A wide range of new Mimaki textile inks
Mimaki offers five ink types -sublimation, dispersant, pigment, reactive, and acid- to meet various application needs.*1
|Sublimation dye ink
||Bl, M, Y, K, Lbl, Lm
||Sublimation ink for direct printing. No transfer paper is required.
|Disperse dye ink*2
||C, M, Y, K, R, Gray, Violet, Pink
||Inks are fixed by heating and have high durability.
||Polyester, nylon, acetate, and other fibers
|Textile pigment ink*2
||C, M, Y, K, Bl, R, Lk, Green
||Simple post-printing process. No steaming, washing and drying processes are required. Inks are fixed by only heating.
||Cotton, hemp, and other fibers
|Reactive dye ink*2
||C, M, Y, K, Bl, R, Or, Lk
||Inks produce vibrant colors, reproduce a wide gamut of colors, and have water resistance, light-fastness, and rub-fastness because of dyestuff molecule bonding with the fibers.
||Cotton, hemp, silk, rayon, and other fibers
|Acid dye ink*2
||C, M, Y, K, Bl, R, Or, Lk
||Inks produce vivid and brilliant colors on animal fibers and synthetic protein fibers such as nylon.
||Wool, leather, silk, nylon, and other fabrics
*1 Please select an ink type depending on your intended use. The ink type cannot be changed after installation.
*2 Inks are available in the future.
|Sublimation dye ink
||Bl, M, Y, K, Lbl, Lm, Fluo Y, Fluo Red
||Sublimation ink for paper transfer.
Mimaki’s New Neon fluorescent inks, available in yellow and pink, are ideal for fashion, sportswear, swimwear and shoes and are specially made for use in the low-volume high-quality sublimation paper transfer market.
Every team, whether cycling, running, badminton or football, needs to have its own shirt, with a name, number and the sponsor’s logo clearly visible. Producing these relatively small, customized lots cost-effectively requires sublimation technologies, and printing the entire garment rather than applying graphics information afterwards is more profitable. With traditional print, the desired neon colours are hard to achieve and small lot production is often not cost-effective.
The TS300-1800P was launched at Fespa, specifically designed for digital low-cost production of high-value applications. The combination with the new inks opens up a new range of possibilities for textile printers, designers and garment manufacturers: “Fluorescent colours are in high demand in the fashion and sportswear markets,” says Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “With these New Neon inks, designers and garment manufacturers will be able to extend the utility of digital printing solutions to the production of high quality running clothes and other applications that are personalized or have unique designs and stand out for safety or fashion purposes. These inks will finally and for the very first time allow producing these high quality specialty products on a larger scale. As more textile manufacturers learn about these new inks and the quality and capability of digital printing for textiles,” he adds, “we expect to see demand take off.”
Mimaki inks attain coveted GREENGUARD GOLD Accreditation
Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, proudly announces it has received the GREENGUARD GOLD Certification for market leading inks, such as SS21, LX101, LH-100, LUS-150 and LUS-200.
The GREENGUARD GOLD Certification offers stricter certification criteria and considers safety factors to ensure that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. GREENGUARD Certification is part of UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). As an ISO-IEC Guide 65:1996 accredited, third-party certifying body, the Greenguard Environmental Institute issues the GREENGUARD Certification to help manufacturers create – and help buyers identify – interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in environments in which the products are used, including schools and healthcare facilities.
The certification standards feature emissions criteria that are required to be met for GREENGUARD Certification. There are also additional verification requirements to be completed before certification can be awarded. After initial certification, there is on-going testing, documentation, and verification processes required for demonstration of consistent product performance.
“In order to comply with the GREENGUARD requirements, a company needs to invest in extensive R&D efforts and ongoing commitment to develop the most technologically advanced yet safest inks,” comments Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “The reach of Mimaki products is growing at a phenomenal rate. This certification offers us, our customers and the general public peace of mind and extra assurances that our print solutions can be applied for a wide range of end uses including those in schools and in a healthcare environment.”