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Mimaki enhances the capabilities of the Tiger-1800B MkII

Mimaki enhances the capabilities of the Tiger-1800B MkII

Mimaki has announced that its production-class Tiger-1800B digital textile printer family has been enhanced with new features and capabilities as the company continues to drive higher quality in digital textile printing.

The Tiger-1800B MkII, which is making its debut at FESPA 2018 in Berlin this week, offers an additional high-quality mode at 1,200dpi and several enhancements to improve quality, including reduction of banding and other printing defects.

The Tiger-1800B MkII printers, which are available in two models for direct to textile and heat transfer sublimation, are distributed in the UK and Ireland by Hybrid Services and, for those not visiting FESPA, a direct-to-textile Mimaki Tiger-1800B commissioned with reactive dyes for printing to natural fabrics, can be exclusively viewed at the company’s headquarters in Crewe.

 Visitors to the Mimaki stand at FESPA 2018 (Stand D20/D30, Hall 1.2) will be able to see a wide range of solutions including the Tiger-1800B MkII, which prints at up to 385 square metres per hour and can cover a wide production range, from sample making, to short to medium print runs. An additional 1,200dpi print mode is available for enhanced print quality.

A set of Mimaki’s unique Core Technologies has also been added to the machine. Mimaki Advanced Pass System (MAPS) minimises banding and colour shifting by spreading the edge of the pass, making the boundary area a gradation, resulting in a smoother printed image. Mimaki’s proven Nozzle Checking Unit (NCU) and Nozzle Recovery System (NRS) is also incorporated in these new printers, enabling continuous high-quality printing even if nozzle errors occur.

Mimaki is also making available an extensive line-up of optional devices to meet just about every fabric and transfer paper printing need. These include a feeding unit for roll media equipped with a centering device and tension bar; a jumbo roll unit to enable printing of long-length roll fabric or heat transfer paper; and drying and winding or pleating options for printed fabrics.

 At FESPA 2018, the Tiger-1800B MkII is being shown in combination with the jumbo roll of Mimaki Vision Jet-X sublimation transfer paper. Available in 1,620 and 1,830mm widths, the Mimaki Vision Jet-X is lightweight (57g/sqm), but suitable for producing almost everything from sports apparel, flags and banners requiring a high density of ink deposition to fashion and home fabrics with less ink coverage. It yields stable paper feeding and printing, preventing shrinkage and mis-registration of paper.

Mimaki’s experts are on hand to answer questions and to demonstrate to visitors just how easy and profitable it can be to enter the digital textile printing market, both for those new to textiles and those wishing to add digital printing as a complement to existing traditional textile printing methodologies.

For further information visit: www.hybridservices.co.uk

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