FESPA 2017 marks European debut of Mimaki TS30-1300

Dedicated transfer paper printer delivers time savings, reduced environmental footprint and reduced space requirements for textile and apparel printing

Amsterdam, April 27, 2017

Mimaki today announced it will debut its entry-level sublimation inkjet printer, the Mimaki TS30-1300, at FESPA 2017. The show is scheduled for 8-12 May in Hamburg, Germany. Mimaki Europe, which has two stands at FESPA, will be showing this new printer on its stand in the Textile Hall (Stand B6-C50). Mimaki will also be present in the Digital Hall (Stand A1-A25), where it will be demonstrating a wide range of solutions for the sign graphics market and industrial print.

“In recent years, we have seen an accelerating shift in the textile and apparel industry from conventional plate-based analogue printing to plateless digital printing,” says Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales of Mimaki Europe. “This offers a number of advantages, including reduced costs, less water usage and elimination of the need for post-printing deposition and washing processes that require large-scale machines. Products like the Mimaki TS30-1300 dye sublimation printer are gaining popularity with apparel makers, printing companies, sewing firms and design studios that want to take advantage of these benefits. We are looking forward to discussing this shift with visitors at FESPA and showing them how the easy-to-operate TS30-1300 can bring new efficiencies to their businesses with no compromise in quality.”

Entry-level printer with countless possibilities
The Mimaki TS30-1300 is a 1.3-meter-wide roll-to-roll sublimation transfer inkjet printer for the textile industry. It enables users to quickly and easily print their designs on demand at speeds up to 20 meters per hour. Key attributes include:

  • Ease of Use: This entry-level sublimation transfer printer features a selected set of functions that reduces the operator learning curve. The bundled RasterLink6 software and the printer’s highly functional Sb54 ink make it easy for even first-time users to get up and running quickly.
  • Print on demand: The TS30-1300 is ideal for in-house production of high-mix low-volume printed products, including prototyping of textiles or sports apparel, or creation of customised items. This reduces lead times for sample delivery as compared to outsourcing. Design changes can be implemented quickly.
  • Versatility: With the TS30-1300, you can print original full-colour images on polyester fabrics, now widely used in the textile and apparel industry. This process can be used for clothing, bags, scarves, tights, socks and more. One-off designs for items like player numbers and names on sports uniforms can also be created with ease.
  • New Revenue Streams: Other uses include polyester-based banners, towels, t-shirts, handkerchiefs, mouse pads, lanyards and cushions. In addition to textile-based products, the TS30-1300 can be used to create unique designs on polyester-coated mugs, glasses, coasters, etc. – customised items that can broaden product offerings and drive new revenues.

Product specifications TS30-1300

Print headOn-demand piezo print head
(nozzles are arranged in 8 lines, 180 nozzles each)
Head gap2mm / 3mm / 4mm / 5mm [1]
Print resolution540, 720, 1080 dpi
Ink droplet sizeMinimum: 4pl / Maximum: 14pl
Print speedUp to 19.6 m/h with 4-colour ink set; up to 8.6 m/h with 6-colour ink set
Max. media width1.371mm (54”)
Max. printable width1.361mm (53.6”)
Ink [2]Type/ColourSublimation ink Sb54
PackagingInk cartridge 440cc; Ink pack 2 liters [3]
Available colours4-colour (Bl, M, Y, K)  6-colour (Bl, M, Y, K. Lbl, Lm)
Media thickness1mm or less
Media weight25kg (55.1 lbs.) or less
Media cutterInstalled
Outer roll diameter180mm (7”) or less
Paper core inner diameter50.8mm ((2”) / 76.2mm (3”)
CertificationsVCCI class A / FCC class A / UL60950-1/
CE Marking (EMC and Low voltage, Machinery directive / CB
InterfaceUSB2.0 high-speed
Power supplySingle-phase AC100-120V, ±10%, AC220-240 V ±10%, 50/60Hz ±1Hz, 15A or less
Power consumption300W or less
RIP SoftwareRasterLink6(Bundled)
Dimensions (W×D×H)2,289mm×739mm×1,424mm (90.1 x 29.1 x 56.1 in.)
Weight145kg (319.7 lbs)

[1]: Head gap should be adjusted by Mimaki certified technician.
[2]: Visit www.mimakieurope.com for information about colour fastness tests for Mimaki sublimation ink Sb54.
[3]: Optional Mimaki Bulk Ink System (MBIS) required to install 2L ink packs.