At the recently concluded exhibition, Mimaki India displayed two types of machines, TS300P-1800 which is a paper transfer machine and TX 300P-1800B which is good for direct textile printing. Direct-to-Textile Inkjet Printer makes possible printing on sheer fabric and stretchy materials. This 1.8-meter-wide printer is specifically designed to address the need in textile and apparel industries for printing on sheer fabric and stretchy materials such as knits. Tx300P-1800B offers maximum print width: 1,880 mm (74.0”). On the other hand the TS300P-1800 delivers cost-effective printing while maintaining high quality and productivity.
The Japanese group feels that there is a good scope of growth in apparel market of India as now the company deals in inks, software and post printing process equipment like coatings and steam also.
Mimaki acquired Rimslow Global Pty. Ltd. of Australia, which manufactures and sells pre- and postprocessing equipment for digital textile printing. The company is providing inks for cotton and polyester fabrics. “The garment manufacturers look for machine stability when it comes to their preferences of buying textile machines. The demand for fast fashion has led to increase in demand for printing not only in India but all over the world,” said Daisuke Yamane, Area Sales Manager (South) India, Mimaki India Pvt Ltd. He also mentioned that the technical support is a very important factor for Indian customers which they look for before buying a machine.
Mimaki has a complete range of machines from entry level to high and fast speed. Diasuke also thinks that today fully automatic machines are in demand. He informed that Mimaki is planning to bring one more machine in the market very soon. “The exhibition has given us a good platform to showcase latest technologies, but more scale in terms of size needs to be achieved,” he concluded.