You’ve heard about Squid and the unique way it dresses up windows, and now it’s available for latex ink technology, exclusively in the U.S. through LexJet.

Technology vs knowledge

November 14, 2019

After working for technology companies for the last 35+ years i decided to do it differently this time. I decided that sharing is better than keeping information to yourself. Specially in our printing industry and textile markets, knowledge is kept close to the heart. Just in case the competitor is looking, might steal my idea or whatever reasoning you would like to come up with.

Transforming the famed ballroom at Mayfair’s iconic Claridges hotel into an Italian Palazzo for a Greek couple’s wedding was a piece of cake for special events company Kudos AV.

For the fourth consecutive time, Imaginators has won Best Branding at the Festival Supplier of the Year awards. This adds yet another trophy to its impressive cache of accolades that include multiple wins for Best SME Business of the Year, Best Wide Format and Best Superwide Format Digital Print Company of the Year and several others including IoD Director of the Year for founder and Managing Director Matt Tydeman.

Krit Patel, managing director of Printvision, invested in 3 EFI inkjet printers in the last 18 months to keep up with demand. The two EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340 dye-sublimation printers and the EFI VUTEk LX3 Pro hybrid LED printer allow the company to produce products of superior quality at an impressive speed – while becoming a close partner with EFI.

Brothers Ash and Krit Patel know a thing or two about wide format digital printing and dye sublimation, and so they should. The siblings have been offering wide format digital print services since 1996, and in 2011 became early adopters of large-format digital textile printing.

Epson America has introduced its first desktop dye-sublimation printer – the 24-inch SureColor® F570. Delivering fast, reliable dye-sublimation printing right out of the box, the new SureColor F570 is ideal for promotional products and apparel decoration, including personalizing awards, mugs, mousepads, and garment embellishments. The new printer will be on display in Epson's booth (#5410 and #5610) at PRINTING United in Dallas, Tex. from Oct. 23-25, 2019.

Fisher Textiles, the leading supplier of fabric for digital printing, is exhibiting at PRINTING United in Dallas, TX October 23-25 and will debut GF4022 Nirvana Purity Shine® , the newest frontlit framing systems fabric for Dye Sublimation and UV-curable printing.

One of the most exciting things about large format printing is the new technologies and products that are consistently being developed. From new printers and substrates to innovative software, forward thinking print suppliers are regularly rethinking how we design and develop solutions, to ensure our clients always have access to the most cutting edge, exciting installations.

Visitors to the forthcoming PRINTING United event in the USA will have the opportunity to see a range of innovative products from SENFA - in an environment designed to showcase how businesses can beat their competition.

Eighteen months ago, dye sublimation didn’t even register on the dial at Manchester Print Services, the wide-format digital printing company set-up by Lee Egan and Andy Lambert in 2010.

Fisher Textiles, the leading supplier of fabric for digital printing, is pleased to present UV2610 Tango® , the newest backlit framing systems fabric for UV-curable and latex printing.

Pyramid Display will now be offering the full range of bergertextiles products to the UK market.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced that Orleans, France-based Brodelec has installed the country’s first-ever Kornit Presto S system for roll-to-roll, pigment-based digital textile printing. This installation will enable the multiservice marking brand to expand their business further into customized décor and on-demand fashion.

OKI Europe has announced the launch of its innovative new Pro9541WT 5-colour Digital Toner Transfer Media Printer, purpose-built to give commercial print businesses the flexibility to expand their print capabilities. Designed for the screen and textile printing industry, the versatile digital printer cost-effectively delivers brilliant colour, opaque white and true black on garments and hard surfaces using heat transfer media. With no set up time or costs, highly customised designs and short print-runs with a minimum volume of just one are now possible, making it ideal for commercial printers, merchandisers and newcomers to the market.

Based in Middleton, Manchester Print Services has grown over its eight-year history to attract a range of customers in the retail POS and exhibitions markets. Recognising that these industries were moving away from typical board graphics and towards fabric materials, the business has invested in dye-sublimation and direct-to-textile printing systems – and, in 2018, a new Blackman & White laser cutting and routing table.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) have partnered to produce the Digital Textile Printing Conference 4.0, taking place on December 11 - 12, 2019 in Durham, NC. Registration for the two-day event is now live. The conference covers an array of topics including the newest digital textile ink and printing technologies, key market drivers and conditions, color management and workflow developments, design software, and digital manufacturing and integration.

Michael Crook sits in the quiet eye of the storm. Commercial Director at CMYUK for the last six years, he is responsible for the consumables side of the business. As such, he is both a witness to the growth in proliferation of digital wide-format textile applications, and an active enabler in the adoption of these by print service providers and non-traditional businesses beyond.

Fisher Textiles, (PRINTING United Booth 8033) is proud to announce that six of their fabrics received the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) 2019 Product of the Year Awards in the Textile-Media category for Apparel, Banner, Flag, Framing Systems (Frontlit), Framing Systems (Backlit) and Home Furnishings. Fisher’s winning fabric medias include ET4000 Board Short, GF4020 Nirvana Purity®, DD7701 Primary Flag, UV2610 Tango® and GF9766 Poly Cube.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology and Spreadshirt, the self-expression global e-commerce company, announced an expanded partnership for Spreadshirt to grow and renew its fleet of DTG printers to support increased demand and to expand into new categories.

In this digital age, customer reviews and complaints — and how apparel decorating businesses react to them — can significantly impact a company’s reputation and bottom line. At the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) THREADX 2020 conference (February 23 - 25; Scottsdale, Ariz.), keynoters Jay Baer and Scott Wozniak will discuss successful approaches for securing a raving customer fan base and how to address not-so-raving reviews.

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