Dye-sublimation transfer inkjet printer
The TS55-1800 is a dye-sublimation transfer paper model, offering new levels of quality and productivity for digital textile printing. This printer keeps running costs low with the mini jumbo roll and 10 kg ink supply units, which allows for unattended continuous printing. A maximum output of up to 1,506 SqFt/Hr can be achieved in four-color mode. New Sb610 inks, with fluorescent yellow and pink, provide enhanced resolvability to improve print production yields.
480, 600, 1,200 dpiMax Print Width
76.3 inches (1,940 mm)Max print speed
Max: 1,506 SqFt (140 SqM)/Hr
Standard: 592 SqFt (55 SqM)/Hr
High quality: 333 SqFt (31 SqM)/Hr
99.2 lbs (45 kg)
Single-phase AC 100-120V/ AC200-240Vx1Weight
445.3 lbs. (202 kg)Dimension (WxDxH)
127.5 x 28 x 73.1 inches (3,240 x 713 x 1,857 mm)
Incorporates various print modes suitable for any workflow, ranging from a high-speed print with a maximum rate of 1,506 Sqft/Hr (140 SqM/Hr) to practical quality print with an output speed of 592 SqFt/Hr (55 SqM/Hr) and finally, quality-oriented print speed of 333 SqFt/Hr (31 SqM/Hr). The practical quality mode achieves approximately 140 percent
Mini Jumbo Roll Unit
• This is a feeding unit to load Mimaki Vision Jet-X transfer paper with a length of about 8,202 feet. It reduces the cost per square foot and shortens the downtime due to media replacement in comparison to smaller transfer paper rolls.
10 kg Ink Supply Unit
• This is an ink supply unit to set a 10 kg (22 lbs.) ink tank for a single color. Compared with the conventional 2 liter ink pack, the running cost is greatly reduced and the downtime due to ink replacement is shortened.
• This extended heater is installed to the lower part of the standard heater. The heater enhances the ink-drying capability and prevents the blocking of media caused by wet ink obstructing the feed during high-speed print, therefore ensuring a stable production.
The Mimaki Advanced Pass System (MAPS) provides gradation to printed pass boundaries to maintain a stable print quality by reducing banding and uneven color. The TS55-1800 is equipped with newly developed printheads that enables MAPS in the high-speed mode. This technology allows the simultaneous pursuit of both high speed and quality.
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.
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 and load balancing functions make production more efficient.
The RIP process for multiple pieces of print data can be performed in parallel. In addition, thanks to the load balancing function for print jobs, jobs can be assigned to printers automatically, allowing efficient production when multiple printers are connected (*).
* Additional printer licenses corresponding to the number of connected printers are required.
Parallel RIP function
RIP processes can be performed in parallel, making production that uses multiple printers efficient. The parallel processing capability can handle up to 8 jobs.
Load balancing function
Automatically allocates* print jobs to multiple units of same printer model.
* Round robin method. Identical printers / identical ink-set printers
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.
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
"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.
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