Two new industrial-grade direct to garment printing systems formed the core of Kornit Digital’s presence at FESPA Digital last month. These both emphasised the company’s policy of a one-step multi-fabric process without pre-treatment using its NeoPigment Pure ink.
Both the Storm 1000 and the Storm Hexa have been designed for higher effective throughput and an even more attractive ROI while offering first-class print quality and process efficiency.
They have been equipped with state-of-the-art inkjet technology to turn them into the most advanced industrial DTG printers for medium-size businesses. Their features include a recirculating ink system to reduce ink consumption and to further optimize reliability, as well as a doubled number of nozzles to increase productivity of up to 40% over previous Storm configurations.
The Storm 1000 is the standard configuration of the new product family and features 12 print heads in a CMYK and white configuration. It produces up to 170 garments per hour in high productivity mode, including inline pretreatment. It covers a print area of up to 50x70cm (20x28in).
The Storm Hexa is equipped with 16 print heads and two additional colors for full CMYK, red, green and white support. It is the system of choice for color conscious applications such as the production of promotional and brand related garments. It also can produce up to 170 garments per hour in high productivity mode.
Guy Zimmerman, Kornit’s vice president of marketing business development, said: “The Storm series of direct to garment systems have been Kornit’s signature product for more than a decade. The Storm II is the best-selling industrial direct-to-garment printing system in the market. Launching a new and improved generation of it is an important milestone for us and a great opportunity to further improve the efficiency and performance of our industrial systems. The new Storm configurations show drastically improved throughput and further reductions in ink consumption, as well as excellent print quality. They are perfect production tools for a broad range of applications.”
UK distributor Adelco has reported exceptional interest in the new models from both existing Kornit customers and new customers alike.
Mark Smith of Adelco commented: “The increase in production and reduced ink consumption provided by the new Storm 1000 and Storm Hexa models have been extremely well received by our UK customers. Kornit continues to push the boundaries of industrial output digital garment printers through constant development.
“We also have a number of UK customers eagerly awaiting the soon to be released Kornit Vulcan machine that further increases production capabilities and reduces print costs to enable digital garment printing to enter into new market sectors.”