Heriot Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design is one of the UK’s foremost teaching establishments, and its recent investment in additional Mimaki textile printers puts its Textile Design and Fashion undergraduate courses at the cutting edge.

Digitally printable media specialist, Soyang Europe is to return to Sign and Digital UK this year to launch its new materials collections to the sign and graphics market, as the company continues to target the wide format sector.

This week (10 – 13 January) Sun Chemical is presenting its portfolio of SunTex textile inkjet inks to the interior decoration and home furnishings markets on stand C28 in Hall 6, at Heimtextil 2017. Central to its offering at Heimtextil will be SunTex Encore, Sun Chemical’s range of direct print water-based pigment inks, which present significant advantages for a range of soft furnishings and interior décor print applications.

Mimaki has announced the launch of a brand-new textile printer; the Tx300P-1800B (Belt). The 1.8 metre wide printer is specifically designed to address the need in the textile and apparel industries for cost-effective, short run printing of textiles for products or samples.

Dean Sabur Digital resizedThere are many different dye sublimation printers on the market from a broad range of manufacturers, and you can find more reviews and articles about them online than you can shake a stick at, but in the dye sublimation world, the finishing of the dye sublimation prints is just as important as the printing, and this means you will need to have a basic understanding of the type of finishing kit you will need to purchase along with that brand new dye sub printer that you have had your eye on for a while.

Mimaki is set to launch a new 3.2 m-wide direct sublimation inkjet printer model - Tx500P-3200DS - in January 2017. The printer features a built in, in-line heat fixation unit that Mimaki says significantly reduces production time through the simultaneous performance of two operations; printing and colour fixation.

Textile printing specialist supplier RA Smart is set to launch the latest digital textile printing innovations from Italian manufacturer Aleph.

Caldera is working in partnership with Swiss printer manufacturer Lüscher-Tschudi on an OEM version of Caldera’s GrandRIP+ to drive the company’s 3.2m textile printer, the T-REX 320.

One of the key things to strike me about the TV coverage of the 2016 Olympics from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is how much the Olympics have become a showcase for the graphic display industry.

Roland DG are pleased to announce the UK availability of Texart Fluor inks, adding an amazing range of fluorescent colours to the already wide gamut. Texart XT-640 and Texart RT-640 users are offered the chance to increase their colour portfolio with over 375 fluorescent hues when combined with other Texart inks, bringing new profitable applications to their business.

Epson Italia S.p.A. is to acquire 100% of the capital of Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l. (Robustelli), a leader in the textile printing industry.  Located in Como, the heart of the Italian and European high-quality printing textile industry, Robustelli specialises in the development, manufacture, and sale of digital inkjet textile printers, notably the Monna Lisa series (above), which it began developing with Epson in 2003.

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