Following its successful launch at Viscom Frankfurt in October, the MTEX500 - a 1.8m wide direct to textile production printer - has been added to Digital Print Innovations (DPI)'s product portfolio.
As a result of a Direct Technical OEM agreement with Mimaki, the MTEX500 is manufactured by POD in Europe and is available with disperse inks for polyester (sign and display market), reactive inks for cotton (apparel, fashion fabrics, home textiles), acid inks for silks and nylon (swimwear, fashion) and pigmented inks for mixed fabrics such as cottons, nylons, polyamides and polyester (home textiles, sun blinds, fashion and automotive).
Stewart Bell comments, “We are delighted with the expansion of the MTEX Range. The MTEX500 is a high quality production printer that will further cement DPI’s expansion into the direct to textile print market within sign and display and will move DPI into new markets such as home textile, upholstery and haute couture markets.”
The MTEX500 uses the Ricoh Gen5 heads producing variable drops in 4 or 8 colours with resolutions of up to 1200dpi and speeds up to 100m²h.
The MTEX500 features many ground breaking technologies but one of the main features is an Adhesive Belt System that drives the fabric through the machine, which is completely synchronised with the print carriage and suitable for the most challenging of fabrics, such as woven, circular and flat knits, non-woven, lycra and many more. The belt has a continuous wash and dry system during the operation avoiding ink contamination, dust, waste fibres and water marks.
Stewart Bell continues, “At DPI we are expecting a continued expansion in Direct to Textile production as it offers many benefits within the Sign and Display Market. As the MTEX3200 has had an impact as a complete solution, no calender required, the MTEX500 will also make an impact into the tradition textile market. DPI will be showing the MTEX500 shortly and will be exhibiting at Sign and Digital and also FESPA. We will also make further announcements shortly including a New Website and partnerships.”
For more information on DPI or the MTEX500, please visit www.dpi-uk.com.