The new Kornit Storm HD6 allows small to mid-size businesses to drastically reduce their cost per print, enjoy high-definition image quality and improved hand feel, with an enhanced colour management experience.
The introduction of the Storm HD6 follows the successful launch of the Avalanche HD6 earlier in the year.
Kornit’s HD print engine, combined with the NeoPigmentTMRapid 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 new 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 – an important requirement by screen printers.
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, said: “The retail meltdown in textile and fashion continues. 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, adds: “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.