Nowadays, most of the garments manufacturers are acknowledging the role of applying new technologies to help them remain ahead in internationally competitive markets. As a result, technology suppliers are striving hard to innovate and develop new technologies keeping with demands of the industry. All these technological developments have helped to create an inevitable shift in the knitting & printing industries. In a continuous endeavour to provide the industry meaningful content in accordance with the current trends, in the next few pages we have highlighted some of the latest technological developments in the industry.
Karl Mayer presents high-speed tricot machines
Karl Mayer, a leading German warp knitting machinery manufacturer, will join more than 2,400 national and international companies exhibiting at Febratex, the Brazilian textiles industry fair, which will take place from 21-24 August for the 16th time. The company will be showcasing its Warp Knitting Business Unit on the stand of its regional agent, MBR – Máquinas Têxteis Bernhard e Rampani. One of the first high-speed tricot machines, type HKS 3-M, with a working width of 130″ and featuring the Kamcos2 computer platform, will be on show.
The Warp Preparation Business Unit will also be exhibiting at Febratex 2018 on an info stand, highlighting products that can be manufactured on a variety of machines and equipment for producing warp beams. For Karl Mayer, Brazil is a market with a long tradition. Many small warp knitting companies are located there, as well as many larger ones that are becoming increasingly well established, thanks to their vertical production strategies and willingness to invest.
“We also want to appeal to smaller customers in order to increase the range of products on offer,” commented Nelson Da Cruz, a Regional Sales Manager at Karl Mayer. “As a result of national protectionist policies, most of the products manufactured in Brazilian warp knitting companies are sold on the domestic market. The market been experiencing a recession since 2015, but this now seems to have bottomed out. We are hoping for a recovery in the near future.” His expectations are supported by the number of orders placed for tricot machines over the last few months. He hopes to get an even better understanding of the market, so that he can offer his customers new business opportunities. “We must supply products for niche sectors and meet the specific requirements of this country,” he explained.
Karl Mayer is also targeting its exhibits at weft knitting companies at Febratex. In Blumenau, an HKS 3-M will be processing elastane to produce a stretch filet fabric for use in sportswear. This product and the performance of the machine are designed to offer producers of weft-knitted fabrics an attractive, alternative technology.
Stoll develops new machine for extra wide knitting
Stoll, a leading flat knitting machine manufacturer, presented its new ADF 830-24 W for extra wide knitting recently. For the first time, the new ADF model will be presented at ITMA Asia + CITME 2018 in Shanghai in October.” Whether large textiles, oversizes, unusual cuts or long patterns – with the ADF 830-24 W and a working width of 84 inches various textiles for fashion or technical textiles can be realised,” the company says.
The ADF 830-24 W is equipped with the innovative Stoll-weave-in technology, which allows knitting of textiles with weave-like optics and properties. “A product advantage that directly affects form, comfort and flexibility: Unlike traditional knitwear, weave-like textiles are more stretchable and more comfortable depending on the type of knit. In addition, they can already be preformed in the machine and provided with 3D elements,” the manufacturer explains.
Based on the successful ADF technology, the ADF 830-24 W also scores with the yarn carriers, which are independent of the carriage and allow a particularly high degree of flexibility. Each pair is mounted on a total of 12 tracks on the ADF 830-24 W, can be moved both horizontally and vertically, and can be easily programmed and quickly equipped with yarn.
“The EKC operating system completes the modern equipment: It facilitates the operation, since it is intuitive and can be learned without much training effort. The ADF 830-24 W represents a user-friendly gain for textile production – from day one,” Stoll says.
H. Stoll AG & Co. KG, with headquarters in Reutlingen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of flat knitting machines. The longestablished company was founded in 1873 and has 1,000 employees around the world. Its brand portfolio includes flat knitting machines and pattern software that are used to produce fashion and technical textiles. Stoll exports its products to more than 50 countries worldwide.
Terrot updates its knitting product range
Terrot, a leading manufacturer of electronically and mechanically controlled circular knitting machines, has launched several updates, including the new transfer relief model UCC 572-TRE3, especially designed for the knitted footwear market, extending its current product range just in time for the fair season 2018.
The transfer relief model UCC 572-TRE3 is one of the newcomers within the Terrot product range. The large potential of this particular model is based on the stitch forming edges, which can produce hole or perforated patterns in combination with continuously designed areas, the company explains.”The model has 2.4 feeds per inch and is therefore at least 50 per cent more productive than other machines on the market for this application field with only 0.8 or maximum 1.6 feeds per inch. The 3-way technology in cylinder cam and 2-way technology in dial cam ensure unlimited multi-coloured pattern designs,” the manufacturer reports.
