Is That White Ink will Hinder Your Mimaki Printer Performance?

The ink is fixed on the polyester fabric by sublimation at high temperatures. The combination of ink and machine technologies achieves cost-effective and eco-conscious direct sublimation printing. Sublimation transfer printing is also available on polyester fabrics with vivid and clear colors. Several black inks are offered to produce subtle differences in shades of black.
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Mimaki has attained the "ECO PASSPORT" certification from OEKO-TEX® international association headquartered in Switzerland, via Nissenken Quality Evaluation Center, for its "Sb54/310/410" and "Sb320/420", sublimation inks.
 
White ink is one of those things that is great in principle. It broadens the versatility of your production portfolio, and allows you to create visually attractive effects. Historically however, using white ink has meant the user accepting that the printer will produce output at a fraction of its standard production capacity. In some cases this meant white ink prints being priced higher to compensate for their 'nuisance' factor, and in other instances the white ink was dismissed altogether in preference for keeping the printer churning out regular work without interruption or compromise.
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Mimaki has taken note of these issues and addressed the situation well. With a miamki JV300 printer you can now produce white ink prints at 17 square metres an hour – exceptional performance levels for such a relatively low cost printer. Furthermore, through the aforementioned higher density printing made possible by the larger dot sizes and other ink jetting improvements, the density of the white ink laid down by the JV300 has been increased significantly – transmission density is up from 0.31 to 0.39.  
 
Those in the know will realise this is a significant improvement far in advance of the simple 25% numerical improvement. In the real world it means the white that is printed is more opaque, with less show-through, allowing brighter, more accurate colours to be printed on top of the white layer. Visually, the improvement – as already said – is significant. All told, Mimaki has done a sterling job of making white ink printing a better integrated and altogether easier option, which should in turn lead to its increased use on a wider spectrum of profitable applications.
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