MTEX Solutions introduced two printers at Viscom Frankfurt, the Vision printer aimed at the transfer print market, and the Blue entry level direct-to-textile digital printer.
The Vision is available now and the Blue will be available for shipping from January 2015 with pre-orders being taken at the show.
The 1.85m MTEX Vision enables printing onto stretch fabrics (via an adhesive belt carrier system) with print and fix as one process. There are four, or eight, colour options and output quality is up to 1200dpi.
The machine, which incorporates Ricoh Gen 5 printheads, is available with a pigment ink set for polycotton/natural fibre fabrics and direct disperse inks for polyester. There are built-in heated drum calendars for ink fixation. An MTEX RIP with integrated touchscreen controls comes as standard.
The MTEX Blue is 1.6m wide and uses Epson DX 7 printheads heads for output at 1440dpi. The four colour, roll-to-roll machine uses direct disperse inks and has built-in heat fixation. It also has an MTEX Rip.