POPULAR 10 DIGITAL PRINTING MACHINE MANUFACTURERS
With floral prints and dramatic patterns taking over the fashion trend, digital printing has become the new favourite of apparel manufacturers. Drifting away from the nuisances of traditional screen printing, digital printing offers advantages in terms of superior print quality, more designs, gamut of colours, and faster printing speed. It is also easier to cater to the customization needs of the customers with small production runs and reduced ink costs. India is also becoming a part of the digital printing revolution with many manufacturers coming up like Colorjet. Team StitchWorld brings to our readers 10 popular digital printing machine manufacturers worldwide.
Japanese pioneer in digital textile printing solutions, Mimaki needs no introduction. Mimaki’s TX300P-1800 rollto-roll, direct-to-textile inkjet printer is the latest offering to the market. This 75-inch wide printer is engineered exclusively for direct-tofabric applications and is capable of utilizing five types of textile-specific inks that can be directly printed on a wide variety of synthetic or natural fabrics. It also includes 4 advanced in-line piezo electric print heads enabling printing on various types of textiles ranging from fine to heavy denier, woven patterns or raised fibre surfaces, while maintaining accurate ink droplet placement. The highest speed of printing can be reached at 66 m2/h with 4-colour printing and 35 m2/h with 6-colour printing. The maximum print resolution it has is 1440 dpi.
India Agent – Mimaki India Pvt Ltd.
Bangladesh Agent – NAF Overseas Pvt Ltd, Signtronix
Vietnam Agent – Tri Duc Co. Ltd, Vietnam SBC and Trading Co. Ltd.
2 Kornit Digital
This Israel-based digital printing technology provider has every solution from entry level to mass garment production. It offers roll-to-roll, direct-to fabric digital printer named Allegro. Kornit’s Allegro with its NeoPigment™ process eliminates the need for process steps such as pre-treatment, steaming and washing. It uses one NeoPigment™ ink set to print on multiple types of fabrics like wovens, knits, natural, synthetic, and even blends. It can handle fabric with a roll width of 1800 mm and can print at a speed of 200m2. The printer has 64 heads with seven colours available for printing. It is an eco-friendly process which uses no water.
India Agent – ICC International Agencies Ltd.
Indonesia Agent – PT. Samafitro
Sri Lanka Agent – Tajima Colombo (PTE) Ltd.
3 Konica Minolta
Japanese digital printing leader Konica Minolta was established in 1936 and offers its products to various industries such as textile industry and healthcare industry. One of the attractions of the company’s Nassenger series – Nassenger PRO 1000 inkjet textile printer, is primarily used for high-volume production. It also claims to offer the world’s fastest print speed of 10,000 m2/hour. Up to 10 colour variants can be used in Nassenger PRO 1000. The printer is capable of handling fabric width of 1850 mm and thickness of 10 mm. Nassenger PRO 1000 can use disperse or reactive pigment inks. It also features an independent drive system which allows simultaneous emission from each nozzle to ensure high productivity.
India Agent – Apsom Technologies
Vietnam Office –Konica Minolta Business Solutions Vietnam Co. Ltd.
Turkey Office – Konica Minolta Turkey Business Technologies A.S.
Netherlands-based SPGPrints is a well-known player in the digital textile printing segment. The company’s offering, Javelin digital printer, is one of its kind which has acquired the larger chunk of the global digital printing market in no time since its inception. Having maximum printing width of 3200 mm, Javelin is studded with 6 SPGPrints’ patented Archer Technology print bars, each of which features 6 FujiFilmDimatix Samba print heads to achieve excellent and precise printing quality. Javelin has an impressive printing speed of 355 linear metres per hour and it precisely prints at variable ink drops ranging from 2pL-10pL.
India Agent – Stovec Industries Ltd.
China Agent – SPGPrints Printing Systems Wuxi Co. Ltd.
Pakistan Agent – SPGPrints Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd.
