The company began global shipments of the new systems on Oct. 1, 2018.
Kornit’s HD systems, now comprised of the Kornit Avalanche HD6, Kornit Avalanche HDK and Kornit Storm HD6, enable new levels of print quality, well suitable for the fashion and retail markets. Kornit’s NeoPigment Rapid ink, specifically developed for Kornit’s HD technology, offers an improved hand feel, as well as increased opacity and saturation of white ink.
The print quality is further enhanced by ColorGATE’s Professional RIP solution, adding advanced color management and screening capabilities, improved white base creation and pre-defined color libraries for ultimate color matching.
Kornit’s HD print engine, combined with the NeoPigment Rapid ink, also leads to significant reductions in ink consumption and cost per print.
The proven track record of its Avalanche platform brings Kornit to integrate the HD technology into the Storm platform which represents the mid-productivity segment of the company’s industrial direct-to-garment printing product range. The Kornit Storm HD6 includes six color channels (CMYK, Red, Green) plus white, for a wider gamut and improved spot color matching. Users can easily reproduce the true colors of licensed sports teams and accurately match corporate logos. The Kornit Storm HD6 will reduce the ink consumption by approximately 30% compared to the current Kornit Storm Hexa, – meaning higher print quality at a lower cost per print.
The Kornit Storm HD6 was presented at Fespa Berlin as a preview. Demonstrations of the system are planned at SGIA (booth 1815). Many previous versions of the Kornit Storm Hexa are field upgradeable to the new HD versions so also existing users can benefit from the advantages of the NeoPigmentRapid ink.
“Our HD technology continues to be a success story as the reduced cost per print and the screen-like look and feel meet a market demand that is growing significantly. Introducing this technology to our mid-range product opens up new opportunities for Kornit users,” said Omer Kulka, Kornit Digital’s VP of marketing and product strategy.
Kornit’s NeoPigment meets the highest environmental regulations, including Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class I, suitable for babies and small children, as well as GOTS V5 pre-approval. Suitable for printing on multiple fabric types, its versatility is unmatched. NeoPigment prints have an excellent hand feel, a wide gamut of bright and intense colors, as well as long-term durability and wash-fastness.