Unveiled today at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, the duo features Durst’s SuperMultipass technology which the manufacturer claims will provide “30% better performance” than comparable systems.
The new technology is based around enhancements to printheads, inks, drying units and software and workflow upgrades.
Segment manager for textile printing Martin Winkler said: “The new Alpha Series 5 printing systems feature improvements in terms of material handling, efficiency increases, and material diversity."
The machines can be configured with water-based disperse-, acid- and reactive-based ink systems as well as Durst's new Advanced Digital Pigment (ADP). According to Durst, ADP is the first ink system to offer a one-step process with soft touch, brilliant colours and a wider colour space.
“The Alpha technology platform offers a sustainable, flexible, and scalable solution for every application, even enabling waterless one-step production with the new Advanced Digital Pigment ink.”
The Alpha 190 is a 1.9m-wide single-roll system that can print at speeds up to 990sqm/hr at single-pass 300x600dpi resolution. Its 3.3m-wide sibling, the Alpha 330, can print up to 1,470sqm/hr single pass in single-roll mode and 1,184sqm/hr in dual-roll mode.
Both print from eight colour channels in 32- and 64-head configuration. Various modular options are available for both machines, including knitwear and dual-roll options, small-roll, jumbo-roll and folded material entry and exit, and a second drying unit.
A patented SwiftJet pre-treatment system can also be added, intended to aid with short-run and fast-turnaround work.