Back in 2009, Lee Crew and Nick Lindwall spotted a gap in the market – an opportunity to provide a high standard, large format digital printing service in South Wales. Starting out in a print room less than 20sq/m in size and with just one 1600mm-wide solvent printer, they hit the ground running. Ten years on and the company is celebrating a yearly turnover of over £2m.

Industry professionals and local business owners gathered yesterday evening for the Digital Décor Opportunity workshop, hosted by Richard Morris, Managing Director of Signs Express Bournemouth.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announces it will be represented by its established partner Thebes International at Egy Stitch & Tex trade show in Cairo, Egypt (28 February-3 March 2019, Cairo International Convention and Exhibitions Center). Showcasing a range of market leading digital textile printers at the booth (Stand D1, Hall4), Thebes International will demonstrate how textile companies and print service providers interested in taking their first steps into the digital textile world can use Mimaki’s high-end dye-sublimation digital textile solutions to support increased revenues, address new markets and drive new application possibilities in textiles.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) has announced that PDI Large Format Solutions, a subsidiary of Montreal-based PDI Group Inc., is the first business in Canada to install both the next-generation, high-end flatbed/roll-fed EFI™ VUTEk® h3 superwide-format LED printer, and the new EFI VUTEk 3r+ roll-to-roll LED printer. The company has also purchased and installed an EFI VUTEk FabriVU® 340i soft signage printer. This significant technology upgrade gives PDI Large Format Solutions the platform to drive growth over the next few years.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announces it will be represented by three partners at RemaDays Warsaw (13-15 February 2019, PTAK Warsaw Expo). Mimaki’s long-established partners Reprograf (Stand N7, Hall F), Sico Polska (Stand O7, Hall F) and Teba (Stand N3, Hall F) will demonstrate how print service providers (PSPs) can use the brand’s high quality print technology, offering market leading productivity and versatility, to support increased revenues and drive new application possibilities.

With a literal interpretation of its show theme ‘Join the Experience’, Mimaki Europe invites Salon C!Print visitors to participate in its celebrations of Mimaki France’s 10th anniversary throughout the show. Fun activities – including a wind tunnel for the more adventurous – and prize giveaways will take place on the Mimaki stand (2L22) from 5-7 February 2019 at Salon C!Print in Lyon.

EFI have announced that teen fashion designer Ariel Swedroe will be featured in a special “Future of Print” keynote session at the upcoming EFI™ Connect conference in Las Vegas, January 22-25. Swedroe, whose company is Swedroe by Ariel, will be interviewed by Cary Sherburne, senior editor for industry news site WhatTheyThink. Swedroe’s Jan. 24th session at EFI Connect will also feature a fashion show with some of Ariel’s creations, along with samples showing how up-and-coming designers innovate using leading-edge, streamlined digital production technologies like EFI Reggiani textile inkjet printers.

Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and 3D devices worldwide, has announced the forthcoming launch of the VersaSTUDIO BT-12 desktop direct-to-garment printer for printing directly on cotton-based* products. Built for on-demand personalisation, the BT-12, which will be available from April 2019, is ideal for businesses looking for new revenue opportunities by offering an engaging in-store experience for their customers.

Onlineshopz gets all its Mimaki printers from TTS and Dimix. Since 2015, TTS delivered about four Mimaki direct-to-textile printers and two Monti Antonio calenders. Dimix supplied the UV and solvent printers. And just recently, the company invested in the revolutionary Mimaki Tx300P-1800 direct-to-textile printer.

The international home textiles industry has enjoyed a promising start at Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main, which finishes today. The challenging economic situation and uncertainty in the retail sector were countered by a positive and confident mood at the world’s leading trade fair.

For the ninth time in a row, Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main (8-11 January 2019) will see an increase in the number of exhibitors. ‘Despite the economic downturn, Heimtextil is continuing its extremely positive development. With 3,025 exhibitors from 65 countries, Heimtextil has a stronger and more international slant than it has had for 15 years’. It is thus further consolidating its position as the world’s leading trade fair for home and contract textiles’, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt.

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