Heat Press Inc has been a leader in the DTG/direct to garment industry since 2009. Our expert staff has the knowledge and ability to guide your business in the right direction and keep you printing. The Nexus DTG 400 textile option is the perfect machine for printing full color images with photorealistic quality on just about any type of garment. Your art will no longer be limited by your printing method. The Nexus Inks are powered by DuPont Artistri Technology and represent the pinnacle of digital textile printing. These inks are able to print on a variety of materials including 100% cotton, cotton poly blends, and certain types of light colored 100% polyester. The Nexus inks come in bulk for our custom built in ink systems to cater to your production needs. With our bulk feed systems your average print on light shirts will run approx. $0.25 and on darks approx. $2.00 of ink. The Nexus Printing System was specifically designed to offer superior print results with hardly any setup or cleanup time. The Nexus’s large 16.5″x45″ printable area allows the operator to print 3 or 6 average sized light or dark garments in a single pass for fast production.
Why choose Digital Textile Printing?
Because digital printing lets you print the highest resolution images on white or dark garments without the shortcomings of screen-printing such as color limitation, long set up times, and mess. You no longer have to turn away customers requesting small runs or one-offs. You can expect fast and vivid results directly from your computer. Each t-shirt can have its own photo realistic design, all printed in a single pass.
We have the best and most generous starter package in the industry. You will be provided with everything you will need to start your business. No hidden fees or costs! Nexus ProRIP software, Full set of CMYK + White Inks, Pre-Treat Sprayer, and 16×20 Auto Open Heat Press Machine.
Nexus DTG 400
1. Designed for Production
The powerful servo motor control system manages the Nexus’s movements on the Y and Z axes facilitating absolute precision The Nexus is driven by a stainless steel precision drive screw and rides across a ball bearing transport system.
2. The Nexus Flexibilty.
The Nexus is comes with configurable platen system, 6 up 7″x13″ and 3 up 13″x16″ platens to give you the flexibility for different size prints to achieve high production capabilty. With the interchangeable platens, you can rest assured that you can expand to the dynamic market’s demands. You can also purchase an additional size platens as you grow your business.
3. Commercial vs. Desktop.
The Nexus is based on an Epson 4880 printer (commercial grade) with a print head rating of 15,000= impressions. In contrast to most other machines, the print head on Nexus has a Teflon coating that has drastically improved its vulnerability for nozzle clogs. Most competitors based their machines off an Epson 1800/2200 (desktop grade) printer with a print head rating of 10,000 impressions and no Teflon coating. Please visit www.epson.com to see the difference yourself!
4. Large Print Area.
The Nexus has a 45”L x 16.5”W x 4”H printable area. With the Nexus’s flatbed technology, the operator is able to print a single image the entire length of the bed or multiple images that fit within this generous printable area. The Nexus 400 is able to fit 6 small sizes or 3 adult size platens in a single pass.
5. Nexus Production Level Speed.
On average the Nexus can print 60+ white shirts an hour and 30+ black shirts an hour.
6. Nexus vs. “single platen machines”
The Nexus printer head actually moves over the whole print bed allowing for a continuous work flow. For example, as the printer completes one item, you are able to load a new item, all while the machine is already working on the next. The Nexus will cycle back and forth as many times as you instruct it to. With other machines on the market, the substrate is usually moving underneath the printer head resulting in inefficiencies in workflow. For example, as you load an item, you are idle waiting for the printer, as soon as the printer finishes, it is idle waiting for you to reload and send that data thru again. Therefore there is notable idle time between you and the machine.
7. 2 Layered Dark Color Shirt Printing
The RIP will recognize a 2 layered job such as printing on dark shirts, and will print the white layer first then color on top.
8. Less Maintenance.
The Nexus system comes equipped with a wet capping solution to help prevent clogging for extended non printing periods. The control panel also manages the forward/back, and up and down motions of the printer.
9. Nexus ProRIP Software.
The Nexus ProRIP software comes with every printer purchase. This powerful RIP program can handle all your textile printing needs. Our ProRIP can handle just about any generic file format type such as .eps, .ps, .bmp, .tif, .jpg. Special features include the template creator, job archiving, white grayscale printing, white highlight printing for textiles, as well as saving user defined media settings. The ProRIP software is able to achieve extremely precise detail as well as gradients on light or dark garments. Our team of color specialists will continually update you with new ICC profiles for numerous types of media that can be easily loaded into your software. Our goal is to ensure that your color output is unmatched in your market.
10. Superior Quality & Support.
Each Nexus goes through a rigorous check prior to shipping to the customer to ensure that every product is in perfect condition. With every Nexus purchase comes a 1 year limited warranty as well as technical support from our team of professional technicians.
Printing Method Direct Inkjet Garment Printer
Max Printable Area 16.5″ x 45″
Platen Height Adjust Semi-Automatic 4.5″ (70.36mm)
Machine Size 32.4″ (W) x 78.9″ (L) x 47.1″ (H) (823mm x 2004.1mm x 1196.3mm)
Machine Weight 275 lbs (124.7kg) 275 lbs (124.7kg)
Ink Type Water Base Pigment Ink
Ink Color CMYK+WHITE
Print Engine Epson Stylus Pro 4880
Print Head Type Epson 4880 MicroPiezo AMC Print Head – Teflon Coated
Print Head Life (Epson 4880) 45,000 Impressions
Droplet Size 3.5 Picoliters
Variable Droplet Technology Yes
Number of Print Heads 1 Print Head, 8 Channels (one per color), 180 nozzles per Channel
Max Image Resolution 2880 x 1440 DPI
Print Mode Uni-directional, Bi-Directional
Print Speed 8″x10″ image 0:39 at 360E DPI
Transport System Precision Drive Screw under PLC Controlled Servo Motor System
Printable Substrates 100% cotton, cotton/polyester blends, some 100% polyester (natural/synthetic), ceramic, stone, canvas, wood, formax, etc.
Operating System Requirements Windows® /Vista/7 Windows® /Vista/7
Environment 50F(10C) to 95F(35C) Humidity 20 – 85% RH
Interface USB (USB1.1/2.0)
Power Consumption 90VA (average), 20VA (idling)
Power Supply AC220V/115V ±10% 50/60Hz ± 1 Hz
Heat Press Inc offers a great direct to garment printer coupled with our exceptional technical expertise and service.
Optional 2 day Onsite Set Up and Training available for $2500.
On average the DTG400 can print over 40-60+ white shirts per hour and 20-30+ black shirts per hour.
The Nexus DTG400 is a great printer to add to your current embroidery or screen print shop, kiosk or start up business.
- A Wet Capping maintenance system means no clogged print heads
- Auto Priming Pump
- True industrial and commercial textile flatbed printer
- Prints on light and dark garments
- Adjustable bed height up to 4.5 inches
- Laser guided height adjuster
- Super fast Pro RIP Software
- Print on multiple shirts, hats, hoodies, towels, and tote bags with our platens
- Extra Large print print capability of 16.5″ x 42″
- Multiple shirt printing capability
- ”Print on demand” inkjet printer prints on DARK and Light Garments in full color.
- Minimal set-up, tear-down, clean-up, and space required.
- 8 color (CMYK Plus 4 Bright White) water-based pigment ink full color printing and can be cured with standard heat press.
- Print time less than 1 minute for most designs.
- Unique Head Cleaning System – Automates Maintenance Processes.
- Prints on 100% cotton or cotton blends
- Single and double print modes.
- 2800 x 1440 (dpi) Max print resolution. Great for photo quality prints!
- Print directly from your PC, just like a desktop printer.
- Interchangeable platen configuration