Direct-to-textile proves popular at MTEX Technologies’ open day event

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Around 30 companies looking to expand their business through a move into the soft signage industry attended MTEX Technologies’ recent open day.

During the event they were given an in depth look at the three MTEX direct-to-textile printers dedicated to the wide format sign and display industry (the 5032Pro, the 5032HS and the Blue), and a demonstration of the complete digital direct-to-textile print process from start to finish.

The event was certainly very well received, with orders placed on the day for an MTEX 5032Pro, two MTEX 5032HS’s and two MTEX Blues.

Stewart Bell, MTEX Technologies MD said: “I think both ourselves and our visitors were delighted with this event, where customers had the chance to talk to the MTEX team and compare each printer for speed and suitability for their existing business.

“There was a lot of interest in the different applications such as flag and display for exhibition, but also in the stunning quality that we produced for lightbox applications.

“We discussed the workflow so that customers could fully understand the print and fixation process, the application, sizing and then the cutting or sewing finishing from Atech. Seeing the complete process working in a single dedicated space helped them see how direct-to-textile could fit into their own production area.

“In general, the visitors were particularly impressed by the inline sublimation fixation on all three devices, and the robust build of the machines along with the software and operational interfaces certainly wowed customers.”

As well as inviting clients to the working showroom in Leicestershire, MTEX will also be offering dedicated factory visits in October for customers who wish to see the machines being built.