Mimaki will be showcasing its range of textile printers, the Tx400-1800D and Tx400-1800B. ITMA Visitors will also get an early preview of new textile and apparel solutions from Mimaki, which include new textile pigment inks specially designed for the Tx-400 series printers, a new textile RIP (Raster Image Processing software), as well as two new textile printers prototypes (concepts) based on Mimaki’s digital inkjet technology.
The new textile pigment printing system
Two new Mimaki products will be exhibited in combination with the Tx400-1800D textile inkjet printer, the TP250 textile pigment ink and Tx Link Pro textile RIP software, to create a streamlined textile printing production system. Both new products are expected to be available from November 2011 onwards.
The TP250 textile pigment ink allows print service providers to eliminate the need of steaming and washing in the finishing process, reducing the ecological footprint through zero water pollution. Furthermore, the new ink enables six colour printing (CMYKLcLm) with a high colour gamut resulting in vibrant images and two extra spot colours, orange and blue, are also available.
Digital textile printing system for stretchable fabrics
At ITMA, the conveyor belt model Tx400-1800B will be shown printing with reactive dye ink (Rc210) in combination with the new textile RIP software Tx Link Pro supporting the 8 colour system.
The Tx400-1800B textile inkjet printer with the new RIP software enables multicolour separations with Mimaki’s reactive dye ink for printing of brilliant vivid colours and spot colouring for deep shades.
The Tx Link Pro software enables print service providers to print multi colour separations but also includes the Pantone Color Library for accurate reproduction of a full range of Pantone colours. The Tx Link Pro software works with an ICC profile system that also encompasses the generation of profiles, colour editing, designing, and printing functionality in one package.
Large format cutting plotter for apparel
Mimaki is also demonstrating the APC-130, a large format cutting plotter for textile patterns that enables continuous plotting and cutting in one step. APC-130 is based on Mimaki’s extensive know-how within the cutting market and the company’s highly appraised CG-series of cutting machines for the sign industry. Equipped with various functionality required by the apparel and fashion industry APC-130 excels at its ease of use. The plotter displays a high accuracy of plotting and cutting all kinds of design ideas and shapes.