Other company’s innovative new products include I3P 160-R, I3P 160, I3P 584 and I3P 196 8-lock/rib, and I3P 196-6M mattress 8-lock/rib double jersey circular knitting machines, as well as UCC 548-ME2 and UCC 572-ME mattress, double electronic circular knitting machines. The German manufacturer is known for its technology and has been developing new products to meet constantly changing market and customer requirements for 155 years. Its customers can choose between different machine types for producing single and double jersey fabrics. Textiles manufacturers use Terrot´s circular knitting machines to produce high-quality fabrics for different applications, including under- and outerwear as well as technical or home textiles.
For several years the German knitting machine builder has been concentrating on customer requirements such as production performance, individuality and fabric quality. Through close customer collaboration and creating a strategic focus Terrot has extended its product portfolio consistently.
New weaving and knitting machines by L.G.L. Electronics
L.G.L. Electronics, established in 1982, is specialized in the development and manufacturing of electronic yarn feeders for weaving and knitting machines. LGL is pioneer in making Weft Feeders (Accumulators) for all kind of high speed weaving looms. LGL has worldwide presence in the market with high quality products and after sales service station at different parts of the world. LGL Weft feeders comes with various models to suit your yarn with optional features, e.g. Electronic Knot Detectors, various kind of Tensioning arrangement, Oiling device for Linen & other speciality yarn, etc as per your requirements. These feeders are compatible with all kind of Rapier looms, ITEMA Airjet looms & all kind of knitting machines with power box attachment.
Recently, they have introduced their products Ecompact, Ecopower & Spin1 for flat, circular, socks and seamless knitting machines which are designed especially for lycra and stretch yarns. LGL was the first in the world to provide electronic feeders able to program the desired tension and keep it constant. The tension setting is precise, the quality of the final product is higher and repeatable. LGL feeders today can communicate with Windows and Android systems and send information to a mobile phone or tablet thus enabling the immediate detection of any alarms. LGL electronic feeders are “GREEN CERTIFIED” to grant high efficiency and drastic reduction of energy consumption. Among the latest development is to have Braking systems equipped with electronic sensors that enable to monitor the tension in real time and to remarkably reduce the stress on yarn. Also developed the devices for the control of the yarn consumption.
Considering the huge market potential LGL electronics Spa appointed Schoch Reeds India Pvt. Ltd, Kolhapur –Maharashtra as their market representative for India region. Schoch Reeds India P. Ltd. in association with Perfect Textile Solution has taken care of sales and service activates for the LGL Knitting product all over the India.
Stäubli’ fully automatic toe-linking device
Stäubli Textile will be presenting its machinery range and latest solutions at two booths at this year’s ITMA Asia, which takes place in Shanghai, in October. Knitters are invited to meet with Stäubli knitting specialists and observe the company’s latest automation toe-linking device for a shorter sock production process – D4S – on two circular knitting machines. The D4S is a fully automatic toe-linking device for sock knitting machine, based on an idea for automatically linking socks directly on the knitting machine, so that no operator intervention is required. It is available for sock knitting machines with a diameter of 3½” to 4½” and from 8 to 19 gauges.
“Once the D4S is installed on a knitting machine, adjusting to different gauge ranges is fast and easy. The D4S represents a quantum leap for knitters who want to excel in the hosiery market,” the manufacturer explains. Some of the key benefits of the device, according to the company, include significantly higher productivity in sock manufacturing, short idle time of the machine for removal of the finished knitted socks, and rapid payback thanks to price/performance ratio. The machine is also easily adaptable to various diameters.
The innovative device was developed by Stäubli in 2016 and was later introduced by an Italian sock knitting machine builder Rumi for the company’s single cylinder sock knitting machines. Stäubli is a mechatronics solutions provider with three activities: Textile Machinery, Connectors, and Robotics. Founded in 1892, Stäubli is an international group with its head office in Pfäffikon, Switzerland. Stäubli is active internationally, with 12 industrial production sites. It is present in 25 countries through its sales and customer service subsidiaries and its global network is completed by agents in 50 countries.
Stäubli Textile has been developing and producing high-quality systems for the weaving industry for over a century and holds a strong market position in textile machinery. The manufacturer will also exhibit at ITMA Asia an extensive range of products and solutions, including Deimo automation solutions for sock knitting, shedding solutions for frame weaving (cam motions, dobbies), electronic Jacquard machines with harnesses, in formats for every woven application, weaving preparation solutions for mastering warp preparation and warp tying, and weaving systems for carpeting and technical textiles.
