|Mutoh 1938TX||MS JP3||MS JP4||MS JP5 Evo||*MS JP6||*MS JP7 Evo||*MS JPK||*LaRio|
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|Dye Sublimation (Polyester Only)||X||x||x||x||x||x|
|Disperse Dyes (Polyester)||X||x||x||x||x||x|
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.
The MS JP3 is available with either 2 or 4 Kyocera printing heads for dye sublimation transfer up to 180 square meters per hour.
The MS JP4 is available with either 2 or 4 Kyocera printing heads for dye sublimation transfer up to 180 square meters per hour.
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.
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 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 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.