, continuous operation due to the reduced need for ink replacement.
The machine is also equipped with Mimaki technologies including NCU (Nozzle Check Unit), NRS (Nozzle Recovery System), and the DAS (Dot Adjustment System) function, which automates dot position correction and feeding amount correction, reducing the need for operator intervention.
Mimaki’s RasterLink 7 RIP software is supplied as standard, though users can also choose to add TxLink4, an alternative Mimaki original RIP software platform.
Brett Newman, managing director at Mimaki’s UK and Ireland distributor Hybrid Services, said this machine is ideal for companies looking to add their first digital sublimation printer or expand their production capacity.
“The opportunity for printers to adopt dye sub printing is significant. With an increase in demand for personalisation, bespoke prints and custom decor, the new TS100-1600 offers companies a low-cost route into this proven technology.”
Also available “from around April 2021”, the Tiger-1800B MkIII is the latest model in Mimaki’s high-speed, high-volume industrial textiles printer range.
Available as either a high-quality direct-to-textile (reactive or direct sublimation) or sublimation transfer printer, the machine features new software capabilities that help to increase productivity and reduce downtime.
These include the Mimaki Printer Controller (MPC) software, which enables users to set up, operate and output data with one-touch, simple operation.
Users are also able to run automated overnight operation by sending multiple jobs with different settings to the print queue. The nozzle recovery function further reduces downtime by allowing production to continue if the printer encounters a nozzle malfunction.
The Tiger-1800B MkIII is also supported by the TxLink4 software. Mimaki said its new Parallel RIP function can manage multiple sets of print data at once to maximise productivity, while the Variable Print function enables users to produce more innovative, creative apparel applications.
While pricing for the two new printers is yet to be confirmed, Hybrid Services told Printweek the TS100-1600 “will be very competitively positioned and will align as the entry-level 1.6m model in Mimaki’s extensive sublimation range”.