Digital printer manufacturer Colorjet will be presenting a tech loaded digital textile printer, the TXF at FESPA 2017, taking place from 8-12 May at the Hamburg Messe.
ColorJet has manufactured the digital printer incorporating the latest Japanese technology, which imparts the printer with the power to print brilliantly and flawlessly, with reduced maintenance.
The printer, which will be o display in hall B5, stall G62 at the fair, offers speeds of up to 24sqm per hour on five passes and four colours, and 60sqm per hour on two passes and four colours.
The printer can achieve print resolutions of up to 1,440 dpi and is best suited when it comes to sampling and short runs, particularly suitable for fashion designers and home textiles applications.
The TXF printer which is equipped with Epson printheads gives variable dot control for achieving smooth gradations and is also belt driven, which makes it suitable for printing fabrics including bulky textured materials, thinner fabrics and also stretchable fabric materials such as knits.
The digital printer is apt for printing with pigment inks, and can print practically on any type of fabric including polyester, cotton, silk, viscose, rayon or wool. Pigment printing has an advantage as the fabric does not necessarily require pre- or post-treatment, thereby saving on production times and reducing water pollution.
The TXF is also available to work with reactive inks for printing onto natural fabrics and also disperse inks for printing onto polyester fabrics.
"Colorjet introduced this entry level digital textile printer, primarily for fashion designers and home textiles applications. Since the printer is apt for printing with all inks, whether pigment, reactive or disperse, all types of fabrics, including polyester, cotton, silk, viscose, rayon or wool can be printed which opens huge avenues for different applications," commented Colorjet director Pavan Gupta.
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The term ‘garment printing’ covers a whole host of applications, and while this may be good news in terms of the amount of work on offer, it also means that the choice of kit and materials becomes more difficult.
This is where events such as FESPA 2017 can help; by featuring a host of leading manufacturers from the garment print sector, visitors will be able to learn more about the latest kit on offer, and the type of work it is capable of producing.