The brand new add-ons to the Texjet Plus Advanced; Screen & Digital Print Mix

18/05/2015
Amaya Sales UK are happy to introduce the perfect combination of screen and digital printing, now available at an affordable cost!

The new add-ons to the Texjet Plus advanced will allow screen printers across the country to combine Screen Printing with Digital Printing, generating high production at a low cost. Experience all the advantages of direct to garment digital printing at the cost and productivity of the screen printing method! These features are currently being showcased at this year's FESPA show.

The revolutionary benefits, with the combination of the 2 printing techniques, includes:
- Printing From €0,09/print on dark
- Photorealistic Prints
- No pre-treatment
- 60 dark t-shirts/hour


The major benefit of this combination is the use of the screen to quickly print the white background, and then the Texjet Plus Advanced printer prints the CMYK colours on top of that digitally! This in turn decreases the cost per print for medium to high runs and increases the productivity of up to 60 dark t-shirts per hour (using 1 printer only). And if you add more printers, then you'll increase the production!

Additionally, the screen can also be used to print on light coloured garments or special fashion effects that can't be printed digitally, like glitter, gold etc, in combination with the CMYK digital print.

screen_digital_mechanically_base_v2.jpgHow it works

Mechanically
The Texjet Plus Advanced DTG printer is equipped with the "Easy Table Series" system that includes the "Base" and the exchangeable "Tables", which are designed to lock together. The tables can be released easily and quickly with a simple lever that holds them firmly into place.

A second "base" is mounted on a screen print machine with the help of the corresponding adaptor. This way, the tables can be released from the digital printer and placed at the screen-printing machine or vice versa with absolute registration.

The simplest configuration consists of 1 Texjet Plus Advanced printer, 1-colour manual screen printing machine, 1 extra "base" and 1 extra "table".
The tables are made from special honeycomb aluminium material also used in screen-printing that can guarantee leveling and is resistant to heat when "flash cure" is needed between the prints.

Software
Any separation software can be used (eg. Photoshop) in order to create the white under base file to burn the screen. The TexjetRIP v7 (included with the Texjet Plus Advanced printer) can also create the white layer and export it as a high resolution file (with .tiff, as an optional feature) to be used for the screenmaking. The same file is used with the printer to print digitally the CMYK colors. The TexjetRIP software comes with special icc profiles for the screen+digital mix to guarantee excellent print results.
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Materials
Polyprint has tested various screen-printing pastes and found the ones compatible with the CMYK digital inks that offer great wash fastness, and optimum color vividness. Great results have been achieved using Waterbased White, Waterbased Plastisol and Discharge. In general, the compatibility is quite high with most of the available materials from various brands, but it is recommended to perform tests to evaluate the results. Polyprint provides detailed technical guidelines for the customers that purchase the system, including information for compatible printing pastes from well-known brands as a reference.

Registration - Compatibility
Polyprint provides a universal adaptor that can fix the "base" on the most manual screen-printing pallet arms. Special adaptors are also available upon request.

Screen & Digital mix can offer new business opportunities to those who embrace dtg technology and seek for higher productivity and lower costs, and to screen printers who have the need to produce small to medium runs avoiding the high screen costs. This solution is affordable, simple and easy to use, and can be the answer to both problems.

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