Mimaki presents hybrid solution in textile printing – Arjen Evertse
Mimaki introduces hybrid solution in textile printing. Mimaki, the leading brand for digital printing and cutting solutions, presented their solutions at ITMA 2019 in Hall 3, Stand B110, which open the way to new possibilities in textile printing. Mimaki welcomed its visitors with a concept that includes solutions and application examples for the entry-level, medium and industrial volumes of the textile industry. The hybrid textile printer introduced by Mimaki was the highlight of the exhibition. This hybrid printer of the TX300P series eliminates the distinction between direct and transfer printing and the use of the same type of ink.
During the fair, Mimaki presented not only the new hybrid model but also the solutions that are known throughout the market and that attracted the attention of visitors. The Tiger-1800B MkII is included in the company’s Pro series. Mimaki TS55-1800, ideal for sublimation applications; The Mimaki UJV300-160 reel-to-reel UV-LED inkjet printing model and two models from the TR series (coating and steam machines) for preprint and postprint processes caught the attention of visitors. Arjen Evertse, General Manager of Mimaki Eurasia, made key statements about these innovations and more.
Mimaki introduces hybrid solution in textile printing: direct printing and sublimation now available in a single machine
Arjen Evertse emphasized that the new model of the TX300P series is equipped with Mimaki’s core technology and that Mimaki solutions are unrivaled in the market. Evertse said that the new hybrid printer can operate in both direct textile printing and transfer paper printing despite a single type of ink.
Noting that both the sublimation ink developed for transfer paper and the sublimation ink developed for direct printing can be loaded into the hybrid textile printer at the same time, Evertse added that one of the inks can be sublimation and the other pigment. According to Evertse, there are 8 packs of ink installed on this computer.
“For example, 4 colors can be selected as direct sublimation, 4 colors as pigment inks or 4 color pigments and 4 colors as transfer paper inks. This allows those looking to do boutique jobs with two different prints on a single machine. “Evertse said that an arrangement that needs to be made in the print bed in just 5 minutes is enough to change this process. He explained that the trench that allows the ink to collect in the print bed is ready for transfer printing by covering it with a vacuum tray.
Thanks to its flexibility to print in different fabrics, the new hybrid model is intended to expand their markets for smaller service providers with more extensive applications and to be offered for sale in Turkey and worldwide by the end of 2019.
The Tiger-1800B MkII is responsive to industrial printing needs
The Tiger-1800B MkII sublimation printer used at the Mimaki booth caught the attention of visitors. This machine, developed by Mimaki for the industrial segment, fully meets expectations with a production speed of 385 m2 / s as well as its efficiency and quality. Evertse said that while Mimaki was a newcomer to the industrial segment, it did not replicate the existing technologies and provide information about Mimaki’s core technologies.
Evertse; “Mimaki worked with various printhead manufacturers to use a Kyocera printhead model for this machine. However, the control system that manages the print head, software and electronic hardware is entirely ours. This puts us in an unrivaled position in the market in terms of print quality and efficiency. The controller is just as important as the printhead. In general, two or more pass printing is not possible with these heads. We can actually get two, three, or four passes by dividing the head and making finer progress. With Kyocera heads with 600 dpi, a print of 600 × 1200 dpi or 1200 × 1200 dpi is possible. If a nozzle is clogged while printing, printing won’t stop with our other core technology, Nozzle Recovery. Another nozzle replaces the clogged one and continues the process without sacrificing quality. “
Reference to their adoption of the digitization of the production process and the Industry 4.0 approaches; Evertse said that communication with all machines could be established and every phase of production could be monitored; using the recently developed and previewed Mimaki Job Controller software.
The Mimaki TR series completes the printing process
In addition to comprehensive printing technologies, Mimaki presented its pre-print and post-print solutions to the market at ITMA 2019. Mimaki emphasized that they are a complete solution provider in the printing process. with their advanced TR series pre-pressure coating machine (TR300-1850C) and post-pressure steam engine (TR300-1850S). Mimaki wants to bring the washing machine to the market again this year. Arjen Evertse said that it is not enough to just offer a printer for digital printing. and went on to say that without pre- and post-print solutions, these technologies cannot be made attractive. Evertse; “We show that we are a complete solution provider with the TR series. Even in very large textile factories; The TR series will make sample printing or small-volume production with digital printing more economical and preferable. “
The attention shown at ITMA was gratifying
The ITMA trade fairs, which take place every four years, are of great importance for the textile industry. Arjen Evertse announced that during the exhibition they welcomed a significant number of visitors from all parts of the world market. Evertse said that the interest shown by Turkish textile manufacturers exceeded their expectations and continued: “ITMA was recently the most popular exhibition for Turkish visitors. Decision-makers and executives from the most important companies in the textile industry visited our stand; and get first-hand information about our solutions. You have observed the performance of our machines. We had very fruitful discussions with them about creative, new applications that appeal to new markets. “
For more information on Mimaki’s advanced printing technologies, please visit the official website.