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Mimaki USA Announces TRAPIS

Embracing the global textile dyeing industry’s demand for sustainability.

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Mimaki USA (Suwanee, GA) recently announced TRAPIS, a digital transfer sublimation printing system that makes textile production more environmentally friendly compared to conventional methods, according to a press release.

TRAPIS is the company’s pigment transfer textile printing system, whose name is derived from the words “Transfer,” “Pigment,” and “System.” It comprises a Mimaki inkjet printer, Mimaki original inks, dedicated transfer paper available from Mimaki, and a dedicated transfer unit from Klieverik or Monti Antonio.

With TRAPIS, a design printed on special paper is transferred to the fabric using a heat transfer machine to complete the textile printing process. This digital process generates almost no wastewater (just the amount in the waste ink generated by printer’s automatic maintenance function), and even including wastewater generated in the transfer paper manufacturing process, wastewater is cut by approximately 90 percent compared to conventional digital dyeing systems. Since the system does not require a large space or wastewater treatment facilities like conventional system, it can be installed in a small space, and textile printing business can be conducted at the forefront of fabric supply distribution such as a store, design offices, etc. Since the process is simple and does not require specialized dyeing expertise and knowledge, anyone can easily initiate the operation, per to the press release.

TRAPIS can print on a wide range of textiles with one type of ink. It is not limited to dyeing factories that specialize in textile printing but enables dyeing businesses to operate in any location, on a variety of textiles, producing short runs as required, and adapting to the global dyeing industry’s demand for sustainability.

For more information, visit mimakiusa.com.

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