Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has announced the availability of the TX500P-3200DS super wide direct-to-textile printer, which is up on display at the ongoing International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, USA.
The 3.2-metre wide printer utilizes an inline colour fixation unit that optimizes the printing and finishing process by enabling simultaneous printing and colour fixation, thereby reducing two steps to one in a single device. It also links the printer and the heater units that enables synchronization so that the printer is initiated when the heater reaches the optimum fixation temperature. Such synchronization helps to control cost by reducing production time, labour, and transfer-related waste.
The TX500P-3200DS printer includes new print heads that enable printing directly onto various types of textiles. The 12 print heads are arranged in a staggered array to achieve high print speeds.