In­dia: Color­jet show­cases its ‘Made in In­dia’ di­rect-to-fab­ric Dig­i­tal Tex­tile Prin­ter

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Color­jet, a pi­o­neer in Dig­i­tal Tex­tile Print­ing based in In­dia, has al­ways been lead­ing in terms of new de­vel­op­ments in or­der to cater to the ever-chang­ing and grow­ing de­mands of the cus­tomers. The com­pany show­cased its flag­ship and most widely sell­ing model Vas­tra­jet, a di­rect to fab­ric prin­ter at Gar­tex 2018.

Ji­ten­der Pal Singh, Busi­ness Head, Color­jet ex­plained, “Vas­tra­jet is 1.8 me­tre long prin­ter com­pat­i­ble to work with all types of inks like re­ac­tive, pig­ment, dis­perse and acid.”

Vas­tra­jet is a work­horse of the ap­parel and fash­ion in­dus­try when it comes to cre­at­ing inim­itable and vi­brant de­signs in short runs.

The di­rect-to-fab­ric tex­tile prin­ter of­fers max­i­mum speed of 1732 sq. ft. per hour. The ex­tra or­di­nary print heads sup­port the bi­nary and vari­able drop print­ing so as to pro­duce sharp im­ages along with vivid colours and greyscale ef­fects. It can print up to eight colours with max­i­mum print­ing res­o­lu­tion of 1440 dpi and print­ing width up to 1800 mm. It is in­cor­po­rated with an in-built hu­mid­i­fier to keep the print heads hy­drated and to en­sure longer life of the print heads.

More­over, the prin­ter has a unique fab­ric feed and takeup sys­tem that reg­u­lates the fab­ric un­wind­ing process so as to keep con­stant ten­sion from start to fin­ish. It is worth men­tion­ing here that the prin­ter also con­tains an ad­he­sive con­veyor belt which keeps the fab­ric flat and in place for ac­cu­rate print­ing and to pre­vent any kind of creases in fab­ric while print­ing is hap­pen­ing. The wind­ing of the fab­ric takes place with the help of a torque motor for con­tin­ual unat­tended print­ing of fab­ric rolls.

One fea­ture that makes it stand apart is the ad­he­sive clean­ing belt sys­tem equipped with wa­ter jets and brush rollers to wash off the ex­cess ink and lint. Ji­ten­der fur­ther ex­plained, “The belt dryer en­sures that the belt is com­pletely dried for the fresh fab­ric lot.”

Fur­ther­more, the prin­ter is equipped with Color­jet’s edi­tion of RIP soft­ware –Er­goSoft or RIP Mas­ter with ad­vanced colour man­age­ment tools. Ex­plain­ing the im­por­tance of print heads, Ji­ten­der said, “Print heads are the heart of any dig­i­tal prin­ter whereas RIP soft­ware is the brain of the ma­chine; so if the brain is not ef­fec­tive, then the out­put will not be sharp.”

A wide va­ri­ety of fab­rics, from cot­ton and wool to polyamide silk, vis­cose and polyester, can be printed us­ing this mag­nif­i­cent prin­ter. “Even the most elas­tic and sheer fab­rics can be well han­dled with Vas­tra­jet,” men­tioned Ji­ten­der.

The com­pany has its clien­tele base all over In­dia such as Su­rat, Mumbai, Lud­hi­ana, Am­rit­sar, Varanasi and Delhi-NCR. It has in­stalled 100+ Vas­tra­jet Print­ers in In­dia. Ji­ten­der be­lieves that there is a lot of de­mand for dig­i­tal print­ing in North­ern In­dia like Delhi-NCR be­cause of the pres­ence of ex­port houses in that re­gion. The com­pany also has its reach all over the world and is sell­ing its print­ers in 14 coun­tries, in­clud­ing Aus­tralia and Europe.

An­other model on show­case was Metro Dig­i­tal Tex­tile Prin­ter. A 1.8 m long prin­ter with Ky­ocera print heads is well-suited to work with all types of inks like re­ac­tive, acid, dis­perse and pig­ment. The prin­ter of­fers a pro­duc­tion speed of 3,896 sq. ft. per hour with 16 heads with the max­i­mum print­ing width up to 1,800 mm.

The USP of the brand is that all the prod­ucts of­fered by the com­pany are ‘Made in In­dia’. Ji­ten­der elab­o­rates,

“We are of­fer­ing in­ter­na­tional qual­ity prod­ucts at an In­dian rea­son­able price and show­cas­ing the In­dian tech­no­log­i­cal know-how to the world.”

In an­other de­vel­op­ment, the com­pany has also ex­panded its pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity.

“We are com­ing up with the sec­ond plant within the same premises be­cause our tar­get is just not the In­dian mar­ket but other coun­tries as well. Within two years of time span, there will be huge de­mand of dig­i­tal tex­tile print­ing, so we are gear­ing up for that,” con­cluded Ji­ten­der.

The com­pany has its clien­tele base all over In­dia, such as Su­rat, Mumbai, Lud­hi­ana, Am­rit­sar, Varanasi and Delhi-NCR. It has in­stalled 100+ Vas­tra­jet Print­ers in In­dia. Ji­ten­der be­lieves that there is a lot of de­mand for dig­i­tal print­ing in North­ern In­dia like Delhi-NCR be­cause of the pres­ence of ex­port houses in that re­gion.

Ji­ten­der Pal Singh (L), Busi­ness Head, Color­jet, with his col­league

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