Mimaki’s most recent launches offer promotional products printers and garment decorators new opportunities to capitalise on demand for highly creative personalised items, bespoke gifting and short run merchandise.
Latest Mimaki dye sublimation printers
Two recently launched printers deliver typically high Mimaki quality and productivity for the dye sub printing sector, and are proving equally popular with businesses either investing in their first production system, or expanding capacity.
The Mimaki TS100-1600 is a 1.6m wide printer, capable of running at speeds of up to 70sq m/hr and is supplied with Mimaki’s powerful and intuitive RasterLink RIP software, allowing users to generate sublimation print-ready files; mirroring, repeating and resizing as required. Able to fit seamlessly into the workflow of garment decorators, embroiders, apparel and sportswear printers, the TS100 features a host of Mimaki’s Core Technologies, and is optimised to deliver high quality output with minimum operator intervention. Additionally, a powered take-up system allows for long unattended print runs.
For businesses seeking higher throughput, the brand new Mimaki TS330-1600 offers a step up in productivity. Enabling both volume production and high image quality printing, and equipped with new functions to improve stable operation, the TS330-1600 can achieve a print speed of 69sq m/h in high speed mode, with its fastest mode reaching up to 135sq m/h.
An enhanced take-up system featuring dual motors distributes the load and increases the power, facilitating stable winding of printed paper even for long runs, and a new platen material improves the paper transport through the device. The TS330 ships with Mimaki’s TxLink4 dedicated textile RIP software, along with a standard MBIS bulk ink system, and optional add-ons further increase efficiency. These include a larger 10kg ink tank supply unit which reduces ink costs compared to the standard 2L ink pack and allows for longer continuous printing, as well as a mini jumbo roll unit to load large quantities of transfer paper, further reducing running costs.
Cutting edge cutting plotters
Mimaki’s newest cutting plotters, the 60cm wide CG-60AR and its 130cm stablemate, the CG-130AR recognise customer demand for increased speed and accuracy, yet maintain user-friendly operation whilst offering a diverse range of applications.
The new CG-60AR is an ideal solution for garment marking businesses, with its compact benchtop footprint (an optional stand is also available) and class leading, 550g cutting pressure. Suitable for cutting everything from garment film to self-adhesive vinyl, an optional craft kit turns the new plotter into a powerful card cutter, opening up gift and greetings products as well as the packaging prototyping sector.
The Mimaki CG-60AR incorporates an optical eye for detecting printed registration marks and Mimaki’s proprietary ID Cut function for seamless print and cut when combined with a Mimaki printer. Shipped with Mimaki’s FineCut plugin for Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW, the CG-60AR will also output through a Windows driver reducing the need for specialist design software – making it a simple to operate system for users looking to cut lettering and graphic designs for applying to shirts, bags and other soft goods, as well as many more applications.
The new dye sub printers and range of cutting plotters are all available now for demonstration at UK and Ireland distributor, Hybrid Services, as well as through its network of authorised reseller partners.