Brother has expanded its GTX600 direct-to-garment (DTG) printer series with the new GTX600 Extra Colors which extends the colour gamut with orange and green.

It allows for more colours and promises more vibrancy and more detailed results because of the greater depth and wider colour spectrum possible.

The GTX600 Extra Colors features six Brother-made staggered industrial print heads with internal cooling fans to ensure continuous printing operation. Due to the staggered arrangement of the print heads, white ink is printed first, followed by orange and green, with CMYK as the top layer.

The inks are filtered and degassed to guarantee high print quality up to 1200 dpi. The built-in air filter ensures the best-possible working conditions – even in difficult environments and large production halls.

The machine has plates in different sizes to handle a wide range of textiles. The plates, which are up to 61cm (24 inches), are designed to be easy and quick to change. The printer can automatically adjust the plate height to create the best distance between print heads and textile.

For use with the GTX600 Extra Colors, Brother supplies water-based Innobella inks which have been Oeko-Tex Pass and GOTS certified and come in nine-litre tanks with less packaging material. The built-in ink mist filter ensures a safe working environment for the operator.

Brother has also announced today that it is building on its expertise in industrial garment printing to enter a new area of the market with a latex wide-format printer, the WF1-L640.

It is designed for a large range of applications such as banners, drawings, window graphics, storefront signage, trade show graphics, vehicle wraps and outdoor advertising.

Using water-based ink, the WF1 enables printing on a wide range of coated and uncoated media up to 1615mm printable width with a set width of 1625mm.