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Industrial High-speed Textile Inkjet Printer

The XB18 printer is an industrial high-speed inkjet printer for economic, efficient, and eco-friendly textile printing. In comparison with traditional textile printing technology, the XB18 printer has no limits for the number of colors, no needs for making screens or cylinders, no work for color separations, no requirement for minimum print run, and the ability to easily print complex designs.
As a result of the compatibility with water-based dye and pigment inks, the XB18 printer is not only suited for artificial fibers, but also used for natural fibers. The digital prints with the characteristics of abrasion-resistance, water-resistance, and color-fastness are widely used in clothing, home textiles, and soft signage industries.
Equipped with 8 industrial gray scale print heads of 300dpi or 600 dpi native resolution, the XB18 printer achieves 8-color printing easily, which is commonly used in digital textile printing. In addition, spot color and light color can be also perfectly reproduced to fit for various applications. The XB18 printer is your ideal choice to satisfy the increasing demands for proofing, short run, and medium run jobs.


Belt Drying
The temperature of a heating pipe can be accurately set between 25℃and 65℃, ensuring the belt adhesive to be under the best condition. Belt Drying will be automatically switched on while printing, or switched off while idling.
Convey System
The press roll is easily lifted while loading textiles and its pressure can be adjusted for different textiles. The moving distance of 20 cm guarantees to smooth textiles before printing. Belt adhesive makes the textile flat on the belt to achieve perfect printing effect, even for elastic textile.
Negative Pressure System
With the help of a microprocessor, Active Negative Pressure System has the ability of displaying the real-time negative pressure value and ensures high-speed and high-quality printing when print heads jet at higher firing frequency.
Belt Washing System
The belt washing system is equipped with a spray bar to spray water, two brush rollers to wash off the residual fabrics and inks on the belt continuously, a rubber wiper and a sponge roller to wipe off the water left on the belt. The slide drawer sink taking waste water is easy to maintain.


High-quality and high-speed textile inkjet printing
Linear print speed of up to 128.2 m/ hr. Under 8-color printing mode, each color is jetted by 2656 nozzles. The maximum linear print speed is 128.2 m/ hr. at the print resolution of 600 × 600 dpi. It satisfies your demands for short and medium run jobs within short lead time.

Linear Speed: (8 print heads, 8 colors, the print width of 1.8 m)

600 × 600 dpi 128.2 m/ hr. 420.6 ft./ hr.
600 × 900 dpi 90.1 m/ hr. 295.6 ft./ hr.
600 × 1200 dpi 69.4 m/ hr. 227.7 ft./ hr.


Grayscale and light color printing. The XB18 printer supports to print with up to 8 color inks including light colors. Amica’s proprietary Variable Droplet Size control technology combining with light color printing allows superior quality prints with soft skin tones, smooth gradient, and crisp and clear small-size texts and lines. You will not only benefit from lower ink consumption, but also obtain high-quality final prints.
8-color printing technology
including grayscale and light color printing


Advanced degas system. Dissolved gases will inevitably accumulate in the ink as a result of repeatedly pressurizing and decompressing the piezoelectric crystal. The hollow fibers membrane degas system of the XB18 printer efficiently eliminates the air bubbles that may impact on nozzle performance for consistent and reliable print quality.

Print Head Maintenance. Based on an all-in-one design concept, the small and compact Print Head Maintenance Module allows automatic purging, wiping and capping instead of manual maintenance.

Release & Take-up. Release & Take-up System precisely controls the tension and speed of unwinding and rewinding to keep feeding straight according to the thickness and elasticity of the textiles and roll diameters. Depending on the edges of rolls, Automatic Skew Adjustment Unit controls the unwinding roller to slightly move to the left or right so that textiles can be kept feeding straight.

Degas System


Perfect and seamless repeated images
Step & Repeat. You just need to add a single repeat into ColorPRINT, rather than wasting time to create huge files containing many repeats in design applications. ColorPRINT also offers a lot of settings to adjust your repeats, such as shift size, mirror types and the controls of drop, slide or diagonal.


Seamlessly printing repeats. ColorPRINT can not only RIP overall image with many repeats for the best printing quality, but also RIP one repeat for high Ripping speed. Utilizing proprietary halftone algorithms, ColorPRINT will perfectly eliminate seams between repeats. PCS (Printer Control Software) can also use Ripped data only containing one repeat for printing and fit for the length and width of textiles.
Auto Fit Media


Consistent and brilliant color reproduction
ICC Color Management. The XB18 printer is compatible with ICC color management workflow. It guarantees excellent print quality and high efficiency with exquisite and consistent color.

Color book and special color. Color Book in ColorPRINT enables you to define a range of color swatches. After printing swatches on target fabrics and completing the finishing processes, you can choose your desired swatch and enter its color value into the Special Color Library in ColorPRINT or your design applications. All you do will empower you to print out exact colors efficiently and easily.

Spot color. The XB18 printer enables you to print spot colors with combinations of 4 or 6 process inks or spot inks. It helps you to meet even the most stringent corporate brand requirements while printing corporate logos and recognizing colors.
Special Color
Color Book



 Print technology  DOD piezoelectric inkjet print technology
 Number of print heads  8 Kyocera print heads
 Print head control  Automatic voltage and temperature control
 Variable droplet size control for grayscale printing
 Automatic print head maintenance
 Textile handling  Z-axis height:   up to 50 mm (1.97 inches)
 Release and take-up:   roll-to-roll, Automatic Release & Take-up System, Automatic  Skew  Adjustment Unit
 Convey system:   belt for fabrics transport; Automatic Belt Washing System;  Automatic Belt Drying  System
 Maximum fabric width:   1860 mm (73.2 inches) 
 Maximum printing width:   1800 mm (70.9 inches)
 Maximum roll diameter:   400 mm (15.75 inches)
 Core diameter:   76 mm (3 inches)
 Maximum roll weight:  150kg
 Textile type  Cotton, cotton blends, linen, nylon, silk, and wool fabrics; woven, non-woven, and knitted fabrics 
 Ink  Ink types:   water-based disperse-, acid-, and reactive-dye inks; water-based pigment ink
 Number of colors:   8 colors
 Color modes:  (CMYK) × 2; CMYK+S1 S2 S3 S4; CMYKLcLmBlGr; CMYKLcLmRB; CMYKLcLmRG
 Ink supply system:  Automatic Ink Supply System; Negative Pressure System; Degas System
 Ink tank volume:   3L per color
 RIP and control software  ColorPRINT RIP Software; Printer Control Software (PCS)
 Operating environment  Temperature:  18-28°C (64-82°F) 
 Relative Humidity:   40-60% (Recommended)
 Power requirements  Frequency:  50/60 Hz
 Voltage:  230 V±10%
 Power:   6.6 KW/ 30A
 Dimensions (W × D × H)  3926 mm × 4045 mm × 1750 mm (155 inches × 159 inches × 69 inches)

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  • Clothing
  • home textiles
  • soft signage