With just over a month to go for FESPA 2020, Mimaki Europe is all set to exhibit Tx300P-1800 MkII, its new hybrid digital textile printer at Europe’s international speciality print exhibition.
The event is scheduled to be held in Madrid, Spain from 24 to 27 March.
The new hybrid printer is designed to function both direct-to-textile and transfer printing with interchangeable platens and 3 different ink combinations.
An extension of Mimaki’s Tx300P-1800, the new model (Tx300P-1800 MkII) features sublimation transfer printing to its capabilities.
So, what does the interchangeable platens do?
Assisting the machine in switching between the direct-to-textile and transfer printing, the platen with ink-receiving channel works to dry the excess ink penetrated through the fabric in direct-to-textile printing process.
However, while printing on heat transfer paper, the platen can be rapidly and easily exchanged for a vacuum platen and all this without any service engineers.
Add to it, the digital textile printer helps facilitate traditional one-way ink set, with a combination of 5 ink types as well as various combinations of inks.
It provides smaller print service providers and large volume production houses with benefits like cost-effective short runs and quicker turnarounds.
Hoping a bright future for digital printing in the textile sector, Danna Drion, Senior Marketing Manager, Mimaki EMEA, said “With the introduction of this new hybrid printer, we are not only delivering an affordable, streamlined single-system solution for printing on both paper and textile, but are also providing print service providers with the versatility to continue exploring different substrates and applications as they grow their businesses into the future.”
Additionally, the company will be showcasing 15 more innovations at next month’s event, including the likes of JFX200-2513 EX large flatbed UV inkjet printer and the brand-new SWJ-320EA large format solvent printer.