Mimaki does use Epson heads, though I believe they use two seperate heads - one for discharge and one for colors. I would not recommend it as the discharge inks are not good for the heads and require washing of the garment prior to wearing. In the incestuous digital world that we live in, if it works (and is viable and not patented), it will be copied. Notice that no one else is using a discharge system.
The thing about discharge, at least the stuff we have, is that its only good for about 24 hours after being activated. It would not be practical to clean out heads each night and waste that discharge. Is there discharge that stays activated?
neither.. the shop I work with gets a lot of beta equipment to test. This set up was with a DTG printer that i don't know the make of off the top of my head.. and with Wilflex NF super white discharge.
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