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Hybrid to distribute the MTEX Blue

Hybrid to distribute the MTEX Blue
From left to right: Hybrid’s National Sales Manager – Textile & Apparel, Stephen Woodall and Service Engineers Mike Parker and Gabriello Gambale with the MTEX Blue printer.

From left to right: Hybrid’s National Sales Manager – Textile & Apparel, Stephen Woodall and Service Engineers Mike Parker and Gabriello Gambale with the MTEX Blue printer.

MTEX Solutions,the Portuguese manufacturer of digital textile printer, has announced the appointment of Hybrid Services as sole distributor for the new MTEX Blue dye-sublimation printer in the UK and Ireland.

The MTEX Blue with disperse inks for dye-sublimation was launched earlier this year and, in common with all MTEX digital textile printers, features in-built heat fixation, thus ensuring that printing and heat fixing (sublimation) is completed in one smooth process, eliminating the need for a separate calendar. As an all-in-one solution, the machine will print and finish at a speed of 55sqm/hour and will retail in the UK at £44,950 plus VAT.

Explaining this move, Eloi Ferreira, CEO of MTEX Solutions reported: “Hybrid is the UK home of Mimaki, and since we are very proud of our world OEM agreement with Mimaki Japan, it made perfect sense to appoint Hybrid, with its network range of professional resellers to help grow the MTEX installation base in the sign and display, home furnishing and apparel markets.”

With a growing demand for digital textile printing, the MTEX Blue offers excellent quality at fast speeds to deliver punchy, vibrant colours and in-line fixation.

A direct-to-textile polyester fabric printer that features four CMYK Panasonic heads with variable drop and adjustable head height in order to accommodate different types and thicknesses of fabric, the MTEX Blue prints at up to 1080dpi, making it the ideal choice for the production of flags, front-lit and back-lit displays, event and exhibition graphics and all soft signage applications, as well as interior soft furnishings and fire-retardant polyester fabrics.

Phil Thomas, Director at Hybrid Services commented: “We’re very pleased to be able to offer the MTEX Blue printer through our specialist textile resellers. With award-winning Mimaki technology at the heart of the system, it represents a perfect solution for companies looking for turnkey textile production.”

He added:  “The MTEX Blue benefits from Mimaki’s latest, state-of-the-art print engine technology, which enables the head to be set at a greater height to cope with the varied nature of direct to textile printing. Further, we are perfectly placed to help companies get the most from the machine, thanks to our decades of wide format textile printing experience and substantial support and backup operation.”

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