Graphix Supply World (GSW) recently held an open house event at its Johannesburg branch, where it showcased the Mimaki TS330-1600 sublimation transfer inkjet printer for the first time in the region.
Enabling both high production and high image quality, and equipped with new functions to improve stable operation, the TS330-1600 can achieve a printing speed of 69sqm/h in draft mode with a 4-colour ink set, with the fastest mode reaching up to 135sqm/h. The newest cleaning mechanism applies a cloth wiper that removes unwanted ink from the nozzle surface, reducing ink splatter and improving the overall upkeep of the machine.
The TS330-1600 also has optional add-ons to further increase efficiency, including the ‘10kg ink tank supply unit’, which allows for longer continuous printing. A mini jumbo roll unit can also be added to load long transfer paper and further reduce running costs.
An improved take-up system featuring dual motors equipped on both sides of the printer distributes the load and strengthens the winding power, allowing stable winding of printed paper even for long runs. TxLink4, Mimaki’s RIP software dedicated to the textile market, is included with every TS330-1600.
All products in the 330 series are fitted with ‘Mimaki Weaving Dot Technology’ (MWDT), a technology that changes the order of ink droplet placement depending on the printing conditions – avoiding streaks or uneven printing due to printhead or adjustment issues. ‘Mimaki Remote Access’ is also available across the series, improving ease of use by allowing users to remotely access the machine and check the operation status.