Kornit Digital introduced the new Storm HD6 direct-to-garment printing system. Following the launch of the Avalanche HD6, Kornit will implement the HD technology in the Storm platform as well.
The system was unveiled at FESPA Berlin with commercial availability expected for Q4 2018.
Kornit’s HD print engine, combined with the NeoPigment Rapid ink, leads to significant reductions in ink consumption and cost per print. The Storm HD6 will reduce both by approximately 30% compared to the Storm Hexa.
The new cost per print levels make the HD systems an attractive choice for screen printers and digital printers for print runs between one and 500 copies. The new systems, now comprising the Avalanche HD6, Avalanche HDK and Storm HD6, are running with 4l bulk ink containers of Kornit’s NeoPigmentTM Rapid ink.
This ink, which has been specifically developed for Kornit’s HD technology, offers an improved gamut for spot and brand colour matching, increased opacity and saturation of the white ink, as well as improved hand-feel.
The print quality and customer experience is further enhanced by ColorGATE’s Professional RIP solution, adding advanced colour management and screening capabilities, improved white base creation and pre-defined colour libraries for ultimate colour matching. Both the HD print engine and the NeoPigment Rapid ink are used in Kornit’s Vulcan system and have been field proven in a number of installations over the past few years.
Omer Kulka, Kornit Digital’s vice president of marketing and product strategy commented, ‘Based on the early success of the Avalanche HD series, we are now expanding the cost-saving HD technology to the mid-range Storm platform, providing access to state-of-the art direct-to-garment technology also to businesses with smaller throughput requirements.’
Eyal Manzoor, managing director of Kornit Digital Europe added, ‘The Storm platform is the solution of choice for businesses that need a powerful yet flexible and scalable solution. The Storm’s business potential generated some impressive success stories and the print size makes a great fit for most screen printers.’
Kornit’s Storm platform represents the mid-productivity segment of Kornit’s industrial direct-to-garment printing product portfolio, which provides a rich choice of different systems for different application requirements. The Storm HD6 includes six colour channels (CMYK, Red, Green) plus white, for a wider gamut and improved spot colour matching. Users can easily reproduce the true colours of licensed sports teams and accurately match corporate logos.
Kornit’s state of the art NeoPigment 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 colours, as well as long-term durability and wash-fastness.
Upcoming FESPA events include FESPA Africa, the region’s largest, focused exhibition for wide format digital printing, screen printing, garment decoration and textile printing, which is co-located with Sign Africa and Africa Print, the region’s leading events for the signage industry. The event is taking place from 12-14 September 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.