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Impression Technology presents DTG/DTF range at FESPA 2022

Impression Technology presents DTG/DTF range at FESPA 2022

Impression Technology Australia will exhibit its range of direct to garment hybrid DTG/DTF printers and ancillary equipment at FESPA 2022. After the successful launch of the Q Hybrid Series DTG/DTF Printers, the latest innovation ­– the Q1•T Series Direct-to-Film  (DTF) Transfer Printer – will be showcased. The Q1•T is an industrial-grade, dedicated roll-to-roll transfer system for mass production of transfers for the apparel and product decoration sector. Also being exhibited at the event will be ancillary equipment for textile pre and postproduction, including the recently launched DTF Kit, The T-Fold and the Pre-T machine.

Impression Technology, Australia CEO Steve Richardson, says, “Both Impression Technology Australia and Pigment.Inc Europe has worked tirelessly to develop and deliver to industry what we believe are truly innovative equipment choices for the garment decoration sector. We work closely with our global distributors to understand what the end-user is looking for in equipment performance. We look forward to showcasing our solution at the trade show.”

Products on show include:

Q1 and Q2 Hybrid Series Printers

The Q Hybrid Series is available in two models, the Q1 and Q2. A first of its kind, the Q Hybrid Series DTG/DTF incorporates transfer printing by way of proprietary reverse firmware creating a true hybrid industrial process where seamless direct and transfer prints are produced on a single printing platform. The Q1 can produce up to 50 dark garments per hour and up to 75 light garments. The Q2 model can produce up to 100 dark garments per hour in production mode and up to 150 light shirts. Both models are designed for industrial level printing onto T-Shirts, apparel, sportswear, outdoor wear and other fabric products. The Q Hybrid Series Printers provide the garment decoration sector with the efficiency, versatility, and flexibility needed to scale up production output instantly.

Q1•T Series Printer /

A DTF roll-to-roll transfer printing system for indirect fabric decoration. It prints transfers onto rolls of translucent PET film before passing through an in-line powder glue station and curing unit. The in-line system prints polymerises and cures the ink and glue layer ready for heat transfer application onto a broad range of natural and synthetic fabric types, including, cotton, Polyesters, Poly-cotton blends, Tri-blends, Spandex and Nylon. The Q1•T Series Printer simplifies the transfer printing process while simultaneously boosting production capacity and application versatility. The dimensions of the Q1-T Series measure 1330mm(W) x 1250mm(H) x 2100(L)mm assembled; and 770mm (W) x 1080mm (H) x 1610 (L)mm unassembled and will fit through a standard doorway.

The DTF Kit is a transfer kit developed to enable DTG users of Epson, Brother, and other brand printers to use textile pigmented ink chemistry to print DTF transfers on their existing DTG printer setup. A distinct benefit of indirect transfer printing is the ability to decorate synthetic fabrics, including Sportswear and Outdoor wear and the ability to embellish complex surfaces like caps and bags, which can have curves and flaps, making it impractical for direct printing. The DTF Kit consists of a modular heat-controlled platen to reduce ink bleed during film printing, printable transfer sheets, a TPU powder glue for application via a shaker and a PPS Melt Box to cure both the ink layer and the powder glue ready for heat transfer onto garments. The heat-controlled platen stabilises the ink during printing, thus reducing colour bleed on the film, improving both image and transfer quality. The TPU powder glue is optimised to reduce static on the printable film ensuring accurate glue to ink adhesion and flexibility in fabric types for transfer decoration. The PPS Melt Cure box is a heat adjustable and timer-controlled unit that cures the printed film and glue prior to pressing. DTG users can also use Kodak’s DTF specific ink set as an option.

T-Fold Machine
The T-Fold is a benchtop all-electric driven T-Shirt folding and assisted bagging machine designed for the DTG sector and automates the folding of T-Shirts and garments. The T-Fold takes four seconds to fold and present the shirt ready for bagging, which equates to 350 to 550 shirts per hour with one operator, depending on the folding cycle selected.
Being all-electric the T-Fold can be run from a standard wall plug with no compressed air requirements. The T-Fold is portable yet built to industrial-grade specifications.

PRE-T Machine
The Pre-T is designed for efficient and safe pre-treatment of small and large garments volumes prior to digital printing. The design of the new PRE-T Machine had current DTG operators in mind and was built to handle the robust equipment needs of garment decoration businesses. The PRE-T is metal and coated with ACF-50 anti-corrosion film for longevity. A unique spray nozzle system delivers precision surface coating without clogging. The PRE-T is simple to clean and maintain with an integrated semi-automated cleaning function. The unit encapsulates the shirt entirely during pre-treating and leaves no misting of pre-treat in the print room for the benefit of operator safety. Users set the amount of pre-treat required, load the garment into the unit and it's ready to operate.

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