Wide format printers wanting to boost their presence in soft signage and industrial textiles have the opportunity to see production first-hand this week at Starleaton’s Textile Open House, Mount Waverley, Melbourne.
Star of the open house is the EFI FabriVU 340, a custom-built textile printer that prints up to 3400mm wide on fabrics from 28gsm to 140gsm, and also on sublimation paper for heat transfer. Throughput speed is up to 500 sqm/hr, with 250 sqm/hr being best for high-resolution results and 165 sqm/hr for close-inspection POP production. The printheads can deliver up to 2400 dpi with variable droplet sizes from 4 to 18pl.
Also being demonstrated live will be Epson’s SureColor F2000 Direct-to-Garment printer and the SureColor F series of dye sublimation printers in 44” and 64” widths. Rounding out the hardware is the latest Sublimax heat calendaring technology from Italy’s Flexa.
“With the FabriVU 340 it’s easy to switch between direct-to-textile and dye sublimation transfer paper,” says Starleaton CEO Ben Eaton, “Some printers like dye-sub because the image can be assessed and altered before the more expensive textile is printed. Others like the intensity and durability of sublimated images. Either way, the FabriVU 340 performs flawlessly on our broad range of textiles from HEYTex, G&O Friedrich and Neschen. Epson’s F2000 is perfect for tee-shirst, caps, bags and promotional merchandise while the F-series yield stunning sublimated colour on fabrics up to 64” wide.”
The Open House will show why textile printing is ideal for advertising banners, textile billboards, posters, textile walls, backgrounds for trade shows, showrooms, theaters, offices, garments and the growing demand for a variety of interior decoration applications.
“Interested parties can just call in but for one-on-one demonstrations, it is best to let us know you are coming so a time slot can be allocated,” says Eaton.
When: Wednesday 30th August to Friday 1st September
Times: 9am – 5pm daily
Where: Starleaton, Unit 5, 163-179 Forster Road, Mount Waverley, VIC 3149
Contact: 1300 880 605