French RIP software specialist Caldera has announced RIP support for the new HP STITCH series of printers, having developed TextilePRO printer drivers specifically for the range. The new and intuitive workflow suite has been designed to enable fast, precise textile printing that will cut down on waste and error, resulting in more profitable production.

For over 20 years, R A Smart has led the UK in digital textile print production and the supply of CAD and CAM printers and finishing solutions to the textile industry. Testament to their expertise in this field, the company was recently appointed exclusive UK reseller of the HP Stitch range of dye-sublimation digital textile printers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Star Incorporated, an event and trade show solutions provider of exhibits, graphics, and event services with over 50 years of proven success in the industry, recently upgraded its digital wide format printing portfolio with the investment in the revolutionary Panthera S4-3.2m dye sublimation printer.

Banner Box has been digitally printing textiles for over two decades, so they know a thing or two about materials. Through CMYUK, Banner Box has now converted almost entirely to PONGS® materials.

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.

Epson has announced two 64-inch, dye-sublimation printers, the SureColor SC-F9400H and the SC-F9400. The printers have been developed primarily for fast, high-volume printing, for clothing, textiles and soft signage, as well as other printed merchandise. The SC-F9400H also offers businesses the option of printing with two genuine florescent ink solutions (yellow and pink), which brings bright, vivid colours to the production of sportswear, workwear and fashion items. The SC-F9400 series is an evolution of trusted Epson print technology and provides enhanced quality with even greater productivity and reliability.

Roland DG is delighted to announce that Paul Willems, Head of Product Management and Business Development at Roland DG EMEA, has been honoured in the annual company awards.

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.

Mimaki’s TS300P dye sublimation printer plays a starring role in Episode One of the highly anticipated second season of Killing Eve.

With diversification a key issue in the print industry in 2019, Roland DG is looking forward to showcasing its most versatile technology at The Print Show next month.

The Flag Shop has installed an EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU® 340i dye-sublimation printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The Vancouver-based soft-signage and textile printing company has 11 franchise locations across Canada and is using the versatility and quality of its new printer to expand product offerings from coast to coast.

Epson America today announced the next-generation SureColor® F6370 44-inch dye-sublimation printer. Featuring speeds up to 680 square feet/hour,1 the new dye-sublimation printer quickly and efficiently produces high-quality images for promotional products, soft signage, cut-and-sew fabrics, and more. Designed with ease-of-use in mind, the intuitive SureColor F6370 comes equipped with new Epson Edge® Print workflow software, featuring an Adobe® PostScript® 3™ engine, as well as a built-in cutter for roll-to-sheet convenience and an optional take-up reel system for unattended printing. The SureColor F6370 replaces the SureColor F6200 to join Epson's line of SureColor F-Series printers, including the SureColor F9370 and SureColor F7200.

YPP Group who boast brands including “Your Print Partner, Custom Gifts, Your Promo Partner, Santa Sacks and Event T’s” have recently invested in the DGI Brand with the introduction of the DGI HSFTIII high speed sublimation printer in to their hardware portfolio. The HSFTIII hit the ground running and was immediately utilised in to their production environment to help produce personalised items for World leading brands including Disney, Warner Brothers and many Premier League Football Clubs to name but a few.

Onyx Graphics, Inc., a leading software solution provider for the wide-format printing industry celebrating 30 years of innovation throughout 2019, announced today that its ONYX software is certified for the HP Stitch textile printer line. The HP Stitch S Series is the first widely available textile focused printing solution developed by HP.

Long-time EFI customer Imaged Advertising Creations (IAC), Toronto, is the first company in Canada to install the 17-foot wide EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU® 520 dye-sublimation printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. IAC, which is a full-service visual communications company, will leverage the quality, productivity and expanded format of the printer to grow its dye-sublimation business into new markets and industries.

Something is stirring in Sheffield. It’s the sound of the wide-format print division of ProCo stepping beyond its litho and digital, small-format heritage into the wide-format print arena.

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