With an extensive range of digital printing and cutting solutions on display, Mimaki was very pleased with its participation at FESPA 2011. For textile professionals looking for printing solutions for the soft signage and apparel markets, Mimaki exhibited three high capacity direct-to-fabric printers: the 1.8 m wide Tx400-1800D and Tx400-1800B, as well as the super wide JV5-320DS (3.2 m).
Equipped with the new adhesive belt carrier system for stretchable materials, the Tx400-1800B was shown printing on cotton, using reactive dye ink. The Tx400-1800D and JV5-320DS printed on polyester using dye sublimation ink. To show the final results of dye sublimation prints, a calendar supplied by Klieverik was also present at the booth.
Mimaki introduces cutting plotter for apparel
Not yet shown in Hamburg was the CAD cutting plotter APC-130, a new cutting machine of Mimaki featuring exact plotting and cutting of paper patterns at a maximum width of 1,240 mm. The APC-130 is equipped with Mimaki’s ‘Alternate Plot & Cut Function’ enabling drawing and cutting in one step. It is possible to cut thick paper patterns of up to 180gsm whereby material tension is uphold.
Pen and contour cutter are installed at the same head thus enabling seamless, streamlined operation by drawing the marks first before contour cutting. After drawing, the pen is lifted automatically so that precise cuts are executed without interference, resulting in higher accuracy and productivity. APC-130 has a maximum cutting pressure of up to 500 g thus making
APC-130 will be shown at Shanghai TEX 2011, the 15th Shanghai International Exhibition on Textile Industry, from June 14 to 17. The APC-130 is expected to be available in August 2011.