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ColorJet’s new SubliXpress Plus

Ideally positioned for both existing high-volume dye sublimation printers and for first-time investors.

22nd July 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  India

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

Following the success of its SubliXpress, India’s ColorJet Group is set to take transfer paper printing to the next level with the launch of the SubliXpress Plus.

Dye sublimation printing is dominant in the digital textile printing sector, accounting for almost 50% of all digital textile prints across the polyester and apparel domain, the company says. The dye sublimation textile printing market was valued at $8.1 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at 10.7%  to a value of $14.2 billion by 2025.

The new SubliXpress Plus meets the need for a high production sublimation printer. It is equipped with eight staggered Kyocera heads that can print variable drop sizes of 5, 7, and 12 pL as demanded to produce exceptionally sharp lines and create smooth gradients in colour tones.

ColorJet’s proprietary AST and HSTR technologies are inherent features of the machine, which is ideally positioned for both existing high-volume dye sublimation printers and for first-time investors. It also works very well on fabrics made with recycled polyester – both knits and wovens.

The HSTR – high sense paper tension regulator – detects fluctuation in paper tension and corrects it almost instantly to ensure error-free printing. In addition AST – active seaming technology – is used for producing superior quality at high speed.

With a 1.8 metre printing width, the machine can handle a wide range of paper starting from 18gsm and above.

An innovative leaf clamp prevents the paper from curling up at the edges when printing. Being able to use low gsm paper and the ability to print on a less than ideal paper rolls with ease, it addresses some major practical shop floor concerns. The vacuum bed which holds the paper in place is wider and the suction pressure can be varied.

The two-stage drying system provided immediately after the printing zone stops the paper from puckering even when printing large patches of solid colour.

The printer includes features for enhanced productivity including a 900mm diameter feed roll, high precision servo motor, and large rubber roller with pneumatic shafts for a firm grip of the paper roll core. The machine is also equipped with multiple brush rollers to continuously smoothen out the paper as it moves from feed roll to re-winding of printed paper.

The new SubliXpress Plus is equipped with a gold plated metal encoder for more precise ink jetting at high speeds, effectively leading to longer service life.

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