PF EMBROIDERY & PRINT CONSUMABLES 92 images AUGUST 2019 Hybrid Services: Mimaki Bulk Ink System The new Mimaki Bulk Ink System (MBIS) for the TS55-1800 production dye sublimation printer is set to deliver cost and performance improvements, says Hybrid Services. “When it comes to manufacturing fashion and sportswear, offering a high-volume bulk ink solution for our latest dye sub printer brings unit costs right down,” explains chief operations manager Brett Newman. Users of the TS55-1800, which is supplied as standard with cost- effective two-litre ink sacks, can now either specify the bulk ink system, which holds 10kg supplies of ink, from the outset or upgrade at any point. This option aims to lower unit costs even further and assist workflow by reducing operator intervention, adds Brett. He continues: “The Mimaki range of textile and dye sublimation machines have seen recent upgrades with fluorescent inks adding a burst of colour for sportswear, dance apparel and fashion prints. Mimaki is innovating at many levels – ensuring the performance, creativity and value of the inks perfectly complement the range of machines.” Threads, inks, films, transfer papers – our annual consumables showcase has everything an embroiderer or printer needs to decorate all-year round Creative consumables Dae Ha UK: One Flex and One Print PU Films Dae Ha has developed “possibly the most user-friendly PU films ever produced” – One Flex and One Print. One Flex combines all the features garment decorators look for in single- colour PU films, says Dae Ha UK. Clearly visible plotter cut-lines allow users to “effortlessly weed out intricate designs”, and with an application temperature as low as 120°C, or a quick-press in five seconds, it reduces and/or eliminates press marks on temperature-sensitive garments such as polyesters. One Flex will be available from September in black, white and rose gold, with the remaining 39 colours available from November. Dae Ha UK adds: “Hot Peel speeds up the printing process further, leaving a thin, 30 microns silky soft transfer that has superb stretch and rebound properties, so no separate stretch PU film is required.” The film can be multi-layered and there is no curling when it is cut into smaller sheets. One Print is the new Dae Ha Digital PU film, which now includes True Vis and Max 3 ink compatibility. Available in four widths – 500mm, 750mm, 1,000mm and 1,500mm – it promises to reproduce bright, vivid colours and weed out fine designs fast (there is no adhesive backing) and, once transferred to an application tape, can be pressed onto garments straight away. One Print will be available from September. GS UK: Gunold Thread “We know that using a premium quality thread can really make a difference to the finished design and how well it runs on the embroidery machine,” says GS UK. As the UK suppliers of Gunold threads, it highlights the “high quality raw materials” of the brand’s products, such as the Gunold Sulky rayon thread made from Enka viscose, and the EU-polyester used in its Poly thread. “Premium threads, such as Gunold, stand for consistently high breaking strength and colourfastness, as well as for a low tolerance in colour deviation and the identical thread size in all colours and dye batches of a particular thread type,” GS UK adds. For each Gunold embroidery thread, the right amount of lubricant is also individually applied, explains the company, based on the different raw materials used and the colour of the thread. This coating is to ensure smooth running throughout the whole thread pass. In order to know the qualities of each thread and what type of work it is best suited to, GS UK has a team of in-house designers which offers a bespoke digitising service and uses Gunold products to test its designs and explore the effects that can be created with them. One Flex has an application temperature as low as 120 ° C, says Dae Ha UK Gunold threads such as Sulky and Poly are available from GS UK The Mimaki TS55-1800 is now available with a bulk ink system