The Mimaki TS100-1600 is Mimaki’s latest addition to its 100 series portfolio. The high-quality system is ideal for printers looking to add their first digital sublimation printing solution or expand their production capacity.
“The textile printing industry has seen a growing requirement for increased product variety, lower inventories and shorter delivery times,” Bert Benckhuysen, senior product manager at Mimaki Europe, said. “Add to that the economic challenges of 2020, and we recognized that the market needed a digital textile printer that combined high quality, on-demand output with a low initial investment and cost-effective production. Having seen the success of our 100 series printers for the same reasons in other sectors, we knew that introducing a textile printer to this range would provide our customers with an opportunity to expand their businesses and seek new revenue opportunities, even amid these challenging times.”
Available in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region staring in April, the TS100-1600 has a print width of 1,600 millimeters and speed of 70 square meters per hour in the fastest mode. In addition, the use of a 1 liter ink bottle helps reduce the running cost and enables stable, continuous operation due to the reduced need for ink replacement.
The second printer launched is the Tiger-1800B MkIII, the latest model of this high-speed, high-volume industrial textile printer range. Available as a high-quality direct-to-textile or sublimation transfer printing solution, the Tiger-1800B MkIII was developed with reliability and print accuracy at the forefront of the design process and features new software capabilities that help to increase productivity and reduce downtime.
“The textile industry is fast-moving, highly creative and leaves little room for error,” Benckhuysen said. “Printers in this market require a robust system that will deliver the speed, quality and innovation needed to keep pace with this exciting industry. The new capabilities of the Tiger-1800B MkIII build on those featured in successful predecessor models to meet these requirements head on.”
The new capabilities of the Tiger-1800B MkIII include the Mimaki Printer Controller (MPC) software. This platform has been designed for ease-of-use and enables users to set up, operate and output data with one-touch, simple operation. Its intuitive interface and functionality allow users to easily run automated overnight operation by sending multiple jobs with different settings to the print queue. The nozzle recovery function further reduces downtime by allowing production to continue if the printer encounters a nozzle malfunction.