Machine: Adelco Ecotex 180

Supplied by: Adelco Screen Process

Jon Lunt – Director

Tell us a bit about your business
T Shirt & Sons produces quality printed clothing and accessories for high profile clients across the globe within the retail, art, music and charity sectors. Our experienced team provides comprehensive project management from concept to manufacturing. We take our responsibility to the environment seriously and actively support suppliers accredited to The Fair Wear Foundation, The Soil Association and the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). Recently, T Shirt & Sons successfully completed the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA).

What is the latest dryer you’ve bought, and when did you buy it?
The Adelco Ecotex 180, we bought it in November 2016.

Why did you buy it?
To add capacity; I already have six of these dryers. Having invested heavily in the digital print and direct-to-customer sectors, we are one of the largest direct-to-garment printers in Europe.

Did you look at other machines before buying this one?
Not this time, but in the past I have looked at other makes.

Why did you choose the Ecotex 180?
They’re well built, go on forever, and the customer service from Adelco is brilliant.

What are its main advantages?
Low running costs, and there’s a very good air flow, which means they cure the garments easily. There is a lot of water in a Kornit digital print that needs to evaporate.

Is there anything you’d like to see in an upgrade?

What’s it like to use?

What printer is it used with?
Ten Kornit AVK digital printers.

What other machines do you have?
Four MHM carousels. With these we use older twin-burner gas dryers: a Macpherson Meteor and a Calmat.

What would be your advice to others thinking of buying a dryer?
I am very happy with the Adelco dryers and we’re the first Adelco customer in Europe to order a Dual twin belt dryer for delivery later in the year. I would certainly recommend buying one of Adelco’s dryers.

They’re well built, go on forever, and the customer service from Adelco is brilliant