Moti Fabrics invests in Mimaki Tiger

Moti Fabrics, based in Pakistan, has installed three Mimaki Tiger-1800B MkII textile printers to adapt to changes in the textile industry.

Muhammad Asif, CEO at Moti Fabrics, with one of the company’s Tiger-1800B MkII direct-to-textile printers.

Muhammad Asif, CEO at Moti Fabrics, explained: “We were – and still are – experiencing a massive transformation in the printing segment, with brands demanding high quality products delivered within short deadlines. This change in our customers’ requirements urged us to move to digital printing.”

Moti Fabrics mainly serves the high fashion industry, in Pakistan and internationally, printing about 100,000 metres daily. It’s headquartered in Faisalabad, Punjab province – the second largest textile hub in Pakistan. The company was founded in 1992 by Muhammad Asif’s father Haji Muhammad Yousaf and his partner Haji Rasheed Ahmad. It originally concentrated on dyeing but gradually diversified over the years to become an advanced textile printing specialist. 

The Tiger is a 1.8m wide textile printer that’s able to print at up to 385 sqm/hr. It uses Kyocera printheads with resolution from 600 to 1200 dpi. The Tiger was originally developed by  the Italian company La Meccanica, which Mimaki acquired back in 2016, with the MkII version gaining several Mimaki technologies, such as its MAPS nozzle redundancy technology as well as more automated maintenance.

Two of the Mimaki Tigers run with reactive inks, enabling the company to directly print onto natural fibres such as cotton and linen, as well as onto manufactured cellulose fibres, including rayon and nylon. The third Tiger is configured with sublimation inks printing to transfer papers for use with polyester enabling the company to diversify its product portfolio.

Asif says: “There are several features of the Tiger-1800B MkII that benefit our production and our business at large. The MAPS (Mimaki Advanced Pass System), just to name one, prevents banding and colour-shifting to deliver a higher standard of quality, while the NRS (Nozzle Recovery System) provides uninterrupted production, minimising downtime and ensuring superior results. The sticky belt system together with the large-size ink tanks (with a capacity of 10kg) and the high-performance software RIP TxLink3 are some of the other features that make these printers efficient, user-friendly and reliable.”

You can find more information on the Mimaki Tiger 1800 at

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