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MTEX invites visitors to its UK showroom opening

The showroom will be used both as a training and demo centre showcasing the latest in direct-to-textile digital printing.

8th October 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Moira

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear

MTEX Technologies is inviting visitors to the grand opening of its brand new UK showroom at the Rawdon Business Park, Moira on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border that will take place from 14-16 October.

The showroom will be used both as a training and demo centre showcasing the latest in direct-to-textile digital printing.

It currently houses an MTEX 5032Pro and an MTEX 1800 printers, and visitors will also be able to learn more about the accompanying MTEX PAD, designed to pre-treat and coat materials, and the MTEX W&D washer and dryer.

Machinery demonstration

“It’s a very exciting time to be involved with digital textile printing, and I’m delighted to be opening this facility for UK customers,” commented Stewart Bell, MTEX Technologies MD.

“By bringing together experts from across the industry at this event we hope to inspire sign and display makers, exhibition designers, retail specifiers, project managers, interior designers and brand managers with the potential that digital textile printing offers,” he said.

“We will have experts on hand from MTEX and our partners to demonstrate the machines and how they link together to form complete solutions, as well as holding informal discussions about the growing market for textile printing and soft signage.”

Exhibiting partners

Eiko Ichikawa, Commercial Director Blackman & White, said: “We will be introducing a new standard of multifunctional cutting at an affordable price point, at this key event - an exciting proposition for the textile print and graphics industry.”

“The Versa-Tech flatbed cutter is the ultimate textile cutting solution and offers an extremely versatile multi-tool cutting capability with router, knife and now laser. We've been manufacturing and engineering flatbed cutters for 50 years in the UK, predominantly for the composites and marine industries - but the Versa-Tech was designed with display graphics companies in mind and since entering the sign and display market two years ago, we have fast become the industry's best kept secret.

“We're looking forward to sharing our knowledge and solutions with like-minded companies on these three days at MTEX.”

MTEX products on display

The MTEX printers on show will be the MTEX 5032Pro and the MTEX 1800. The MTEX 5032Pro is a 3.2m wide direct-to-textile printer with integrated fixation, which runs at 58sqm per hour.

It is the second-generation version of the 3.2m wide MTEX 5032, which has a proven track record in the industry as the market leading direct-to-textile printer in Europe. This printing solution is said to enable users to produce a wide range of fabrics for a huge variety of applications including soft signage, interior displays, home textiles, flags, retail point of sale, lightboxes and much more.

The MTEX 1800 is aimed at medium sized display graphic and home textile companies that want a machine that will print dedicated textiles with punchy colours. It is 1.8m wide and prints high quality colours at up to 48sqm per hour and has a 2 litre bulk ink system for continuous printing. It is built to exacting industrial standards as an integrated one-footprint unit with integrated workflow.

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