Mammoth Imaging Installs Canada’s First TS500P-3200
Mammoth Imaging specializes in delivering innovative fabric displays from its facility in the greater Toronto area. In late 2016, Mammoth Imaging took delivery of Canada’s first Mimaki TS500P-3200 super wide dye sublimation printer. Dating back to its start in 2000, the company has always taken pride in using only the best equipment available to ensure exceptional quality prints. The choice of a TS500P-3200 printer was quite easy for Mammoth Imaging’s president, Shah Dayan. “Mimaki is an industry leader in dye sublimation printing,” said Dayan. “They’re a proven manufacturer with many years of reliability and success, which is why it was an easy choice for us. Wide range of color gamut achievability, quality, speed and the fantastic take-up system on the TS500P-3200 printer were clear attractions for us.” Mammoth Imaging specializes in all types of trade show displays, and uses the TS500P-3200 printer to create tension fabric structures, hanging signs, pop-up and retail displays, table throws, banner stands, flags, canopies and more. Mammoth’s customers throughout Canada and the US appreciate the vibrant colors on fabric that the company’s staff can achieve using the TS500P-3200 printer. The TS500P-3200 printer is a 3.2 meter wide, dedicated transfer model developed for production transfer runs to create extra-wide textile applications such as soft signage, home furnishing and hospitality fabrics. Designed to print onto the thinnest of transfer paper, it includes a high gap printhead that is unaffected by cockling that is a common occurrence when using thin media, while maintaining extremely high quality output. High print speeds of up to 180 square meters per hour can be achieved in four-color mode on the printer. “The TS500P-3200 printer quadrupled our print production speed,” said Dayan. “We appreciate the peace of mind we get from the printer that delivers fantastic, super quality, seamless printing.” About Mammoth Imaging Mammoth Imaging is one of the few companies in Canada to excel in 3.2 meter dye sublimation fabric printing in super wide format. The company’s local facility in Mississauga, Ontario is well equipped with the best equipment in the world that is primed to produce photo quality dye sublimated prints on fabric. Mammoth Imaging is an independently owned Canadian company with a history that dates back 17 years, when it first started as “Beyond Signs” in 2000. The company has been serving the greater Toronto area for more than 18 years and its client base expands every year throughout Canada, US and beyond. Visit www.mammothimaging.com for more information.
Suntex and Coloronik rely on Mimaki Original inks to deliver unique textile and décor applications
TS300P-1800 printer, a 77-inch wide, roll-to-roll, dedicated transfer paper model, offering new levels of quality and productivity. Engineered for the dye sublimation industry, it is designed to print onto the thinnest of transfer paper while maintaining extremely high quality output. <class="blue-link" href="http://www.coloronik.com" target="_blank">Coloronik launched to encompass alternative materials Two years ago, John and Mike started Coloronik, based in Moore, SC, to offer digital printing services on rigid and alternative materials such as doors, ceiling tiles, acoustic wall panels, banners, wall coverings and glass applications. Coloronik also added printers for direct-printing to flag fabrics. Recently, Mike formulated a process to digitally print to natural leather without having to add laminates to retain the natural hand. The company uses a Mimaki JFX500-1231 UV-LED flatbed printer for decorating leather and is seeing excellent results. The adhesion and crock testing has satisfied all requirements for decorative upholstery applications, and the company has printed onto leather for office chairs, automotive, aviation, pillows and many decorative applications. “We also use the JFX500 flatbed printer to print directly onto rigid items such as headboards and interior wall separators for hospitals and hotels,” said Mike. “The JFX500 oversized table can accommodate rigid substrates up to 83 inches wide by 122 inches long, and up to two inches thick, so it can handle nearly anything we put on it. White ink gives us the ability to print on clear acrylic or glass panels to create artistic light fixtures. It’s a signature application for us.” Note: images samples were printed in leather and stone.of Woodruff, SC, has more than 30 years of experience in printing fabrics for the hospitality, industrial and healthcare industries. John Dill, President, and Mike Dill, Creative Director, added a digital process nearly a decade ago, to produce decorate textiles via dye-sublimation/transfer paper, with finished product transferred to polyester fabrics in widths ranging from 48 to 128 inches. The printed fabrics are then used to create draperies, hospital privacy curtains, window shades, bedding, shower curtains and banners. One of the first dye sublimation printers purchased was a Mimaki JV33-160 model from a distributor, installing third-party inks marketed by the seller at the time. The process started smoothly, and the company grew to add more Mimaki printers, still using the third-party inks recommended by the distributor. “Then we had our first real experience of dropouts and large quantities of lost production,” said John Dill, President of Suntex Printing. “When you use a third party ink, warranty coverage is handled by the distributor, not the printer manufacturer. That is fine until you have an issue with the ink. The ink manufacturer blamed the printer for our problems and Mimaki was helpful but did not warrant the parts. After a few months of struggling it was discovered we had received a bad batch of ink so we switched to a different third-party ink. As time went on, we purchased more printers and different issues came up. Again, because we were using third-party inks and the distributor who was responsible for the warranty would often blame the problems on the paper or the printer. “As we continued to grow, we realized the best solution was to use Mimaki OEM inks. If there is an issue then there would be only one call: to Mimaki. Our workflow has greatly improved since we made the decision to revert to using Mimaki OEM inks. We have not experienced any ink dropouts, and colors are very consistent. Issues will always happen but now there will be no finger pointing from third party ink suppliers. Mimaki inks are great and when an issue does come up the Mimaki support team has been amazing.” Suntex is still running the first JV33 printer and John guesses that many thousands of yards have been printed on the machine. The company’s latest addition is the
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