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Epson SureColor SC-v7000 Bild: Epson SureColor SC-v7000
30.05.2022

Epson auf der FESPA 2022 in Berlin

Epson feiert die lang erwartete Rückkehr zur Messe FESPA mit einer Reihe von Live-Druckvorführungen an seinem Stand. Der Hersteller wird zusammen mit europäischen Partnerunternehmen sein breites Portfolio an preisgekrönten Drucksystemen sowie die damit erzielten Ergebnisse präsentieren. Der Stand ist in verschiedene Sektionen aufgeteilt, um die Epson Drucklösungen jeweils in praxisnahen Anwendungen aufzuzeigen.

In dem Segment Werbung/Promotions zeigt der Hersteller das Angebot an DTG-Drucksystemen (Direct-to-Garment) wie der SureColor SC-F3000 und SC-F2100, die im Workflow als Komplettpaket für den Entwurf und den Bedruck von T-Shirts, Polohemden, Tragetaschen und anderen Stoffartikeln präsentiert werden.
An allen Messetagen wird die Epson Monna Lisa ML-8000, ein digitaler, industrieller Textildirektdrucker der nächsten Generation, im Einsatz sein. Die Maschine wurde für maximale Flexibilität bei hoher Nachhaltigkeit entwickelt und erreicht mit den acht neu entwickelten PrecisionCore-Druckköpfen eine Druckgeschwindigkeit von bis zu 155 Quadratmetern pro Stunde (600 × 600 dpi – 2 Durchgänge).

Epson feiert die lang erwartete Rückkehr zur Messe FESPA mit einer Reihe von Live-Druckvorführungen an seinem Stand. Der Hersteller wird zusammen mit europäischen Partnerunternehmen sein breites Portfolio an preisgekrönten Drucksystemen sowie die damit erzielten Ergebnisse präsentieren. Der Stand ist in verschiedene Sektionen aufgeteilt, um die Epson Drucklösungen jeweils in praxisnahen Anwendungen aufzuzeigen.

In dem Segment Werbung/Promotions zeigt der Hersteller das Angebot an DTG-Drucksystemen (Direct-to-Garment) wie der SureColor SC-F3000 und SC-F2100, die im Workflow als Komplettpaket für den Entwurf und den Bedruck von T-Shirts, Polohemden, Tragetaschen und anderen Stoffartikeln präsentiert werden.
An allen Messetagen wird die Epson Monna Lisa ML-8000, ein digitaler, industrieller Textildirektdrucker der nächsten Generation, im Einsatz sein. Die Maschine wurde für maximale Flexibilität bei hoher Nachhaltigkeit entwickelt und erreicht mit den acht neu entwickelten PrecisionCore-Druckköpfen eine Druckgeschwindigkeit von bis zu 155 Quadratmetern pro Stunde (600 × 600 dpi – 2 Durchgänge).

Die Monna Lisa ist sehr einfach zu bedienen, produktiv und kostengünstig. Sie eignet sich für Unternehmen, die in den industriellen Digitaldruck einsteigen oder ihr Angebot in diesem Segment ausbauen wollen. Die Mona Lisa ML-8000 wird am Epson Stand der FESPA unter Verwendung eines Unitech „Mini Rainbow“-Trockners mit Pigmenttinten auf Baumwolle drucken.

Auf der FESPA werden die Epson Dye-Sublimationsdrucker SureColor SC-F9400H und SC-F10000H, ausgestattet mit fluoreszierenden Tinten, zu sehen sein. Sie laufen in einer Reihe Anwendungen aus den Bereichen Mode, Sportbekleidung, Heimtextilien und Soft-Signage. Der 64 Zoll breit druckende SureColor SC-F9400H besitzt dabei zwei fluoreszierende Tinten (Gelb und Pink). Der 76 Zoll breit druckende Sublimationsdrucker SC-F10000H mit sechs Farben kann optional entweder mit fluoreszierenden Tinten (Gelb und Magenta) oder mit Light-Cyan und Light-Magenta konfiguriert werden, sodass Anwender mit diesem Drucker Zugriff auf mehr Einsatzgebiete erhalten.

