Adelco has introduced its new hybrid digital system to work seamlessly with its automatic screen printing presses.

The high speed textile printer is an add-on station designed to also work in conjunction with the Cyclone carousel, Matrix Oval and Ellipse Oval. The hybrid digital system combines the advantages of both screen and digital printing to create garment decoration.

Utilising environmentally friendly inks, the hybrid can produce A3 format printed substrates in excess of 200 units per hour, and when used in conjunction with a screen printed base providing the lowest ink cost per print. Adelco’s hybrid digital comes in three print sizes, 40 x 50 cm, 50 x 70 cm and 60 x 80 cm.  Using industrial Ricoh Gen 5 print heads and a six colour process (CMYK + RG) the system can achieve photographic quality and widest colour gamut with CMYK +RG. Files are quick and easy to set up and removes the time, costs and cleaning involved with conventional screen print. Available in both four or six colours.

Sales director Luke Smith said, ‘Hybrid solutions aren’t new but what we are offering is a full 6 colour printer, that is compact, affordable and fast. We want to make it an easy AD on for screen printers.’