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