Chearn’s Digital’s latest Oval Textile Printing Machine (Pigment)
Cheran Machines India Pvt. Ltd., an ISO 9001 – 2000 certified company and a pioneer in garment/ textile printing machineries is located in Coimbatore, Manchester of South India. With a strong commitment for quality, it has built strong brands recognised for innovation, user friendly features and superior performance for the past 14 years. Oval Textile Printing Machine (Pigment) is one of the latest machines by the company. Given are some of its features:
- Print heads: Industrial printing heads
- Colour: CMYK 4 colours
- Printing resolution: 600*800dpi, 600*1000dpi, 600*1200dpi
- Max printing resolution: 600*1200Dpi
- Fabric types: cotton, hemp, Silk, Nylon, Polyester, Wool, Cashmere
- Printing Height: 3-15mm
- Max printing size: 650*850mm
- Ink type: Pigment
- Thickness of fabric: 25mm
- Ink system: Automatic negative pressure ink system
- Ink capacity: 5Ltr.
- RIP software: Photo Print, Neostampa
- Printing head maintenance: Self moisturizing, Self-cleaning, Auto ink scrapping system
- Power supply: 220VAC, 50/60 hz
- Work environment: 25-280C, 55 per cent – 65 per cent Humidity
- Speed: A4 400PCS/HR, A3 280 PCS/HR
MHM presents latest screen printing solutions
Recognised worldwide as the industry pioneer, MHM’s research and development team continually monitors the ever changing demands and needs of its customers, embracing the very latest developments in technology to make our equipment user-friendly and provide you with the highest possible levels of performance. All MHM equipment are manufactured in Austria and its passionate, dynamic and forward thinking young team is totally committed to delivering only the very best equipment.
It’s pretty tough to replace a world-renowned, ultra-high performance press with one that is even better, but that is justwhat MHM have done with the introduction of the Synchroprint 5000, following the tradition of the SP3000 and SP4000 to be the ultimate machine in sophistication, combining innovative design along with advanced technology and ease of use, this press will change the way you look at carousel screen printing presses forever. After fine tuning the SP4000 and changing to the latest technology with ALL the latest benefits – tablet control, WIFI integration, online support, industrial standard PCB, better performance in the AUTO SCREEN version, latest servo technology etc. The SP5000 is now completing the new and modern MHM product family.
iQ-Oval / compact
iQ Oval machines are modular and may be configured for almost any production requirement and offer ‘future proof’ expandability at a fraction of the cost of replacing an existing press which your business has outgrown. As your production requirements grow, simply add additional stations and colours to your current configuration (up to a maximum of 60 stations), increasing your production capability for maximum flexibility with the minimum of fuss. The unique and highly innovative iDS intelligent drive system, gives the iQ-Oval more versatility than any other current production system.
With no heavy chains or belts and no huge drive motor or gearbox to drive the pallet arms, the iDS intelligent drive system offers super smooth and accurate high speed movement in either direction with single, double and triple index facility. Operator safety is also greatly increased due to the iQ-Oval’s unique iDS drive motors, which will stop immediately when sensing the slightest obstruction, eliminating the need for security barriers and making this an incredibly safe and easy machine to operate.
M&R presents Automatic Oval Screen Printing Press
M&R is the world’s largest manufacturer of digital & screen printing equipment and the most respected name in the industry. M&R products include a wide range of textile & graphics presses and dryers, an extensive line of traditional & CTS exposure systems, and an impressive line of finishing equipment. The Novus Imaging Division makes the industry’s most innovative, technologically advanced, and affordable largeformat digital printing equipment.
VICTORYONE® Automatic Oval Screen Printing Press M&R’s aggressively-priced VictoryOne is the industry’s most affordable oval screen printing press—and it can be paired with two different M&R Digital Squeegees for fast hybrid printing. VictoryOne’s 22-station base module can be expanded in 6- station increments to create 28, 34, 40, 46, 52, 58, and 64-station configurations. All but the four stations at each end of the press can support printheads, which must be configured in opposing pairs. Otherwise, there are no restrictions on printhead placement, and any station can be left open. VictoryOne’s flexibility allows it to be tailored to almost any production requirement. It also allows VictoryOne to fit into spots no carousel press could.
VictoryOne’s maximum screen frame sizes range from 66 cm x 97 cm (26″ x 38″) to 86 x 136 cm (33.9” x 53.5″). Maximum image area on 5,570 models is 42 x 70 cm (16.5” x 27.6”) on the small pallet and 55 x 70 cm (21.7” x 27.6”) on the large pallet. Small pallets are 45 x 85 cm (17.7” x 33.5”) and large pallets are 58 x 85 cm (22.8” x 33.5”). Maximum image area on 70100 models is 70 x 100 cm (27.6″ x 39.4″).
