Kornit Digital introduces a new HD printing technology for its Avalanche platform of direct-to-garment printing systems. The Avalanche HD6, the successor of the Avalanche Hexa, is equipped with Kornit’s HD print engine and NeoPigment Rapid ink. Kornit will also launch an HD version of the Avalanche 1000, the Avalanche HDK.
The NeoPigment Rapid ink
The NeoPigment Rapid ink leads to significant reductions in ink consumption in comparison to the company’s existing Avalanche systems. The HD6 will reduce the ink consumption by up to 30% compared to the current “R-Series” version and up to 46% compared to the previous Non R-Series versions of the Avalanche Hexa.
The ink also offers an improved gamut for spot and brand color matching, increased opacity and saturation of the white ink, as well as improved hand feel. The print quality is further enhanced by ColorGATE’s Professional RIP solution, adding advanced color management and screening capabilities, improved white base creation and pre-defined color libraries for ultimate color matching.
Both the HD print engine and the NeoPigment Rapid ink are used in Kornit’s Vulcan system and have been field proven in a number of installations over the past year.
The Avalanche HD6
Kornit’s Avalanche platform provides customers with a multitude of system options for different application requirements. The Kornit Avalanche HD6 includes six color channels (CMYK, Red, Green) plus white.
Designed for the mass production of garments, the Avalanche HD6 includes a patented architecture of dual bridge and dual pallet, designed to achieve optimal performance in an industrial production environment, and is a very robust platform designed for heavy duty use. The system operates at high speeds and provides excellent print quality.
The Avalanche HD6 is available for delivery during the first quarter of 2018 to be followed by the Avalanche HDK during the second quarter. Previous versions of the Avalanche Hexa and Avalanche 1000 are field upgradeable to the new HD versions. The new Avalanche HD6 can be seen in live demonstrations at Kornit Digital’s booth at the ISS Long Beach show and the TV TecStyle Visions show.