SYDNEY, Australia — March 1, 2022 — DTG Digital, subsidiary of Pigment.Inc, is launching its new flagship Direct-to-Film Transfer Printer, the Q1•T Series at the FESPA Trade Show which takes place May 31 to June 3, 2022, at the Messe Berlin in Germany. The event is Europe’s leading exhibition for screen, digital, wide format and textile printing technology. The Q1•T Series is a dedicated roll-to-roll DTF transfer printing system for indirect fabric decoration. It prints transfers onto a translucent PET film before passing through an in-line powder glue station and curing unit. The in-line system prints, polymerizes and cures the ink and glue layer ready for heat transfer application onto a broad range of natural and synthetic fabric types including, cottons, Polyesters, Poly-cotton blends, Tri-blends, Spandex and Nylon.
The Q1•T Series Printer simplifies the transfer printing process while simultaneously boosting production capacity and application versatility. With dual print heads for faster print speeds and eight ink lines dedicated to both white and color inks, users can produce up to five times the volume of comparable garment decoration methods. The color configuration is CYMK + White + Flush liquid (A.I.R-ink refresh) with inks available in user replaceable 1.0L bags. The ink system is pressurized with re-circulation along with (WIMS) for white ink management which stops settlement of pigments in the ink — which in turn reduces print head maintenance. The A.I.R-ink refresh feature manages ink line, capping station, damper and print head maintenance with push button control to draw the flushing liquid around the system to reduce blockages and minimize maintenance downtime.
The system can take PET film rolls up to a width of 460mm x 100 meters in length. The film and adhesive glue powders are designed for cold peel transfer and manufactured by Kodak. The translucent PET transfer film makes it easier for positioning onto the garment which remains visible through the transfer sheet for final positioning prior to heat pressing. The PET film’s thickness of about 0.75mm allows for better transfer characteristics including a short 10 second transfer time. The dimensions of the Q1-T Series measures 1330mm(W) x 1250mm(H) x 2100(L)mm – assembled and 770mm (W) x 1080mm (H) x 1610 (L)mm – unassembled and fits through a standard doorway.
Pigment.Inc CEO Steve Richardson said: “The DTG Digital Q1•T transfer printer is creating a new standard for professional garment decoration and we are excited to launch it at the upcoming FESPA event in Berlin. The system is designed for 24/7 operation and perfect for any garment decorator looking to expand and simplify the entire transfer printing process. One of the big advantages of the Q1•T Series is its ability to produce large volumes of transfers at speed and which are suitable for more than just garment decoration. The Q1•T Series prints indirect transfers suitable for decorating an endless array of both natural and synthetic fabrics including backpacks, umbrellas, hi-vis workwear, rainwear and caps. The DTF transfer system will make the ultimate addition to any garment decorator’s equipment line-up by expanding the range of products that can be decorated with indirect transfers and a standard heat-press for application.
The Q1•T Series will open up new revenue streams and complement existing technology whether it be screen, embroidery, DTG or other garment decoration processes. The shorter transfer heat press time and production capacity on the Q1•T Series is what makes this new technology so innovative. You can produce brilliant full-color prints on virtually any type of fabric in any placement on a wider range of substrates.
Posted: March 7, 2022
Source: DTG Digital (A subsidiary of Pigment.Inc)