As well as new heat presses, Walter Schulze GmbH presented the new TexJet direct-to-garment printer from Polyprint on their stand at FESPA in Munich, Germany. Following three years of experience in the digital direct-to-garment business, the TexJet will expand the direct printing division, alongside the AnaJet direct-to-garment printer.
The TexJet that Walter Schulze offer will be primarily offered with a closed-loop ink system, similar to that used with the AnaJet. Thanks to this ink system with closed-loop ink cartridges, the ink comes into contact with air when it is fired out of the print-head, but not before. Therefore, the used white ink, in particular, cannot clog the ink reservoir and clogging of the ink system is minimised.
The TexJet can be also equipped with an open-loop ink system to reduce the printing costs. If this ink system is used, it is strongly recommended that you print every day. The maximum printing size of 42 cm × 60 cm is one of the largest in this direct-to-garment printer class and offers the possibility of overprinting garments.
The distance between the print-head and the garment is – due to an automatic height adjustment of the printing table – always correct. Textiles with a maximum thickness of 2 cm can be printed.
Completely new highlights at the FESPA show from Walter Schulze were the new frame table and the new TexJet RIP software. This software offers a good image reproduction on textiles and includes an ink-cost calculator and a white-mask function, which is able to create a white mask automatically. Special software for preparing the image is no longer required.