Grand-format UV and dye-sub/direct-print textile printers
Jeti 3300DS. This 129-in. printer is both a
dye-sub and direct-print textile printer.
Using Gandinnovation's solvent-based
dye-sub inks, it features three color/resolution
settings: 600 dpi in 6-color, 300 dpi
in 4-color or in a 4/6-color combination.
Speeds range from 340 sq ft/hr in 4-color
600-dpi mode to 655 sq ft/hr for 6-color
When using the dye-sub inks, the paper
or fabric must be run through a heat press
to sublimate the inks and make them a
permanent part of the fabric. To keep production
speeds high, Gandinnovations
suggests coupling the 3300DS with a wide-format
rollfed Klieverik heat laminator.
Featuring 12 Spectra printheads, the
Jeti 3300DS can print onto vinyl, canvas,
fabrics, mesh, and paper; it can also print
directly onto polyester-based fabrics.
The Jeti 3300DS comes with a choice
of Onyx PosterShop, Wasatch SoftRIP,
ColorGate, and ErgoSoft on PCs; it uses the
Caldera RIP on Macs. List price: $225,000.
In addition, Gandinnovations has
finalized beta testing and is now shipping
its 5 x 10-ft Jeti 3150 UV flatbed,
introduced at Drupa 2004. It offers 24
Spectra SL128 heads with an automatic
cleaning system; user 's choice of
Caldera, Onyx, and Wasatch RIPs; and
speeds up to 550 sq ft/hr in best mode
(600 dpi apparent) and up to 861 sq
ft/hr in standard mode, for printing on
The Jeti 3150 UV utilizes UVcurable
inks in 12 ink (2.5-l)
tanks. Currently, the printer offers
a 6-color CMYKcm inkset; in 3
months, Gandinnovations reports,
users will also be able to choose a
4-color CMYK+W inkset featuring
The printer's heavy-duty vacuum
bed has pop-up pins for
secure placement of media. Its 5 x
10-ft bed can handle a wide variety
of substrates, from light media
such as vinyl, fabrics, and foamboard to
metal or glass panels or doors; the Jeti
3150 can handle substrates up to 2 in.
thick, weighing up to 200 lbs.
Other features include: heaters in the
reservoir to maintain ink temperatures,
and a vacuum system for the ink, which
eliminates excess air in the system. The
flatbed lists at $475,000. (Gandinnovations: