Wide-format machinery manufacturer Mutoh will unveil three new printers at next month’s Fespa 2015 exhibition.

The ValueJet 405GT, a desktop direct-to-garment printer, the ValueJet 1628X, a 1.6m-wide eight-channel Eco Ultra printer with white and metallic inks, and the ValueJet 1938WX, a 1.9m-wide dye-sublimation printer debuted at the event.

The ValueJet 405GT is the manufacturer’s first desktop direct-to-garment printer. The five-colour (CMYK and white) engine has been specifically developed for direct printing onto items such as t-shirts, caps and canvas bags.

Mutoh’s water-based pigment direct textile inks for the machine will allow for printing onto high-cotton blends and 100% cotton garments. The ValueJet 1628X, which is developed for sign and display applications, is specifically targeted at digital print businesses requiring a wide-format printer with the ability to create durable outdoor applications that offer CMYK and speciality white and metallic inks for special effects and finishes.

The ValueJet 1938WX is suited for both digital transfer and direct printing on polyester-based fabrics. The VJ-1938WX is the wider version of Mutoh’s VJ-1638WX model, which was launched early last year.

Mutoh commercial marketing manager Nick Decock said: “As far as we are concerned, Fespa is one of the best opportunities to present new products and display new opportunities. It’s the most international platform, it’s one of the biggest shows this year and, moreover, it is the worldwide edition.”