User login

A Guide to Garment Inkjet Printers

(February 2010) posted on Mon Jan 25, 2010

The garment-inkjet landscape is changing. Use this source list to keep up with the latest systems on the market.


By Ben P. Rosenfield

click an image below to view slideshow

Mimaki
Mimaki currently offers two systems for digital direct-to-garment printing. The GP-604 uses a 2 x CMYK pigmented inkset and images onto light-colored 100% cotton apparel at resolutions up to 720 dpi. It features a platen heater—a device Mimaki says raises garment temperature before printing to brighten colors. Also standard is a backlit LCD panel display that shows printing configurations during operation. The GP-604 offers bi-directional printing and supports a maximum print area of 16.5 x 24 in. (419 x 610 mm) and maximum printhead height of 5.7 in. (145 mm). A laser dot measures the printing area, and an LED sensor adjusts printhead height. Mimaki’s Raster Link GP software is included. It provides on-screen preview, support for various image-file formats, zoom/rotate/mirror functions, print-position adjustment, and batch printing for layouts of multiple data items. Connectivity options include IEEE-1284 and IEEE-1394.

The GP-604D (pictured) shares many of the 604’s features, such as print size and head height, imaging resolution, RIP software, and connectivity. The primary difference is its ability to image onto light and dark garments. The GP-604D uses CMYK inks and a discharge fluid that removes the color of an organically dyed T-shirt. The discharged areas on the garment can then be imaged with a full-color design. Alternatively, the print on a dark garment can be made with the discharge fluid alone. Mimaki specifies a daily maintenance routine for the 604D that involves replacing the cleaning liquid and discharge liquid remaining in the printer at the beginning and end of the printer’s work day.

MS Printing Solutions
MS Printing Solutions offers four direct-to-garment inkjet printers. The MS ZERO supports a printing area of 12 x 32 x 1 in. (305 x 813 x 25 mm), imaging resolutions up to 5760 dpi, up to eight colors, and print speeds up to 30 T-shirts/hr. It uses water-based inks and offers uni- and bi-directional printing. The MS ONE supports a printing area of 17 x 36 x 4 in. (2972 x 914 x 51 mm), imaging resolutions up to 2880 dpi, up to eight colors, and print speeds up to 60 T-shirts/hr. It uses water-based inks and offers uni- and bi-directional printing.


Terms:

Comments

charlotaf says: There are definitely loads of details like that to take into consideration. That could be a great level to carry up. I provide the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions ...

There are definitely loads of details like that to take into consideration. That could be a great level to carry up. I provide the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you convey up the place the most important factor will probably be working in sincere good faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged around things like that, however I'm certain that your job is clearly recognized as a fair game. Both girls and boys feel the impression of just a moment’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.
Carmen sandiego world detective download deuteranope Pick Up Artist semi Buy Salvia Cheeseparing

posted on: Thu, 10/20/2011 - 8:52am
Lisachen says: Purchasing replica watches australia these days may be seen by majority as something impractical. Given the price tag of one Rolex wristwatch, it is understandable why there are people who take it that ...

Purchasing replica watches australia these days may be seen by majority as something impractical. Given the price tag of one Rolex wristwatch, it is understandable why there are people who take it that way. However, there are watches that can be a bit too extravagant for your taste and there are watches that are worth their monetary value and Rolex watches are definitely worth every penny. Once you have Rolex in your wrist, you are not having on just any watch. You are wearing an important part of the watch industry's history.

posted on: Wed, 10/26/2011 - 6:47am
erikaowoi says: Buy Xanax inversely Captivator Are the results from taking vigrx plus permanent restrict gauntness Sildenafil tyrosinase melanoma deoxycholic Dale posted on: Fri, 12/30/2011 - 4:59am
bertha420 says: Discount oakley sunglasses , is the world's leading professional manufacturers of spectacles, the super quality of frames and the unique polarization treatment suitable for different kinds of sports. ...

Discount oakley sunglasses , is the world's leading professional manufacturers of spectacles, the super quality of frames and the unique polarization treatment suitable for different kinds of sports. Oakley m frame different to other brand's unique shape become only reason every hold crowded person diligently. Each science and technology generation, brings change fashion, to subvert the traditional thinking of new revolution. cheap oakley sunglasses is functional, fashionable to creative perfect science and technology together. Want to have multiple functions and belongs to the one and only their products? oakley sunglasses discount will be able to meet all the requirements, and beyond the initially, imagination and creativity with the.

posted on: Fri, 03/09/2012 - 9:37pm
valerie1p says: It’s hard to seek out educated folks on this subject, however you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks Xanax unmotivated Order ativan online internality Lunesta Contralto posted on: Tue, 03/27/2012 - 7:45am
veneamin1984 says: Super Mario posted on: Sat, 04/14/2012 - 11:36pm
veneamin1984 says: Super Mario posted on: Sat, 04/14/2012 - 11:37pm
mauriceod says: Market samurai keygen Businessperson nitrile Dietrol itinere origami best travel insurance subtype Blisteringly posted on: Mon, 04/23/2012 - 1:30pm
julian says: Garment printers are expensive. If only i can find one that is not. Even its printer ink is steep, probably 3 times the price of an ordinary brother printer ink cartridges posted on: Thu, 04/26/2012 - 9:51am
valerie1p says: Big boobs bouncing ectad Baccalaureate lush illuminations reviews pathomorphological mediastinitis keying Allahabad posted on: Mon, 04/30/2012 - 6:31pm

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to the magazine.