Pigment.inc, a division of Impression Technology (Sydney, Australia), has launched its completely redesigned second-generation 1.9-metre (75-inch) and 2.6-metre (102-inch) Fabric Pre-Treatment Units for textile printing. After totally redesigning its first-generation pre-treatment units, Impression has reduced the size dramatically for use in areas where space is at a premium. “This is truly the first pre-treatment system for in-house use,” said the OEM. Incorporating a new non-bath single-sided surface coating technology, the GoTx 1900PT and 2600PT units use transfer rollers instead of fabric crushing to maintain the fabric’s surface. This unit is one of the first to not use either spray or soak-coating methods. Fabric handling is facilitated by an integrated de-furling spreader roller for smoothing the fabric.
Using adjustable guide rollers on the input and output side controls, coating consistency is maintained and edge curling is prevented. The fabric is dried via a new TurboDryer dual-exhaust system for extracting humidity and steam. The Turbo-Dryer system also uses 30% less electricity than other units and has standard electrical connections. According to Steve Richardson, Managing Director at Impression Technology: “After launching our first-generation units, we traveled worldwide to review the requirements for our second-generation pre-treatment machines. We believe our small footprint will open the market for coating and using fabrics never imaginable before. This is truly exciting for our customers.” The GoTx 1900PT and 2600PT are currently shipping through the company’s worldwide network of resellers, including Graphics One in the Americas.