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POD Iberia launches MTEX digital textile printers at FESPA
Jun '13
Following the successful first UK outing of the MTEX 1800 last month, this new direct to textile 1.8m entry level textile printer will have its’ first European showing at FESPA on stands E35N and E30N.

MTEX 1800

The MTEX 1800 is an exciting new direct-to-fabric sublimation printing solution with integrated fixation. This new affordable machine means signmakers 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 65sqm 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.

Main features:

- 2 x Epson DX6 print heads;
- Printing speed up to 65 sqm;
- Printing width up to 1800 mm;
- 1440 dpi maximum resolution;
- 2-liter ink bulk system;
- Synchronized roll feeding system;
- Integrated Infrared Fixation Unit;
- Dye-base sublimation inks;
- Electro-pneumatic device system

MTEX 500 UK launch

The MTEX 500 is also being shown at the show. For the first time in the UK, you will see 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 500 C 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.

Main features of the MTEX 500:

- 6 x Ricoh G5 print heads;
- 80 sqm printing speed in quality mode (4 pass. / 600 x 600 dpi), maximum printing speed up to 120 sqm;
- Printing width up to 1800 mm
- Adhesive belt for knitted and woven fabrics;
- Automatic Washing belt device;
- Infrared drying system;
- 2-liter ink bulk system;
- Synchronized roll feeding system

The big reveal! Worldwide launches

But the biggest surprise of all, is that MTEX is not just exhibiting these two 1.8m printers, but they will also be revealing another two additional new machines on the first day of the show. All will be revealed at 10am on Tuesday the 25th of June, so if you are interested in direct to textile digital printing, then Stands E35N and E30N should be on your must visit list!

All MTEX will reveal for now is that one product will blast competitors away with a “turbo” engine and the other is a SuperWide sublimation machine.


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