The Atlas, a heavy-duty system, is the first instance of the company’s next-generation direct-to-garment printing platform. It was designed to deliver a typical annual production capacity of up to 350,000 impressions.
The Kornit Atlas is aimed at highly productive garment decorators, mid- to large-size screen printers and innovative businesses.
The system is equipped with new recirculating print heads and comes with a newly developed ink, NeoPigment Eco-Rapid. The Kornit Atlas is equipped with a unique printing engine, featuring an enhanced version of Kornit’s HD technology, complemented by a professional raster image processing software solution.
“This is a huge leap forward, not only for Kornit, but also for the direct-to-garment industry as a whole,” said Omer Kulka, Kornit’s VP of marketing and product strategy. “We have delivered the Atlas on the collective feedback of thousands of Kornit systems’ operators and on the experience collected from hundreds of millions of printed garments – simply put, the Atlas is the best and most cost-efficient direct-to-garment printing technology for high-quantity and high-quality production requirements.
“On top of that,” Kulka continued, “the Atlas has been designed in a modular and future-ready way, driving quick and easy implementation of new developments in the future.”
The new NeoPigment Eco-Rapid ink provides an industry-leading white ink opacity, matched to those of conventional screen inks, and meets highest durability standards on multiple fabric types. Its increased color gamut and saturation allow for deep full tones and precise spot color matching.
The new ink has Oeko-Tex Eco-Passport certification and is GOTS pre-approved. The new Eco-Rapid ink will be integrated with new Storm HD6 and Avalanche HD6/HDK systems and will also be retrofitted to existing Kornit HD systems. Kornit intends to switch all existing HD customers to NeoPigment Eco-Rapid during 2019.
The system can be viewed in live demonstrations at Kornit Digital’s booth at the ISS Long Beach show, which takes place Jan.18-20, 2019, in all of Kornit’s experience demo centers around the globe shortly after, as well as Fespa Munich (May 14-17) and ITMA Barcelona, (June 20-26).
The company is planning Open House events to demonstrate the new systems in April in its regional subsidiaries.