Mimaki has announced it will debut its entry-level sublimation inkjet printer, the Mimaki TS30-1300, at FESPA 2017. The show opens on the 8th May.
“In recent years, we have seen an accelerating shift in the textile and apparel industry from conventional plate-based analogue printing to plateless digital printing,” says Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales of Mimaki Europe. “This offers a number of advantages, including reduced costs, less water usage and elimination of the need for post-printing deposition and washing processes that require large-scale machines. Products like the Mimaki TS30-1300 dye sublimation printer are gaining popularity with apparel makers, printing companies, sewing firms and design studios that want to take advantage of these benefits. We are looking forward to discussing this shift with visitors at FESPA and showing them how the easy-to-operate TS30-1300 can bring new efficiencies to their businesses with no compromise in quality.”
Entry-level printer with countless possibilities
The Mimaki TS30-1300 is a 1.3-meter-wide roll-to-roll sublimation transfer inkjet printer for the textile industry. It enables users to quickly and easily print their designs on demand at speeds up to 20 meters per hour. Key attributes include:
* Ease of Use: This entry-level sublimation transfer printer features a selected set of functions that reduces the operator learning curve. The bundled RasterLink6 software and the printer’s highly functional Sb54 ink make it easy for even first-time users to get up and running quickly.
* Print on demand: The TS30-1300 is ideal for in-house production of high-mix low-volume printed products, including prototyping of textiles or sports apparel, or creation of customised items. This reduces lead times for sample delivery as compared to outsourcing. Design changes can be implemented quickly.
* Versatility: With the TS30-1300, you can print original full-colour images on polyester fabrics, now widely used in the textile and apparel industry. This process can be used for clothing, bags, scarves, tights, socks and more. One-off designs for items like player numbers and names on sports uniforms can also be created with ease.
* New Revenue Streams: Other uses include polyester-based banners, towels, t-shirts, handkerchiefs, mouse pads, lanyards and cushions. In addition to textile-based products, the TS30-1300 can be used to create unique designs on polyester-coated mugs, glasses, coasters, etc. – customised items that can broaden product offerings and drive new revenues.