Vastex International has introduced a LittleRed X2D infrared dryer that rapidly cures direct to garment printed textiles, as well as plastisol, water-based and discharge-printed garments at high rates.
Mark Vasilantone, president, said: “The LittleRed X2D Dryer is our smallest and most affordable DTG-capable dryer. This new technology speeds the curing of ink jet, water-based and discharge inks, as well as DTG-digital inks, making the X2D a good value for smaller shops.”
The X2D model features a high powered pre-heating zone that surges ink temperatures to over 149⁰C within the first several centimetres of conveyor travel inside the 69cm heating chamber. Two closely spaced, height adjustable infrared heaters and dual zone heat controls maintain consistent temperatures needed for DTG and all other inks. Rapid preheating maximises the dwell time for each kind of ink, allowing increased conveyor belt speeds and dryer output.
The 168cm long conveyor is equipped with a low friction belt aligner and belt speed controls to precisely set dwell times from 35 seconds up to four minutes.
Fully expandable, additional heating chambers and conveyor belt lengths allow for future expansion as business needs warrant.