STIXO-Signage Supplies

Graphix Supply World launched Mimaki’s TS34-1800A inkjet dye sublimation printer at two open house events at its Cape Town Head Office and Johannesburg branch. The printer was well received by attendees. The printer was designed specifically for the sublimation transfer market with high speeds and quality in mind. 

Visitors were also impressed with the good skin tones achievable with only running 4 colour CMYK. Usually, to achieve realistic skin tone colour, one needs to use 6 colour CMYKLcLm. Further remarks were made about the outstanding Mimaki quality, in addition to the ease of use of the printer. One other advantage point was the smooth gradations and grey scale produced during test printing. 

The printer has also been well received internationally, particularly because it is in line with the trend in the sign and graphics industry to move towards textile. Dye sublimation is a more eco-friendly printing process, and textile is not as harmful to the environment as the plastics in other substrates. Aside from this, the colour vibrancy that can be achieved with dye sublimation transfer printing is extremely vivid. High definition prints can be produced, particularly with dye sublimation transfer printing.

Sublimation transfer printing is widely utilised for sportswear applications due to the elasticity and quick-drying capability of polyester material and in the growing market of soft signage applications, such as flags, retail in-store banners, tapestries, interior decoration and furniture applications.

If you missed the open house events, please contact the nearest GSW branch to arrange a demonstration of this outstanding dye sublimation printer.

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