Der preisgekrönte SureColor SC-R5000L ist der erste Epson Großformatdrucker mit wasserbasierten Resintinten. Er druckt auf eine Vielzahl von Medien hochwertige Muster. So wird er am Stand beispielsweise Tapeten, Soft-Signage-, Kunstdruck- oder auch Frontlit-Materialien produzieren. Durch seine Kombination von hoher Farbkonsistenz, präzisem Druck, Medienflexibilität und Zuverlässigkeit eignet sich diese Maschine zur Produktion von Materialien für sensible Innenbereiche in Schulen und Krankenhäusern.

Der SureColor SC-V7000 ist Epsons erster UV-Flachbettdrucker. Er wird auf der FESPA 2022 zum ersten Mal vorgestellt. Die Maschine eignet sich besonders für den Druck von aufmerksamkeitsstarken PoS-Produkten, Signage-Materialien, Schaufensterverkleidungen, Verpackungen und Dekorationsartikeln. Mit ihr bedienen Druckdienstleister ein breites Spektrum an Anwendungen und verarbeiten dabei viele starre Drucksubstrate. Der Drucker verfügt über die UltraChrome-UV-Tintenkonfiguration mit den Farben CMYK, Light Magenta, Light Cyan, Rot, Grau, Weiß und einem Lackfinish.

(c) Mimaki
05.05.2022

Mimaki with latest technology for sign and textile industries at FESPA 2022

Mimaki Europe will be showcasing its latest innovative technologies and connecting with customers at FESPA 2022 Global Printing Expo (May 31st – June 3rd Berlin). Following the success of FESPA 2021, Mimaki will return as a gold sponsor for this landmark industry event. With a host of new solutions released this year, FESPA 2022 will be the first opportunity for Mimaki to demonstrate these printers and cutters at an international event and further explain the many benefits they offer sign and textile printing companies.

Mimaki Europe will be showcasing its latest innovative technologies and connecting with customers at FESPA 2022 Global Printing Expo (May 31st – June 3rd Berlin). Following the success of FESPA 2021, Mimaki will return as a gold sponsor for this landmark industry event. With a host of new solutions released this year, FESPA 2022 will be the first opportunity for Mimaki to demonstrate these printers and cutters at an international event and further explain the many benefits they offer sign and textile printing companies.

In the Spotlight
Standout technology on show includes the new 330 series, consisting of the JV330-160, the CJV330-160 and the TS330-1600. Launched during the company’s Global Innovation Days event, the 330 Series leverages Mimaki’s cross-platform strategy, to offer a high-end yet cost effective printing solution across several sectors. The eco-solvent inkjet printers, the JV330-160 and CJV330-160, boast innovative features such as the new media changer that allows three rolls of media to be loaded simultaneously, and the XY slitter, which provides in-line X-axis and Y-axis sheet-fed cutting. The TS330-1600, which will make its international tradeshow debut at FESPA, is a sublimation printer with an improved take-up system and optional add-ons to further increase efficiency, including a 10kg ink tank supply unit and a mini jumbo roll unit.

Additionally, FESPA visitors will see Mimaki’s all new CG-AR cutting plotter.

Urbanising FESPA 2022
In line with FESPA 2022’s tagline, ‘Experience print in motion’, Mimaki’s stand will bring a vibrancy to the show, by demonstrating real-world applications alongside the machines that created them. This year will see Mimaki’s stand convey the streets of Berlin in its design, and urban inspired works by designers, including Nicky Nahafahik and Xavier Protano, all printed using various Mimaki’s printing technologies and displayed on the stand - allowing visitors experience Berlin from inside the Messe Berlin halls. Mimaki will also join forces with Dutch designer Tessa Koops to create a selection of unique fashion items, after their successful collaborations in 2019.

