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MTEX Technologies presents new printers at Sign & Digital 2015

The MTEX booth was non-stop printing samples on the two of it newest developments, the MTEX 1800 and the MTEX Vision.

31st March 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Esmeriz

Clothing/​Footwear, Interiors, Industrial, Sports/​Outdoor

MTEX Technologies debuted its newly launched MTEX Vision with direct disperse inks and the MTEX 1800 direct disperse dye sublimation printer to the UK audience at this year’s Sign & Digital UK.

The annual trade show for the sign making, display solutions and wide format digital printing took place in Birmingham last week.

Non-stop printing

“We had a very busy three days, with visitors from all around the UK and Ireland coming to see our total turnkey direct-to-textile print solutions,” commented Stewart Bell, Managing Director of MTEX Technologies.

“The MTEX booth was non-stop printing samples and demonstrating to visitors who were especially interested in our in-line heat sublimation, and the ability to print and fix the ink in one go instead of needing an extra heat calendar.”

MTEX turnkey solutions

The MTEX turnkey solutions are deigned to allow businesses to enter the textile printing market from a standing start, whether they want to focus on fashion, apparel, industrial or decor.

MTEX Technologies MD Stewart Bell shows the density of the black in a backlit image at Sign & Digital UK. © MTEX Technologies

The company aims to deliver every element of the equipment required for the textile production, including the site survey, site plans and installation, rather than just one or two pieces from different suppliers.

Alternative to transfer printing

The new 1.85m wide MTEX Vision is designed to offer an alternative production method to transfer printing, and offers direct printing onto four-way stretch fabrics with excellent and vibrant colours, and deep dense blacks, the company reports.


There’s no paper involved, with print and fix as one process. The Vision 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 polycotton and natural fibre fabrics.

Affordable solution

The latest MTEX 1800, the direct-to-fabric sublimation printing solution with integrated fixation, is said to be the ideal and affordable solution for sign makers and graphic display professionals.

Built to the exacting standards expected from MTEX, the 1800 is the younger brother to the flagship 3.2m wide MTEX 5032Pro printer, the market leading 3.2m wide textile printer in the industry today.

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