Printing and color fixation occur in a single printer unit

Direct sublimation transfer printing requires the fixing of printed inks through heating. Previously, these processes were separately performed; The Tx500P-3200DS contains a heating device that allows simultaneous printing and color fixation. Further, in order to deliver optimum finish, the printer and the heater units are linked. The printer starts printing when the heater reaches the optimum temperature. This novel feature considerably reduces production time and expands business opportunities by accommodating demands from sample creation to large-lot print production.

Production time is remarkably reduced!

3.2 m Super Wide Printer

"Tx500P-3200DS" can print on 3.2 wide polyester fabric. The super wide direct-to-textile sublimation inkjet printer is suitable for printing on increasingly popular large size soft sign and various home furnishing products.


large size soft sign and various home furnishing products

The maximum printing speed (130 m2/h)* enables high productivity

FIG.1: Staggered arrangement

FIG.1: Staggered arrangement

To achieve high printing speeds, 12 printheads are arranged in a staggered 3-line array. A range of printing modes, from a high-speed (130 m2/h) draft mode to a high-quality mode, is available to best suit the required finished print appearance. Tx500P-3200DS can meet the urgent order request, which is most often demanded in the soft sign market.
* 130 m2/h (4-color, high-speed mode, 540 × 360 dpi, Bi, Hi, 3 Pass)

4-color ink set (Bl, M, Y, K)

4-color ink set (Bl, M, Y, K)

6-color ink set (Bl, M, Y, K, Lbl, Lm)

6-color ink set (Bl, M, Y, K, Lbl, Lm)

Reliable structure and technique achieves speed printing

Stable textile transportation assures accurate printing


AMF*1 and VTTS*2 are installed in the feeding and take-up units to secure the stable textile feeding of the rolled media (width : 3.2 m, weight : 130 kg) and minimize textile shrinkage after heating. Furthermore, a pulling roller smooths polyester fabrics, which have the tendency to wrinkle. These features maintain an appropriate tension in the textile throughout the printing process to deliver beautiful print results.
*1 The AMF applies an appropriate tension to the textile through a tension bar.
*2 By pulling media down vertically, feeding errors are reduced, thus increasing print stability.

Waveform control technique assures beautiful printing

Each ink color has its own specific gravity and viscosity. To achieve precise placement of ink droplets onto the media, Mimaki designed an optimum waveform that allows the printhead to jet each ink color at the appropriate jetting angle without losing high ink droplet circularity even at a high head gap. Moreover, various ink droplet sizes can be precisely placed from a minimum of 6pl to a maximum of 24pl. Small droplets create beautiful high-resolution printing results, while large droplets are very useful for high-speed printing. Thus, Tx500P-3200DS satisfies a wide range of needs including beautiful high-quality printing and productive high-speed printing.

MAPS4 delivers stable high-quality printing

Swath boundaries are generally straight lines; therefore, a slight misalignment between boundaries causes banding or uneven color printing. MAPS4 reduces banding and uneven color printing with blurred boundaries similar to gradation printing.

Uninterrupted printing solutions

Ink and media shortage, clogged nozzles, and other minor problems influence stable productivity. The Tx500P-3200DS fully supports continuous printing with reliable technologies.

NCU automatically detects and recovers clogged nozzles

Clogged nozzles are detected automatically by monitoring ink droplets with sensors. When clogged nozzles are located, these are automatically cleaned, reducing waste printing. Nozzles are checked per transfer file.

NRS continues printing operations

If the clogged nozzles are not recovered after cleaning through the NCU function, the NRS selects substitute nozzles and then restarts printing. This is a significant novelty, since previously, when nozzle cleaning fails, the printhead has to be repaired by a technician, and the printing operation ceases until the printhead is repaired. The NRS allows the printer to continue printing without interruption by using non-defective nozzles as substitutes for defective nozzles until the technician arrives.*
* NRS may not be activated depending on print modes.

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Ink supply unit enables long-time continuous printing

Ink supply unit

Large (3 L) ink containers are installed in an external ink supply unit. Ink can be filled into the container during long-time continuous printing. A degassing module is installed on the printhead carriage to allow the use of affordable undegassed inks.


TxLink4 Standard or RasterLink6Plus is bundled according to user's request.

Tx500P-3200DS Catalog (1.84MB)pdf file


Tx500P-3200DS Maximum print width: 3,290 mm (129.5")

Corresponding Ink

Application list

  • Tapestry
  • Flag
  • Sports Apparel
  • Interior Fabrics
  • Fashion Textile

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