Celebrating Customer Success
As a centrepiece of Mimaki’s stand, the customer gallery will return to FESPA 2022, showcasing and celebrating customer samples and testimonials. There will also be live demonstrations of Mimaki’s latest technologies in dedicated sign, UV and textile application areas. The latest UV printers on display include the UJV100, and the JFX and UJF series. The acclaimed 3D printer, the 3DUJ-2207, will also return to FESPA this year to showcase the many high-quality, full-colour models, including figurines, scale models and prototypes, achievable with this cost-efficient, entry-level printer.

To answer questions about the applications and Mimaki technologies, hospitality and meeting areas will provide space for one-to-one conversations with Mimaki experts.

Source:

Mimaki / Bespoke

16.03.2022

TMAS: TEXO AB sees Demand for Compfelt Weaving Looms

TEXO AB, a member of TMAS, the Swedish textile machinery association, is currently seeing a surge in demand for its Compfelt weaving looms for press felt base fabrics.

“These are far from standard machines,” explains TEXO President Anders Svensson. “Off-the-shelf industrial weaving machines generally range in their working widths from 1.9 to 3.2 metres, with those purpose-built for technical applications such as geotextiles extending to wider widths of six metres and beyond. Meanwhile, one of the machines we have recently successfully delivered and commissioned has a working width of 23 metres and is not even the widest of the many such machines the company has engineered and delivered worldwide since its formation.”

A second recently-delivered line has a more modest working width – in relative terms – of 13 metres.

TEXO AB, a member of TMAS, the Swedish textile machinery association, is currently seeing a surge in demand for its Compfelt weaving looms for press felt base fabrics.

“These are far from standard machines,” explains TEXO President Anders Svensson. “Off-the-shelf industrial weaving machines generally range in their working widths from 1.9 to 3.2 metres, with those purpose-built for technical applications such as geotextiles extending to wider widths of six metres and beyond. Meanwhile, one of the machines we have recently successfully delivered and commissioned has a working width of 23 metres and is not even the widest of the many such machines the company has engineered and delivered worldwide since its formation.”

A second recently-delivered line has a more modest working width – in relative terms – of 13 metres.

Paper machines
The demand for such machines comes from the suppliers of paper machine clothing (PMC) to paper mills, who in turn operate colossal machines for paper manufacturing.
On of the largest paper making machines is currently believed to be located on Hainan Island off the southern coast of China and is 428 metres long – roughly the length of four football pitches. Naturally, such machines require equally large-scale components, which is where TEXO comes in. All paper machines require a regular supply of PMC fabrics which are employed in three separate areas of the paper machine – the forming section, the press section and the drying section.

Press felts
TEXO Compfelt weaving machines are specifically employed for the production of endless (tubular) woven base fabrics for the press section of paper machines, where water is mechanically removed from the newly formed sheet of fibres. In the simplest press, the sheet is carried by the PMC fabric between two rolls, where water is squeezed out by the application of load and pressure. This can also be assisted by the use of vacuum and heat. The PMC fabrics here need to be replaced regularly, with a maximum lifespan of six months.

Press felts have become increasingly sophisticated over the years, consisting of complex woven base structures which are subsequently combined with nonwovens via needlepunching on equally huge machines. The woven base fabrics are primarily made from polyamide for its strength and hygroscopic and elastic properties.

Dobby harness
“A major refinement of the machine has been the ability to equip it with up to 24 dobby harness frames to meet the demand for sophisticated structures from the PMC manufacturers. Although the PMC business represents a small proportion of the total cost of manufacturing paper, it can have a significant impact on the quality of the paper, the efficiency of a machine and machine production rates.”

Another significant development has been that of a self supporting base pre-filled with concrete, which has eliminated the need to dig out foundations in a plant to support the machine.

Retrofits
TEXO’s looms are built to last, but technology moves forward, and the company is also currently active in the retrofitting of existing machines built as far back as the 1970s.

Integration
TEXO has also just integrated its offices and production centre at its base in Älmhult, Sweden, to create a unified 5,000 square metre site.

