Canon Solutions America has joined forces with DGI USA, a manufacturer of printing equipment with deep roots in dye sublimation, to deliver solutions that combine DGI’s highly productive printers with Canon’s robust support services and market expertise. The new wide-format DGI Dye Sublimation printers – the DGI Poseidon, DGI FT-3204X, and DGI FH-3204 – provide excellent solutions for print service providers looking to expand their businesses into soft signage, said the companies. Built with industrial Kyocera and Panasonic printheads for high efficiency and lower printer maintenance, the DGI Dye Sublimation printers “provide faster print jobs and turnaround times than other competitors in the market.”
The DGI FT-3204X and FH-3204 offer a 10-foot-wide hybrid dye-sublimation system with the flexibility to print either on transfer paper or direct-to-fabric solutions on the same printer, as well as fluorescent ink capability (FH-3204) for producing specialty soft signage graphics. The 64-inch DGI Poseidon Printer can produce transfer prints at the same rated speeds, whether using process colours or fluorescent inks. All three printers incorporate a media-collision sensor that can detect wrinkles in paper or fabric while reducing damage to the printheads.
“DGI has more than 803 dye sublimation printer installations to date worldwide,” said Peter Kowalczuk, President of Canon Solutions America. “By adding DGI’s print solutions to our complete service, support and financial options, Canon Solutions America has further established itself as a leader in digital print and digital textile print operations, and we plan to continue building on this success. These new solutions provide customers with advanced print quality, media versatility, quick turnaround times, and more media options – as well as greater flexibility and profitability of smaller, more diverse jobs.” In addition to printing systems, Canon Solutions America provides support and financing for a complete heat press, sewing, and finishing solution. This makes it possible for its customers to set up their business to produce professional front-lit, back-lit, flag and banner soft signage.