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First Choice by Upholstery Fabric Printers around the Globe

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There is one common need for high-quality upholstery fabrics, no matter whether it is based on a flat weave or pile substrate.

Penetration is the key for a durable high-performance seating fabric produced for use in residential, contract, or even in public transportation vehicles such as trains, buses aircrafts or cruise ships.   

ZIMMER AUSTRIA has a long tradition and great experience in manufacturing and supply of equipment for heavyweight fabric printing needs.

The variety of quality upholstery fabric includes cellulose-based fibers as well as PES, Acrylic, Polyamide, or PA-Wool blended substrates and others. No matter whether the construction is made from a plain weave, or it is a complex construction made from fancy yarn incl. chenille, or velour substrate. A COLARIS print line can handle all the requirements of such products.

Process Development

Through constant in-house research and close relation with material and chemical manufacturers, ZIMMER AUSTRIA can develop new process technologies and integrates them into print production plants.

The open Ink System

The vide variety of upholstery fabrics available is best covered through an open ink system.

Certified inks from the best manufacturers, with the widest range of chemistry can be used.

This makes the COLARIS printer the most versatile applicator for inks and functionalization chemicals available today. An open ink system is the key features of the COLARIS printer family. COLARIS printers are fitted with the renowned, robust and repairable FUJIFILM Dimatix Star-fire™ printheads with integrated ReadyJet™ ink circulation system and Versadrop™ greyscale printing mode for accurate ink and chemical placement on any substrate.

Cost-efficient production through an extended life cycle

Low operational costs and stable production are guaranteed through the robustness and precision of the printer. Accurate positioning and uncompromised fixation of the printing substrate on the transport belt is a basic need. A permanent control of conveyor transport in combination with a position-controlled linear drive motor for the print carriage ensure maximum precision in printing.

Electronic components including firepulse-, data- and head interface boards are developed by ZIMMER AUSTRIA, just like the COLARIS Print Engine which stands for operator’s comfort and excellent print results. It offers several optional features that can be licensed as per a specific product or customer’s requirement.

A comprehensive diagnostic system is part of the print engine and supports our worldwide operating service team, to minimize downtime in the event of a malfunction. Tele-maintenance guarantees software support throughout the service life of a COLARIS printer.

Versatility for optimized product configuration

The wide range of upholstery products is covered well through COLARIS Digital Inkjet Printers which can be configured for reactive and VAT ink layout to print on cellulose-based substrates. Products made from Polyamide and Wool or its blends can be printed and finished inline through use of acid and pre-metallized inks.

Additionally, the layout can be made for cationic inks to print and process CDPET and acrylic-based substrates. Polyester fabrics are printed with high energy disperse or direct sublimation inks.

Sustainable Print Production by choosing the right Partner

Exceeding todays and potential future demand of our customer’s needs and coping with legal or environmental restrictions in textile processing is our main focus aside constant improvement in economic print production.

ZIMMER AUSTRIA is offering the full service from process development engineering, manufacturing, installation, process integration, training and after-sales service to ensure an economic and smooth operation.

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