Mimaki Europe announces that from end of March 2010 onward it will ship its new direct-to-textile and dye sublimation inkjet printer, TX400-1800B that features a newly developed Adhesive Belt Carrier System.
Now the new model Tx400-1800B which stabilizes flexible materials that tend to stretch and contract during printing is announced as an additional version in the series following on from the Tx400-1800D that was launched last October.
Until now there was some reservation about productivity and running costs in digital textile printing, but the Tx400-1800B equipped with a newly developed Adhesive Belt Carrier System, changes this perception.
In contrast to the earlier model this device stabilizes flexible materials that tend to stretch and contract during printing enabling higher printing speeds as well as ink cost reduction. Needless to say the Tx400-1800B will be one of the most environmentally friendly large format printers for digital textile printing, according to Mimaki.
Tx400-1800B automatically switches ink supply from an empty cartridge to a full one of the same color thanks to Mimaki’s UISS (Uninterrupted Ink Supply System) thus enabling long unattended print runs – even overnight.
Significant cost-savings can be achieved by adopting Mimaki’s 2-liter bulk ink containers that come at a very competitive price and enable highly profitable digital textile prints.
Tx400-1800B enables print speeds of 25 sqm/h (600 x 600 dpi / 8 color mode). A newly designed powerful heater system allows for fast drying at high speeds. Automatic tension over the whole width of the print on light as well as heavy substrates is ensured through to the take-up device. Reactive dye ink, acid dye ink and dye sublimation ink can be accommodated thus enlarging application possibilities.