CADlink Technology Corporation’s latest release into the digital printing segment of the personalization/customization market features an all-inclusive, professional software solution for dye sublimation producers.

Essex-based Natural Print Solutions has installed Ricoh's latest direct-to-garment (DTG) printer, the Ricoh Ri 100, to bring the production of branded workwear and personalised merchandise in-house. The company says it is now able to offer its clients a same-day service at ‘exceptional' levels of quality.

In the Spring of 2020, Spoonflower, a North Carolina-based supplier of decorated textiles serving entrepreneurs, graphic designers, and DIY artisans worldwide, installed four new Kornit Presto S systems for roll-to-roll, direct-to-fabric digital decoration. This installation, which effectively doubled Spoonflower’s production capacity, was fast-tracked to answer a considerable increase in topline growth since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions disrupted the industry.

Epson has announced its first 76-inch large-format printer in its LFP history. The SureColor SC-F10000 is a sophisticated, dye-sublimation printer that has been developed for the textile production market; where high productivity, speed and reliability are central to the success of the business. The numerous applications include: fashion, sportswear, home furnishings, promotional goods and soft signage.

The world now accepts the reality of wearing face masks and coverings. This will be part of our daily lives for the foreseeable future. As expected the immediate demand for mask personalisation and design decoration has dramatically escalated over the past few weeks. This will continue to do so for many years to come. Currently there appears to be a vast range of options, materials and styles. Together with various claims relating to specification and personal safety.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, has announced it will host a three-part virtual event series – Mimaki Live – to support customers looking for inspiration and advice on how to maintain or revive business after the COVID-19 crisis.

Here at TVF, we take pride that our service and expertise go unmatched in the fabric industry.

It is long past time that cutting was an obstacle in the process of design, printing, calendering, cutting to sewing. With today's technology, machines have become better aligned and much easier to use. However, suppliers can help customers even more by investigating which associated systems are compatible with each other. For this purpose, HP evaluated and tested the Summa L Series laser cutters with the HP Stitch Printer Series. Summa proudly confirms it has received the validation by HP. This acknowledgement shows that both technologies work seamlessly together, providing added value to customer workflows.

Many manufacturing companies have decided to convert production to contribute to addressing the COVID-19 crisis. In the textile sector in particular, print service providers have started producing masks and other kinds of facial protection, due to the sudden surge in demand and limited supply.

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.

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.

CMYUK has launched its Safer Spaces range, a collection of specialist products and materials designed to help jump-start the UK’s digital wide-format sector back to work.

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.

CMYUK Textiles has secured a substantial UK stock provision of 300,000 non-permeable, protective healthcare gowns and 1.5m community grade facemasks per week.

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

Alchemie Technology are announcing the accelerated launch of Novara, a breakthrough new high-throughput digital precision coating technology for technical textiles. The textile technology innovator is supporting the global efforts to combat COVID-19 by applying its Novara technology to the manufacture of safety-critical products including anti-viral facemasks. Alchemie is actively partnering with manufacturers worldwide to build production lines to address acute personal protective equipment needs and medical textile shortages.

Aquario Design, formerly EFITM Fiery® DesignPro and Generation Digital, a provider of textile and fashion software solutions built as plug-ins to Adobe® Creative Cloud, today announced its acquisition by FOG Software Group (“FOG”), a division of Constellation Software, Inc. [TSX:CSU].

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.

Inèdit Software launches the Inèdit Quarantine Bootcamp, their new free initiative based on weekly formative pills on color management, digital printing and surface printing design through webinars and meetings.

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