Swiss printer manufacturer Lüscher-Tschudi GmbH has announced its strategic partnership with Caldera, whereby the French print software innovator has developed an OEM version of GrandRIP+ to drive the company’s 3.200 mm textile printer, the T-REX 320.
Thomas Schweizer, CEO of Luescher-Tschudi said, "The combination allows those entering this expanding market achieve high quality results across high-speed runs for soft signage and industrial textile applications."
Schweizer continues, "The T-REX 320 is built for accuracy, featuring a specially engineered fabric loading and transportation system to avoid banding. Incorporating Konica Minolta 1024i print-heads in a four- or 16-head configuration and available with four or eight colours, this printer – which can hit an impressive 120 sqm/hour in top quality mode – can be used with water-based, disperse dye or reactive dye inks and includes an in-line fixation unit and dryer named Quickfix-Neo."
|The T-REX 320|
Caldera’s GrandRIP+ allows users to extract the ultimate power and precision from this strong new challenger in the digital textile printing market. Native features within the company’s award-winning software include colour management functions crucial to top-quality image reproduction onto fabrics, as well as media and ink optimisation to help owners avoid consumables waste. For true full industrial production of decorative and functional textiles, T-REX 320 owners can upgrade to the newly launched Caldera TextilePro suite to benefit from RGB workflow and pattern options.
To take full advantage of T-REX 320’s top production speed of 230sqm/hour – enabled by GrandRIP+ – businesses are encouraged to consider Lüscher-Tschudi’s Quickfix-Neo thermo fixation unit. Available in widths between 2.6 and 3.2 metres, each of which matches the printer’s top speed, the Quickfix-Neo brings integrated heat extraction, thermal cutting, variable speeds and excellent thermal stability.