Sabur Digital has launched a direct-to-film (DtF) printer, the SD-70, which it says is suitable for a wide range of garment and textile decoration applications including cotton, nylon, swimwear, polyester, chemical fibre, leather, PVC and EVA.

The SD-70 runs twin Epson printheads in a staggered configuration, printing CMYK + white water-based inks at production speeds of 10sqm/hr at six-pass and 12sqm/hr at four-pass modes. With a 700mm printing and coating width it is typically capable of printing 200 pieces per hour. The complete system including the powder applicator and dryer is said to have a reduced footprint thanks to a vertical dryer configuration. Both ink and excess powder are automatically recycled for reliability and economy respectively. Ergosoft Rip software can be supplied to drive the printer if required.

‘DtF is the latest print technology for printing stunning garments using water-based inks without the need for pretreatment or weeding. [You can] create highly durable printed garments with an efficient inline process, [and] print on light and dark garments with the addition of white ink,’ said digital development director Aaron Burton.