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TMAS / AWOL Media

The Green Revolution: How Microfactories Can Change the Face of Fashion by Mark Sollman, Product Manager EMEA, Mimaki Europe (c) Mimaki EMEA
Traditionally, apparel manufacturing has centred on a production chain model of sourcing materials and producing garments in bulk, microfactories are now enabling on-demand, on-location production
12.01.2022

Mimaki Europe: The Green Revolution

  • The Green Revolution: How Microfactories Can Change the Face of Fashion by Mark Sollman, Product Manager EMEA, Mimaki Europe

With the all-important COP26 Climate Change Conference having taken centre stage in November, there is no time like the present for the fashion world to rally together in stepping up sustainability efforts and getting carbon emissions under control. Globally, the fashion industry is now estimated to account for around 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and 20 percent of wastewater , making the pursuit of greener production methods more pertinent than ever before. Thankfully, we are seeing a new era of production enter the fashion arena, with the increasing emergence of technologically advanced, highly automated microfactories.

Along with reducing unnecessary waste through on-demand production, microfactories have a smaller ecological footprint than traditional garment production and require no water use during the production process, making it not only a faster solution, but a greener one too.

  • The Green Revolution: How Microfactories Can Change the Face of Fashion by Mark Sollman, Product Manager EMEA, Mimaki Europe

With the all-important COP26 Climate Change Conference having taken centre stage in November, there is no time like the present for the fashion world to rally together in stepping up sustainability efforts and getting carbon emissions under control. Globally, the fashion industry is now estimated to account for around 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and 20 percent of wastewater , making the pursuit of greener production methods more pertinent than ever before. Thankfully, we are seeing a new era of production enter the fashion arena, with the increasing emergence of technologically advanced, highly automated microfactories.

Along with reducing unnecessary waste through on-demand production, microfactories have a smaller ecological footprint than traditional garment production and require no water use during the production process, making it not only a faster solution, but a greener one too.

Last year’s FESPA saw Mimaki team up with fashion designer Carolina Guzman to bring her designs to life in real time at the show, setting up its own working microfactory live on-site to take her designs from screen to garment within just a day. Guzman’s designs were created using Mimaki’s TS100-1600 Sublimation Printer, before being transferred to textile, digitally cut and finally pieced together. Devised with a string of ethical and environmental objectives threaded throughout, the microfactory also exclusively utilised eco-friendly Greentex fabric, and any remaining material was donated to Sheltersuit: a wind- and waterproof coat that can be transformed into a sleeping bag, which is provided free of charge to homeless people and refugees.

Through working with a number of strategic partners – including transfer printing expert, Klieverik; paper solutions specialist, Neenah Coldenhove; and digital cutting equipment provider, Summa – Mimaki was able to produce a collection of unique, high-quality garments live on the stand during the tradeshow, demonstrating to visitors from more than 100 countries some of the key reasons that microfactories seem set to change the future of fashion…

Unparalleled speed and versatility
Where traditionally, apparel manufacturing has centred on a production chain model of sourcing materials and producing garments in bulk, microfactories are now enabling on-demand, on-location production, making it possible to create everything from unique, one-off pieces and samples right through to entire product lines – all at unprecedented speeds. This means greater flexibility and customisation, enabling designers to modify or update designs and respond to market trends as they occur.

Simplified supply chains and minimised risk
The microfactory setup brings production in-house and on-demand, minimising the cost of not only storing stock, but also of shipping it and responsibly disposing of unsold items. Where recent geopolitical events have highlighted the fragility of global supply chains, microfactories offer a unique independence from these systems, empowering garment manufacturers to future-proof their businesses, become less reliant on external systems and suppliers, and reduce the risk of disruptions.

A boosted bottom line and a greener future
Facilitating savings in a whole line of resources, from physical storage and production space to time and energy, microfactories ultimately have the potential to significantly increase profitability for garment manufacturers, with the additional benefit of being easily scalable as production increases. Perhaps even more compelling, however, are the environmental considerations. Demonstrated on a small scale through Mimaki’s recent project, the environmental benefits inherent to microfactory production will have an even greater impact as it becomes more prolific and commonplace throughout the fashion world, with the potential to effect meaningful environmental change as adoption increases in the years to come.

