Luescher-Tschudi GmbH in Switzerland, is using a new printing technology in the direct inkjet printing process to set essential quality standards in flag printing, specifically for heavy textile flag materials up to 160 gr/sqm.
The flag fabric most commonly used for digital inkjet printing generally has a material thickness (weight) of approximately 110 gr/sqm. This is often problematic with the printing of the dyes (penetration) on the back side, when too little ink is applied during the use of heavy flag material, to achieve a passable printing speed, but this can have an impact on the quality outcome.
With customers Increasingly seeking to use a more robust material thickness, up to 160 gr/sqm, to try and extend the life of the product, the issue is that ink can hardly penetrate through the fabric during inkjet printing and therefore the printed image in the on the back of the flag is significantly paler.
Luescher-Tschudi GmbH, along with its Swiss partner company Fahnen Tschudi GmbH, have developed an optimal technical solution in their textile and flag print production facilities to effectively eliminate these known printing problems. Their new RAPTOR 320 digital printer , provides an almost 100% colour through print result. This is achieved with their environment-friendly, water-based high-performance inks. The UV light fastness is unchanged at 6-7 on the Wool scale, delievered via the RAPTOR 320 digital printer in a machine configuration up to 3200 mm wide and equipped with 8 colours using 8 Konica Minolta industrial print heads.