5 MS Printing Solutions
Founded in 1947, MS Printing Solutions S.r.l. is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative digital inkjet printing systems for the textile industry. The Italy based company has a range of textile printers, paper printers, steamers and dryers in its portfolio. One of its textile printer – JPK Evo offers a printing speed of 300 linear metres/hour. With print heads available up to 32, the JPK Evo can print up to 8 colours. The MS printer ensures high quality print with a resolution of 600 X 600 dpi. Maximum printing width which can be achieved by JPK Evo is 3200 mm.
India Agent – Orange O Tec Pvt. Ltd.
Durst is a global corporation with a vast range of digital printing options for various textile and fashion applications. One of the company’s significant offerings in digital printing is the Alpha 180 TR. The printer is a result of Durst’s expansion of its textile direct printing portfolio with dye-sublimation technology. The Alpha 180 TR offers productivity at a production speed of 200 m2/h and a maximum printing width of 1850 mm. Durst claims that the printer is best suitable for those who want to opt for ‘GREEN’ printing solutions as it uses water-based dye-sublimation inks based on Durst Water Technology. These odourless, skin-friendly inks are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). India Agent – CeraDecor India Ltd.
7 DGI (Digital Graphics Incorporation)
Founded in 1985, DGI is a Korean digital inkjet printing solution provider, having a strong sales network which covers up to 70 countries worldwide. The company’s FABRIJET FD 1904 is a high speed direct textile printer printing at a speed of
200 m2/hr. It comes with 4 Kyocera print heads and can print on various substrates such as cotton, polyester and silk. The maximum printing width available is 1850 mm and the colour gamut used are CMYK, blue, red, orange and grey. FABRIJET FD 1904 is equipped with various safety sensors such as obstacle detection, wrinkle detection and fabric end detection.
India Agent – DCC Pvt. Ltd. and Lipi Marketing
Bangladesh Agent – Wahab Trading
Vietnam Agent – Printech
Japan-based Mutoh is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality wide-format piezo dropon-demand inkjet printers. Designed specifically for highquality textile printing, Mutoh’s offering ValueJet 1938 TX is perfect for printing any type of fashion products including garments and swimwear as well as all types of fabrics. The VJ-1938TX is a 75" (1910 mm) wide dual staggered head printer which combines proven technology with a highprecision mechanical design. Furthermore, each 1440-nozzle head (8 lines of 180 nozzles) incorporates four colour sections, divided in two nozzle rows with 360 nozzles per colour. The integrated print heads are capable of producing ink drops ranging from 3.3pL to 45.3pL. The printer has a maximum of 40 square metres of printing speed.
India Agent – Negi Sign Systems & Supplies Co.
9 d.gen Inc
Korea-based d.gen Inc., a major digital textile printer technology and manufacturing company, has completed around 4 decades in serving the textile printing industry. Teleios Grande G5 is a textile printer offered by the company. Equipped with latest 8 Ricoh GEN5 industrial inkjet print heads, it can facilitate a printing speed of
185 m2/hr. With the help of disperse and textile pigment ink, the company’s printer can print fabric of width 3300 mm. Offering printing with 8 colours, the maximum resolution achieved by Teleios Grande G5 is 2400 dpi.
India Agent – DCC Pvt. Ltd.
Portugal based company Mtex Solutions S.A. is the manufacturer of digital printing equipment and auxiliary equipment for production of printed textiles. The company along with its sister concern, New Solution Group, exported machines worth more than Euro 13.8 million last year. The recently launched company’s offering – Scorpion is a 1.9 m-wide roll-to-roll digital textile printer. Available in 16 or 32 heads, Scorpion can achieve a printing speed of up to 550 m2/hr and give a print resolution of 1440 dpi. Aimed at high fashion market, Scorpion printer uses acid/pigment or reactive ink dyes. The company claims that all its equipment will be industry 4.0 ready in the current year.
Mimaki’s TX300P-1800 roll-to-roll, direct-totextile printer
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