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Wide Format Fespa
(DTG) printer. It features enhanced production flexibility, higher productivity, reduced maintenance, and a lower running cost.
Optimised for customisation
and value-adding on cotton based garments such as t-shirts, polo
tops, jeans and sweats, it will image onto a range of polyester sports and leisure wear, and can also be used for promotional and décor items including tote bags, tea towels and cushions. Prints can be made on pre-cut fabric or directly to finished garments with a heat press used to fix the dye.
Esko (A5-G10)
The Danish cutting table manufacturer has a range of products covering signage, POP, and corrugated, and sample making, which can come with automated feed and delivery.
The Kongsberg cutters for signage come with a MultiCUT tool head. This tool head offers milling productivity and a camera system. A wide range of printed materials can be cut, routed and creased with perfect results.
The Kongsberg cutting tables for POP and corrugated production have the power it takes to finish POP displays and corrugated items quickly and accurately.
Fujifilm (A5-G15)
Imaging giant Fujifilm will have its latest grand-format print system
– the Acuity Ultra – on the stand. It describes Acuity Ultra as ‘a high quality, cost-effective, super-wide UV platform for the production
of high-end interior graphics and outdoor signage’.
Available in both 5 metre and
3.2 metre models, the Acuity Ultra
is available with up to eight colour channels, using a new, high-quality, low film weight Uvijet GS Fujifilm ink, which is Greenguard approved. It has a throughput of up to 236sqm per hour. With a 3pl drop size ensuring
what the company says is the highest possible quality, the Acuity Ultra is aimed at the high-end indoor display market, especially for luxury brands, with the quality comparable with litho and leading water-based ink systems.
Based around conventional UV technology, it also runs at much higher speeds than LED cured machines, but as the vacuum table is efficiently water-cooled, there is not an excessive build-up of heat on the print plate, meaning no shrinkage.
Below: Direct to garment: Ricoh
HP (A5-F30)
On the stand wil be the new HP Latex flatbed printers, including the 64m-wide Latex R1000 which prints on substrates up to 50mm thick. The R1000 is a 1.64m-wide machine designed for printing signage and displays on both rigid and flexible media. It is a smaller version of the R2000, a 2.5m wide printer.
Both machines make use of HP’s redesigned Latex inks. The R1000 is capable of printing at up to 57sqm/ hr. The HP Latex R1000 has been developed to print a wide range of flexible and rigid media including applications for retail, outdoor signage, window graphics, events and exhibitions, and decorations.
Capable of printing onto substrates up to 50mm thick, the R1000 makes use of HP Latex White ink to deliver glossy white on transparent and coloured media waste-free.
Kornit (B6-A13)
Among other products on the
stand Kornit Digital will have Atlas, a new heavy-duty direct-to- garment (DTG) printer created to produce digital t-shirt and garment decoration on an industrial scale on the stand at Munich.
Supplied in Australia by Kissel + Wolf, the Atlas will deliver a typical annual production capacity of up to 350,000 impressions.
It is aimed at highly productive garment decorators, mid to large size screen printers, and, according to Kornit, businesses looking to combine digital technology with the lowest cost of ownership for a move into textiles.
It will typically be used in flexible garment production for print-on- demand and e-commerce, producing run lengths from one to 1,000, with set-up time virtually zero according to Kornit.
Mimaki (B6-A30)
Mimaki will have a large range of products on show, with roll to roll and flatbed, including its new TS55- 1800, a 193.8cm dye-sublimation transfer inkjet printer.
Mimaki says the TS55 will
run unattended, and is aimed at
the textile and apparel markets, offering a cost effective solution which Mimaki says brings high end features to the entry level and mid level markets.
The TS55-1800 prints at 140 sqm/hr. The transfer paper comes
in 2500m lengths from Neenah Coldenhove. It prints at a resolution of 480x600dpi, and runs eight channels, which can be configured with Mimaki’s Sb610 inkset, available in CMYK plus light black, cyan, magenta and fluorescent pink or yellow.
Mutoh (B5-F29)
On the stand at Fespa, among its other printers, will be the VJ1638- UH hybrid printer, that offers both flatbed and roll-to-roll printing options. Capable of printing on roll and rigid media, Mutoh says it is designed for print businesses looking to move into UV.
With its long-life cool LED lamps and its ink adhesion qualities,
the 1638UH is a versatile printer that can print on a wide variety of substrates up to 15mm thick and rigid medias up to 1.6metres wide.
For promotional companies, the new VJ-626UF LED-UV printer has a large bed size (594 x 483mm), and the ability to print in the round with the optional rotary unit which can print onto cylindrical items.
ANZ visitors to the Mutoh booth should also keep an eye out for the flatbed PJ2508, just launched in Europe, and set to arrive here later in the year. It has a 1200x2400mm bed.
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