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Australian company’s direct-to-garment printer a hit in Europe

Sydney developer/manufacturer Impression Technology says its new DGT Digital G4 DTG printer has ‘exceeded all expectations’ in Europe, with 28 units shipped since its official launch at FESPA Munich in May this year.

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 DTG Digital G4 DTG printer

“The company puts the result ahead of market expectations,” said Roderick Verweij, European GM of Impression Technology’s European distributor, Amsterdam-based Pigmentinc BV. “Already 12 new distributors have received demonstration equipment, stock and factory training, with a reported 28 units shipped since the end of May."

Designed and produced by the DTG Digital division of Frenchs Forest-based Impression Technology, the G4 - distributed locally by GJS - was developed to be the most affordable Industrial DTG printer in the market segment. 

The company has manufacturing facilities in Japan and Singapore.

“With early installations already underway in Europe – the DTG G4 has equally exceeded expectations through an increase in production and lower running costs – the company believes the DTG G4 will become a benchmark for all levels of DTG production required in Europe for Apparel wholesale/retail, Internet fulfilment, and manufacturers," says a press release.

Jerry Erich
Jerry Erich of Impression Technology,
        Visual Impact Sydney 2017 

The DTG G4 features four Industrial next-generation print heads that deliver fast print speeds at either 600 or 1200 dpi while maintaining high quality prints for even the largest garments with a 40 x 50cm print size.  

Sydney-based Jerry Erich, DTG global products manager, said: “Our customers are consistently telling us about the workflow improvements from the PTM and G4 DTG system, which comfortably achieves 55+ light shirts and up to 32 large prints on dark garments per hour. It seems that this productivity meets the demands for small and medium print shops and enables them to make a return on their investment. Additionally, the G4 is scalable and supported with web to print automation for larger fulfilment and internet sales companies.

“The newly formulated G4 Textile Ink also produces a wider colour gamut than the DTG’s predecessors, delivering stronger purples, blues, yellows and the deepest black we have seen from any DTG printer. “

Further workflow improvements will soon be realised with the imminent release of the retrofit-able QLVP platen system (Quick Load Vacuum Platen), the Industry’s first rapid garment reload system. This patented vacuum reload system eliminates hooping and tucking and centres shirts for spot on prints in zero time. An operator can literally change garment and have the machine ready for the next print within 5 seconds.

An optional PTM auto pre–treat machine is also available from Pigment.Inc – built by DTG Digital and designed to partner with the DTG G4. Shirts are coated with low cost accurate pre-treat in an enclosed spray chamber, rounding out the whole production cycle efficiently.

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 DGT Digital G4 DTG printer (front view)

The DTG G4 is available with equipment packages in Europe starting at €14,895. More information is available at www.g4dtg.com

Impression Technology, a privately owned company founded in Sydney in 1999, is the developer and manufacturer of DTG Digital direct to garment printers, Com-press UV and label printers and Pigment.inc Gotx fabric printers and ThermTx calendar devices. 

“With a continual commitment to R&D, we aim to provide new technologies and complimentary product in support of an ever expanding global digital community. More information at www.dtgdigital.com and www.compressdigital.com