Mimaki TS55-1800 is the evolutional sublimation transfer inkjet printer for textile/apparel use, which achieved the high production ability with the maximum printing speed 135 sqm/h, the excellent functions and useful optional items ensuring the long-time continuous operation, and the reduction of running cost of manufacturing.
Maximum output speed of 135 sqm/h (1,453 sq.ft/h)
Incorporates various print modes suitable for any work, ranging from high-speed print with a maximum rate of 135 sqm/h (1,453 sq.ft/h) to practical quality print with output speed of 50 sqm/h (538 sq.ft/h) and finally, quality-oriented enhanced picture quality print speed of 31 sqm/h (333 sq. ft/h). The practical quality mode achieves approximately 130% (*4) higher productivity in comparison with our conventional model (TS300P-1800).
* Comparison using TS55-1800:600x600dpi, 2pass and TS300P-1800:720x720dpi, 4pass, Hi (in the practical quality mode)
About 130% faster print speed than Mimaki conventional model
Option units provide for the achievement of low running cost and long-time continuous operation
Mini jumbo roll unit
This is a feeding unit to load [Mimaki Vision Jet-X] transfer paper with a length of about 2,500m (8,202 ft). Reduces the cost per square meter and shortens the downtime due to media replacement in comparison to smaller transfer paper rolls.
10kg (22 lb) ink supply unit
This is an ink supply unit to set a 10kg (22 lb) ink tank for a single color. Compared with the conventional 2L ink pack, the running cost is much reduced and the downtime due to ink replacement is shortened.
This is an extended heater installed to the lower part of the standard heater. The heater enhances the ink-drying capability and prevents the "blocking" of medium (caused by still wet ink obstructing the feeding of the media during high-speed print), thus ensuring stable production.
Newly developed heads to ensure high-quality print even at high speed
"MAPS" functionality reduces banding
The "MAPS" functionality providing gradation to printed pass boundaries maintains stable print quality by reducing banding and uneven color. The "TS55-1800" equipped with newly developed heads enables the "MAPS" in the high-speed mode, which has been unavailable so far. The technology allows the simultaneous pursuit of both high speed and high quality.
* MAPS: Mimaki Advanced Pass System
Technologies for uninterrupted reliable printing operation
NCU/NRS: Minimization of downtime
The Nozzle Check Unit (NCU) detects nonfunctioning nozzles and automatically cleans them. If the nozzles fail to operate after cleaning, defective nozzles are replaced by non-defective ones until a technician arrives, and printing is continued. This feature enables uninterrupted print operations and continuous productivity.
Nozzle recovery system by the Single-pass mode (Patent-pending) NEW!
Fill the missing nozzles by enlarging the dots of the adjacent nozzles.
* It gets missing nozzle stripes inconspicuous while printing by the Single-pass mode.
Feed correction function by print mode NEW!
Different feed correction values can be applied to each print mode.
Feed correction value for each print mode can be managed by machine setting. It is not necessary to perform feed confirmation for every mode and reduces the work of operator.
Sophisticated "TxLink4 Lite" RIP software that has been further advanced
A 16-bit rendering realizes beautiful gradation expression.
Rendering upgraded from 8bit to 16bit enables more beautiful gradation expression. (*)
* An 8-bit rendering is used depending on the file format or color space.
Parallel RIP function makes production more efficient.
The RIP process for multiple pieces of print data can be performed in parallel.
* Up to 8 jobs
Variable print function tailored to applications for apparel is provided.
Variable data such as uniform numbers and player names can be directly imported from CSV file to create print jobs. Text can also be processed using methods such as text outline fills and arched text layout.
Spot color inks (light black/fluorescent inks) that enable more beautiful and unique expression
Light black ink enables stunning gray-scale expression.
Because sublimation transfer print uses a high-density black ink, graininess or tone jump may occur in some cases. Light black ink adds to smooth print expression without graininess or tone jump.
Fluorescent inks enable unique expression.
The demand for fluorescent inks is rising in products such as uniforms and other sports apparel, fashion apparel representing Japanese cute pop culture, and eye-catching bright soft signage. To use fluorescent inks as the complementary colors of process colors, not to mention as spot colors, a multi-color mode (*) is provided. The fluorescent inks complement magenta and yellow to realize brighter colors.
* Only available in TxLink4
Transfer paper enabling long-time continuous operation -- "Mimaki Vision Jet-X"
"Mimaki Vision Jet-X" mini jumbo rolls featuring approximately 2,500 meters (8,202 ft) of transfer paper is scheduled for announcement concurrently with model "TS55-1800".
When running the "TS55-1800" printer at its maximum speed (135 sqm/h; 1,453 sq.ft/h), a 150 meter (492 ft) roll of transfer paper runs out in approximately 2 hours. The system was therefore incapable of coping with extended continuous operation such as overnight printing in the absence of operators. The combination of "Mimaki Vision Jet-X” and the mini jumbo roll allows for unattended printing for a long time. The mini jumbo roll also contributes to reducing the running cost with lower paper costs per square meter in comparison to normal plotter rolls.
TxLink4 Lite or RasterLink6Plus is bundled according to user's request.