Portuguese-based manufacturer MTEX has seen sales of its MTEX 5032, 1800 and TurboSub printers rise dramatically since their showing at FESPA London last year, with more than 70 units currently installed across Europe. This year, the company expects further growth as the technology continues to lead the market in direct-to-textile printing. Responding to the needs of customers, MTEX is developing new products that will support this growth.
The new MTEX products being launched at FESPA Digital later this month will support pre and post production digital direct to fabric printing. These auxiliary products used before and after printing will change the normal digital printing industry parameters and standards, because customers have previously needed to go to third party solutions, which involved heavy investment. From now on, MTEX will provide a complete direct to fabric digital printing solution to customers, from pre-production, to installation and technical support of the complete line.
Eloi Ferreira, CEO of MTEX comments, “Direct to textile printing is now. The benefits of textile printing, such as environmental considerations, low carbon footprint, water-based inks, no harmful VOCs, ease of transportation, recyclability and durability, are all accepted as fact and important to print service providers and customers alike. New fabrics and printing processes become more accessible through innovation and our dedicated research and development team at MTEX are continually striving to push the boundaries of what is achievable through direct to textile print. We welcome visitors to FESPA to come and see for themselves how MTEX is leading the way in this market. New pre and post equipment will be launched at FESPA to complement digital printing MTEX solutions. We are totally dedicated to helping customers choose the right solution and be confident in training, back up and support should they need it. We have bases across Europe and have recently opened our showroom in Germany, as well as our headquarters in Portugal and soon the UK.”
The MTEX 1800 is a direct-to-fabric sublimation printing solution with integrated fixation. This new affordable machine means sign-makers and graphic display professionals can print and fix durable, colourfast textiles using one footprint in an all-in-one solution.
With a printing speed of up to 48sqm per hour and resolutions up to 1440dpi, the MTEX 1800 saves time and money with little or no waste due to its direct to textile nature. No need to print onto paper and then transfer, this new MTEX 1800 is a TRUE textile printer, designed specifically for the sign & display market. If you are serious about printing onto textiles, the MTEX 1800 is the printer for you.
The MTEX 500 is also being shown at the show. The MTEX 500, a revolutionary new digital textile printer aimed specifically at the fashion and garment textile industry. Its adhesive belt was designed to hold knitted and woven fabrics and as such is a very exciting development in the MTEX range of direct-to-textile printers.
It comes in two versions – the MTEX 500P which is specially adapted for polyamides, lycras and stretched fabrics, has a unique feeding system and an integrated horizontal dryer. The MTEX 500C is for NON-stretched fabrics. Both offer the possibility to print on a huge range of textiles including cotton, polyamides, silks and nylon, making the MTEX 500 one of the most versatile direct to textile printers in the world today.
The MTEX 5032 is the market leading 3.2 metre wide direct-to-fabric print solution, complete with integrated fixation unit for the Dye Sub market, and saw its worldwide debut at FESPA London in 2013.
The MTEX 5032 enables print service providers to achieve brilliant and vivid colours in wide format fabrics at a maximum speed of 62 sqm/hour and maximum print quality of 1440 dpi. The MTEX 5032 is perfect for printing applications such as lightboxes, home textile decoration, flags, interiors and much more - with the best investment to quality ratio in the market today.
The integrated fixation unit means waste is reduced to a minimum and the whole solution has just one footprint, saving space, time and money. The MTEX 5032 prints vibrant colours and intense blacks, which means dramatic light box and wall graphics can be produced at a standard never seen before at this price point.
The MTEX TURBO SUB is high-production digital textile print solution for the Dye Sub market. This direct-to-fabric sublimation printing solution with integrated fixation unit was also presented at FESPA London 2013.
With a printing speed up to 148sqm per hour and resolutions reaching 1200dpi, the MTEX TURBO SUB is extremely fast compared to others in its’ class and is able to deliver the best quality output at the quickest printing speed – creating a completely revolutionary new opportunity in the direct fixation market.
Thanks to the new print-head technology, it will print three times faster than any other direct sublimation machine currently on the market. This new MTEX TURBO SUB was specifically designed for customers with high-demanding print production.
[Image shows MTEX 1800 digital textile printer]