The TS100-1600 is a new sublimation transfer inkjet printer that has been added to the entry-level ‘100 Series’ line-up, which offers an ideal balance of operation performance, image quality, speed and cost. It is suited for textile and apparel applications.
In recent years, in the textile and apparel market, with the diversification of customer needs, the demand for on-demand printing, which can reduce inventory by producing small lots and various kinds of products in a short delivery time, has increased instead of inventory sales of mass-produced products.
Digital printing is getting more market attention as an efficient production method that can reduce inventory because it does not require a plate-making process and can produce small lots and a wide variety of products on a case-by-case basis, shortening the time from planning to product arrival at the store.
On the other hand, those exist who are hesitant to go digital because of the initial installation costs, including the purchase of printers. The TS100-1600 meets the market needs of the textile and apparel industry, and as an entry-level model with high performance and an affordable price, it can be used with confidence by a wide range of customers who are considering the introduction of digital printing.
The printer is also equipped with a variety of features, including:
– Nozzle Check Unit (NCU), a function that automatically detects the status of nozzles using the sensor and performs auto cleaning when a missing nozzle is found.
– Nozzle Recovery System (NRS), a function that automatically replaces defective nozzles with other nozzles if there is a problem left unsolved by the nozzle cleaning, and ensures uninterrupted printing with stable image quality.
– Mimaki Advanced Pass System (MAPS4), a function that prints pass boundaries fading in gradation to reduce banding (horizontal stripes), uneven colour and glossy streak, to ensure stable, high-quality prints.
Moreover, the Dot Adjustment System (DAS) function is adopted to automate dot position correction and feeding amount correction that were previously done manually, drastically reducing the workload on the operator.
The TS100-1600 is compatible with Mimaki’s two types of original RIP software, TxLink4 Lite and RasterLink7, to ensure beautiful prints and ease of use. Users may choose either one as a standard provision when purchasing the product.