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Expand Systems Printers

Mutoh 1938TXMS JP3MS JP4MS JP5 Evo*MS JP6*MS JP7 Evo*MS JPK*LaRio
Paper Printer Xx xxxx
Fabric X  xxxxx
Pigment (Most Fibers)X  xxxxx
Dye Sublimation (Polyester Only) Xx xxxx
Disperse Dyes (Polyester)X  xxxxx
Reactive DyeX  xxxxx
Acid DyeX  xxxxx
4 color Xxxxxxx
6 color Xxxxxxx
8 colorXXxxxxxx
1.6 meterXXxx xxx
2.2 meter     xxx
3.2 meter     xxx


* Can be purchased for Fabric or Paper Production

 

MUTOH 1938TX



The Mutoh 1938TX is the perfect solution for short runs and sampling. National brand holders design teams are using this platform to save money on sampling while keeping their new designs in house until mass production. Designers own these machines to produce their own fabrics in house. One of Expand’s customers saved more than $15,000 on their cost of samples for the first trade show they exhibited after purchasing the printer. Companies such as Spoonflower have used multiple Class I printers from Expand Systems for their ecommerce production. The repetition allowed them to continue production if one printer was down for maintenance and assign individual fabrics to each printer.

For the past 10 years, Expand Systems has provided the market with our Class I printer with a custom fabric handling system. First, with the MC3 printer, then with the highly successful DIVA printer. Expand is not an engineering company, however, we took on that roll to help small companies like Spoonflower, and others entering into the digital textile market, with a printing solution that met both their production and financial needs. Now OEMs, such as Mutoh, have developed a fabric handling solution for their machines. So we have hung up our engineering hats and are fully endorsing and selling the Mutoh 1938TX printer as our Class I solution. After thorough testing, we believe this printer carries on the legacy we created in the market and that it more than meets the needs of new customers as well as the future growth of our current customer base.

Mutoh Class 1 Digital Textile Printer

FEATURES

  • Natural color expression through 8 color dual staggered Micro-Piezo Epson printheads
  • Can print on NON-COATED fabric up to 64" wide
  • Bulk ink system allows for ink replacement during printing
  • Proprietary fabric handling system allows for printing on very thin fabric without distortion
  • Prints 8-15 square yards per hour in 8 color
  • Cottons, Blends, Polyester, Silk, Wool
  • Pigment, Acid Dye, Reactive, Disperse Dye for Direct Print

 

MS JP3

MS JP3 Digital Textile Printer

The MS JP3 is available with either 2 or 4 Kyocera printing heads for dye sublimation transfer up to 180 square meters per hour.

FEATURES

  • Maximum speed up to 180 m2/hour
  • Up to 4 Kyocera Printing Heads
  • 600 x 600 DPI Resolution (DPI - dots per inch)
  • 16 Greylevels
  • From 4 pl to 72 pl drop size
  • Open Software System
  • Embedded Remote Diagnostic
  • Embedded web server for cost report
  • 180cm (70.86 inches) printing width
  • Mini-Jumbo Roll System available

INK & PAPER

  • Dye Sublimation Ink
  • Polyester

 

MS JP4

FEATURES

  • Maximum speed up to 180 m2/hour
  • Up to 4 Kyocera Printing Heads
  • 600 x 600 DPI Resolution (DPI - dots per inch)
  • 16 Greylevels
  • From 4 pl to 72 pl drop size
  • Open Software System
  • Embedded Remote Diagnostic
  • Embedded web server for cost report
  • 180cm (70.86 inches) printing width
  • Mini-Jumbo Roll System available

INK & PAPER

  • Dye Sublimation Ink
  • Polyester
MS JP4 Digital Textile Printer

The MS JP4 is available with either 2 or 4 Kyocera printing heads for dye sublimation transfer up to 180 square meters per hour.

 

MS JP5 Evo

MS JP5 Digital Textile Printer



The MS-JP5 Evo is the first in our offering of MS Digital printing products using new two-color Kyocera print heads. The MS-JP5 Evo prints 40 to 60 linear yards per hour. We classify this as Class II because of the increased printing speeds for all types of fabrics.

The Class II roller fabric handling system allows for the widest variety of fabrics, but as speed increases, a more sophisticated fabric handling system is required. MS has used their extensive knowledge of screen printing and incorporated it into digital printer technology. The printing blanket with glue (“sticky belt”) holds the fabric in place while printing at high speeds. This innovative technology allows for printing on 4-way stretch material that is not possible on Class I machines.



FEATURES

  • Maximum speed up to 180 m2/hour
  • Up to 4 Kyocera Printing Heads
  • 600 x 600 DPI Resolution (DPI - dots per inch)
  • 16 Greylevels
  • From 4 pl to 72 pl drop size
  • Open Software System
  • Embedded Remote Diagnostic
  • Embedded web server for cost report
  • 180cm (70.86 inches) printing width
  • Mini-Jumbo Roll System available

INK & FABRIC

  • Pigment, Reactive Dye, Acid Dye, Direct Disperse
  • Cotton, Blends, Silk Wool, Nylon, Lycra

 

MS JP6

FEATURES

  • Utilizes 4,6,7-8 Kyocera Print Heads Single Row depending on number of desired colors
  • Kyocera Print Head able to print up to 180 linear fabric yards per hour in 4 to 8 color
  • The printing blanket mirrors screen printing machines:
  • Glue on the printing blanket fixes fabric during printing
  • From 4 pl to 72 pl drop size
  • Printing Blanket washed by washing module with driven brushes and squeegees for residue removal and drying
  • Variable Dot Size - from 4-7-12-18 pico-liters with muti-pulse technology from MS Printing Solutions enables four times the drop sizes
  • Print up to 16 grey scale levels with variable dots, up to 72-Pico-Liters
  • Open Ink System

