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MTEX to showcase direct-to-textile digital innovations at ITMA 2015

The MTEX booth in Hall 18 will be a stand-alone, actual working industrial digital textile printing facility and feature several worldwide launches.

28th October 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Esmeriz

Clothing/​Footwear, Interiors

MTEX will be showcasing its complete direct-to-textile digital print solutions for the first time this year at ITMA 2015 that takes place from 12-19 November in Milan.

The MTEX booth in Hall 18 will be an impressive, stand-alone, actual working industrial digital textile printing facility and feature several worldwide launches that the company expects to help revolutionise the textile industry.

Full range of machines

MTEX Solutions offers a full range of machines covering the entire spectrum of the digital textile print workflow, including pre and post treatment.  The company’s solutions enable digital printing onto woven and knitted fabrics using a range of printers with different ink types that include reactive, acid, pigment and disperse dyes.

“When ITMA was last held in 2011, MTEX as a company had an ambitious idea, borne out of the wide format digital print sector with a driving ambition to bring digital technology, in the truest sense of the word, to the textile industry,” commented MTEX CEO Eloi Ferreira.

“The idea was revolutionary. Since then our technology and expertise has grown to the extent that we now offer a solution for almost any kind of digital textile print application for both the traditional textile industry and sign and display.”

Industrial textile lab and sampling solutions

The new MTEX industrial digital lab sampling solution is capable of preparing and producing one metre samples in half an hour and will sit comfortably inside an existing textile studio as much as being a stand-alone solution for digital textile printers.

The global launch includes the MTEX CW-100 coater and washer, the MTEX S-100 1 metre industrial sampling steamer and the MTEX D-100 1 meter dryer with rotating belt.

The MTEX will feature several worldwide launches. © MTEX

All of these solutions have been engineered and built to industrial standards at MTEX’s headquarters in Porto. Alongside the new coater, steamer and dryer will sit the MTEX 500, with reactive inks. The whole workflow will be demonstrated throughout all eight days of the show as a working industrial laboratory and sampling studio.

Pigment printing solutions

MTEX machines are engineered to industrial textile print standards, with award-winning Mimaki engines at the core, the company reports.

MTEX is bringing to market a digital solution in its MTEX Blue for woven fabrics and MTEX Vision for knitted (stretch) fabrics, both with pigment inks and in-built polymerisation for fixing the dyes to the fabric in-line in one seamless process.

To complete the offering specifically for the textile industry, both machines will come standard with Inedit NeoStampa Textile printing RIP, a colour engine which can generate ICC RGB profiles that will provide absolute correspondence of colour from screen to the printer, the manufacturer reports. The MTEX Pad will also be shown for the first time at ITMA and completes the line up on the booth.


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