DGI, which hails from South Korea, has expanded its range of sublimation printers with a new entry-level model, the Hercules, designed to print to transfer papers. It’s primarily aimed at sports and fashion apparel as well as soft signage.
DGI mostly produces light industrial-level textile printers so its claiming that the Hercules is its first entry-level printer. It’s a 1.9m wide roll fed large format printer. The top speed is 98sqm/hr though most users are likely to find that a more realistic production speed is 51sqm/hr, with four passes at 720 x 1200 dpi.
It uses two Epson 4720 printheads arranged in a staggered configuration. These heads use four PrecisionCore chips arranged side by side, giving a total of eight rows, each of 400 nozzles. They have variable sixed droplets, with the smallest being 2.5pl, and offer a maximum resolution of 720 x 1800 dpi. It uses water-based dye sublimation inks and prints in CMYK.
The pinch roller system is said to have been designed to handle lightweight papers and the take up system can handle up to 200 linear metres of paper. It comes as standard with the latest Ergosoft v16 DGI edition RIP software with features such as job costings and an improved user interface. It’s distributed in the UK by Sabur and you can find more information from dgi-net.com.