INK & PAPER

  • Open Ink System
  • Fabrics Include Blends and 4-Way Stretch Material
  • Several Manufacturers that we represent including Huntsman and Stork have approved inks for the Kyocera Print Heads. R&D is still being done for Pigments using the Kyocera Print Heads. Please check back with us for updates
MS JP6 Digital Textile Printer

MS-JP6 has Kyocera Heads and can achieve production speeds up to 180 linear yards per hour on fabric and 250 linear yards with the MS-JP6. The printer has a small footprint and low power requirements. The pretreated fabric enters and exits directly from the back side of the printer. The MS-JP6 comes with a drying unit.

The mechanical parts of the machine, as well as the fabric carrying system is the result of the vast experience of MS in the manufacturing of textile printing machines, both screen and digital, an experience that allowed MS to reach an almost absolute reliability and precision in the fabric tension and advancement control Fabric drying on the MS-JP6 is achieved through a hot air dryer electrical system.

 

MS JP7

MS JP7 Digital Textile Printer

FEATURES

  • Utilizes 4, 6, or 7-8 Kyocera Single Row Print Heads
  • One or Two Row Configurations
  • Kyocera Print Heads able to print up to 180 linear fabric yards per hour in 4-8 colors
  • The printing blanket mirrors screen printing machines:
  • Glue on the printing blanket fixes fabric during printing
  • Drop size from 4 pico- liters to 72 pico-liters
  • Printing Blanket washed by washing module with driven brushes and squeegees for residue removal and drying
  • Variable Dot Size - from 4-7-12-18 pico-liters with muti-pulse technology from MS Printing Solutions enables four times the drop sizes
  • Print up to 16 grey scale levels with variable dots, up to 72-Pico-Liters
  • Open Ink System

INK & PAPER

  • Available for All Paper or Direct on Fabric

 

MS JPK Evo

FEATURES

  • Printing Carriage Specially designed to carry 1, 2, 3 or 4 rows of printing heads
  • 4-Row set-up can be configured from 4-8 color printing system
  • The heart of the MS-JPK Evo, the printing section, has a printing carriage specially designed to carry 1, 2, 3 or 4 rows of printing heads.
  • Up to 500 running meters/hour
  • 16 greyscale levels with peak variable drop size of 72 pico-liters
  • Open Ink System
  • Can be built for 1.8 meter width up to 3.2 meter width.
  • Maximum Speeds up to 60 linear yards per hour
  • Combines great flexibility with productivity for the highest printing quality standards
  • Options include media system capable of handling jumbo rolls
MS JPK EVO Digital Textile Printer



MS JPK-EVO FEATURES The base of the JPK-EVO machine is equipped with an axial unwinder at the inlet, capable of unwinding fabric rolls with a maximum diameter of 400mm. Through an expandable shaft, openers and fabric tensioners the JPK-EVO has adjustable positioning. This configuration turns easily even with the most elastic, delicate and difficult fabrics.The printing blanket is the same type used on the MS screen printing machines. It is covered with thermal glue, which is activated by a warm air system installed in the bottom part of the machine. The blanket is washed by a washing module unit, equipped with driven brushes and squeegees that remove all ink residues, and dries the blanket in the final stage. Fabric drying on the JPK-EVO is achieved through an in-line intensive dry model, MS-Powerdry. This dryer can be heated by oil, steam or natural gas and allows one-pass-in-line drying as well as three-pass drying. The fabric at the outlet is wound on cardboard pipes due to the action of two rubber-covered driven cylinders. The machine can be equipped with big-batch unwinders and winders, staves centering unit, folding (plating) device at the outlet, etc. Though the machine can be driven by different printing software (RIP) according to customer specs, the JPK-EVO is supplied with MS RIP Matchprint II.

 

MS LARIO

  • MS LaRio Digital Textile Printer
  • MS LaRio Digital Textile Printer
  • MS LaRio Digital Textile Printer
  • MS LaRio Digital Textile Printer



MS LARIO Since its introduction in 2012, the continuous single-pass MS LaRio has already been installed globally, replacing traditional rotary printers. Continuous single-pass digital printing has proven to be more versatile, easier to use and more reliable than traditional rotary printers. The LaRio eliminates the limitations on repeats that restrict rotary printing. Colors and designs can be changed “on-the-fly” without stopping the printer. MS Printer Solutions is the first to introduce this revolutionary “Single-Pass Continuous” digital printing method and continues to be the leader in the single pass machine offering. The MS LaRio can be customized to meet individual printing needs and can be built on-site. Contact Expand Systems for how you can lead the market with the LaRio.

FEATURES

MS LaRio Digital Textile Printer Diagram
  • With Single-Pass Continuous printing technology, only the media moves
  • Print heads are in a “fixed array” line on a stationary crossing bar that covers the entire width of the medium
  • Each bar prints only a single color
  • A minimum of 4 (CMYK) bars are required. Extra colors require extra bars
  • Very large textile roll handler
  • Foulard squeezing and preparing machine
  • MS High Temperature (HT) Steamer
  • MS-Washer 8V Continuous Washing Implant
  • MS-2T400/40 Drying Unit