Kornit is a well-known Israeli company who manufactures t-shirt and textile printers, they specialize in manufacturing top of the line textile equipment and inkjet inks.
Kornit Atlas is the new heavy-duty t-shirt printer from the Kornit family, it is designed for industrial production businesses as a system that doesn’t demand constant attention and is more independent, and so it saves production time.
I have not yet seen Kornit Atlas printer in action nor have I tested it, but it will be great to put its capabilities to the test.
One of the key features is that it comes with a new printhead recirculating system and newly developed inks: Kornit NeoPigment Eco-Rapid. The waterbased inks come in one and a half liter bottles in different colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, black, red, green and white. These inks are Eco-passport certified by OEKO-TEX and GOTS-compliant. All inks come with a neutral fixation agent to make the working experience friendlier.
I have seen Kornit printers in action for many years now, and I can honestly say the colors they produce are really spectacular, bright and very rich. It is also worth mentioning that the quality of the prints is great and that even the hand is soft, unlike some other t-shirt prints in the market.
The Atlas printer comes with integrated pre-treatment, just like all Kornit printers; it has nozzle system at the back of the printer that sprays the pre-treatment onto the garment. Any excess liquid are removed with a squeegee and risen fibers are smoothed out before the garment returns to the front to be printed. Having the pre-treatment integrated to the printer is very convenient for the printing workflow (you remove one step) and cost-wise, since you do not need to buy an additional pre-treatment machine.
Automatic wrinkle detention is another way you can reduce production time while using Kornit Atlas printer. It lets the user know when fabric is not properly straightened before printing, there is no need to deal with poor prints and damages to the printheads consequence of wrinkled fabrics.
You can print onto many fabrics using Kornit Atlas like cotton, polyester, cotton-polyester blends, Lycra, viscose, silk, leather, denim, linen, wool, etc. All of them can be both light and dark garments.
I am really looking forward to seeing Kornit Atlas at the next trade show.