Each press comes with 500 frame-adaptor pins for static aluminum frames, a jig for drilling frames, and a screen frame registration system. VictoryOne can also be built with pin bars that match some aftermarket pin frames Other features include servo-driven indexer and printheads, reversible rotation, front and rear offcontact adjustments, front and rear micro-registration, calibrated tool-free front and rear stroke-length adjustments, quick-lock squeegee and floodbar mounting with tool-free angle adjustments, and a touch screen main control panel. Printheads are made of sturdy 11 x 12.5 cm (4.3” x 4.9”) extruded aluminum with a servo belt-driven print carriage riding on enclosed linear bearings.
A soft-touch membrane control panel on each printhead provides access to print and index functions. A pneumatic squeegee pressure regulator delivers consistent print pressure. VictoryOne’s quick-lock head-latch mechanism activates a spring-assisted high lift, allowing operators to quickly raise the screen for cleaning or removal. An air-assisted rear frame support facilitates quick screen loading and unloading. A pin-type frame holder interface allows for true on-contact printing when needed, while individual front/rear off-contact and smooth microregistration tools give operators full control of screen alignment and off-contact settings. VictoryOne also has standard flashcure power distribution with on-press plugs. Also available are standalone Sechuan® quartz flash-cure units, which are designed specifically for the VictoryOne oval press.
Brother presents mass production DTG printer
Brother is a pioneer in the DTG field and already for more than 13 years actively developing the industry standards. Due to the own core components development and production (Print Head and Inks), it can offer machines all made by Brother!
Mass production with the GTX
With Brother’s DTG printer, the GTX, you get all of the traditional benefits of our direct to garment printers plus an expanded offering of additional features and benefits you’ll only find with the GTX. Let technology take the place of costly labor and lengthy skills training. With DTG printing, a single person can take an order, print the items and prep everything for delivery before quickly moving on to the next job.
Unlimited colour options and design reproduction
- Efficient short runs and one offs
- Quick and easy reprints
- Faster output and response to market trends
- Seamless printing over zippers and other difficult garments
- Reduced labour and training requirements
- Easier set-up and smaller space requirements
ADELCO presents Hybrid digital printer, Oval screen printer and Pro-Cure dryer range
ADELCO Screen Process Ltd launched not just one new product launch at FESPA but three! They included a whole new dryer range called the Pro-cure, a new Matrix oval textile printing press and a High speed digital Hybrid system that can be added to the Oval called the AD Hybrid Digital.
The New Pro-Cure dryer range will be available in 5 belt widths with any length of oven for all Digital and Conventional textile ink systems. The Pro-Cure will have an advanced and efficient airflow and exhaust system, taking features already developed for Adelco’s Dual dryer and roll-to-roll drying products. Adelco dryers have been the only dryers on the market that incorporate oven feed and exit extraction hoods to provide a cleaner working environment and the Pro-cure further increases the efficiency of the extraction units. Some of the many features incorporated in the new dryer include Dual lint filters that prevent lint build up in the dryer, reducing cleaning maintenance dramatically and enables filters to be cleaned in seconds whilst the dryer is still running.
Matrix & Hybrid digital
Adelco will be launching a new Oval screen printing system the Adelco Matrix. This is a modular and expandable system and can be configured for almost any production requirement with an almost infinite number of pallets and print stations. The Matrix takes up less floor space than comparable carousel based machines and enables greater stability with larger print areas, providing more versatility with multiple flash, cooling and speciality print stations. The Matrix has a host of great features including:
- High power servo index
- Chain Free pallet movement for extreme longevity and reduced maintenance
- Fast and independent screen lift/lower
- Servo driven print heads enable cycle times of up to 900 prints per hour
- Unparalleled support of print arms during print cycle for exceptional print quality and repeatability.
- A unique rail and drive system that ensures almost silent operation, creating a quiet print shop environment.
Adelco AD Hybrid digital printer
The Adelco AD Hybrid digital printer is the perfect attachment to the Matrix. The AD Hybrid Digital has 8 x CMYK Fujifilm spectra star fire heads. High speed printing, large Format printing and ink recirculation system. Six colour models are also available for wider colour gamut.
Making Smart DTG Choices with Polyprint
Polyprint presented its new smart direct to garment printing products & services for small and medium sized printing businesses. It showcased the full range of our TexJet® models with their latest improvements on hardware and software features at FESPA. The new Cadlink software “Digital Factory Apparel, Polyprint Edition V10”, had enhanced automation capabilities and included in price. Moreover, the printhead gap for TexJet Echo & TexJet More models was higher and applied to upcoming and existing models.
