Flagship model in pursuit of "new value"
Sublimation transfer inkjet printer
Give your creativity a Glow up
Nagano, Japan, February 24, 2022
Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. (Head office: Tohmi-shi, Nagano Pref.; President: Kazuaki Ikeda), specializing in industrial inkjet printers, cutting plotters and 3D printers, delivers an announcement of the simultaneous worldwide release of large format inkjet printers "330 Series" as new products.
We have been leading the industry by introducing printers with new values, always focusing on "Something New, Something Different" to meet customers' needs for high image quality and quick delivery.
With the catch copy, "Give your creativity a Glow up", "TS330-1600" is our newly releasing large format inkjet printer of which casing was designed and developed from the ground up, by bringing together the technological expertise of Mimaki’s accumulation over the past 20 years.
TS330-1600 is a sublimation transfer inkjet printer that enables high production with high image quality suitable for a flagship model and is equipped with new functions to improve stable operation and pursues work and labor saving for customers.
The "Mimaki Weaving Dot Technology (MWDT)" a printing technology is newly installed, and it changes the order of ink droplet placement depending on printing conditions.
This new technology suppresses unexpected occurrence of streaks or unevenness of printing caused by slight individual differences in the print head or subtle deviations in adjustment to produce both the best solid print*1 quality in our company's history and the beautiful printing quality.
Printing speed of 69m²/h in Draft mode (600x600 dpi, 2Pass) with 4-color ink set (Bl,M,Y,K) is achieved, which is increased to about 138% of speed compared to our conventional model*2. In addition, MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System 4)*3 reduces banding (horizontal stripes) during low passes.
Two optional units of the "10 kg ink tank unit" and the "Mini jumbo roll unit" that have been popular with our other models*4 are customized to be able to attach to TS330-1600.
The 10kg ink tank*5 of large capacity type can be installed to the "10kg ink tank supply unit"*6 to be able to significantly reduce running costs compared to the standard 2L ink pack apply. The "Mini jumbo roll unit"*6 is a feeding option that can be equipped with Mimaki Vision™ Jet-X Mini-162, our genuine transfer paper of approximately 2,500m length roll that have achieved low running costs.
With the lower running costs, these two optional units contribute to reducing downtime of ink and media replacement, as well as reduced workload for customers.
TS330-1600 adopts a new function to prevent conveyance misalignment in long length media winding.
The drive motor for winding, which used to be mounted only on one side, is now mounted on both the left and right sides to distribute the load and strengthen the winding force.
The "V-shape cut function" cuts the media into a V-shape, allowing the tape to be fixed at a single point straight against the paper core is added. Moreover the "Media edge guide" for assisting in media winding is downsized to make it easier for customers to attach and remove it by themselves.
Those new additional three functions and item can reduce human error and prevent media feeding misalignment.
Mimaki’s printing functions such as, NCU (Nozzle Check Unit)*7, NRS (Nozzle Recovery System)*8, DAS (Dot Adjustment System)*9 are taken over to ensure stable operation for long-time printing.
New features to improve usability
As a new cleaning mechanism, a "cloth wiper" has been adopted to increase the removal rate of unwanted ink droplets adhering to the nozzle surface.
Compared to conventional "rubber wipers", the new wiper reduces ink splattering on the head station and improves maintainability and cleanliness. The maintenance space has been expanded, and LED lighting has been installed inside the main unit as standard, making it even easier to view and use.
"Mimaki Remote Access (MRA)", which allows you to operate the machine panel and confirm the operating status like error-check from a smartphone*10 or PC within the same segment LAN environment is applied to the new model. The operability of printer from a remote location without worry provides the work environment that customers require.
"Sb411" and "Sb410"*11 inks proven in the market are applied to TS330-1600
All colors of these environmentally friendly inks have acquired "ECO PASSPORT"*12, as an international certification of safety and security against chemical substances for dyes, pigments, auxiliaries, and finishing agents, that are used in the production of textile products.
Ink sets are available in 4, 6, 7, and 8 colors. Besides the basic color of blue, magenta, yellow, and black for 4 color ink set, there are light blue, light magenta, light black, fluorescent pink, and fluorescent yellow that are selectable among 6/7/8 color ink sets to suit your work.
The print width corresponds to 1,600mm, which is frequently used in textile and apparel applications.
TS330-1600 is compatible with two types of RIP software for printing,"RasterLink7", which is both easy to use and highly functional and,"TxLink4 Lite", which is suitable for textile printing, and either can be selected at the time of purchase.
With "Something New, Something Different" as our management vision, Mimaki Engineering will continue to strive as an innovator company to provide products that are close to our customers.
* 1: To fill in evenly with one color
* 2: Compared to our conventional model TS55-1800
* 3: MAPS4: A function that reduces banding (horizontal stripes), color irregularities, and glossy stripes by printing path boundaries in a gradation style.
* 4: TS55-1800, Tiger-1800MkIII etc.
* 5: Blue, Magenta, Yellow and Black only
* 6: Optional items
* 7: NCU: A function that automatically detects the status of nozzles with a sensor and automatically cleans nozzles when a nozzle is found to be missing.
* 8: NRS: When there is a nozzle problem that cannot be solved by nozzle cleaning, the defective nozzle is automatically replaced by another nozzle to continue printing with stable image quality.
* 9: DAS: A function that automates dot position correction and feed amount correction, which were previously performed manually.
*10: Supports iPhone. Android to be supported later.
*11: Sb410 is fluorescent pink and fluorescent yellow only.
*12: All colors of Sb411 and Sb410 are ECO PASSPORT certified by the Swiss-based Oeko-Tex International Community for the environmental safety. ECO PASSPORT certification is the world's top safety standard that can meet not only Japanese regulations, but also overseas regulations with stricter environmental requirements.
