List Price: DS model: $99,995 USD* | B model: $160,000 USD*


Overview

TX500-1800 Series wide format textile printers

TX500B

The Tx500-1800 Series are 72-inch wide high-speed printers for the fabric and textile industry. The DS (direct sublimation) model can print at speeds of up to 1615 SqFt/Hr for production printing onto pre-treated polyester fabrics. It features a degassing module that enables the printer to use 2 liter bottled inks instead of conventional degassed ink packs, reducing costs. The B (belt) model features a conveyor system to ensure stable feeding of materials on stretchy fabrics.


Go Beyond

  • High productivity of up to 1615 SqFt/hr (150 SqM/hr)
  • High resolution printing of up to 1200 dpi
  • Variable dot printing for exceptional image quality
  • Nozzle Recovery System
  • Reactive Dye inks for printing to natural fabrics or Dye Sublimation inks for printing to synthetic fabrics
  • Mimaki Degassing Module enables use of undegassed bottled inks
  • Uninterrupted ink supply system
  • DS (direct sublimation) model for direct printing to pre-treated polyester fabrics
  • B (belt) model conveyor system for direct printing to stretchy fabrics
  • 71.7-inch (1820 mm) width


Features

Highlights of the Mimaki TX500-1800 Printer

High Speed Printing

The Tx500-1800 dye sublimation inkjet printer can print at high speeds up to 1615 SqFt/Hr (150 SqM/h) for the DS model, and up to 1507 SqFt/Hr (140 SqM/Hr) for the B model. The print heads are arranged in a staggered configuration, producing a larger print swath and enabling faster production speeds.


Print Direct-to-Fabric with Reactive Dye or Dye Sublimation Inks

Reactive dye inks* yield excellent wash- and light-fastness for applications such as home furnishings. Reactive dyes can print to pretreated natural fabrics such as cotton, silk, linen and rayon. Mimaki RC300 reactive dye inks can be used on the B (belt) model. Dye sublimation inks** yield vibrant colors and can print directly to pretreated polyester fabrics. Mimaki Sb300 sublimation dye inks can be used on the B (belt) or the DS (direct sublimation) model.

*Requires pretreated fabric and a steaming process to set the pigments.
**Requires a transfer process to set the pigments.


Variable Drop Printing Produces Smooth Images

The advantage of variable drop printing is most apparent when printing color gradations in light or pastel colors. In addition, variable drop printing delivers fine, high resolution prints that are less granular by jetting two different ink drop sizes at a time.


Mimaki Degassing Module for Lower Ink Costs

A degassing process is required for manufacturing conventional pouched ink. An embedded system – the Mimaki Degassing Module (MDM-20) – enables the printer to use 2 liter bottled inks instead of conventional degassed ink packs, reducing costs.


Uninterrupted Ink Supply System

Utilizing the UISS (Uninterrupted Ink Supply System) when one bottle is emptied, the printer automatically switches to the full container of the same color to deliver continuous imaging.

Applications

What you can do with the Mimaki TX500-1800 Series

Applications

The TX500 series fits in the soft signage market, as well as textiles, such as apparel and furnishings. Thus, the applications are ranging from banners, flags, interior design, furnishings and garments.

  • Soft signage
  • Fashion textiles
  • Exhibit graphics
  • Banners
  • Flags
  • Interior décor
  • and more…

Specifications

Technical overview of the Mimaki TX500-1800 Series

Print system On-demand piezo, six print heads in a staggered array
Max print width 71.7 inches (1820 mm)
Print resolutions 300, 450, 600, 900, 1200 dpi
Ink Type Tx500-1800B

  • Mimaki Rc300 reactive dye ink: C, M, Y, K, Lk, Bl, Or, R
  • Mimaki Sb300 dye sublimation ink: Bl, Y, KD, Lbl, Lm
  • Mimaki Sb320 dye sublimation ink: Bl, Y, M, K, Lbl, Lm

Tx500-1800DS

  • Mimaki Sb300 dye sublimation ink: Bl, Y, M, KD, LbL, LM
  • Mimaki SB320 dye sublimation ink: Bl, Y, M, Lbl, Lm
Ink capacity 2 liter bottle
Max media width Tx500-1800B: 72 inches (1830 mm)
Tx500-1800DS: 75.2 inches (1910 mm)
Max media thickness Tx500-1800B: 0.19 inches (5 mm)
Tx500-1800DS: 0.04 inches (1 mm)
Max roll weight 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Operational environment Temp: 68˚ – 86˚ F (20˚ – 30˚ C)
35-65% RH (non-condensing)
Connectivity USB 2.0
Power supply Single-phase AC 100-120V (AC 220-240V)
Dimensions (W x D x H) Tx500-1800B: 151 x 57 x 67 inches (383 x 144 x 170 cm)
Tx500-1800DS: 150 x 55 x 67 inches (381 x 140 x 170 cm)
Weight Tx500-1800B: 4056 lbs. (1840 kg)
Tx500-1800DS: 1653 lbs. (760 kg)

Ink

Ink for the Mimaki TX500-1800 Series

For use in the Tx500-1800B model only

Rc300 Reactive Dye Ink 2L MBIS Pack*
Cyan RC300-C-BB
Magenta RC300-M-BB
Yellow RC300-Y-BB
Black RC300-K-BB
Light Black RC300-LK-BB
Blue RC300-BL-BB
Orange RC300-OR-BB
Red RC300-R-BB
Sb310 Sublimation Ink 2L MBIS Pack*
Blue SB310-BL-BB
Magenta SB310-M-BB
Yellow SB310-Y-BB
Black D SB310-KD-BB
Light Blue SB310-LBL-BB
Light Magenta SB310-LM-BB
Rc300 Reactive Dye Ink Cyan Magenta Yellow Black Light Black Blue Orange Red
2L MBIS Pack* RC300-C-BB RC300-M-BB RC300-Y-BB RC300-K-BB RC300-LK-BB RC300-BL-BB RC300-OR-BB RC300-R-BB
Sb320 Direct Dye Sublimation Ink Blue Magenta Yellow Black Light Blue Light Magenta Orange Red
2L MBIS Pack* SB320-BLD-BB SB320-MD-BB SB320-YD-BB SB320-KD-BB SB320-LBD-BB SB320-LMD-BB
Sb300 Direct Dye Sublimation Ink Blue Magenta Yellow Black Light Blue Light Magenta Orange Red
2L MBIS Pack* SB300-BL-BB SB300-M-BB SB300-Y-BB SB300-KD-BB SB300-LBL-BB SB300-LM-BB

For use in the Tx500-1800DS models

Sb300 Dye Sublimation Ink Blue Magenta Yellow Black Light Blue Light Magenta Orange Red
2L MBIS Pack* SB300-BL-BB SB300-M-BB SB300-Y-BB SB300-KD-BB SB300-LBL-BB SB300-LM-BB
Sb320 Direct Dye Sublimation Ink Blue Magenta Yellow Black Light Blue Light Magenta Orange Red
2L MBIS Pack* SB320-BLD-BB SB320-MD-BB SB320-YD-BB SB320-KD-BB SB320-LBD-BB SB320-LMD-BB

*Use of the 2L Bulk Ink Packs may require purchase of a MBIS unit.


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