Screen & Digital Mix live demonstrations
The unique Screen & Digital Mix is a smart technology that combines the techniques of screen and digital printing. It is the screen printer’s smart choice, since it allows shorter runs and adds value when printing special effects such as glitter, foil etc. Its DTG specialists ran live demos during the 4-day exhibition and was on the spot to explain how you can make the most of this ground-breaking technology.
YES, we print [smart]!
The company loves to print samples for customers, but especially happy when it’s their designs that it is printing! Customers brought designs in digital format and print them on a T-shirt with a TexJet printer, so that they can evaluate its resistance and print quality.
Mouvent brings its revolutionary digital textile innovations
Mouvent – the Swiss start-up company focused exclusively on delivering the future of digital printing using pioneering digital technology – will participate in this year’s Gartex tradeshow, taking place from August 18-20 in New Delhi, India. Having recently showcased its solutions in China and Turkey, Mouvent is confident that its revolutionary TX801 digital textile inkjet printer will be a star of the show at Gartex in India. The very compact TX801 – which prints with up to eight colours and can complete up to 50 per cent of the print jobs in a single pass, boosting productivity up to 200 sqm/h – has been receiving a lot of attention at high-profile tradeshows lately.
“We are delighted that the industry reception of the TX801 has lived up to our high expectations,” said Ghislain Segard, Marketing and Sales Manager, Textile Machine at Mouvent. “Industry experts have been impressed with the extremely high print quality at very high production speeds, as well as its precision and scalability. We are looking forward to demonstrating our technology in India, particularly so shortly after we announced a vital strategic partnership in the country.”
Mouvent recently announced strategic partnerships with the principal distributors of textile printing solutions in four key countries, including India where the company will partner with Fortuna Colours & Prints LLP. Vinod Krishnamurthy, one of the co-founders of Fortuna Colours & Prints LLP, started digital printing on textiles in 1998. The company launched Mimaki, Reggiani, Hong Hua, Kornit, Huntsman and almost a dozen brands, ranging from ink over software to machines.
“It is a privilege to be partnering with Mouvent and we are very excited to help bring the TX801 to customers in India,” said Krishnamurthy. “The Indian textile market is so varied and interesting – with everything ranging from exclusive high-quality textiles to huge-scale mass production – and the solutions that Mouvent has are very well suited to this market. Gartex will be the launch event for the TX801 in this country, and represents the first ever opportunity to witness a live demonstration of this machine in India. It promises to be a very exciting few days.”
The TX801 uses a compact proprietary print engine based on Mouvent™ Cluster technology, and processes knitted, woven and non-woven textiles with a maximum fabric width of 1,820 mm, with roll diameters of up to 400 mm. It is the first printer to be launched by Mouvent, which has a full product pipeline of digital printers to be introduced in the months ahead.
Kornit Digital presents Avalanche HD6
Kornit Digital, a global market leader in digital textile printing innovation, announced significant sales successes from its newly introduced Avalanche HD6 product. The company reported it has received orders for systems and upgrades totaling over $5.0 mn dollars.
The Avalanche HD6 is equipped with Kornit’s HD print engine and the NeoPigmentTM Rapid ink, which leads to significant reductions in ink consumption – and therefore cost per print – in comparison to previous Avalanche systems. The HD6 reduces the ink consumption by up to 30 per cent compared to the current “R-Series” version and up to 45 per cent compared to the previous Non R-Series versions of the Avalanche Hexa. The reduced cost per print gives users of Kornit’s HD technology a drastically improved competitive edge against conventional screen printing. It has the potential to further increase the adoption and market share of advanced digital printing technologies in the dynamic and growing market of textile mass customisation. As an additional benefit, the HD technology produces a refined hand feel of the printed textile equivalent to screen printing – an additional important characteristic when replacing traditional textile printing.
Multiple Kornit customers have now completed their evaluation of the new system generation, confirming the cost per print savings and print quality improvements. As a result, Kornit has received orders from several customers for the new Avalanche HD6 systems as well as upgrades of existing Avalanches. The company reported that orders to date are for a total of over $5.0 mn dollars, which is expected to benefit first quarter results. Gilad Yron, Kornit Digital’s Executive Vice President of Global Business comments, “We are exceptionally pleased by the speed and significance of the adoption of our latest innovation. We have seen an immediate and clear interest from screen printers in the HD technology, and we see this interest translating into a solid business pipeline at an amazing pace. Looking ahead to the year, we are optimistic to be able to continue the trend of selling new HD systems as well as upgrades for existing Avalanches – the Avalanche platform represents our high productivity product segment, and globally we are looking at a three-digit number of systems that are suitable for upgrading.”
