Screen Printing - June/July 2016 - (Page 14)
N E W P R O D UC T S
CTS Exposure Unit
Entry-Level Dye-Sub Printer
Mimaki has added the TS30-1300 printer to its dye-sublimation
portfolio. This machine is a dedicated transfer paper printer
designed for shops entering the textile market or for shops
producing short runs such as prototypes, samples, and customized pieces. It measures 54 in. and images up to 211 sq ft/hr
(dual-CMYK mode); it can also be configured in 6-color
Features include variable-dot imaging; Mimaki
Advanced Pass System to reduce banding and uneven
color; RasterLink 6 RIP software; and an Uninterrupted Ink
Supply System that switches to a full 440-mL ink cartridge
when the first is empty (4-color mode). Users can also add
an optional 2-L bulk-ink system.
Ryonet has announced the FX CTS LED exposure unit,
designed for use on screens that have been imaged with a
computer-to-screen system. The FX CTS unit is constructed
with slide rails and a protective lid, rather than traditional
glass, which may stick to
wax or pigment leftover from
CTS imaging. The unit's design
takes advantage of film-free
CTS imaging and allows
for faster exposure times
(approximately 10 sec with
a photopolymer emulsion).
The unit also features
a single-source, 450-W LED
and can expose screens up to
30 x 38 in. It can be preprogrammed and controlled
remotely via a tablet app.
Three New Latex Printer Models
HP has added three models to its Latex printer series: the 560,
570, and 1500.
The HP Latex 560 and 570 printers include features
geared toward unattended printing, such as a spindleless
pivot table; automatic skew adjustment for faster roll
loading; heavy-duty roll handling up to 121 lbs; and a status
Two Belt Speed Controller Systems
M&R is offering the DynaBelt and AccuSet belt speed
controller systems for its Sprint 3000 conveyor dryers.
The DynaBelt is designed to shorten warmup and
cooldown times and reduce energy consumption by automatically setting the belt to its min. speed upon dryer startup
and max. speed upon shutdown. It also responds to changes
of more than 10 degrees in dryer temperature, increasing or
decreasing the belt speed proportionately.
The AccuSet system allows users to duplicate settings
for similar jobs, and eliminates the need to convert ft/min
into dry time.
beacon that can be monitored from a distance. The 64-in.
500 series images up to 248 sq ft/hr, and HP reports that its
vivid print mode provides 50% more ink density. Additional
features include a wiper roller accessory for printing on
banners and self-adhesive vinyl; access to ink and media
loading from the front of the printer; and the HP Latex
The 126-in. HP Latex 1500 prints up to 800 sq ft/hr via
1200-dpi HP Thermal Inkjet printheads. The machine offers
automatic nozzle replacement, an optical media advance
sensor, and an embedded spectrophotometer. HP also reports
that prints are dry and scratch resistant immediately after
printing. Additional features include 5-L ink cartridges,
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Screen Printing - June/July 2016
Screen Printing - June/July 2016
Industrial Printer Expands with Inkjet
Production: Tortoise or Hare?
What’s Next for Single-Pass Inkjets?
DTG: Life in the Fast Lane
Print, Flash, and Rock ‘n’ Roll
Screen Printing - June/July 2016