At the recent ITMA ASIA+CITME 2016 in Shanghai, a number of high-speed inkjet textile printers were on exhibit and drew considerable attention.
Konica Minolta, Inc. exhibited the Nassenger 10 high-speed direct-to-textile inkjet printer and Nassenger 8 medium-speed inkjet printer, and introduced the SP-1 ultra-high-speed single-pass printer using display panels. During the exhibition, a business alliance with Toshin Kogyo Co., Ltd. for sales of the SP-1 on Mainland China was announced.
Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. promoted the Tiger-1800B high-speed direct-to-textile inkjet printer of La Meccanica of Italy, which recently became of a member of the Mimaki Engineering Group. The response to this high-speed printer was great, and inquiries were received from approximately twenty firms.
Toshin Kogyo exhibited the Ichinose 2050 high-speed inkjet printer with 24 print heads, and appealed its printing speed of 480 sqm/hr.
Epson exhibited the SureColor F9280 high-speed dye-sublimation transfer printer. This printer can achieve an output equivalent to about five conventional printers, thus reducing labor costs.