Leading graphic production and installation company Extreme Display has added a second MTEX direct-to-textile printer to its fleet, investing in a new 3.2m MTEX 5032Pro.
The company, based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, specialises in delivering graphic solutions for retail, point of sale, event and exhibition, museum and interior projects, and works with clients from across the globe.
Director Chris Jenkins said: “When we decided to expand our textile print offering, we chose the MTEX 5032Pro to continue our investment in quality.
“The 5032Pro is more cost effective, with faster turn around and quicker production times than the other options we looked at, and we already have an MTEX 3200 that we are really happy with.
“We know that the MTEX 5032Pro will deliver the brilliant and vivid colours our customers have come to expect, with a resolution up to 1440 dpi.
“We’ve been working in the industry for over 15 years and we offer a comprehensive specialist and bespoke range of graphic solutions – with quality at the heart of all we do.
“Fabric graphics are having a huge impact on the industry, with an increased demand across a diverse range of markets including retail stores, events, exhibitions and office fit-outs.
“We’re constantly striving to remain at the front of the curve through innovation in both our equipment and our thinking - continually developing processes, evaluating materials and researching new ideas to ensure we offer our clients the complete service, using the best technology and media available today.
“The printer was installed in December 2015, and MTEX were great from start to finish with everything from service, installation then following up with training for my operators.”
Stewart Bell, MD of MTEX Technologies added: “We’re delighted to be working with Chris and his team. The work they produce is at the cutting edge of direct-to-textile production, and the printed fine voiles they create are absolutely stunning.
“These are exciting times for textile printing and the innovation of companies like Extreme Display continues to drive manufacturers like MTEX to develop the right new solutions for the new applications they conceptualise and want to produce.”
About the printer
The MTEX 5032Pro is a 3.2m wide direct-to-textile printer with integrated fixation and 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.
Different fabrics can have varying tensions across the roll, so MTEX developed an electro-pneumatic feeding system that handles the challenges inherent with printing onto textiles with ease, and prevents errors occurring during the print process.
The feed and take up system has compressed air shafts which can now handle bigger and heavier rolls of material than the previous model and is married with the un-interrupted bulk ink feed system for continuous printing.