The new Xpress Calendars were designed with the philosophy of being “easy to set up, easy to use and easy to maintain.” With solid steel construction and advanced oil heating the calendars maintain consistent temperature throughout the rotary transfer process. The roll feed and take-up system have three shafts for feeding and three shafts for take-up. The media handling system includes an auto-align material centering system for quickly loading the calendar for production. Further the unit is totally self-contained and does not need air. Unlike other units, a fixed table for imaging piece goods and sports apparel along with a catch bin for piece parts is included within the Xpress units.
According to Dan Barefoot, VP, Graphics One, “Our new range of Xpress Calendars are truly affordable and easy-to-use for a broad range of textile applications. Fully featured and delivering three-in-one capabilities including roll-to-roll, cut-piece, and print fixation for direct-to-textile, the Xpress line offers capabilities unheard of at this price point. These units are positioned perfectly for the large format dye sub and direct fixation markets.”
The GO Xpress C-1200 and GO C-1700 will start shipping in early August and will have list pricing of $18,999 and $28,999. The Xpress units will be available via the extensive Graphics One distribution network.