March 8, 2022
DTG Digital, a subsidiary of Pigment.Inc, Sydney, Australia, is launching its new flagship direct-to-film (DTF) transfer printer, the Q1•T Series at the FESPA Trade Show which will be held May 31 to June 3 at the Messe Berlin in Germany.
The Q1•T Series is a roll-to-roll DTF transfer printing system for indirect fabric decoration. It prints transfers onto a translucent PET film before passing through an in-line powder glue station and curing unit. The in-line system prints, polymerizes, and cures the ink and glue layer ready for heat transfer application onto a broad range of natural and synthetic fabric types including, cottons, Polyesters, Poly-cotton blends, Tri-blends, Spandex and Nylon.
With dual print heads for faster print speeds and eight ink lines dedicated to both white and color inks, users can produce up to five times the volume of comparable garment decoration methods, according to the company. The system can take PET film rolls up to a width of 460mm x 100 meters in length. The film and adhesive glue powders are designed for cold peel transfer and manufactured by Kodak. The translucent PET transfer film makes it easier for positioning onto the garment which remains visible through the transfer sheet for final positioning prior to heat pressing.
“The DTG Digital Q1•T transfer printer is creating a new standard for professional garment decoration, and we are excited to launch it at the upcoming FESPA event in Berlin,” says Steve Richardson, Pigment.Inc CEO. “The system is designed for 24/7 operation and perfect for any garment decorator looking to expand and simplify the entire transfer printing process. One of the big advantages of the Q1•T Series is its ability to produce large volumes of transfers at speed and which are suitable for more than just garment decoration. The Q1•T Series prints indirect transfers suitable for decorating an endless array of both natural and synthetic fabrics including backpacks, umbrellas, hi-vis workwear, rainwear, and caps. You can produce brilliant full-color prints on virtually any type of fabric in any placement on a wider range of substrates.” — D.S.
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