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TheMagicTouch adds a new desk-top option to its DTFMagic Printer Range

TheMagicTouch adds a new desk-top option to its DTFMagic Printer Range
TheMagicTouch in the UK and Ireland, under its DTFMagic brand, has announced the arrival of the new Mutoh/STS VJ-628D printer, an additional printer option to its DTF (Direct to Film) transfer portfolio.

The 630mm wide compact desktop printer, manufactured by Mutoh in Japan, is based on Mutoh’s proven Valuejet 628 eight-channel printer chassis and Epson industrial printhead. The solution offered is a global collaboration with leading ink manufacturer STS, which has configured the best entry-level option for those looking to investigate the many opportunities DTF transfer technology offers.

Jim Nicol, TheMagicTouch’s Managing Director, commented: “Having witnessed the great response and uptake of DTF technology over the past year, combined with the success of those now using the process in production environments, we must ensure that we are able to offer the right solution for specific customer needs. The existing DTF600 printer is truly fantastic and offers real transfer production capabilities up to 15 sqm per hour, but we strongly feel the size and space requirement is restrictive for many potential users. That is why this new desktop option is perfect, despite the slower production speed.”

The VJ-628D printer comes with a rolling stand option, but also easily fits onto an office table and prints directly to the coated PET film. The printed image then has a powder adhesive applied using an automatic ‘Shake and Bake’ unit, or alternatively, for auto cut-sheet or roll-to-sheet prints, the film can be cured at up to 95°C in a unique desktop curing oven.

Additionally, DTF works equally well on white and dark textiles and allows users to choose a matt or gloss finish, whilst also eliminating the need for pre-treatment or cutting, or weeding. It creates crisp and defined edges and images, doesn’t require advanced technical printing knowledge, and there is less waste.

STS based in Florida, USA, has manufactured inks for over 20 years and its DTF inks offer superb elasticity and durability when used on most garments and textiles, regardless of composition or colour. The CMYK and White inks are supplied in bulk bag options and are all fully certified.

The printer is driven by bespoke RIP software to ensure fast processing speeds, enhanced printing-while-ripping and user-defined custom cut-line names and colours. The ‘pre-production cost per transfer’ feature is also very useful, as the user is able to price each transfer to an exact cost. A good example of this is where 24 x 60mm transfers that are produced in just over six minutes at a cost of less than 4p each and applied, in this case, to a black pique polo shirt.

The expected arrival of stock in the UK is mid-January and in the meantime, the system can be demonstrated via Zoom or in person at the Dunstable showroom. Printed samples and transfers are also available for evaluation. All pricing is inclusive of delivery, installation and training, combined with a one-year warranty.

For further information on the Mutoh/STS VJ-628D printer, e-mail: sales@themagictouch.co.uk or telephone: 01582 671444

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