When are they gonna roll out a 570 like latex hybrid flatbed, 64", ability to print on 1" thick substrate, for around $35k? I'd stop looking at the epsons if they rolled that out.
No way, tell HP if they make one I will buy, lol. But seriously I think that would be a huge success if it's possible. Seems it would as everybody says how the latex can print on pretty much everything and no cure time needed. Seems all they need to do is have adjustable height carriage and reworked feed system with fold away roller tables.
Sorry don't mean to derail this thread.
I don't get it, why go dye sub? Their Latex is great on fabrics, with a few tweaks it could be perfect.
I don't sell apparel, be we sell all kinds of other dye-sub replacements. Looks pretty damn good to me and my clients and it actually lasts outdoors.try selling people on latex printed polyester sports jerseys....
For that matter, buy a dye sub printed polyester banner or other product and just compare them in terms of how they will look and feel to a customer.
Again, Why would they when they can make 2 modifications to Latex and have a much better product than any dye sub machine?And that hits the nail on the head. Dye sub is for different markets than what you are making things for. So that's why HP would make a dye sub printer, and people would buy it.
This is going to be a game changer for the bespoke apparel market. Speed and color are big issues in that area. If they solved these problems they could have a repeat of what they did to solvent printers. I'm looking forward to seeing these machines.
you can do all that with latex, latex has very little hand and is not thick or gloppy... Have you ever handled latex printed fabric?Because people don't want things with thick, gloppy, stiff latex ink sitting on top of the fabric. They want fabric with the pattern dyed right into it so that the feel and flexibility of the fabric is unaffected. It makes it into something with the pattern printed right into the threads rather than a piece of cloth with something stuck on the outside. You can dye sub a soft blanket, a soccer jersey, a flag that is visible from the backside.
Any idea what is so special?