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Tiger-1800B: Direct-to-Textile/Dye Sublimation Paper Transfer Printer


The Mimaki Tiger-1800B Industrial high-speed, direct-to-textile/transfer dye sublimation printing system is designed for production runs. This 74.8-inch digital textile printer includes an adhesive belt transport system with belt washing technology and in-line heat drying unit. It can be configured as both a direct-to textile printing and a paper transfer dye sublimation model. Ideal for nearly any digital textile application, the Tiger-1800B printing system can deliver large-scale production at manufacturing sites and small-scale production at on-demand sites.


The Mimaki Tiger-1800B:

  • Maximum print speed of 4,144 SqFt/Hr
  • 74.8 inch media width; 72.8 inch print width
  • Adhesive belt transport system with belt washing technology and in-line heat drying unit
  • 16 print heads in the direct-to-textile model (8 inline x 2 stagger)
  • 8 print heads in the transfer dye sublimation model (4 inline x 2 stagger)
  • 10kg ink tank for low ink cost and long run production
  • Wrinkle & media jam sensors
  • On-board Q Print production control software


Highlights of the Mimaki Tiger-1800B Digital Textile Printer

This 74.8-inch printer includes an adhesive belt transport system with belt washing technology and in-line heat drying unit for an all-in-one direct-to-textile printing solution. It includes a built-in PC with Q Print software for easy and efficient operation.


High Efficiency for All Production Runs

The Tiger-1800B printer is a production model featuring 16 print heads in a staggered array for direct to fabric model (or 8 print heads for dye sublimation transfer model), resulting in very high print speeds of up to 4,144 square feet per hour. Usable quality can be achieved even at these high print speeds to meet volume demands, or to quickly produce shorter-run projects such as for regional or seasonal fashion requirements.

High print speeds are complemented by a sophisticated textile transport system. Stable textile transport is achieved through twin pressure roller shafts attached to the edge of the transportation belt. Textiles are uniformly transported onto the belt through the dual rollers.

Wrinkle and Media Jam sensors detect textile wrinkling or creasing early in order to minimize potential damage to the print heads from collisions with raised or jammed textiles.


Technologies for Improved Performance and Productivity

The Tiger-1800B model includes a number of technologies and automated processes for consistent quality output and productivity.

A belt washing mechanism that prevents stains on fresh fabric from ink remaining on the belt. It is equipped with two squeegees to prevent splash-back, and two heaters to dry and re-activate the belt surface.

To ensure optimal print head maintenance, cleaning liquid is automatically applied to each wiper before and after head cleaning. This liquid enhances the cleaning effect during the head cleaning process, ensuring a clean wiper and reducing daily maintenance time.

The Tiger-1800B printer features Variable Dot Printing where variable ink droplet sizes – small, medium and large – are precisely placed. Smaller droplets create smoother gradients and quartertones, while large droplets produce uniform solids.

A standard Degassing Module reduces clogging by removing air bubbles in the ink, and an Ink Circulation ensures stable ink supply by constantly circulating the ink.


Optional High Production Upgrades

Options for the direct-to-textile model include: Roll Media Centering Unit featuring a feeding unit with a centering device and tension bar; a Jumbo Roll Unit; a plaited unit; and a Drying and Take-Up Unit for high density printed fabrics. The dye sublimation model includes the Jumbo Roll Unit as a standard feature.



What you can do with the Mimaki Tiger-1800B Digital Textile Printer


  • Fashion textiles
  • Performance apparel
  • Soft signage
  • Interior décor
  • and more…


Technical overview of the Mimaki Tiger-1800B Digital Textile Printer

Print System

Direct-to-textile model: 16 print heads (8 inline x 2 stagger)

Transfer dye sublimation model: 8 print heads (4 inline x 2 stagger)

Maximum Print Width 72.8” (1850 mm)
Print Resolutions 600 dpi
Print Speed

Bi directional

4,144 sqft/h (1-layer, 3 drop)

3,175 sqft/h (1-layer, 4 drop)

2,260 sqft/h (2-layer, 3 drop)

1,668 sqft/h (2-layer, 4 drop)

Ink Type

Reactive dye: C, M, Y, K, R, Or, Bl, Lk

Dye sublimation transfer: B, M, Y, K

Acid dye, Textile pigment, Direct Sublimation dye, Disperse dye: TBD

Ink Capacity 10 kg ink packs
Operational Environment 68-77˚ F (20-25˚C); 35-65% RH (non-condensing)
Maximum Media Width 74.8” (1900 mm)
Maximum Roll Weight 220.4 lbs. (100 kg) with standard feed, drying, take-up unit
Core Diameter

2 inch for direct to fabric model

3 inch for paper transfer model

Connectivity Ethernet, USB 2.0
Power Usage

Printer: 22 kW

Heater (Direct to fabric model) : 9.9kW

Heater (Paper transfer model): 13.2kW

Power Supply

Printer: Triple phase AC380V±10%, 50/60Hz 40KVA (30kW, 63A)

Heater: Triple phaseAC380V±10%, 50/60Hz 40KVA (32kW, 63A)

Dimensions (W x D x H)

Printer: 207 x 79 x  80 inch (5,250mm x 2,010mm x 2,024mm)

Heater (Direct to fabric model): 111 x 51 x 39 inch (2,826mm x 1,300mm x 980mm)

Heater (Paper model): 114 x 83 x 43 inch (2,895mm x 2,100mm x 1,084mm)

Feeding unit (Paper model): 108 x 67 x 52 inch (2,750mm×1,703mm×1,311mm)

Weight (Uncrated)

Printer: 10,582lbs. (4800 kg)

Heater (Direct to fabric model): 2,645.5 lbs. (1200 kg)

Heater (Paper model): 3307 lbs. (1,500kg)

Feeding unit (Paper model): 1587 lbs. (720kg)





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*Print speeds are based on factory tests. Total throughput depends upon front-end driver/RIP, file size, printing resolution, ink coverage, network speed, etc. For best performance, always use Mimaki original inks. Specifications subject to change without notice. Mimaki is a trademark of Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd. Copyright 2017, Mimaki USA.

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