13.10.2021

Launch of EFI Reggiani TERRA Silver

  • EFI Reggiani TERRA Silver Makes Debut at Fespa Global Print Expo 2021 for a Short, Smart and Green Process
  • The new, industrial, entry-level EFI™ Reggiani TERRA Silver textile printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is making its debut at the Fespa Global Print Expo 2021 tradeshow, 12-15 October at RAI Amsterdam.
  • The EFI Reggiani TERRA Silver uses unique TERRA pigment ink for high-quality, highly sustainable direct-to-textile printing without steaming or washing.       

“This is one of the first trade shows to return after the pandemic, and we are very excited to again meet customers in person and showcase an innovative offering that delivers superior printing results while using less time, water and energy,” said EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “We are introducing this advanced EFI Reggiani TERRA Silver solution to the many print service providers at Fespa, presenting them with an ideal path to enter the industrial textile segment with a short, smart and green production process.”

  • EFI Reggiani TERRA Silver Makes Debut at Fespa Global Print Expo 2021 for a Short, Smart and Green Process
  • The new, industrial, entry-level EFI™ Reggiani TERRA Silver textile printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is making its debut at the Fespa Global Print Expo 2021 tradeshow, 12-15 October at RAI Amsterdam.
  • The EFI Reggiani TERRA Silver uses unique TERRA pigment ink for high-quality, highly sustainable direct-to-textile printing without steaming or washing.       

“This is one of the first trade shows to return after the pandemic, and we are very excited to again meet customers in person and showcase an innovative offering that delivers superior printing results while using less time, water and energy,” said EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “We are introducing this advanced EFI Reggiani TERRA Silver solution to the many print service providers at Fespa, presenting them with an ideal path to enter the industrial textile segment with a short, smart and green production process.”

The new-version TERRA Silver printer is part of EFI’s complete TERRA line-up of pigment ink printer solutions. It is a 180-cm wide printer that can print up to 190 sqm per hour with eight dual-channel printheads. The printer also features:

•    A new recirculating ink system for superior reliability and minimum maintenance
•    Several printing modes to ensure maximum flexibility in terms of design capability
•    New, real-time image processing that eliminates time spent in image pre-calculations
•    A user friendly, intuitive interface
•    A more-efficient polymerisation process that takes place as printed textile goes through the printer’s on-board dryer.

In Fespa stand 1-G71, attendees can see the EFI Reggiani TERRA Silver print smoothly and precisely on knitted and woven fabrics. The printer’s quality is evident in its high-uniformity printing modes, and it delivers numerous features that enhance the production process, including an accurate WYSIWYG interface and flexible queue management.
 
EFI Reggiani is also a leading developer of textile inks. The EFI Reggiani TERRA pigment inks used on the Silver model deliver excellent wet and dry fastness properties and remarkable sharpness in detail. Designed to leverage EFI Reggiani digital printers’ market-proven industrial performance capabilities, these eco-friendly, water-based inks provide an extraordinary level of print durability and yield longer print head life with reduced maintenance costs. The high-performance digital pigment inks also use an innovative binder technology for fast, sustainable, and cost-competitive industrial textile printing on the widest range of fabrics. Users also gain superior print definition and colour intensity.
 
This year, EFI Reggiani celebrates 75 years of heritage and innovation in the textile world. Always committed to deliver to the market new cutting-edge technologies, EFI Reggiani has world-class products offering boosted uptime and reliability, high performance throughput, and remarkable printing uniformity and accuracy – all while helping customers increase the sustainability of their textile manufacturing activities. Green EFI Reggiani processes give users fast, complete and sustainable solutions across a broad range of textile applications.
 
In this 75th anniversary year, EFI Reggiani has also launched several other ground-breaking solutions, such as EFI Reggiani HYPER, the fastest scanning digital printer on the market, and the EFI Reggiani BLAZE, an industrial entry-level, easy-to-use printer designed to give new textile companies the opportunity to adopt digital inkjet production with a compact solution to blaze a successful path into the industry.

