Brother Offers GTX R2R High-Volume DTF Printers

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June 7, 2024

Bridgewater, New Jersey — Brother Industrial Products Division (IPD) now offers the GTX R2R printer for creating direct-to-film (DTF) transfers.

It’s a dedicated roll-to-roll DTF solution designed for high-volume printing that allows it to provide maximum productivity with little operator involvement.

Offering the ability to do high resolution and fine details, the two industrial printheads have eight ink channels: CMYK in one and four white inks in the other. The industrial maintenance station with wet capping system keeps white ink flowing. The adhesive powder circulation system has a built-in ionizer, and the infrared curing station has a take-up roll device. The maximum roll size is 16 inches (40.6 cm).

Using Brother Innobella Textile inks, the GTX R2R offers a wide color gamut and an opaque white. It comes bundled with Digital Factory Apparel Direct to Film Edition software, which includes file prep, color management and automated production tools. The High Speed print mode allows for up to 65 percent faster printing speed over Standard print mode.

The GTX R2R is the perfect companion to any DTG shop as it’s ideal for items that are difficult to pretreat and enables business to create large items that will not fit on a platen, according to the company. Multiple designs can be printed on a single sheet for smaller applications such as a pocket design or sleeve, and it’s ideal for polyester, synthetics and other temperature-sensitive fabrics that are not compatible for DTG.

Like the DTG units, it comes in two sizes built to fit individual businesses needs. The GTXpro R2R is ideal for small to medium shops, and the GTXPro B R2R is designed for higher volume output using bulk inks.