Total solution from Mimaki.
Total solution from Mimaki.

Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. (Mimaki) recently announced the launch of “Rimslow Series”, which is brand new pre-and post- processing equipment for digital textile printing.

This series comprises of a new pre-treatment unit, two steamers and one washer that will be added to the product lineup in October 2018. These products are from the Australian company Rimslow Global Pty. Ltd., which was acquired by Mimaki in November 2017.

For textile printing by an inkjet printer, it involves the following four processes:

  1. Pre-treatment: Preventing ink bleeding by applying a treatment agent to the fabric.
  2. Printing: Printing with an inkjet printer.
  3. Steaming: Fixing the printed ink onto the fabric.
  4. Washing: Washing off extra ink and treatment agent from the fabric.

Depending on the fabric, ink and production place, the production conditions will be one of the important factors that control the finished quality (print penetration, image quality, color density, and dyeing property).

Currently, customers are required to purchased printers and pre- and post- processing devices from different manufacturers. The completed system from the company offers a total solution including equipment, recommended production conditions and know-how. With the comprehensive solution, it is easier for customers to proceed a new entry into digital printing business and in-house production.

Regarding to direct sublimation printing, purchasing a pre-treated fabric is currently necessary. However, using the pre-treatment unit of “Rimslow Series” can realize the in-house work of pre-treatment process.

The unification of all the required equipment into Mimaki products will minimize the down time of machines, thus saving both time and money. Everything from initial consultation to production troubleshooting can be all handled.