Atexco Digital China, a global market leader in digital textile printing technology has joined hand with True Colors India to launch position printer and highspeed sublimation printer. Incorporated in 2011, True Colors is a leading supplier of products and solutions in the field of digital textile industry. They are engaged in textile machinery trading industry. As a result of being in the industry since so long, true colours have developed an excellent track record of supplying high quality product from the best manufactures in the field. The products are running successfully all over India with minimal service & maintenance.
Established in 1992, Atexco has been focusing on the research and development and promotion of digital printing technology in the textile industry for more than 20 years. It has obtained 107 authorized patents, including 19 invention patents and 17 software copyrights. Moreover, it has twice won the second prize of national scientific and technological invention, 8 first prizes of provincial and ministerial level, and undertaken many national projects to establish the national digital printing engineering technology research center!
Machine vision delivers precision
“ATEXCO is a company specialized in R&D, manufacturing, sales and service of digital ink-jet printing technology and equipment. Up to now, over 15,000 units of ATEXCO digital textile, graphic and carpet printers have been installed throughout the world. We have tied up with them for launching their position printer and high-speed sublimation printer in the Indian market,” said Sanjay Desai, Director, True Colors.
“To date, precision digital textile printing has been seen in the form of garment shapes and individualized images printed on plain fabric, and more recently inkjet printing on thread has enabled precisely coloured embroidery. But precision, being taken one step further by Atexco’s new “machine-vision positioning printing” technology is a “revolutionary breakthrough in the existing digital textile printing field” this new technology enables precision digital textile printing on woven fabrics, including lace, targeting specific areas with an injection of colour,” said Sanjay Desai.
Whilst woven fabrics are rich in surface texture Sanjay said, it is not possible to create the vivid colors that are available with printing, especially in half tone. And, digital textile printing enables garments to be produced in a very vivid colour pallet but lacks the depth of a weave.
With this new technology, which harnesses “computer-vision technology,” Atexco’s machine vision positioning printing enables perfect matching between the print and the surface topography of the woven fabric through on-time high resolution scanning, pattern recognizing, and manoeuvring?
This technology overcomes the almost inevitable deformation of the fabric during processing, True Colors added. In the printing process, Atexco’s machine can quickly detect the intricacies of the lace, for example, and establish the precise positioning for the printing of each pattern. Discussing the details of the technology, he said that it can align the print and fabric structure to a degree of accuracy within 0.2mm, whilst printing at speeds of 90 sq mtr/hr.
As well as being suitable for lace, the technology can also be used in double-side printing and for medium and heavy fabrics. When printing on medium weight and thick fabrics, whether printed by screen or digital printing, True Colors noted that the print cannot be realized fully on the back side of the fabric. However, doublesided printing is achieved through accurate positioning, the company said, and based on the machine vision technology, and its crucial software, Atexco’s new printer is able to accurately align the back side of a fabric for printing, after the printing of the front side.
This technology overcomes the deformation of the fabric that can occur, particularly when printing on the same substrate twice, True Colors said. For the direct doublesided printing, True Colors said it is accurate to less than 0.2mm in terms of position matching accuracy. Not only this, but the company claims that this technology can also be used to realize bronzing effects on fabric. Traditional bronzing fabric can only be realised by screen printing.
High speed Sublimation Printer
Model X from Atexco offers unsurpassed quality and value. High speed sublimation printer Model X is equipped with 8 industrial Kyocera print heads, it has capacity to print 480lm/hour with 4 colour single pass and 260l m/hour with 4 colour double pass. It can print fine lines as well as crisp geometric designs, uniform blotches and smooth half tones. Printer can hold 1000mm diameter (more than10,000m) jumbo paper roll where we can control wastage of paper as well as we can avoid time consuming process of changing paper roll to increase printer’s efficiency, bigger advantage with Model X is we can use 30gsm paper to reduce production cost.