Mimaki goes ‘hybrid’ with the innovative TX300P-1800 MkII


The Mimaki Tx300P-1800 MkII is ideal for small to medium print service providers wishing to transform their business

How can you make a difference in today’s world of digital textile printing? Today more than ever, this extremely fast-paced sector requires great versatility in production, along with a wide variety of creative and profitable applications for different markets. And that is precisely why Mimaki developed its innovative TX300P-1800 MkII digital textile printer – a truly hybrid solution in terms of printing processes, the inks and the range of printable fabrics and substrates. With outstanding operational flexibility, it fully meets the needs of small to medium print service providers handling different types of orders in small runs.

A descendent of the Mimaki TX300P-1800, the TX300P-1800 MkII is an entry-level solution providing both direct-to-fabric and transfer printing functionalities. As a single machine supporting different processing requirements, with interchangeable platens and three different ink combinations, the Mimaki TX300P-1800 MkII lets the operator easily switch from one printing process to another, thus offering unprecedented versatility in production. When printing direct to fabric, excess ink passing through the fabric is drained via a special ink channel fitted to the platen. For printing on thermal transfer paper, this platen can be easily replaced with a vacuum table directly by the operator, without requiring a specialist.

Multiple Ink Options
As for inks, the TX300P-1800 MkII can be installed with a single ink set: one of the five ink types traditionally used in textile printing, i.e. dye sublimation, disperse, acid, reactive or pigment-based. Alternatively, various ink combinations can be configured, including pigment-based/direct sublimation, pigmented-based/sublimation transfer and direct sublimation/sublimation transfer. It is precisely this feature that helps ensure optimum results for each individual application, expanding the range of processes and substrates supported by just one system. From cotton, linen, silk, wool and leather to polyester, nylon and other fabrics, the TX300P-1800 MkII is highly versatile also when it comes to fibres and materials.

Mimaki Core Technologies
For optimal performance, in terms of reliability and quality, the Mimaki TX300P-1800 MkII features all of Mimaki’s core technologies, including the MAPS4 system to reduce banding and the Nozzle Check Unit (NCU) for interruption-free printing with minimum downtime. In addition, the TX300P-1800 MkII comes with Mimaki’s innovative ‘high head gap’ technology. By allowing the distance between the print heads and the substrate to be adjusted, this ensures precise positioning of the ink drops on more complex materials, such as thick or knitted fabrics.

A versatile and reliable high-performance solution, the Mimaki Tx300P-1800 MkII is ideal for small to medium print service providers wishing to transform their business – by enhancing print quality across a wide range of applications, from fashion to sportswear and interior decoration to soft signage, it is offering new types of products to reach new markets.