ITMA 2015: Mimaki roadshows its TS300P-1800 inkjet textile printer
Game, set, match with the TS300P-1800
Every team, whether cycling, running, badminton or football, needs to have its own shirt, with a name, number and the sponsor’s logo clearly visible. Producing these relatively small, customized lots cost-effectively requires sublimation technologies, and printing the entire garment rather than applying graphics information afterwards is more profitable. With traditional print, the desired neon colours are hard to achieve and small lot production is often not cost-effective.
The TS300P-1800 was launched at Fespa, specifically designed for digital low-cost production of high-value applications. The combination with the new inks opens up a new range of possibilities for textile printers, designers and garment manufacturers: “Fluorescent colours are in high demand in the fashion and sportswear markets,” says Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “With these New Neon inks, designers and garment manufacturers will be able to extend the utility of digital printing solutions to the production of high quality running clothes and other applications that are personalized or have unique designs and stand out for safety or fashion purposes. These inks will finally and for the very first time allow producing these high quality specialty products on a larger scale.”
“As more textile manufacturers learn about these new inks and the quality and capability of digital printing for textiles,” he adds, “we expect to see demand take off.”
Off and running
The TS300P-1800 displayed is at ITMA 2015 in Hall 18, booth C104, where it is running live demonstrations of the New Neon fluorescent inks. Horsten concludes: “We will have some very exciting samples of the New Neon inks in action for active wear, and we believe visitors to our stand will be quite impressed with what they will be able to achieve. We are looking forward to talking to brand owners, sponsors, teams and textile printers, to check the impact these New Neon inks and the Mimaki digital textile printing solutions may have across a broad spectrum of their business.”
TS300P-1800 inkjet printer is this year’s winner of the Viscom Best of Awards for Textile Refinement.
“The digital textile print market is one of the most innovative and fast developing sectors. This Viscom Best of Award serves as a recognition that our solutions are perfectly designed to help operations capitalise on the emerging opportunities,” said Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe, “Not only does the TS300P-1800 deliver speed, quality and throughput that support the demands of operations in this market, it also facilitates the fast-growing role of digital textile printing in the retail market. Fluorescent colours are the next step in the journey and our Neon inks enable designers and garment manufacturers to extend their production and volume flexibility.”
The TS300P-1800 also brings a number of new capabilities to textile printing, including:
- ability to print on very lightweight transfer paper
- up to 115 m2/h maximum print speed at 4 colour printing (62 m2/h with 6 colour printing) for high quality print
- accurate dot placement even with high head gap printing (adjustable from 2 to 7 mm)
- automatic Nozzle Recovery System for consistent quality printing
- newly developed sublimation transfer ink Sb410 - available in bulk ink packs and Uninterrupted Ink Supply System for unattended continuous printing
- external dryer - up to 30% faster drying
- new Tx3Link RIP to ensure exceptional colour management including colour replacement, accurate profile creation and fast file processing
The TS300P-1800 will be exhibited next at FESPA Eurasia, taking place December 10-13, 2015 in Istanbul.