MTEX Technologies will show the new Vision direct-to-textile printer with direct disperse inks at Sign and Digital UK (24-26th March 2015 in NEC).
Stewart Bell, MTEX MD said, ‘A recent Infotrends report showed that the worldwide value of digital textile print has a forecast annual growth of 39% to 2018, making it a fast-growing and profitable market. Our turnkey solutions allow businesses to enter this exciting market from a standing start. We deliver every element required for textile production including the site survey, site plans and installation.’
The 1.85m wide MTEX Vision prints and fixes as one process. It is available now with direct disperse inks for polyester, reactive and acid inks for cotton and silk, and it will soon have a pigment ink option for poly cotton and natural fibre fabrics.
Also on show will be the MTEX PAD, designed to pre-treat and coat textiles with production speeds of between 30 and 140 linear metres per hour. There are two coating options of immersion or a surface coating, and the infrared drying system delivers fully dried fabrics. It can be used as a standalone machine or in-line with the MTEX 500, Vision and Turbo 1.8m wide printers, effectively allowing users to coat their own media prior to printing.