Mimaki’s next generation TX300P-1800 MkII dual-capability textile printer

Mimaki’s next generation TX300P-1800 MkII dual-capability textile printer

Mimaki USA’s new next-generation TX300P-1800 MkII printer which offers the ability to switch between transfer paper for dye sublimation printing or direct-to-textile printing on one unit, as well as additional dual-ink possibilities, was showcased at PRINTING United show in Texas last week.

“This model builds on the success of the TX300P-1800 direct-to-textile printer by increasing the capabilities in one unit, so that our customers can benefit from enhanced versatility in terms of fabrics, applications and target markets,” said Michael Maxwell, senior manager at Mimaki USA. “The TX300P-1800 MkII offers our customers the opportunity to grow their business with the flexibility to print not only on polyester fabrics, but also cellulose fabrics such as cotton and hemp.”

When printing in direct-to-textile mode, excess ink that penetrates through the fabric is drained through a platen with an ink-receiving trough. To switch to transfer dye-sublimation mode, the user simply attaches a vacuum platen for a quick and easy change to support transfer paper. It can accept textile media up to 75.6 inches wide or transfer paper up to 76.7 inches wide.

The unique dual-ink capability of the TX300P-1800 MkII printer broadens the range of applications and markets served. It can be configured with three different ink combinations including textile pigment/direct sublimation, textile pigment/sublimation transfer, or direct sublimation/sublimation transfer, offering flexibility to help print service providers to grow their business.

TX300P-1800 MkII users can also install a single type of ink, and can choose from direct sublimation, textile pigment, disperse dye, reactive dye and acid dye, depending on the application. All inks are available in two litre ink packs, and are installed in the Mimaki Bulk Ink System 3 (MBIS3) that reduces ink costs when compared to ink cartridges used in competitive products, and enables unattended printing, freeing staff to work on other projects.

The TX300P-1800 MkII printer is expected to be available this month from authorised Mimaki dealers in the USA, Canada and Latin America, with other regions to follow.

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