According to a new report from InfoTrends (Transforming Textile Printing) revenues from digital textile printing equipment and ink sales will grow at an annual growth rate of 30.7 per cent. With the introduction of new high-speed digital printing systems, technology has begun to fulfill its promise of impacting on the printed-textile market. Mimaki, leaders in large-format digital print and cut solutions, manufacture some of the best quality and fastest digital dye sublimation printers on the market. On the African continent, Mimaki can only be bought through exclusive distributors, Graphix Supply World. GSW takes pride in being the only one-stop-shop digital solutions provider across Africa, providing the complete solution to the sign, graphics, textile and packaging industries, from technology to ink, media, finishing solutions and more. GSW exhibited some of its award-winning solutions at the Sign Africa chow in Durban. As one of the only suppliers who offer in-house finance, customers can be assured of access to affordable quality in tough times, where finance from traditional lending institutions is difficult to obtain. On display was Mimaki’s international best-selling JV33-160 A with dye sublimation ink, the perfect entry-level solution for digital textile printing. The JV33 Series, with state-of-the-art inkjet head technology is an affordable, high speed and excellent quality dye sublimation solution, used to digitally print textile banners, flags, interior and exterior signage, textile garments, sportswear, décor items, interior displays and more. Also on display was: •Mimaki CJV30-130BS Print+Cut machine with Mimaki’s cost-saving original inks. With a fully integrated print, cut and die-cut system, and compatible with a variety of different ink options. Together with Mimaki Bulk Ink System, users can benefit from huge ink savings, using original Mimaki BS ink. •Mimaki UJF-3042HG Desktop UV LED A3 Inkjet Printer – with 150mm head clearance. Popular for printing onto promotional items, and small rigid items, the UJF-3042HG A3 desktop UV LED printer is used to print direct onto pens, mobile phone covers, laptops, promotional items, USB sticks, ID cards, badges and more. •Goccopro Digital Screen Maker – a directly computer-to-screen digital screen maker which minimises traditional lengthy and messy screen making procedures, as it eliminates the need for chemicals, emulsions, water, dark room and film positives. •Mug Press + Cap Press – as an addition to the CJV30 Print+Cut machine. Start corporate branding, manufacture for sports teams and more. •CHEMICA Heat Transfer Media – a superior quality product, with innovative products for signage, screen-printing and textile. •Mimaki CH60SR is Mimaki’s entry-level desktop cutter, at 600mm wide it is ideal for T-shirt printing or small-format signage. With a kiss cut and die-cut capability and automatic eye, this cutter can read crop marks to cut after item has been printed. •Primera LX900e Desktop Label Printer – is the fastest desktop label printer. Short runs are printed fast and efficiently, helping you to increase the production of your products. It utilises the latest in high-resolution inkjet technology to print brilliant, colourful labels for your products, boxes and packaging. Individual ink cartridges for each color let you replace only the colours that need replacing, so this reduces wastage costs dramatically.
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