Source:

Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

Mimaki präsentiert neue Anwendungsmöglichkeiten auf der FESPA 2021 (c) Mimaki Europe BV
LED-UV-Inkjet-Flachbettdrucker JFX600-2513
16.09.2021

Mimaki präsentiert neue Anwendungsmöglichkeiten auf der FESPA 2021

  • Neue Technologien von Mimaki für Werbetechnik, 3D- und Textildruck erstmals auf der Messe zu sehen
  • Innovation – das zentrale Motto für den Messeauftritt von Mimaki – mit Präsentation von Kunden- und Partneranwendungen

Mimaki Europe wird seine breite Palette an Digitaldrucktechnologien auf der FESPA Global Print Expo 2021, 12.-15. Oktober 2021, RAI Amsterdam, präsentieren. Dazu gehören der brandneue UV-Flachbettdrucker JFX600-2513, die Drucker der UJF-Serie mit hoher Geschwindigkeit und Qualität sowie der 3D-Desktop-Farbdrucker 3DUJ-2207. Im Rahmen einer interaktiven Ausstellung wird Mimaki auch erfolgreiche Anwendungsbeispiele seiner Kunden und Partner präsentieren.

Zu den neuen Lösungen gehört der JFX600-2513, ein LED-UV-Inkjet-Flachbettdrucker für das Großformat, der mit seiner hohen Geschwindigkeit und Produktivität speziell für den Druck großer Auflagen gedacht ist. Dank einer größeren Auswahl an Tintentypen und der höheren Medienflexibilität wartet dieses neue Modell mit einem breiteren Spektrum an Anwendungsmöglichkeiten für Druckdienstleister auf.

  • Neue Technologien von Mimaki für Werbetechnik, 3D- und Textildruck erstmals auf der Messe zu sehen
  • Innovation – das zentrale Motto für den Messeauftritt von Mimaki – mit Präsentation von Kunden- und Partneranwendungen

Mimaki Europe wird seine breite Palette an Digitaldrucktechnologien auf der FESPA Global Print Expo 2021, 12.-15. Oktober 2021, RAI Amsterdam, präsentieren. Dazu gehören der brandneue UV-Flachbettdrucker JFX600-2513, die Drucker der UJF-Serie mit hoher Geschwindigkeit und Qualität sowie der 3D-Desktop-Farbdrucker 3DUJ-2207. Im Rahmen einer interaktiven Ausstellung wird Mimaki auch erfolgreiche Anwendungsbeispiele seiner Kunden und Partner präsentieren.

Zu den neuen Lösungen gehört der JFX600-2513, ein LED-UV-Inkjet-Flachbettdrucker für das Großformat, der mit seiner hohen Geschwindigkeit und Produktivität speziell für den Druck großer Auflagen gedacht ist. Dank einer größeren Auswahl an Tintentypen und der höheren Medienflexibilität wartet dieses neue Modell mit einem breiteren Spektrum an Anwendungsmöglichkeiten für Druckdienstleister auf.

Die in diesem Monat auf den Markt gebrachten Drucker UJF-7151 plusII und Modelle der UJF-MkII e-Serie werden auch zu den Hauptattraktionen am Mimaki-Messestand gehören. Der für reibungslosen und zuverlässig hohen Durchsatz konzipierte UJF-7151 plusII ermöglicht eine um bis zu 190% höhere Druckgeschwindigkeit als sein Vorgängermodell UJF-7151 plus. Dieser Drucker unterstützt den Einsatz schwerer Schablonen – ideal zum präzisen Bedrucken schwerer Materialien wie Holz, Metall und Glas.

Als weiteres Beispiel für das Portfolio von Mimaki und ebenfalls brandneues Produkt wird auch der Mimaki 3DUJ-2207 erstmals auf der FESPA präsentiert. Dieser einfach skalierbare 3D-Desktop-Drucker soll Designern und Produktentwicklern eine Welt voller Möglichkeiten eröffnen, die den 3D-Druck mit all seiner Farbenpracht bislang noch nicht nutzen konnten.

Source:

Mimaki Europe BV