DGI has been successfully entered the market with their FT series from 2014 with Panasonic and Kyocera printhead in industrial level textile printers. This year on SGIA Expo 2018, DGI is aiming in upper segment of 10 ft soft signage printer and industrial sublimation textile printers.
One of the new model which will be launched at the show is FH-3204. FH stands for Fabrijet Hybrid, which means that the printer can print both special fabrics and sublimation paper in one machine. FH-3204 is dedicated printer for Soft Signage production for 10ft printing. DGI doubled the printing speed from previous model FT-3204X which successfully launched last year for Soft Signage market around the world. Main difference of the FH-3204 is that the printer uses industrial Kyocera printhead (FT-3204X is using Panasonic printhead) which upgrades production level and give more durability. FH-3204 can be reached up to 1,615 ft²/h on both soft signage fabrics and sublimation paper. 6 individual ink channels can be used including florescent colors and light colors. Also equipped with new dancer bar media tensioning system to prevent head strikes. Interesting new feature is printer monitoring app which can be downloaded on mobile devices which shows information about printer information such as print progress, ink level, job histories and more information about the printer connected to the application.
The other new model is HS FT III, HS FT is DGI’s industrial line up of sublimation printer. New HS FT III’s key difference is that staggering arrangement of 4 Kyocera printhead. By staggering the printhead, printing speed can be reached up to 2,690 ft²/h in 5.4ft printing width. New heavy-duty take-up system can load jumbo roll sublimation paper up to 2,000 lb in diameter of 400 inches which is about 8,700 ~ 11,000 yds roll. New HS FT III’s another new feature is the print carriage movement system now enhanced with linear motor which gives accurate jetting sequence and also gives higher production speed. Color channels can be used up to 6 including fluorescent and light colors. NEW HS FT III also enhanced with monitoring app for mobile devices.