Kornit Digital has reported orders for systems and upgrades totaling over $5.0 million dollars following the January launch of its Avalanche HD6 DTG machine.

The Avalanche HD6 reduces the ink consumption by up to 30% compared to the current R-Series machines and up to 45% compared to the previous Non R-Series versions of the Avalanche Hexa. The reduced cost per print gives users of Kornit’s HD technology a drastically improved competitive edge against conventional screen printing, according to Kornit.

The company adds that multiple Kornit customers have now completed their evaluation of the new system generation, confirming the cost per print savings and print quality improvements. These positive evaluations have led to orders from several customers for the new Avalanche HD6 systems as well as upgrades of existing Avalanches.

Gilad Yron, Kornit Digital’s executive vice president of global business, comments: “We are exceptionally pleased by the speed and significance of the adoption of our latest innovation. We have seen an immediate and clear interest from screen printers in the HD technology, and we see this interest translating into a solid business pipeline at an amazing pace. Looking ahead to the year, we are optimistic to be able to continue the trend of selling new HD systems as well as upgrades for existing Avalanches – the Avalanche platform represents our high productivity product segment, and globally we are looking at a three-digit number of systems that are suitable for upgrading.”

Kornit will be holding live demonstrations of the new Avalanche HD6 on its stand at Fespa 2018 tradeshow in Berlin, in May.