“With the release of the TS55-1800, Mimaki has made exceptional digital textile printing features available to both the mid-level and high-end markets,” said Ryosuke Nakayama, textile & apparel product manager at Mimaki USA. “Now, customers are able to effortlessly scale their operation with a cost-effective sublimation printer that meets the high quality and short turnaround demands of the ever-evolving textile and apparel industry.”
The TS55-1800 prints with the new Sb610 inks at a maximum output of 1,506 square feet per hour (140 sqm/h). These inks hold ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX certification, meeting specific requirements with regard to sustainability, safety and compliance. Additionally, two new optional units, a mini jumbo roll and 10 kg ink supply, were introduced on TS55-1800.
The mini jumbo roll is a feeding unit to load the 64-inch Mimaki Vision Jet-X transfer paper, supplied by Neenah Coldenhove, with a length of about 8,202 feet. This unit is an ideal way to ensure high-volume, unattended printing for longer production runs. It also decreases the running paper costs per square foot in comparison to the normal plotter rolls.
The ink supply unit holds a 10 kg ink tank of a single color. The larger quantity tank allows for a continuous operation.
The TS55-1800 is equipped with several of Mimaki’s Core Technologies. The Mimaki Advanced Pass System provides greater productivity and print quality by eliminating visible banding. The Nozzle Check Unit automatically monitors the performance of the printhead and detects clogged nozzles. The Nozzle Recovery System allows the operator to substitute unproductive nozzles to avoid poor image quality or service calls. Together, the NCU and NRS enable uninterrupted printing even if nozzle errors do occur.