Kornit’s state of the art NeoPigment™ Rapid meets the highest environmental regulations, including Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and GOTS V5 pre-approval. Suitable for printing on multiple fabric types, its versatility is unmatched. NeoPigment™ prints have an excellent hand feel, a wide gamut of bright and intense colors, as well as long-term durability and wash-fastness.
Aleph showcases latest LaForte Studio Paper 340
As a Gold Sponsor, Aleph exhibited their latest developments in technology at FESPA Global Print Expo 2018. Aleph develops and produces technologically advanced products for all printing processes and focuses on international market trends.
Aleph’s Board Member, Alessandro Floridia says “you can’t stop the migration to digital. The innovation improvement process is moving in this direction and it can’t be stopped.” Due to Aleph’s ability to continuously evolve depending on market dynamics they have become one of the most significant printer manufacturers in the world.
The LaForte Studio Paper 340 was presented at FESPA 2018. This machine has been specifically designed to meet the need for an effective solution for sublimation paper on wide formats. Since the price of transfer paper has decreased and its popularity has increased, customers now find that transfer printing is more effective than direct printing. The LaForte Studio Paper 340 guarantees the highest quality featuring lighter and cheaper paper. It reaches a speed of up to 600 sqm/hr and features a patented rotary belt with an air vacuum system.
There are several reasons that support the effectiveness of transfer printing. Transfer printing uses 20 per cent to 30 per cent less ink at no additional costs, printing is consistently on the same media, it is possible to print on a wide range of textiles and colours are more vivid and there is no risk of ink rubbing off.
Aura launches T-Shirt and Sweater printers
Aura Designs Ltd is the latest trendsetter in the digital textile printing technology arena. The company formed by a group of technocrats with more than two decades of wide and varied experience across textile and apparel sectors, aims to change the dynamics of the market. It is striving to bring the best hardware and software technologies together and integrating the same in its product portfolio. This has helped the company to launch state-of the-art, cutting edge products aimed at delivering higher outputs at lower costs thereby providing higher optimisation levels.
Today, the biggest challenge faced by DTG printers is the white ink itself. The white ink always causes problems for print head clogging and consistency of prints. The cost of digital white inks also makes it more expensive for the operational cost. The smaller printer available in markets does not give enough production and the bigger ones are too expensive and complicated to operate. To overcome all these issues; the company came up with “Smart Series of T-shirt Printers.” This printer is a perfect solution for printing on T-shirts / Panels with pigment inks. It works on white, light, as well as dark base.
Aura Smart T-shirt Printer combines the format of screen and digital printing; reducing printing cost and making use of white ink possible by screen. “Smart” uses a special software and sensor technology which makes the registration easy and can print multiple copies without ripping the designs again and again.
The printer has a speed of printing 80-140 T-shirts/hr and till day, more than 200 such machines have been installed worldwide. Some of its main features are:
- Print on light / dark garments
- Production: 80 to 140 T-shirts / hour
- Fine printing | Brilliant colours
- 2X EPSON 5113 Gold generation printheads
- White / Glitter, etc. done by screen printing
- Printing width of the printer: 145 cm
- Standard printing table length: 6 mtr (Options available for 9,12,15 or 18 mtr)
- Glass table / pallets & computer to be provided locally by the customer
- Pre-treatment: Not required
- White inks are first printed via screen and then CMYK via digital. White ink used is wet on wet
- Post-treatment: Heat fixing thru tunnel heater/heat curing box Another major introduction by the company is Aura Grand Sweater Printer. The printer could be installed with low Investment and has low maintenance cost with no limitation of colours. Given are some of its main features:
- Printing on cuffs & collars / ribs • 180 x 260 cm working width • 4X gold generation Epson print heads • 8 colours • Strong Rip
- Easy registration • Robust designs
Epson presents Monna Lisa EvoTre 16 printer
Epson and its subsidiaries, For.Tex and F.lli Robustelli, displayed the new Monna Lisa EvoTre 16 printer at FESPA 2018 expo. The digital printer was designed by the engineering company F.lli Robustelli and boasts the latest innovative and exclusive proprietary printing technology, Epson Precision Core which is considered the standard for high-quality digital printing in the industrial textile sector.
