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Indian textile manufacturers can now buy Mouvent machines in their home country

Mouvent – the Swiss start-up company focused exclusively on delivering the future of digital printing participated at Gartex that was held in Delhi.

Having recently showcased its solutions in China and Turkey, the company introduces the ultra compact TX801 in India for the first time.

The machine can print up to eight colours and, although it is a scanning type machine, it can complete up to 50% of the print jobs in a single pass, delivering productivity of 200 sqm/h without compromising on quality.

Mouvent TM Cluster Technology uses clusters instead of fixed size print bars by colour, arranged in a modular, scalable matrix.

This results in one system that can be simply adapted to all substrates of all widths, for all markets. Its print quality up to 2,000 dpi and the machine can process knitted, woven and nonwoven textiles with a maximum fabric width of 1,820 mm with roll diameters of up to 400 mm.

Mouvent is confident that its revolutionary TX801 digital textile inkjet printer will be a hit in India too.

The group’s exclusive partner for Sales & Marketing is Fortuna being headed by Vinod Krisnamurthy CEO of Fortuna Colours & Prints LLP. “We are very happy that we can help Mouvent bring the TX801 to customers in India.

The Indian textile market is extremely varied, interesting and rapidly changing, and the TX801 perfectly responds to the need for a very high quality, productive digital textile printer,” Krishnamurthy said. Mouvent plans to open up a Demo Center as well as the Service center in India through Fortuna.

While addressing the press conference that was organised to officially launch the company in India he said, “The Mouvent cluster can do multi- tasks as we have the mechanical layer, the ink layer and the electronics all integrated into one. Each MouventTM Cluster prints up to 170 mm wide.

Additional clusters can be added (so two clusters is 340 mm wide and so on) in theory without any limit. Therefore, whatever the substrate width, the technology can be adapted accordingly,” informed Krishnamurthy. With 10,000 operating hours, the life cycle of the cluster is extremely long. What’s more, they are very light in weight, at around 1.8kg, and can be easily replaced.

He further adds, “Our CEO and partner Bobst Group believes that the customer is a partner.

So we are not number driven, our aim is to first get right customers who have the mindset to adapt to the technology and able to establish their performance.

We want the technology to be understood, adapted, and formalised to the Indian environment and then we scale it up so currently we are looking more at good establishments,” stressed Krishnamurthy.

The machines are also on lines of sustainability as they have lowest footprints and will save energy absorption and water.

He made an interesting point when asked about the cost factor he said, “95% people talk to me about price and I say if you have ten grams of ink for Rs. 2000 rupees, 2 rupees an angle , how can Rs. 20 and Rs 80 rupees define your business.

It is the total cost which keeps working up and the total cost of a black ink is 80 or 100 rupees and at Mouvent we are focused at giving the total cost so I can say it confidently that it is not the ink cost that matters, but it is also the colour management, density control, optimization, performance which together will make it all.”

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