Digital textile printing solutions at Gartex Texprocess India Mumbai

Several solutions providers were present

Insight booth at Gartex Texprocess India

Companies such as Insight Print Communications, Pantone India, SmartColor Technologies, DigiChrome Digital Printing Solutions, DCC Print and TJet Technology presented their digital textile printing solutions at the 3rd Mumbai edition of Gartex Texprocess India.

The event, held at Jio World Convention Centre from 1-3 February, featured a range of printers with features catering to different market segments. The three-day event was organized by Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India.

Insight Print Communications

Insight Print Communications featured the Mimaki TS100-1600 sublimation transfer inkjet printer, designed for textile and apparel printing in the entry-level market. Boasting a 1,600 mm print width and a speed of 70 m²/h, the printer prioritizes cost-efficiency with a one-liter bottle. Noteworthy features include NCU, NRS, and MAPS4, while compatibility with Mimaki’s original RIP software, TxLink4 Lite and RasterLink7, enhances its versatility.

Pantone India

Pantone India showcased the Viteza 12-head inkjet sublimation printer with a 1.9-meter print width, incorporating the advanced Epson i3200-A1 printhead. The printer offers flexibility with two resolution variants: 360X1200 dpi and 360X2400 dpi, catering to diverse printing requirements.

Pantone India booth

SmartColor Technologies

Surat-based SmartColor Technologies demonstrated two sublimation printers – SCT-1808 (eight heads) and SCT-2016 (16 heads). Both printers utilize Epson i3200-A1 printheads, offering varying print resolutions. The SCT-1808 achieves a speed of 205 square meters per hour in one-pass mode and 115 square meters per hour in two pass mode, supporting water-based dye inks and sublimation inks. SCT-2016 follows a similar configuration, providing options for different production needs.

DigiChrome Digital Printing Solutions

Mumbai-based DigiChrome Digital Printing Solutions showcased a comprehensive range of inkjet printing solutions at Gartex Texprocess India. The FD-5193E printer, incorporating three Epson 4720/3200 printheads, achieves a production speed of 70 square meters per hour in three pass mode, with a printing width of 1.8 meters. Additionally, the DCR 0419-1R pigment printer features Ricoh Gen6 printheads with a similar printing width, offering diverse options.

TJet Technology

TJet Technology introduced the Hoptech G1 digital printer with two variants: G1 M (Epson printhead) and G1 K (Kyocera printhead). Both models boast a generous print width of 1900 millimeters and support reactive, sublimation, and AQ pigment ink types, providing unparalleled versatility for various printing applications.

DCC Print

DCC Print booth

Mumbai-based DCC Print featured three machines, including two textile printers from Epson and a screen-printing machine from M&R Global. The 64-inch Epson SureColor SC-F9430 dye-sublimation textile production printer, utilizing Epson’s ink solutions and Edge Print software, caters to fabric printing needs. Meanwhile, the 44-inch SureColor SC-F6430H is designed for small to mid-sized textile and novelty goods production companies and is equipped with an Integrated Ink Pack System and PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead.

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