Mimaki launches new sublimation and industrial textile printers 

Mimaki has launched two new presses – the TS100-1600 and the Tiger-1800B MkIII – targeted at the sublimation and industrial textile industry.

The company’s TS100-1600 is a sublimation transfer inkjet printer for textile and apparel applications that has been newly added to the entry-level 100 Series lineup, which aims to offer performance, image quality, speed, and cost.

Print widths of 1600mm, frequently used in the textile/apparel industry, is supported with the press.

Mimaki said that even though the printer is a reasonable entry-level model, it achieves high productivity with a print speed of 70 m²/h in the fastest mode, which is about twice as fast as its conventional model for textiles.

In addition, it features a 1L bottle ink for the first time in its sublimation transfer models, which is said to cut running costs by half compared to its conventional models (when equipped with standard 440 cc cartridges), enabling stable, long-term operations due to the reduced frequency of ink replacement.

The printer is also equipped with a variety of features, including NCU (Nozzle Check Unit), NRS (Nozzle Recovery System), and MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System 4).

Moreover, the DAS (Dot Adjustment System) function can be adopted to automate dot position correction and feeding amount correction that were previously done manually, reducing the workload on the operator drastically.

The TS100-1600 is compatible with Mimaki’s RIP software, TxLink4 Lite and RasterLink7, and customers can choose either one as a standard provision when purchasing the product.

Mimaki said with the diversification of customer needs in the textile and apparel market in recent years, the need for on-demand printing that can reduce inventory by producing small lots and various kinds of products in a short delivery time has increased instead of inventory sales of mass-produced products.

“Digital printing is getting more market attention as an efficient production method that can reduce inventory because it does not require a plate-making process and can produce small lots and a wide variety of products on a case-by-case basis to be possible to shorten the time from planning to product arrival at the store,” the company said.

“On the other hand, those exist who are hesitant to go digital because of the initial installation costs, including the purchase of printers. The TS100-1600 meets the market needs of the textile and apparel industry, and as an entry-level model with high performance and an affordable price, it can be used with confidence by a wide range of customers who are considering the introduction of digital printing.”

Mimaki has also taken the wraps off its Tiger-1800B MkIII press, a textile inkjet printer with a belt conveying system.

The Tiger-1800B MkIII is Mimaki’s newest model that features Mimaki’s Printer Controller touch-screen operation software.

This new software activates automatically when started and enables customers to set up, operate and output data with simple, one-touch operation.

The Tiger-1800B MkIII combines high productivity with a maximum print speed of 385 m²/h and long operating stability by means of a 10kg ink tank for low running costs, allowing users to choose the print speed that best suits jobs.

Depending on ink type and print mode, four different droplet sizes are available to achieve smoother color printing.

In addition, it also includes Mimaki’s RIP software, TxLink4, the introduction of 16-bit rendering, which is an upgrade from an eight-bit version, and support of a 10 GB-based Ethernet controller.

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