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Brother Introduces Revolutionary Ink Jet Based Garment Printer

picture of Brother International Corporation's GT-541 garment printer
Brother International Corporation's GT-541 garment printer

2005-02-19 - Bridgewater, N.J., USA: Brother International Corporation's Industrial Products Division, which focuses on the industrial sewing market, has announced that it will launch a remarkable new ink jet garment printer. With an expected release date in July, the all-new GT-541 uses the latest printing technology to raise performance, and productivity, in the screen printing industry. It opens up new possibilities for producing custom made clothes with personalized artwork or designs.

The Brother GT-541 uses ink jet technology that prints on many garments in high quality color directly from a computer, with a 14" by 16" printable area. The GT-541 marks the progression from screen printing technologies to a cleaner, faster, and more productive way to imprint images on garments. This ink jet garment printer is as simple to operate as a desktop printer, can network with multiple units, and delivers great print quality.

The GT-541 is faster and less expensive to operate than traditional screen printing machines because there is no set-up, tear-down, clean-up, screens, squeegees, or pallet adhesive. The GT-541 water based ink can be cured by a standard heat press, eliminating the need to purchase a conveyor dryer, and significantly reducing operating space requirements.

"The industry is literally lining up to bring the GT-541 into their businesses," said Matthew Rhome, Brother Marketing Manager. "Brother is the only manufacturer developing this technology that has field tested their printer for over one year at embroidery, and screen printing businesses. We placed twenty-nine units and imprinted more than 100,000 shirts in a real-world setting to make sure we delivered the quality and durability we projected."

Brother offers a full line of industrial sewing and embroidery machines, software, accessories, parts (PAS Store) and training from the single head to multi-head models. The company is recognized for its high-quality, state-of-the-art machines and accessories - offering ease-of-use and flexibility at competitive prices.

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