07 May 2019
Vastex International has introduced the world's smallest conveyor dryer matched to the output of Anajet®, Brother®, Epson®, Polyprint® and other DuPont®-based DTG printing systems, depending on model size and image saturation, it was announced by Mark Vasilantone, president.
Dubbed "LittleRed X1D," the compact dryer measures 46 x 122 cm (dimensions of its conveyor belt) and is the first dryer with a heater that spans the entire belt width.
Mr. Howard Debney from Leapfrog Machinery (Australian Distributors for Vastex) says “this is an exciting development for the Australian DTG Market. The LittleRed X1D offers an extremely dense machine; engineered to meet the space, budget and performance needs of DTG shops.”
Compatible with the most popular inkets on the market, the LittleRed X1D can cure up to 27 garments per hour DTG-printed with digital white ink, as well as screen-printed garments at rates to 81 per hour for water-based ink or discharge, and 162 per hour for plastisols.
As standard, it is equipped with features found on the company's larger DTG-capable dryers including adjustable belt-to-heater clearance to accommodate bulky items, a dual digital PID temperature controller accurate to ±1°, and an X-Series conveyor belt roller tracking system with Teflon-coated fibreglass belt. A powered exhaust removes moisture and air contaminants, while cooling the housing and controls.
The heaters of all Vastex dryers carry an industry-leading 15-year warranty, and feature closely spaced coils that provide high-density, medium-wavelength infrared heat for maximum cure speed without cold spots or under curing associated with conventional units.
With many Australian printers moving towards the DTG market, Mr. Debney says “The LittleRed X1D will play an important role for small businesses, enabling them to compete in the DTG Market.”
Vastex, through Leapfrog Machinery, offer the Australian market a range of quality screen printing equipment for entry level to large commercial shops.
For further information or to see this compact DTG dryer in action, contact Leapfrog Machinery on (02) 9482 4999 www.leapfrogmachinery.com.au