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Mimaki Introduces TX300P – 1800 Direct To Textile Inkjet Printer
Mimaki has launched a new direct to textile inkjet printer designed specifically for the unique requirements of printers active in the market presently. The new direct to textile inkjet printer is dubbed as the TX300P – 1800 and boasts of a number of highly efficient and versatile features.
One of the features of the new direct to textile inkjet printer that will appeal to a lot of commercial printers is that it can produce high quality prints with more than a single type of ink. For example, the TX300P – 1800 can print with multiple media such as sublimation dye based inks, disperse dye based inks, acid dye based inks, reactive dye based inks, and even pigment based inks.
Inks for this new machine from Mimaki will be made available in two litre containers that will ensure nonstop printing for an extended period of time. Ink based versatility ensuring features alone are bound to provide commercial printers with a lot of flexibility and versatility especially in the quickly rising distributed model of business in the textile printing sector.
The TX300P – 1800 is also blessed with a new type of print head. This print head, according to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), sends out ink droplets at very high speeds. Combined with a high head gap, these high speeds ensure accurate and precisely placed ink placement on the medium.
This quality adds to the versatility of the new direct to textile inkjet printer. For instance, the high head gap and high speed of ink ejection makes it possible for multiple types of fabrics to be used in this machine. This includes both textured fabrics as well as fabrics that are thicker than what is used on average.
The drop sizes that the new print head is capable of can vary between 6 picolitres and 24 picolitres. The variation in drop sizes doesn’t affect the resolution of the print either. The resolution that Mimaki’s new direct to textile inkjet printer is capable of is 1080 dots per inches (dpi).
The print head used in the new direct to textile inkjet printer from Mimaki is also blessed with automatic detection and clearing of clogged ink nozzles. In fact, there is even a Nozzle Recovery System which makes the machine use functional nozzles every time clogged nozzles that have been cleaned haven’t fully recovered from the process. Needless to say, this means that no print job gets ruined because of circumstantial problems arising out of the automated cleaning system of the machine.
The printing speed of the new direct to textile inkjet printer is also commendable as it can print 68 square metres every hour. The quality and speed of printing is also maintained by the new stable textile transport mechanism of the machine which keeps the right tensions levels for the fabric being printed.
The company revealed that the reason for the launch of their new direct to textile inkjet printer was the fact that the textile printing market has been demanding more machines that support smaller lot sizes. Another market demand that Mimaki looks to meet with the TX300P – 1800 is the need for the ability to produce samples on demand for clients and customers.
Even though the new direct to textile inkjet printer from Mimaki is capable of working with multiple ink types, the launching of the machine will be done with sublimation dye based ink first. The other inks will be made available in the proceeding period. The launch of the TX300P – 1800 is due in the next month.
It is worth pointing out that Mimaki has already launched a model similar to the TX300P – 1800 in May this year in the form of the TS300P – 1800. That model doesn’t support multiple ink types and is instead designed for only dye sublimation based inks. The TS300P – 1800 was launched in Germany.
Study Claims 81% Australians Likely To Buy Products from Retailer Websites
A market study on online shopping conducted by OEM Pitney Bowes has revealed that about 81 percent of Australians are more likely to buy products from online retailers. The report is especially significant because it showed that Australians are most prone in the world to use online websites of retailers to make their purchases.
In fact, Australians seemed to be the most accustomed to the benefits of online shopping as well. Apart from being the most agreeable in purchasing online, Australians were also most agreeable to buying from foreign retailers.
At a glance, this may seem to a little strange for you because you make your purchases from us. After all, it’s a well-established fact that generic cartridges turn out to provide more value for money than genuine cartridges. Moreover, we’re not really OEM.
However, this confusion can be resolved quite easily by the fact that this survey was not just for cartridges but for every other product under the sun. Furthermore, when it comes to machines and products, not many generic manufacturers have online websites because they choose to sell their products through independent third parties. Finally, the survey itself was conducted by an OEM. Pitney Bowes is an OEM for franking machines. Franking machines are used for printing impressions of postage stamps used for posting merchandise to customers.
It wasn’t only Australia that the study focused on. It studied multiple countries including Russia, the United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, and Germany were all studied along with many others. While the study revealed that Australians like to buy the most from retail websites, it was the Russians that it found to be most prone to buying from online marketplaces with the Chinese coming a close second. 78 percent Russians stated that they buy online while 76 percent Chinese showed the same inclinations.