The new Monna Lisa EvoTre on-show had 16 heads, with eight colours and the ability to use acid, reactive, disperse and pigment inks. It is extremely versatile and can adapt to a continually evolving market such as textiles. Monna Lisa EvoTre 16 is available in three different print heights (180-220-320 cm) and meets the needs of a market which requires high print quality but not high productivity – instead, it focuses on products of excellence.
At FESPA 2018, Monna Lisa EvoTre 16 demonstrated pigment printing, an application which is strongly growing. This is due to its economic and environmentally friendly benefits, since it does not require steaming and washing as post-treatment phases.
Thanks to the optimised updating and maintenance protocols developed by F.lliRobustelli’s engineering team, the nonreplacement of the Monna Lisa structural parts results in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared to an alternative and more invasive revamping cycle. This reduction can be qualified as an indirect environmental benefit.
EFI presents latest Reggiani printing solutions
EFI™ is a technology company, based in Silicon Valley, CA (USA) and is leading the transformation from analogue to digital imaging. It is passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that it develops breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalised documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite.
The company presented new VUTEk and Reggiani printing platforms, as well as the EFI Midmarket Print Suite, including Pace MIS, PrintFlow, Digital StoreFront, Metrix, PrintStream and Market Direct Cross Media – Customer Engagement Platform. Visit efi.com to learn about its inkjet solutions, including VUTEk®, Reggiani and Nozomi printing systems, or smart, integrated and automated software designed to increase visibility, streamline your operation, reduce touches, develop new revenue streams, improve end-to-end efficiency and grow profitability.
EFI Reggiani VOGUE
VOGUE is EFI Reggiani’s revolutionary cutting-edge textile printer. Its most fashionable qualities? Mastering speed and tension to ensure the most accurate fabric handling you’ve ever experienced. Plus, VOGUE’s innovative ink recirculation system saves large quantities of ink and reduces maintenance during machine operation and between stoppages. What’s more, VOGUE reduces the need for environmental conditioning, saving energy.
EFI Reggiani FLEXY
The 1.8-mtr FLEXY printer gives apparel and décor producers the ability to confidently run a wide variety of fabrics – from knitted to woven, as well as low- and high-stretchable materials – using the printer’s new sticky belt with Dynaplast system, which provides optimised fabric adhesion with adjustable temperature and pressure.
The FLEXY model incorporates the latest digital technologies for best-in-class performance, is easy to operate and has a low maintenance cost, making it an ideal solution for production and sampling alike.
Mimaki showcases Tiger-1800B robust textile printer
As a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutting systems, Mimaki exhibited at FESPA 2018 in Berlin. Mimaki showcased their innovative solutions for the Industrial Textile markets. In addition, Mimaki became an important participant in several FESPA special exhibits including the Printeriors, Print Make Wear and the World Wrap Masters Final.
General Sales Manager at Mimaki Europe, Ronald van den Broek said “FESPA is always a thrilling show, although this year is shaping up to the best one ever. This show offers a platform for Mimaki to exhibit our wide range of capabilities in various industry segments and we endeavour to give a real spectacle. Keeping with FESPA’s theme, ‘Where Print Takes Off’ we aim to inspire visitors in ways that we have not done before, get them on board with Mimaki and help take their businesses to the next level.”
Visitors attending FESPA 2018 witnessed both direct to textile printing and sublimation transfer at the Mimaki stand and an extensive collection of textile samples. One of the highlights at Mimaki’s stand was be the Tiger-1800B, a robust textile printer for industrial level high level production. The Tiger-1800B is specifically designed for producing soft furnishing fabrics and fashion and apparel. It delivers high print speeds of up to to 385m2/h, fantastic print output and strong build quality.
An additional highlight will be Mimaki’s presence at FESPA’s Print Make Wear feature, a live production environment showcasing every step in the screen and digital production process. Mimaki displayed the printing process with the Tx300P-1800 model. Using its unique dual ink capability, this direct to textile printer can sublimation dye inks and textile pigment inks at the same time. This enables the machine to print on a diverse range of fabrics without the need to change out ink systems.
New DTG M2 Industrial Direct to Garment Printer and pre-treatment solution
The industrial class DTG M2 is the culmination of 10 years of R&D and garment printer development, it delivers the industries most advanced, user friendly and precise print platform specifically designed for textile applications, whilst retaining the revolutionary WIMS system (white ink management) and One Pass print technology that have made DTG an industry leader.
The M2 series machine is designed with a bespoke firmware specifically created for optimal print quality at higher production speeds by adoption of greater ink droplet control and accurate placement on the garment. Simply put, the M2 outputs more without lowering print quality, it’s a better science!
