Mimaki exhibited its solutions at ITMA 2019in Hall 3 Booth B110.
The company unveiled a hybrid textile printer in the TX300P Series.
Mimaki also featured the Tiger-1800B MkII featured in the company's Pro Series; Mimaki TS55-1800 which is ideal for sublimation applications; Mimaki UJV300-160 roll to roll UV LED inkjet printing model, as well as two models from the TR Series (coating and steaming machines) for pre-print and post-print processes.
Arjen Evertse, GM of Mimaki Eurasia said both the sublimation ink developed for transfer paper and the sublimation ink developed for direct printing can be loaded to the hybrid textile printer at the same time, adding that one of the inks can be sublimation and the other pigment. Evertse said 8 packages of ink are installed on this machine.
“For example, 4 colors can be selected as direct sublimation, 4 colors as pigment inks or 4 colors pigment and 4 colors as transfer paper inks," he added. "Thus, those who want to do boutique jobs can have two different prints with a single machine.”
The Tiger-1800B MkII sublimation printer, on display at the Mimaki booth, was developed for the industrial segment. It boasts a production speed of 385m2/s.
“Mimaki, working with several different printhead manufacturers, used a Kyocera printhead model on this machine," Evertse said. "However, the controller system that manages the printhead, software and electronic hardware is completely ours. We can actually achieve two, three or four pass prints by dividing the head and making finer advancements. 600x1200 dpi or 1200x1200 dpi printing is possible with 600 dpi Kyocera heads. If any nozzle becomes clogged in print, with our other core technology Nozzle Recovery, printing does not stop, another nozzle replaces the clogged one and continues the process without compromising quality.”