Fosco moves to MTEX for direct to textile printing

September 25, 2015

Wide format digital print specialist Fosco Hayes Hurdley has moved into the direct to textile print arena with the purchase of a new MTEX 1800 printer. The Birmingham based business is looking to use the printer for clients operating in the retail POS sector, but has plans to expand into other growth areas such as contract interiors, hotels and interior decoration.

The MTEX 1800 is a direct-to-fabric sublimation printing solution with integrated fixation. This means sign-makers and graphic display professionals can print and fix durable, colourfast textiles using one footprint in an all-in-one solution.

The machine was installed earlier this summer, and Foscos will be focusing initially on retail POS markets. “We’d seen that soft signage is a massive growth area but sometimes there are issues with using UV print to deliver for this market, as creasing or folding UV printed materials will always cause cracks in the print,” says managing director David Nicholas.

“That doesn’t happen with the dye sub print from the MTEX 1800, allowing us to deliver a high quality, resilient and flexible product,” he continues. “The ability to fold materials such as exhibition panels printed on fabric rather than using rigid media also reduces transport costs and our environmental impact, which supports us in retaining our ISO 14001 certificate for the eco-friendliness of our operations.”

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