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Mimaki USA has announced the availability of the new Tiger-1800B MkII. Developed from its predecessor, the Tiger-1800B, this digital textile printer offers a higher print resolution and several enhancements to improve quality, including reduction of banding and other printing defects.
The Tiger-1800B MkII printer is available in two models: The direct-to-textile model and the transfer sublimation model. With a maximum print speed of 4,144 SqFt/Hr for both models, this printer can cover a wide production range, from sample making to small to medium print runs. An additional 1200 dpi print mode is available for enhanced print quality.
A set of Mimaki’s unique core technologies has also been added to the machine. Inkjet technology builds images with straight lines. Therefore, a slight misalignment between the boundaries of each pass of the printhead can cause banding or uneven color printing.
Mimaki Advanced Pass System (MAPS) incorporates an advanced algorithm to reduce visible banding and uneven color printing with blurred boundaries similar to gradation printing.  Mimaki’s Nozzle Check Unit (NCU) and Nozzle Recovery System (NRS) is also incorporated in the new printer. The NCU monitors nozzle outages and immediately activates a series of recovery functions, while the NRS automatically assigns operational nozzles when an outage is detected. These core technologies enable continuous high-quality printing even if nozzle errors do occur.
Mimaki also offers an extensive line-up of optional devices, including a feeding unit for roll media equipped with a centering device and tension bar; a jumbo roll unit to enable printing of long-length roll fabric or heat transfer paper; and drying and winding or pleating options for printed fabrics.