Mimaki has moved into industrial textile printing with the Tiger-1800B printer. It is a direct-to-textile machine printer and is an eight-color device suitable for high-volume digital production of applications such as furnishings, flags, sports apparel and interior fabrics that could only be cost-effectively achieved in the past using traditional textile printing technologies.
Optional units can be added to expand the printer’s capabilities, including feeding units for jumbo rolls or folded fabrics, heating units and a folding arm unit for storing fabric in the box after printing. The fashion industry is currently the main target for this machine, which uses reactive inks. Mimaki will add other ink settings in future. The company is also currently in the final process of making a Tiger that will be suitable for the bedspread market.
Mimaki, based in Japan and founded in 1975, is a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the signs and graphics, textiles and apparel and industrial markets, and also provides a comprehensive range of supporting products like hardware, software and associated consumable items such as inks and cutting blades.
Mimaki cut and print devices deliver an array of applications. Eco-solvent inks in a variety of colors and advanced printing technologies enables production of anything from fine art reproductions to outdoor signage.