Inkjet Technology, Inc. (ITI) recently introduced its latest super-wide direct-to-textile printer – the TX3200DS – at the 2016 ISA Sign Expo in Orlando. ITI showcased the 3.2 meter TX3200DS’s direct-to-fabric print technology with disperse dye inks at the ISA Sign Expo but this versatile printer can also be configured to print on dye sublimation transfer paper for the apparel and sportswear markets. The TX3200DS can also be set up with an optional heat transfer sublimation system that allows users to directly sublimate the textile media exiting the printer without the need for a separate calendar press unit.
The TX3200DS features the latest Ricoh GEN 5 print head technology for reliability, speed and performance imaging. Available in a 4 or 8 print head configuration, the TX3200DS prints in CYMK directly onto polyester textiles with the ability to achieve production speeds up to 1,000 sq.ft./hr (in the 8 print head configuration). An integral IR heater sets the ink to the textile before the heat transfer process assuring optimal color vibrancy and image registration during sublimation.
The TX3200DS also features a high volume 5-liter bulk ink delivery system and an advanced media roller design that eliminates traditional pinch rollers in order to ensure accurate media tracking and fabric/paper handling through any print cycle.
Paul McGovern, ITI Director of Marketing & Business Development, states, “The TX3200DS was specifically designed for the large textile print shop that handles a around-the-clock, wide width, heavy-duty capacity workflow. It is ideal for the high quality production of exhibition graphics and banners, along with commercial and home furnishing textiles.”