MTEX launched its MTEX Blue K, available with either pigment or reactive inks, specially designed for digitally printing onto knitted fabrics, at FESPA Digital.
The Blue K is the newest addition to the company’s range of digital textile print solutions, which also includes pre-coating and finishing for a range of textile materials and markets.
The Blue K has a 'unique and innovative' roll-to-roll system that allows it to print onto four-way stretch material such as jersey fabrics. These can then be turned into a range of products for interior design, fashion, print wear and promotional items.
The MTEX Blue K was shown alongside the MTEX Pad for pre-treatment and top coating of fabrics in house. It can be operated in-line or stand alone; and is 'ideal' for short preparations of fabrics and for finishing fabrics with a protective top coating for durability and to reduce piling.
Eloi Ferreira, CEO of MTEX said: “As an innovator in direct-to-textile printing we’re extremely proud of the new MTEX Blue K.
“It’s unique at its price point and incredibly versatile, as customers can use it to print with either reactive or pigment ink, giving access to just about any kind of stretch fabric.”
The 1.8m wide MTEX Blue K is a direct-to-textile fabric printer with inline heat fixation; and four CMYK Panasonic heads with variable drop and adjustable head height. These can accommodate different thicknesses and types of fabrics, and prints up to 1080dpi. A separate MTEX Steamer is also available for the fixing of reactive inks.