Making news in Europe is the launch of the MTEX 3200 digital textile printer by their UK distributor, Digital Print Innovations Ltd (DPI).
DPI claim that the MTEX 3.2m wide digital textile printer brings excellent quality printing with brilliant, vivid colours at a price point never before available. The unit, based upon the industry proven Mimaki JV5 is available with a 4 colour, (double CMYK) inkset, in 3.2m or 1.6m wide and boasts an inline Dye-sublimation fixation unit and Vapor extraction unit.
The MTEX 3200 prints to a maximum resolution of 1440dpi x 1440dpi, with 7-21 picoliter variable drops in 4 staggered high resolution Epson DX5 heads. The fixation unit has 12 high resistant individually controlled infrared heaters to provide even temperatures across the whole width of the fabric, including the outside ends of the fabric. The open system to load/unload material means its’ quick and easy to replace textiles and manage media when required with little or no fuss. Servo engines integrated into the take-up roller ensure that the step is perfectly synchronised throughout the printing process.
Stewart Bell, managing director of DPI comments; “This new MTEX 3200 within its price point is unique. It’s a high quality industry-proven printer using dye based sublimation inks and inline fixation unit incorporating a user-controllable vapour extraction unit, sub-£135k delivered & installed. There really is nothing quite like it in the market today and those looking to either upgrade their digital textile print capabilities or those looking to enter the market in a serious way should be considering the MTEX.”
The fixation unit, though integrated, is set forward of the printer thereby eliminating any contamination issues such as ghosting. The integrated extraction unit also stops any oil contamination issues, thereby printed fabrics can be finished quickly and easily, saving time, money and energy.
Digital Print Innovations Ltd