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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 textile, and soft signage industries.

Equipped with 8 industrial grayscale print heads of 300dpi or 600dpi 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 well 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.

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Belt Drying
The temperature of a heating pipe can be accurately set between 25℃and 65℃, ensuring the belt adhesive to be under the expected 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 20cm guarantees to smooth textiles before printing. Belt adhesive makes the textile flat on the belt to achieve better 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 128.2m/ hr. Under 8-color printing mode, each color is jetted by 2656 nozzles. The maximum linear print speed is 128.2m/ hr. at the print resolution of 600 × 600dpi. 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 1.8m)
600 × 600dpi 128.2m/ hr. 420.6ft./ hr.
600 × 900dpi 90.1m/ hr. 295.6ft./ hr.
600 × 1200dpi 69.4m/ hr. 227.7ft./ 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 gradients, as well as 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 fiber membrane degas system of the XB18 printer efficiently eliminates the air bubbles that may impact on nozzle performance for consistent and reliable print quality.

Automatic 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.

Accurate Release & Take-up. Release & Take-up System accurately 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
Exquisite 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 control of drop, slide or diagonal.

Step & Repeat

Seamlessly printing repeats. ColorPRINT can not only RIP overall image with many repeats for the ideal printing quality, but also RIP one repeat for high Ripping speed. Utilizing proprietary halftone algorithms, ColorPRINT will well 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
Powerful color management system (CMS). XB18 supports professional color management workflow and is compatible with various international standard ICC profiles. Users are allowed to establish, modify and manage ICC profiles according to their own needs, while consistent and accurate color reproduction can be achieved with high printing efficiency.

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 the combination of 4 or 8 process inks or spot inks. It helps you to meet the stringent corporate brand requirements while printing corporate logos and recognizing colors.

Special Color

Color Book


Home textiles: curtains, upholstery fabrics, lampshades, table clothes, etc.

Clothing: fashion clothes, sportswear, swim suits, jackets, etc.

Soft signage: flags, banners, indoor graphics, tapestries, pennants, pop displays, exhibition displays, etc. 


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 50mm (1.97")
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:  1800mm (70.9") 
Maximum printing width:  1800mm (70.9")
Maximum roll diameter:  400mm (15.75")
Core diameter:  76mm (3")
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:  4 or 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: 16-28°C (61-82°F) 
Relative Humidity:  40-60% (Recommended)
Altitude:  up to 1000m (3281ft) 
Power requirements Frequency: 50/ 60Hz
Voltage: 230V±10%
Power:  6.6KW/ 30A
Dimensions (W × D × H) 3926mm × 4045mm × 1750mm (155" × 159" × 69")

* Please contact us for more configurations.



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Print Quality Settings

ColorPRINT is professional RIP software designed and developed for industrial inkjet printing applications. ColorPRINT offers fast RIP speed, reliable & efficient job printing production, and streamlined workflow. Users can easily obtain smooth gradient, vivid images and sharp small size text with its advanced RIP technology. ICC color management workflow ensures vivid and brilliant colors. ColorPRINT is available in ColorPRINT PS and ColorPRINT Server to satisfy the demands of medium-scaled and large-scaled users respectively.

ColorPRINT Workflow

Step & Repeat  (for Textile Printing, Optional Feature)

With ColorPRINT Software, image pattern can be stepped and repeated for continuous printing. It is specially designed for textile printing. Here you can input the size of the area, define the repeat modes, and select the mirror pattern for the copies.


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Print Head Settings
Print Mode Management

PCS Workflow


NuviINK® Textile series

If you are looking for a robust and durable ink for printing on fabric, NuviINK® will be your best choice! NuviINK® Textile series is specially formulated to print on fabric, including cotton and cotton/poly blends. 

NuviINK® dye sublimation ink includes:

- Used for Kyocera print heads:

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