As 2021 draws to an end and the average person begins to plan for stocks of smoked salmon and turkey, something new is in the works... It's Japanese giant Brother, known worldwide for its exceptional expertise in printing solutions for both home and large-scale businesses, which has announced its latest release: the GTX600.
And what a release... This brand new DTG (i.e. digital printing) printer is simply the best of the industrial printing market, and we are proud to say that we are the first to have the opportunity to officiallyenjoy it (the GTX600 was of course put to the test for several months before its official release).
We can therefore present it to you today, as printers, as a world exclusive ☺️
We completed the installation of this new range a few days ago: without further ado, follow the photographed arrival of Brother's flagship, followed by a proper presentation of these technological beauties with Julien Boulogne, CEO of TPOP.
The GTX600 adventure in pictures
D-Day: the reception of the first printer
Installation by the Brother team
So, now that everything is in place, what will these new machines actually do?
The advantages of the GTX600
"A much faster print".
Our current stock consists of Brother Pro-Bulk printers, which were already the top of the DTG printing range.
However, the expansion of the fleet with GTX600 is a real step forward.
The GTX600's imposing lines and industrial silhouette are not misleading: this new model is suitable for much higher production volumes than its predecessors, thanks in particular to its faster printing speed.
For example, printing a t-shirt using this technological gem will take no more than 40 seconds: a real record.
Just one of these machines allows the production of 600 garments per day, including pre-treatment and drying: there is enough to boost our production flow and to satisfy our dear users even more. Well, we must also admit that for a team of technology geeks, it's a pleasure to be able to work with the latest equipment! - Julien
"The power to print in top quality"
But then, with an industrial production capacity, can we forget about quality?
Certainly not: in fact, the opposite is true, as it is capable of providing extremely high print resolution. - Julien
In developing the GTX600 project, Brother set itself a double challenge: to bring to market a machine that could deliver industrial-level throughput, while at the same time being able to print at the highest possible quality.
A double challenge that was met with flying colours, as it is a real pleasure to see the sharpness and vibrancy of the colors visuals that this new product makes possible in the workshop. The result is precise and in high quality colors, the hand (i.e. the touch of the print) is soft and smooth, in short: it is la crème de la crème of digital printing.
In any case, you know us: we would never turn our back on quality.
"Towards a greener vision of the future of our planet"
On top of all that, an ecological argument? That's all it took for us to officially fall under its spell.
The GTX600 is a marvel of technology, packed with innovative features to minimise its impact on the environment. - Marie
These include an internal filter designed to limit airborne particles and a feature to reduce ink waste, which are water-based.
They are simply the most ecological option on the market, a fact confirmed by their ECO PASSPORT certification from Oeko-Tex, a reference for organic material control labels, as well as by their GOTS 6.0 certification, the best of all certifications.
Being simultaneously technology enthusiasts and committed to the environmental cause, choosing these new machines seemed like an obvious choice. It is important for us to do everything in our power to move towards a healthier vision of the future of our planet, and this includes using the greenest technology possible. - Marie
The acquisition of these GTX600s underlines our platform's desire to offer our users ever greater quality and responsiveness, while at the same time marking our profound desire to lead the way in technological and ecological innovation.
This is a very exciting prospect for TPOP...