The Avalanche HD6 is equipped with Kornit's HD print engine and NeoPigment Rapid ink.
The Avalanche HD6 is equipped with Kornit's HD print engine and NeoPigment Rapid ink.
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Kornit Digital has announced the introduction of a new HD printing technology for its Avalanche platform of direct-to-garment printing systems.

The latest series, Avalanche HD6 and Avalanche HDK, give a competitive edge to garment decorators with drastically reduced cost per print, high-definition image quality, improved hand feel and new software for advanced file preparation capabilities.

The Avalanche HD6 is available for delivery during the first quarter of 2018 to be followed by the Avalanche HDK during the second quarter.

The Avalanche HD6, the successor of the Avalanche Hexa, is equipped with Kornit's HD print engine and NeoPigment Rapid ink, which leads to significant reductions in ink consumption andcost per print when compared to the company's existing Avalanche systems.

Besides, the HD6 reduces the ink consumption by up to 30% compared to the current "R-Series" version and up to 46% compared to the previous Non R-Series versions of the Avalanche Hexa.

Meanwhile, Kornit is launching an HD version of the Avalanche 1000 which is called Avalanche HDK. The company also announced that existing Kornit customers now have an upgrade path for their Avalanche Hexa and Avalanche 1000 systems.

It is said that the new cost per print levels make the new HD systems an attractive choice for screen printers for print runs between one and 500 copies. The new systems are running with 4l bulk ink containers of Kornit's NeoPigment Rapid ink.

NeoPigment Rapid ink, which has been specifically developed for Kornit's HD technology, offers an improved gamut for spot and brand color matching, increased opacity and saturation of the white ink, as well as improved hand feel.

The print quality is further enhanced by ColorGATE's Professional RIP solution, adding advanced color management and screening capabilities, improved white base creation and pre-defined color libraries for ultimate color matching.

Kornit's Avalanche platform represents the high productivity segment of Kornit's industrial direct-to-garment printing product family, providing customers with a multitude of system options for different application requirements.

The Kornit Avalanche HD6 includes six color channels (CMYK, Red, Green) plus white, for a wider gamut and improved spot color matching. Users can easily reproduce the true colors of licensed sports teams and accurately match corporate logos with fiery reds, warm yellows, deep blues and greens, vivid purples and many more.

Designed for the mass production of garments, Kornit's Avalanche HD6 includes a patented architecture of dual bridge and dual pallet, designed to achieve optimal performance in an industrial production environment, and is a very robust platform designed for heavy duty use. The system operates at high speeds and provides excellent print quality.