Print all over T-shirts, hoodies, tea towels, mouse mats, bags, jeans, cloth panels and more. The productivity, flexibility and throughput is limited only by your imagination, therefore creating greater profit opportunities for you. The DTG M2, an industry benchmark that will grow with you! Better engineered, ink management, brighter prints, faster production, more flexibility and easier to use without the maintenance levels currently experienced in the market, that’s the DTG M2!
DTG-PTM Automatic Pre-Treatment
The DTG Digital-PTM is the answer to perfectly pre-treating every shirt, every time. Pre-treating shirts normally involves an HVLP hand sprayer and a learned technique. This means it’s a challenge to train new employees or ask help from others involved in your business. The new PTM by DTG Digital allows anyone to pre-treat a shirt. Just set the amount of pre-treat you need, put the shirt in and push a button. That’s it. Start pretreating faster, better and more accurate with the DTG-PTM.
Automatic Pre-treat Machine.
The design of the DTG-PTM pre-treated had you in mind. Built to handle the robust needs of a shop that is printing all day. All metal coated with ACF-50 anti-corrosion film for year on year dependability. A unique dual spray nozzle system delivers precision surface coating. A breeze to clean and maintain with an integrated semi-automated cleaning function. The PTM encapsulates the shirt entirely, so there is no misting of pretreat into the print room and sits on a table similar to the size most garment printers’ use.
Aeoon Technologies’ digital printing solutions
Aeoon Technologies GmbH, with its headquarters in Austria, produces direct to garment printers and pretreatment units for the needs of the industrial use. The newest addition to its product range is the Aeoon Kyo Hybrid Series – a screen printing station added on the back of our DTG printer.
New Hybrid Machine @ TV Tecstyle Visions
For the first time ever, it showed show its NEW digital, industrial hybrid printing machine “Aeoon Kyo Hybrid Series” at the trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany. The actual meaning of “Hybrid” comes from the combination of a screen- and a digital textile printing machine. Within this innovation, it made a great achievement by reducing the printing costs along with an incredibly accurate printing position (up to 0.001 mm). Furthermore it allows photorealistic printings on complex fabrics even without pretreatment.
Aeoon Technologies, a developer of digital textile printers from Austria, unveiled its Aeoon Kyo Hybrid Series of digital printer at the recently held TV TecStyle Visions, the global trade fair for stickers, textile printers, digital printers, flocking experts, textile makers, advertisers, and merchandising experts, from February 4 to 6, 2018, in Germany.
The Aeoon Kyo Hybrid Series provides digital textile production on an industrial scale. With the new direct to garment and screen printer, it is possible to stay ahead of the technological curve in the garment decoration market. Digital DTG printing was once used for low volume or novelty production, but thanks to this new technology, it can now become the industrial production method for garment decoration. High resolution printing beginning with a native 600 dpi resolution enables new design possibilities. The Aeoon Kyo Hybrid combines the direct to garment printing technology with the screen printing technique. The new series allows a maximum of flexibility. One can choose between digital printing, screen printing, or a combination of both.
Aeoon Flatbed Series – Highspeed large format vacuum flatbed printer for industrial use
Wth the Aeoon Flatbed Series, it is able to push the boundaries of conventional printing sizes. It is available in four different large formats with a stunning print table size of up to 4200 x 3750mm. Additionally, we equipped our flatbed with useful features like: • Flexible and modular configuration options to fit your business • Automatic detection of objects • Vacuum tables to secure objects for printing • Highest security standards • Different ink and curing options for printing on many different flat materials • Electrical connections: 3 x 220/400V (current differs between models and final size), Air connections: max. air consumption, 500l/min.
The Aeoon Compact DTG printer series
The Aeoon Compact Series is its newest addition to range of digital direct to garment textile printers. The series is smaller and elegant, yet equally durable than our well-known Aeoon Kyo Series. Therefore, it is perfect for businesses with limited space availability. But even though it reduced the size, it did not want to lower our aspirations in terms of speed and output. The Aeoon Compact Series can reach printing speeds of up to 950 T-Shirts per hour (A4 print size, depending on image and resolution).
• Slim, elegant design • Up to 950 T-Shirts per hour • Maximum printing size: 50x70cm • Temperature controlled ink compartment (optional) • Nano-coated machine body for easy cleaning (optional) • Size: 2,8m x 2,2m x 1,7m // Weight: 1,500kg The machine is available with four or eight print heads that can be configured according to your needs. The version with four printheads can print in CMYK on light and white garments. The version with eight print heads can either print with twice the CMYK heads on light and white garments or in CMYK and white on every colour, including dark garments.