Mimaki Tiger 1800b textile printer
Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, has announced that textile and apparel professionals received its Tiger 1800B production-class textile printer warmly during demonstrations at a series of industry trade shows in 2016 and 2017.
Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, has announced that textile and apparel professionals received its Tiger 1800B production-class textile printer warmly during demonstrations at a series of industry trade shows in 2016 and 2017. The Tiger 1800B is available in direct to textile (reactive ink) and sublimation (heat transfer) versions.
With a maximum printing speed of 385 m2/h, the Tiger-1800B fits high-volume production environments that have traditionally printed using analogue printing methods, bringing the benefits of digital printing to these higher volume applications and making it more efficient and cost-effective to produce short runs, customised fabrics and garments, and samples.
â€œMimaki was an early mover in digital textile printing, as early as 1998,â€ said Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales at Mimaki Europe. â€œOver the ensuing years, we have developed in-depth experience with printing on textiles and a robust textile printing offering. We have also brought to market an industry-leading array of inks that allows our printers to image just about any fabric on the market. With the Tiger 1800B, we have moved from entry-level and mid-range offerings to a true production model that will help speed the analogue-to-digital transformation the industry is currently undergoing. Digital textile printing has grown by an average of 30% over the past five years, and we believe it is poised to enter the hockey-stick phase of growth over the next couple of years.â€
In another move to encourage the expansion of digital printing in the textile and apparel market, Mimaki Europe formed a joint venture in mid-2017 with BOMPAN, a leading distributor in Italy. This joint venture is tasked with offering total solutions, including pre-processing to post-processing, dedicated to the textile and apparel market, and with promoting digitalization within that market. To ensure a streamlined end-to-end digital textile ecosystem all under one roof, Mimaki acquired La Meccanica, a digital textile printer manufacturer with more than 40 years of history in the market, and Rimslow Global, a leading manufacturer of textile pre- and post-processing machinery.