PF WIDE FORMAT DIGITAL PRINTING 52 images JULY 2019 Hybrid Services: Mimaki TS30-1300 “Mimaki’s TS30-1300 dye sublimation printer offers a winning combination of productivity and functionality thanks to its high-quality construction and price-to-performance ratio,” says Hybrid Services, Mimaki distributor for the UK and Ireland. “Currently on offer at only £4,995, it makes getting into roll- to-roll printing onto polyester more attainable than ever, enabling sportswear companies, apparel brands and fashion labels to enter the market with in-house short-run printing or sampling.” Said to be capable of print speeds of up to 19.6sqm/h, the TS30 has a 1.3m print width and uses Mimaki’s Oeko- Tex-approved sublimation inks to produce “vibrant, long-lasting prints” onto transfer paper that can then be sublimated onto polyester fabric as well as prepared mugs, metal objects and other items for promotional or sign production. “With Mimaki’s fluorescent inks available for the TS30, it’s also perfect for dancewear, high impact sports kits and other day-glo applications,” adds the company. Brett Newman, chief operations manager at Hybrid, comments: “The TS30 is a hugely popular printer with new start-ups and education establishments as well as print companies looking to diversify their offering. It’s easy to operate and maintain, offers features typically found on printers that cost significantly more and delivers the high-quality result customers demand – it’s a winning combination.” Sabur Digital: DGI Fabrijet FH-3204 “’Wide don’t you’: if you’re old enough to read that line and associate it with an old TV programme then you’ve seen the industry change dramatically over the decades,” says Dean Sanger, managing director of Sabur Digital. “Wide format printing is now considered to be the ‘norm’.” If you’re thinking about buying a wide format sublimation printer or upgrading an old one, then Dean says Sabur, the exclusive UK distributor for DGI, can help you. “Having specialised in textile since Sabur’s formation way back in 1998 and with industry- leading personnel, it’s not hard to see why DGI and Sabur with the latest generation of DGI printers are taking the UK by storm,” he adds. DGI has a range of wide and super-wide printers, from a modular 1600 that can be upgraded from a four-head to an eight-head as your business grows, to the new DGI FH-3204 hybrid printer that saw its European launch at Sabur’s headquarters in early 2019. The DGI Fabrijet FH-3204 has four Kyocera print heads, and can print both direct-to-textile and via paper transfer at speeds of up to 155sqm/h (600 x 600dpi two-pass). It offers remote- access monitoring and has a three- year manufacturer-backed warranty. The DGI range of printers can be viewed at the showsuite at Sabur’s headquarters in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, along with models from Klieverik, Mimaki and Roland DG. The Mimaki TS30-1300 uses Oeko-Tex-approved inks The DGI Fabrijet FH-3204 from Sabur has a maximum speed of 155sqm/h