Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide- format inkjet printers, recently reported that an ECO-passport certification has been issued by Centexbel for its Sb300 series dye sublimation inks. This certification, which certifies compliance with the Oeko-Tex standard 100 and the ECO-passport certification system, assures users that inks will cause no harm when they come in contact with the skin. This certification is highly important for producers of textiles, especially those creating products that are destined to come in contact with human skin.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this certification,” says Mike Horsten, General Manager, Marketing of Mimaki EMEA. “Our textile printing products have been received warmly by the marketplace, and we believe this certification will help us gain even more credibility among textile printers looking for a short- run digital solution.
Many in the industry will remember the stir created by Mimaki-printed costumes on the Landa Dancers at drupa 2012. Now they can feel comfortable creating their own unique designs for digitally printed apparel and other textile products without any concern for potential harm to end users." Mimaki’s exclusive distributor for the UK & Ireland, Hybrid Services Ltd launched the Mimaki TS500 at Sign & Digital UK and marketing manager, Duncan Jefferies, confirms high levels of interest from sportswear and apparel companies and expresses confidence that the certification is an additional benefit for garment manufacturers.
“Beyond the printer’s unique combination of ultra fast production speeds and high quality of output; industry certification for the Mimaki dye sublimation ink is a further strong selling point for the TS500.”
Mimaki excels in offering innovative, high quality and high reliability products using a variety of inkjet technologies. Sb300 ink, an aqueous dye sublimation ink introduced to the market in 2012, is optimized for use with the Mimaki TS500- 1800 textile printer for dye sublimation transfer. The printer can operate in a 6-colour mode for smooth gradations and higher quality lightcolours, or a 4-colour mode for increased productivity.
More details about Mimaki products including its full range of textile printers and inks, can be found at www.hybridservices.co.uk.