Kornit’s Avalanche platform is the company’s flagship direct-to-garment printing system. The two most recent configurations were the Avalanche Hexa with six-color-plus white support, and the Avalanche 1000 which has been designed for speed.
Both systems are commercially available in a new ‘R-Series’ version, with a recirculating ink system as the primary innovation, says the company. This technology, which Kornit already uses in the Storm series, the Allegro and the Vulcan, optimises print quality, reliability and ink efficiency of the new Avalanches. So users of the Avalanche R-Series can benefit from up to 20 per cent ink savings, and faster system availability after the start-up process.
The new R-Series versions will replace the current systems. The capabilities of the R-Series are also available for existing Avalanche Hexa and Avalanche 1000 installations as an upgrade, from 31 January.
The Kornit Avalanche Hexa R-Series includes six color channels plus white, for a wider gamut and improved spot color handling. Users can reproduce the true colors of licensed sports teams and accurately match corporate logos with fiery reds, warm yellows, deep blues and greens, vivid purples and more.
“Designed for the mass production of garments, Kornit’s Avalanche 1000 R-Series has dual pallet industrial production capability, and is a robust platform designed for heavy duty use. Thanks to a unique double bridge architecture, the white and the color print phases can happen in parallel, for optimized and unique dark garment efficiency. The system generates high speeds and excellent print quality. It prints up to 220 light and 160 dark garments per hour. The Avalanche 1000 R-Series is perfectly suited to be used all day, every day and for all volumes,” says a spokesperson.
Both systems feature a print area of up to 90 x 60cm and 12cm wide pass printing. An automatic height adjustment mechanism allows printing over buttons, zippers and other protruding objects.
With the NeoPigment™ process, users benefit from the advantages of state-of-the art pigment ink technology, based on more than 1,200 installations globally and 14 years of experience. NeoPigment™ meets the highest environmental regulations, such as Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and GOTS pre-approval. Suitable for printing on multiple fabric types, its “versatility is unmatched”.
“Kornit keeps innovating on all fronts,” says Guy Zimmerman, Kornit Digital’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “The new Avalanche R-Series is a great example how a proven flagship product can be optimised towards even higher print quality, reliability and cost efficiency and have noticed great reception of this new concept during the beta stage.”