Mouvent shows its TX801 digital textile printer

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Mouvent shows its TX801 digital textile printer
The printing quality of the TX801

Mouvent achieved a major milestone in November 2017 with the first ever global trade show demonstration of its ground-breaking textile printing machine, the TX801. There were several live demonstrations of the TX801 during ShanghaiTex 2017, from 27 to 30 November, which were very positively received.

Mouvent is currently looking into distributing its machines in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh through a partnership with Gurugram-based Fortuna, a company owned by Vinod Iyer who has a long-standing track record in digital textile printing. Vinod Iyer and Mouvent are very confident that the TX801 is the perfect match for this very important region for textile printing and product roll out can start soon.

The TX801 is an 8-color multi-pass digital textile printer producing high print quality on textiles with up to 2,000 dpi optical resolution, at very high printing speeds. Central to the digital innovation of the TX801 and Mouvent’s other innovative machines is the Mouvent Cluster, a highly integrated cluster based on Fuji Samba inkjet heads.

“People who witnessed the TX801 in action during ShanghaiTex were extremely impressed with its print quality,” said Ghislain Segard, marketing and sales manager, Textile Machines at Mouvent. “We had hundreds of visitors to the Mouvent stand and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. We passionately believe that this machine is a huge leap forward in terms of quality, industrialization and reliability, and it was an honor to demonstrate it at such a prestigious event.”

“It was a fascinating exhibition and Mouvent certainly made a big impression,” said Paul Yen, Mouvent’s head of distribution for China. “China is a central hub for global textile production and innovation, so it was very rewarding to be able to demonstrate the high potential of our equipment, not only in this region, but for the global textile market in general.”

16Mouvent 2An output of up to 200 square meters an hour, an optical resolution of 2000 dpi, up to 16 grams per square meter of ink in a single pass and its extremely compact design make the Mouvent TX801 a digital textile printer cut from a different cloth.

The TX801 prints with up to 8 colors and, even though it is a scanning type machine, up to 50% of the print jobs can be completed in a single pass, boosting productivity up to 200 square meters an hour without compromising on quality. In order to reach those levels of productivity, the TX801 utilizes an ingenious, very compact proprietary print engine development based on the Mouvent Cluster Technology, integrating Fujifilm’s Samba print-heads. This is associated with speed, precision and scalability, deploying up to 16 grams per square meter of ink in a single pass. The TX801 prints with an optical resolution of up to 2,000 dpi, resulting in very high print quality of the finished product. The machine can process knitted, woven and non-woven textiles with a maximum fabric width of 1,820 mm with roll diameters of up to 400 mm.

The TX801 is a very durable, compact and accessible printer. The high longevity and resistance of the print-heads is proven, guaranteeing an exceptionally long service life of the Mouvent Cluster. It is one of the smallest digital printers in its category, helping to boost productivity with a minimum footprint for simple implementation, very ergonomic utilization and extremely quick and efficient job changeovers, making it highly cost effective even on very short runs. The TX801 also has a very competitive price per square meter compared with basic printers, but with unrivaled print quality.

“This was a landmark moment for Mouvent,” said Reto Simmen, chief business officer at Mouvent. “We have announced ourselves on the global stage for digital textile printing. We are very excited about the next stage, as we start to deliver these transformative machines to partners all over the world. This is the beginning of a new phase in digital textile printing.”

Reedited on 20 December 2017

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