- Mimaki Weaving Dot Technology（MWDT）- New technology realizing high image quality
- Improved production performance with high image quality
- Two options for lower running costs in production
- New functions to ensure reliable long hour print operation
- New maintenance mechanism for improved usability
- Mimaki Remote Access (MRA) enables operation status check and panel operation from a remote location
- Selectable two types of software that support beautiful prints and ease of use
1. Realization of sign graphics with high image quality and definition
A new drop technology "Mimaki Weaving Dot Technology" expressing high-quality images suppresses an impact on printing caused by the individual difference of the head and misalignment in stagger adjustment and optimizes firing order, thereby realizing more accurate ink landing. This makes it possible to reproduce deep colors vividly without unevenness and realizes beautiful print quality.
2. Improved production performance with high image quality
A wide range of print modes are available to suit your work, from the fastest mode of 135m²/h, to Draft mode of 69m²/h, and to High Quality mode of 21m²/h. In Draft mode, it achieves about 138% productivity compared to our conventional machine (TS55-1800).
When outputting a 1200 x 2400 mm sized print, the number of printed pieces per hour has been improved from approximately 13 to 18 pcs., which will be able to meet the market needs for high production.
3. Two optional items for lower running costs in production
The "10kg ink tank supply unit" and the "Mini jumbo roll unit" are two options that can be used to reduce production costs. The 10kg ink tank supply unit reduces the cost per cc compared to a standard 2L ink pack. The capability of continuous printing for a long time helps to reduce machine downtime, too. The "Mini jumbo roll unit" can be used to load long transfer paper, further minimizing running costs.
Image of Mini jumbo roll unit setting
4. New functions to ensure reliable long hour print operation
The motor of the take-up device is mounted on both sides. In conventional models, the drive motor was installed only on one side, but by installing it on both right and left sides, the force applied during winding is equal on both sides and improving the stability of winding.
The newly designed media-edge guide reduces misalignment due to media meandering, that ensures the print for a long time.
By cutting the media into a V-shape with the new "V-shape cut function", a single point can be enough to tape the media when winding it around the paper core. The center of media can be accurately attached to the paper core to reduce human error and avoid media conveyance misalignment. It can also save material by using a small part of the media and taping at one point. At the touch of a button of printer, it is to be chosen between two methods: "V-shaped cut" or conventional cut.
5. New cleaning mechanism for improved usability
The new cleaning mechanism applies a cloth wiper that increases the removal rate of unwanted ink droplets from the nozzle surface. Compared with conventional scraping rubber wipers, the new wiping system soaks up unwanted ink droplets, reducing ink splattering on the head station. By reducing the frequency of maintenance around the head and cap, daily care becomes simple and the machine can always be maintained in optimal condition.
6. "Mimaki Remote Access (MRA)" enables wireless printer operation.
Enables you to check the status of your machine remotely from a smartphone*10 or PC. This allows you to operate the unit and the panel from a distance, making the work more efficient.
7. Selectable two software "RasterLink7" / "TxLink4 Lite"
Selectable one of the two when purchasing:
RIP software that is both easy to use and highly functional, with improved RIP processing speed, usability, and productivity, and support for variable printing.
Supports "parallel RIP function" and "variable print function" to increase production efficiency.
The "Multi-Color Profile function" allows you to create your own profiles for more vivid and beautiful results. Profiles can be created automatically by simply following a wizard to print and measure colors*13.
*13 Please use a color measuring tool (Separately required) after color development.
|Print head||On-demand piezo head (2 staggered layout)|
|Print resolution||300, 600, 900, 1200 dpi|
|Ink||Type/Color||Sb411 (Bl,M,Y,K,Lbl,Lm,Lk), Sb410 (Fy,Fp)|
|Capacity||2L ink pack / 10 kg ink tank|
|Print gap||By manual 3 levels (3.0/3.5/4.0 mm)|
|Maximum print width||1,610 mm (63.4")|
|Media||Maximum width||1,620 mm (63.8")|
|Thickness||1 mm or lower|
|Roll diameter||φ250 mm or less|
|Roll weight||45 kg (99.2 lb) or less|
|Roll inside diameter||2 inch / 3 inch|
|Media cutting||Auto cutting by cutter of head unit *14|
|Interface||Ethernet 1000 BASE-T / (USB2.0 Hi-speed)|
|Power||Single-phase AC100-120 / 200-240V±10%, 50/60Hz±1Hz|
|Power consumption||Max.: 1,440 W or less / Standard: 800 W|
|Operational environment||Temperature: 20–30 °C (68–86 °F)|
Humidity: 35–65% Rh (Non condensing)
Recommended temperature: 20–25 °C (68–77 °F)
Dust: General office level
|Certifications||VCCI class A, FCC class A, ETL IEC 62368-1,|
CE Marking (EMC, Low voltage, Machinery directive, and RoHS),
CB, REACH, Energy Star, RCM, EAC, KC, UKCA
|Dimensions (W×D×H)||3,170 x 820 x 1,305 mm (124.8 x 32.3 x 51.4")|
|Weight||240 kg (529.1 lb)|
*14 Cut shape can be V-shaped cut or straight cut.
*15 Company names and product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.
*16 Specifications, designs, dimensions, and other information stated in this list may be subject to change without notice due to technical improvement etc.
About Mimaki Engineering
Mimaki Engineering develops, manufactures, sales, and maintains industrial inkjet printers, cutting plotters, 3D printers, inks, and software. By providing total solutions for the printing process for the sign graphics, industrial products, and textile apparel markets, we aim to be an innovator that constantly delivers "Something New, Something Different" to our customers.
Company/IR website: https://ir-eng.mimaki.com/
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