When InPrint USA is held for the first time April 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, INX Digital (booth 1431) will have speed on the agenda. The AnaJet m-Power i-series digital apparel printer and CP100 UV digital cylindrical printer are powered by the highly efficient JetINX Printhead Drive Electronics and Ink Recirculation systems. A separate SLED test machine accelerates the process to deliver products to market. And booth visitors can expect to find unique home décor and packaging displays courtesy of Prodigy brand inks.
The AnaJet printer is industrial strength and one of the fastest Direct-to-Garment printers in the industry. Built for high volume production, it is considered to be the most durable printer in its class and prints a 12” x 10” graphic on black and dark garments in just 40 seconds, thanks to JetINX. One pass is used for the white base before the second color pass is applied.
Jim Lambert, VP, general manager – Digital Division of INX International Ink Co., says the company’s relationship with AnaJet and the digital apparel printer dates back to 2009. “We began negotiations with AnaJet at the time to build a new line of printers. In February 2010, we signed a development agreement for this new line and the birth of m-Power. For the smaller desktop style Direct-to-Garment printers, it is one of the fastest on the market. It has a really nice compact design that is extremely well thought out. There is a good reason why there are so many m-Power5 and m-Power10s installations, and that’s because it is one of the best,” says Lambert, who indicated the JetINX parts and components designed for this machine were extensive.
“They were in the form of drive electronics for the Ricoh Gen 4 printhead, the carriage controller board, motion controllers and customized Linux operating executables that run natively on Linux kernel-based operating software,” informs Lambert. “Over time, we have gradually improved and refined the JetINX engine. That has impacted the CP100, which we originally introduced in 2010.”
Whereas the AnaJet printer is a solid choice for sign and large format vendors and custom T-shirt shops, and screen printers, the upgraded CP100 UV digital cylindrical printer is ideal for promotional products distributors and others. Both it and the SLED are built to meet the growing demand for Direct-to-Object printing in industrial markets. Most importantly, Lambert notes these machines allow designers and brand owners to produce cost efficient short runs, proofs and prototypes with Direct-to-Object printing. “The CP100 is a natural for the drinkware, cosmetic and industrial printing industries. It comes equipped with the newest patent pending helical printing software and delivers exceptional quality single or multiple-color images at very high speeds. And it’s fast; it can produce a sample or prototype in only a few seconds. The SLED machine is a cost affordable test and demonstration device. It’s a single pass machine that examines inks and chemistries in different fluid delivery systems. It also can test printheads and various ink sets, and gives you the ability to look at how the ink is responding to a variety of substrates and materials.”
Lambert says INX Digital’s Prodigy water-based, UV Curable and solvent inks will be on display in the booth. Designed for use on demanding industrial applications, these inks can be found in the home décor and packaging settings. Prodigy’s textile pigment inks were used to print the furniture, pillow covers, dresser panels and fabrics in the home décor display. Pigmented inks were also used on the corrugated and folding cartons stored on shelves in the packaging exhibit. Learn more about Prodigy or any of the products by speaking with an INX Digital representative in booth 1431.