Mimaki offers a range of transfer printing solutions, from the entry level TS30-1300 – a 1.3m dedicated dye sublimation transfer paper printer that delivers a strong combination of wide format performance and value for money right up to the incredible new Tiger 1800B MkII – Mimaki’s industrial spec, ultra-high speed volume production machine, suited to manufacturing and high capacity installations.
The majority of the range is centred around delivering a solution for producing prints via the conventional dye sublimation method; where a reversed image is printed to transfer paper before being applied using heat and pressure to a polyester garment or fabric, or a polyester coated rigid item, such as a mug or promotional product.
Brett Newman, chief operations manager at Mimaki’s UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services, says: “We have a long and established heritage in dye sublimation printing. Mimaki’s range of textile and dye sublimation printers is so extensive, we have a solution to meet any budget or specific requirement.”
However, in addition to these, Mimaki also offers solutions for placement printing via printed and cut garment marking films, using solvent inks in its CJV Series integrated printer/cutters. The Mimaki CJV150 printer/cutter range includes models at four different widths, starting with the attractively priced, 800mm wide CJV150-75, significantly reducing barriers to entry for this sector and offering lucrative new applications.
Brett concludes: “Thanks to their automated workflow, intuitive software and highly accurate technology, it’s possible to deliver long lasting, intricately shaped and vibrantly coloured transfers using standard sign making or display graphics kit as a new revenue stream, with the only additional investment being a flatbed heat press.”