Kornit’s Vulcan direct-to-garment digital printer will be unveiled at ITMA 2015

Kornit’s Vulcan direct-to-garment digital printer will be unveiled at ITMA 2015

Kornit Digital will be unveiling its new, high-productivity, low-cost-per-print Vulcan system at ITMA 2015, which takes place in Milan from November 12-19.

The direct-to-garment digital printer rivals screen printing for mid to long runs, says Kornit, “due to its extraordinary speed and ink efficiency”. The company says the Vulcan will be able to produce up to 250 high quality garments every hour, with dark and light garments printed at the same speed.

It features 60 new-generation printheads with an advanced recirculating ink system in a six-colour-plus-white configuration. It has a maximum print size of 70cm by 100cm, and was developed around Kornit’s NeoPigment patented printing process.

“The Kornit Vulcan significantly expands the addressable market for digital direct-to-garment printing by offering a true alternative to large scale screen printing manufacturing,” comments Oded Kraft, Kornit’s VP of product development. “Given the continued trend towards large scale manufacturing of relatively small batches of discrete designs, Kornit made the decision to create a first of a kind versatile system able to run small, medium and large batches at extremely high speeds and with an easy-to-use user interface. With its incredibly low printing cost per print, it is the most cost-efficient way to produce quantities beyond 100 shirts per print run, while being capable of customising each shirt.”

General market availability of the printer is expected to be by the middle of 2016.