Mimaki Launches Environmentally Conscious, Two-Step Textile Transfer Printing Solution TRAPIS

Mimaki, a provider of industrial printing solutions, has unveiled its latest innovation in textile printing technology, named “TRAPIS.” This eco-conscious solution offers a streamlined, two-step process designed to revolutionize textile printing while significantly reducing environmental impact.

TRAPIS simplifies textile printing into two straightforward steps: printing and transferring. First, the desired design is digitally printed onto transfer paper using an inkjet printer equipped with specialized ink. Then, the design is transferred onto the fabric using a calender. This efficient process drastically reduces wastewater production, saving up to 90% compared to traditional methods.

Unlike conventional dye-printing methods, which require extensive pre-treatment and washing, TRAPIS eliminates the need for these steps, conserving approximately 14.5 liters of water per square meter of fabric. Furthermore, its minimal wastewater output negates the necessity for costly wastewater treatment facilities, making it an economically viable solution for businesses of all sizes.

The compact design of TRAPIS allows for easy installation in limited spaces, offering print service providers a convenient and space-efficient solution. With its user-friendly interface and simplified operation, TRAPIS requires no specialized skills to operate, unlike traditional printing systems that involve multiple complex steps.

One of TRAPIS’s key features is its versatility. It can print on a wide range of materials, including natural fibers like cotton and silk, as well as blended fabrics, using a single type of ink. This flexibility enables businesses to adapt quickly to changing customer demands and produce high-quality prints on various substrates.

Furthermore, TRAPIS’s ink has attained industry certifications, ensuring both worker and consumer safety while adhering to stringent environmental standards. Prints created with TRAPIS maintain excellent stretchability, colourfastness, breathability, and water absorbency, making them suitable for diverse applications in home textiles, activewear, and fashion.

Arjen Evertse, General Manager of Sales at Mimaki Europe, expresses excitement about the commercial release of TRAPIS, emphasizing its alignment with evolving sustainability standards and customer expectations. He describes TRAPIS as an innovative solution that empowers print service providers to deliver vibrant, high-quality textile applications while minimizing costs, time, and environmental impact. Mimaki’s commitment to sustainability and innovation is evident in TRAPIS, marking a significant milestone in the textile printing industry.