Wide format piezo inkjet printer manufacturer Mutoh Belgium nv announces a new high quality yet affordable calender system, called UniFixer 65. Offering a working width of 1700 mm (66.92”) and operating speeds up to 64.7 lm/h, the high-capacity UniFixer 65 is suited for heat transfer & thermo-fixation applications. Compatible with Mutoh's entire range of dye sublimation and direct to fabric printers up to 65”, i.e. Viper, Viper Extreme, Viper TX and Viper TX Extreme, the UniFixer 65 is ideally suited for short to larger run production of indoor and outdoor banners & flags, promotional apparel, decorative fabrics, etc…
The UniFixer 65 can be used for heat transfer of paper prints made with water based dye sublimation inks onto polyester fabrics or for thermo-fixation of pre-printed fabrics made with water based direct disperse dye inks. Fast contact heating is made possible by an oil free rotating drum with integrated quartz IR lamp. A feeding table will guide the transfer paper/fabric to the rotating drum.
For heat transfer applications, the fabric is loaded between the printed paper and protective kraft paper. After calendering, the images will have been transferred from the printed paper onto the fabric. Using the UniFixer 65 to heat fix pre-printed fabrics, the fabric is loaded between protective kraft paper. After calendering, the images will have been heat fixed onto the fabric.
Mutoh's UniFixer 65 calender incorporates a rapid response quartz infra red lamp, ensuring precise temperature control across the full width, which results in accurate and uniform colour transfer and enables high-quality results with brilliant colours. The infra red lamp bulb integrated in the UniFixer 65 also features fast heating from room temperature to 200°C (35 minutes) & fast cool down (15 minutes – no switch off delay).
For easy and flexible material handling, the calender incorporates 6 symmetrical & interchangeable self locking media shafts with a core diameter of 3”. Three shafts serve for unwinding materials. The other three serve for take up/winding after heat transfer or heat fixation. No additional tools are required to install the media onto the media shaft.
A safety cover guard in front of the rollers prevents any body part or any material getting caught inside the machine. All reachable thermo sensitive parts of the UniFixer 65 (e.g. the feeding table or the chassis) are heat isolated. The operator keeps his/her comfort while working and is not exposed to any burning risks.