The Teleios Grande/H6 was finally unveiled at FESPA Digital 2016 last month.
Like the G5, the H6 is a 3.3m direct to fabric sublimation printer. It features a heat fixation unit that gives the machine a smaller and more compact footprint, which the Korean manufacturer said will help the Teleios range to appeal to a broader customer base.
The six-colour machine, which can be used with both disperse dye ink and textile pigment ink, incorporates six Ricoh Gen5 printheads – two fewer than the higher- specification G5.
The maximum speed is 177m2/hr at 600dpi, while 1,200dpi can be achieved at speeds of 93m2/hr and 1,800dpi at 63m2/hr.
With the excellent ink penetration of direct fabric printing, the market targeted by this new d.gen unit is soft signage for applications including flags, trade show displays, lightboxes, table covers, banners, fence mesh and tents. It can also be used for home textiles.
D.gen international sales representative Gordana Tampolja said: “The G5 model is a high-level product and we had a lot of enquiries from our customers that needed an entry-level 3.2m-wide printer for smaller production and with a more attractive price.”
“We’ve had a really good reaction at FESPA so far and are really satisfied. We have already sold three of these machines at the show, two to the US and one to Europe,” said Tampolja.
“FESPA Digital is always good for us because it’s a great opportunity to speak to customers face to face and talk to them to understand what they need and what we need to improve.”
D.gen president, Andrea Negretti commented: “Once again FESPA Digital seemed to be one of the most important, if not the main event in the display graphics industry this year. The show has proven that it’s right place to be to catch all current trends, innovative products, technology and to stay connected with customers, resellers and media.
“As usual working with the FESPA team in terms of preparation and organisation is nothing but pleasurable. The show was amazing. The results and the quality of visitors were beyond our expectations considering the coming Drupa.”
“Our strong investment in digital textile printing started 14 years ago and when FESPA Digital started in 2006 d.gen was there. This makes it even more amazing to see how after 10 years what we predicted has come true, and it was exciting to share with FESPA this pioneering experience.”
(Thanks to FESPA for this article)