This combination of speeds and widths along wide range of inks enables this system to print many applications such as:
- Fashion, apparel and accessories (cotton,silk, polyester)
- Home textile: curtains, bed-sheets, home furniture, sofa coverings (cotton, polyester)
- Polyamide carpets Flags & Banners (polyester, polyamide and nylon)
- Leather Technical textiles: automotive and specially designed fabrics
Again a prime example of industrial strength solution that provide the equipment, and associated material science that is needed for successful manufacturing of textiles, carpets, and a range of manufactured products.
These digital printing systems enable business opportunities that InfoTrends has covered in our 2013 market research Transforming Textile Printing. Our Functional & Industrial Printing Service team will continue to track the development in this apace and offer strategic and go-to-market support to producers and vendors in this segment that is on the cusp of turning a corner and enable digital capabilities that will drive manufacturing industries future direction.
ATPcolor demonstrated two key products at FESPA the DPP-740-G5, and the DFP-1320-12G4. The DPP-740-G5 is a dye sublimation paper printer capable of 135 m2/h based on Ricoh Gen 5 print head. The new heads technology use variable drop size, from 5 to 25 pcl delivering high quality. The system has robust paper handling capabilities and is utilizing multiple drying systems that are adjustable, to give the customer the freedom of choice on which paper type to use. The DFP (Digital Fabric Printer) 1320 is the 6th generation of Digital Fabric Printer from ATPColor, this new printer is capable of 165 m2/h in two pass mode at 600x600dpi and a drop size of 7pl. The system has a heated calender for direct color fixation with variable settings o meet soft signage material types. The system has a 3.3m printing area. This new system is targeted at print production of soft signage in high volume commercial environment. Agfa is ATPcolor’s channel for this system and will be a primary channel for sales, and support.
Inca Digital and Fujifilm formally launched the Inca Onset Q40i at FESPA. According to the companies this newest version of the Onset series has been developed “to address the growing market for an ultra-high-quality flatbed device”. The Inca Onset Q401 can print on media 3.14m x 1.6m (123.6 inches x 63 inches) and up to 50mm (2in) thick. Using the latest Fujifilm Spectra Dimatix QS10 printheads, the Inca Onset Q40i delivers a 10 pcl drop size, compared to the 27 pcl drop size used on S40i model. The high resolution Inca Onset Q40i prints up to 310m2/h, equating to 62 full-bed sheets per hour. So, when we look at the top-end of the market, essentially all of the leading suppliers (Inca, HP, EFI, and Durst) all showed new or very recently introduced printers at FESPA that increase both the quality and productivity of their top-end printers at FESPA 2013.
Mimaki introduced the JV400-SUV at its crowded booth during FESPA 2013. Mimaki first showed the JV400-SUV, which combines the flexibility of solvent with the durability of UV-cured inks, at FESPA 2012 as a prototype. Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing of Mimaki EMEA said “The JV400-SUV uses Solvent-UV curable inks and delivers very high quality output with vibrant colors and excellent outdoor durability. We are excited to introduce this new member in our portfolio at FESPA 2013. The JV400-SUV printers will be shipping as of July 1st 2013.” The JV400-130/160SUV prints in four colors (CMYK) at speeds of up to 18 square meters per hour in draft mode. The Mimaki booth was busy as the company also demonstrated the new UJV500-160 UV printer and its new LX101 Latex ink for the JV400LX at FESPA.