The Top Three Direct-to-Fabric Printers- Do You Know Them?
As we know, when it comes to cotton, silk, nylon and all other (non-polyester) fibers, the dye sublimation paper transfer process won’t work. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t print on these fibers! The process will just require different ink chemistry so you can print directly onto fabrics and not have to transfer from paper. Polyester applications that require deep ink penetration — like printing on flags — can also benefit more from a direct print process. Take a look at three of the top direct-to-fabric printer on the market today.
The Mimaki TX300P-1800 printer is the perfect choice for entry-level and mid-level production, especially on woven goods. This fabric printer is simple to use and maintain and has the technical sophistication to help self-monitor its performance.
The TX300P-1800B printer offers the same fabric printing technology as the standard TX300P-1800. However, the 1800B uses an adhesive print blanket to transport the fabric through the printer, which is critical for production printing on knit goods and delicate fabrics. This model also has a belt that keeps it from distorting and curling on the edges.
Mutoh’s 1938TX model offers great entry-level and mid-level production fabric printing with flexible ink choice options. Like the standard Mimaki TX300P-1800, it’s best suited for printing on woven fabrics.