Mimaki has announced a new textile printer, the Mimaki Tx300P-1800B textile printer.
At 1.8m, the new printer has application to a variety of fabrics, including bulky textured materials as well as sheer fabric and stretchy materials such as knits.
Mike Horsten, general manager marketing of Mimaki EMEA, says, “As consumers increasingly turn to the internet for their shopping needs, we believe they will want to regularly create custom designs and not rely solely on standard designs available in retail outlets
“In addition to the need to cost-effectively produce samples and small runs, enterprising garment makers will be looking for solutions that will help them meet this emerging consumer demand. And they will not want their fabric types to be as limited as they are with many digital textile printing solutions today. That’s exactly what the Mimaki Tx300P-1800B belt-type printer was designed to do. Furthermore, while offering a complete set of textile inks, the TP400 textile pigment ink allows customers to produce small runs in-house without the need of steaming or washing.”
Mimaki lists the Tx300P-1800B features as:
Offers entry-level printing
Prints at speeds of up to 50sqm/hr with print resolutions up to 1440 dpi
Enables high quality printing on thick, woven or raised fibre textiles, thanks to the high head gap options that prevent head strikes
Equipped with a crumple-free roller and paste roller on the belt conveyance system to reduce crumpled and bending of textiles
Nozzle control unit automatically detects and recovers clogged nozzles
Two-litre ink packs for continuous printing
Waveform control technique jets each ink according to its own specific gravity and viscosity
Mimaki will offer five different ink types with the Tx300P-1800B. These include:
Sublimation dye ink – designed to work with polyester-based textiles, either direct to fabric or to a sublimation paper for transfer to the fabric by a heat press
Dispersion dye ink – features high lightfastness and build-up on polyester and micro-polyester for sportswear, curtains, outdoor textiles, home textiles and the auto industry
Textile pigment ink – can print on a variety of textile types with no need for steaming or washing
Reactive dye ink – suitable for printing on more natural fibres, like cotton, silk and wool; the Tx300P-1800B’s belt media transport system flattens the textile and makes it possible to print easily on textiles that stretch
Acid dye ink – similar to reactive dye inks in that they need pre-/post-treatment of the fabric
Horsten adds, “We believe this new printer is poised to bring significant transformation to the textile and apparel industry with its speed, quality and flexibility at an affordable price point.”

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