Brothers new GT-782

Brother moves garment printing industry forward with the new GT-782 dual-platen white ink direct-to-garment printer.This wintertime, Brother will start shipping their newest direct-to-garment digital inkjet garment printer, the GT-782, to Europe. The GT-782 has already been running successfully in production at customer sites in the USA and Canada since summer 2009.

The Brother GT-782 inkjet garment printer is very suitable for medium- to high-volume shops. Because of its ability to print multiple prints simultaneously, production increases as a result of reduced cycle times and fast flexible downloading of new images. With the GT-782, decorators can create one-of-a-kind shirts or mass production runs, regardless of the number of colours, without having to create film positives, stretching screens and using chemicals to reclaim these screens. The colours remain crisp and vibrant even after repeated washings. 

The GT-782’s ink-retrieval system can significantly reduce the ink waste during the weekly (or daily, depending on usage) maintenance. This feature is implemented in the user control menu of the printer and can be easily executed by navigating the control panel screen menu options. In addition, the newly developed tube-cleaning cartridge system allows you to clean the ink supply tubes extremely efficiently with a very small amount of cleaning fluid. This feature, as are all others, is implemented into the printer control panel menu for fast and easy operation.

With the GT-782, you can expect to print approximately 60 prints/hour* for light garments and for dark garments about 50 prints/hour* using the one-pass white mode and 30 prints/hour* using the two-pass mode. These speeds include loading and unloading times. (*The productivity will vary depending on conditions.)

The next opportunities to see the GT-782 running are at TecStyle Visions, Stuttgart, Germany, 4–6 February 2010 (Hall 1, Stand 1c61), and at FESPA Munich, Germany, 22–26 June 2010 (Hall A3, Stand 400) and at more exhibitions in several countries.

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