AGS Transact Technologies, one of the major system integrator in the business of transforming touch points, announced the launch of Impress, a new-age digital printer in Surat on June 19, 2012 that would revolutionise digital textile print in India, quoting a company statement, a fibre2fashion report said.
Impress- Digital Textile Printer is a unique technology in the digital printing segment, unveiled for the first time in the country. Powered by Ergosoft RIP, the world’s premier RIP solution for digital textile production, Impress incorporates the most up-to-date image processing technologies with unique features and benefits. The product enables production of quick prototyping of fabric designs with lesser or related products, noted the report.
Impress is manufactured with visibly high quality standard components that are imported from the best European suppliers. Its design and key components can be compared to any other European-made digital textile printer available in the international market. Based on Mimaki printer with four Epson DX5 print heads, this digital textile printer is upgraded for eight colour print mode and is supported by a high precision belt type that provides extra precision print on the textile. What is more, Impress is ideal for high resolution runs on a wide range of textile substrates, the report informed.
There are a slew of benefits of Impress Digital Textile Printer such as extra precision with adhesive belt system; built-in automation for unattended print runs and maintenance to provide full coverage; advanced hot air infrared dyer- provides perfect fabric drying; adjustable tension system prevents the cloth from meandering on the roll, variable ink drop-Dot Technology- enabling full coverage of highlights and shadows and vivid Colour Technology- enabling high pigment density on the textile.
Here in CA it is saturated.
My friend bought a simple screen printing machine some time ago and has not made back his investment.
The problem is, actual screen printing shops have the more sophisticated presses and can work in volume better than a little guy, so even if you get a few small sample orders once they go to full production they probably will not need your services.
Plus the most savvy shirt makers source their screen printers on the internet, and I'm not just talking about Cafe Press--when my bro needed cool promo t-shirts he found a printer that could do gold metallic and used American Apparel t's in really cool cuts that were super popular among his indie fans