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Raising the standard

Raising the standard


The launch of the new Mimaki Tx500-1800 further extends the family of digital textile printers available from Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor, Hybrid Services.

The Tx500-1800B supplements the highly successful TS500-1800 and TS34-1800A printers, but delivers a 1.6 times greater print speed at 60 square metres/hour with a print resolution of 600x450dpi on an extended range of textiles, which includes cotton, silk, hemp and rayon.

Other key features that differentiate this latest printer, include a specially designed conveyor belt that feeds materials without tension, enabling high-quality printing on elastic materials and facilitating unattended operation. Compatible ink technologies include reactive dye (Rc300), sublimation dye (Sb300) and acid dye, plus the pigment inks that will be available in the near future.

The combination of speed and print quality, coupled with a variable dot function that delivers rich gradation without banding and facilitates precise printing of fine lines, are added-value features of the Tx500-1800B. The printer also includes a number of design features that support ease of use in a production environment, as well as automatic cleaning and drying of the conveyor belt between or during jobs to ensure the material being handled is protected from staining or dampness frequently found with other printers.

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