A new steaming unit that allows users of inkjet textile printers to cure fabrics as soon as the printing operation has completed, has been introduced by Rimslow Pty Ltd. This considerably speeds up the digital printing process, and eliminates the need for the fabric to be steamed separately.

Steamex is a stand-alone unit on top of which an inkjet printer is positioned. The fabric is fed continuously through the printer and the steaming unit, which is synchronised with the speed of the inkjet printer.

The system can reach a steam temperature of up to180°C and can be used to cure all types of dyes.