How can you make a difference in today’s world of digital textile printing? Today more than ever, this extremely fast-paced sector requires great versatility in production, along with a wide variety of creative and profitable applications for different markets. And that is precisely why Mimaki developed its innovative TX300P-1800 MkII digital textile printer – a truly hybrid solution in terms of printing processes, the inks and the range of printable fabrics and substrates. With outstanding operational flexibility, it fully meets the needs of small to medium print service providers handling different types of orders in small runs.

Foticos is a Spanish company that has been operating in the photographic and printing sector since 1984. Today they are a staple in everything related to personalized products and gifts, from blankets to t-shirts or puzzles among many others.

In the midst of the current coronavirus crisis, the next edition of Heimtextil from 12-15 January 2021 in Frankfurt am Main is proving very popular: more than 95 per cent of the space occupied last time has now been booked.* Heimtextil thus offers international representatives from the sector a superb setting in which to launch a successful season at the world leading trade fair for home and contract textiles in 2021.

As distributor for Fruit of the Loom in Thailand, Chaiyaboon Brothers has been using digital direct-to-garment (DTG) technology for more than a decade, most recently implementing the Kornit Avalanche HD6 system for industrial-scale decoration of short- and long-sleeve t-shirts. Currently, the business imprints 600-800 pieces for FOTL Thailand per day, most of them one piece per order. With print-on-demand capabilities, they ensure a consistent profit margin for these small orders.

HP Inc. together with its global network of print service providers (PSPs) continue to innovate printing applications to help medical teams, businesses and the public adapt in the ongoing effort to combat COVID-19.

Continuing to help its customers expand digital and textile printing capabilities, Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., is excited to announce it has joined forces with DGI USA, a manufacturer with deep roots in dye sublimation, to deliver solutions that combine DGI’s highly productive printers with Canon Solutions America, Inc.’s robust support services and market expertise. The new DGI Dye Sublimation printers, DGI POSEIDON, DGI FT-3204X, and DGI FH-3204, provide an excellent solution for print service providers looking to expand their businesses into soft signage.

The Italian company, a specialist manufacturer of functional sportswear, conducted research and began producing masks in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, is now producing “community masks” in its demo center at the Brixen headquarters in South Tyrol, Italy. The masks are produced in the first step for employees of Durst Group and sister company Alupress and afterwards the production capacity will also be available for other companies. The know-how for the production of the “community masks” will be made available to interested print service providers worldwide through its branches.

Pete Astles from Peak UK, winner of the Roland Hero contest, is having to revise his plans due to the wholly necessary postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. Thankfully, with the support of Roland dye sublimation technology, he will be working hard to prepare for the Games in 2021.

Rosie Lees took over The Embroidery Barn in 2018 with no experience of producing promotional and personalised clothing, but investment in equipment such as the Roland VersaSTUDIO BT-12 has helped her sail into success.

While large format printing might traditionally be associated with outdoor advertising – billboards, posters, vehicle graphics & more – in its purest form it’s simply another way to print any kind of imagery or graphic material. It presents a wealth of creative opportunity for artists and, in particular, photographers, as this fantastic project we worked on with Perou goes to show.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, has announced that it will host an interactive, action-packed online event, dubbed The Mimaki Virtual Print Festival, designed to provide customers and prospects with a unique combination of information, product demonstrations, competitions and networking opportunities. The event will comprise a series of group webinars and individual virtual meetings, starting the 24th March 2020, the same date that FESPA 2020(1) was originally scheduled to open its doors, with Mimaki revealing new features and content every week until the end of April.

Bluemedia, a large format printing company headquartered in Tempe, AZ focused on décor, fabrication and technology for venues and experiential activations has recently made the move to Durst digital printing equipment. In need of greater reliability and maximum uptime to meet increased capacity due to tight turnaround times and higher customer demand, Bluemedia looked to Durst print production technology for a solution. As a result Bluemedia added a Durst large format printer, the Rho 312R, and textile printer, the Rhotex 325, to their 120,000 sq ft. facility.

Printful one of the largest custom on-demand printing and warehousing companies in the world has started beta testing the new Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro printer with a select group of customers. The printer produces high-quality direct-to-garment (DTG) prints on 100% polyester, helping Printful enter new apparel niches such as activewear. Printful has invested $600,000 to acquire the new printer and plan to launch printing for all customers in the coming months.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announces Netherlands-based Simian, an online total print provider to more than half a million businesses and end-consumers, is implementing the Kornit Atlas digital direct-to-garment (DTG) system to increase its capacity for delivering sustainable, retail-ready decorated apparel on demand. Simian is the parent company of online print providing sites Reclameland, Drukland, and Flyerzone.

Roland DG EMEA announces it will showcase its new Texart XT-640S-DTG printer at the FESPA Global Print Expo in Madrid, Spain. This latest addition to Roland's Texart range is a multi-station direct-to-garment printer which prints full-colour graphics directly onto cotton-based T-shirts and apparel, quickly and colourfully.

“We’d like to be the number one supplier of dye sublimation flags and sports clothing in the UK, and if we can get close to that, then happy days,” says Ryan Shelton, Director of Chesterfield-based Banner Box.

Your Print Specialists’ (YPS) trailblazing journey into digital textile printing continues with the announcement of a new agreement with Epson to resell the SureColor SC-F series of dye-sublimation printers. The printers are designed to easily and cost-effectively produce fashion items, sportswear, home textiles, soft signage and more. YPS will add the full range of products to its digital textile printing portfolio and demonstration models will be based at its showroom and planned Your Print Institute hub.

The international specialist print community is due to descend on Madrid this spring for FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 (IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, 24 – 27 March 2020), Europe’s largest exhibition for screen and digital wide format printing, textile printing and sign making. Print service providers and sign makers will be able to experience the latest innovations in screen and digital printing presses, consumables, workflow, and colour management. Gold exhibition sponsors include first time FESPA exhibitor, HanGlory, the Shenzhen-based specialist provider of digital UV hybrid and flatbed printers, along with HP, Mimaki, and Brother.

Touchpoint textile, a new special show for digital textile printing applications, is premiering at drupa 2020 in Hall 4. With the textile industry spawning technologies for numerous industries, touchpoint textile connects these various sectors, offering them a platform for cross-industry collaboration, new projects, as well as product and manufacturing ideas that will be demonstrated on-site in a microfactory.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced that the company will be exhibiting at the upcoming Pure Origin event, taking place February 9-11 at the Olympia London. Hosted in conjunction with Pure London, Pure Origin is billed as “the UK’s only fashion sourcing show to bring every element of the fashion supply chain together in one location.”

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