RA Smart (CAD & Machinery) are delighted to announce our new partnership with HP as the exclusive UK and Ireland specialist reseller for the ground breaking new range of textile dye sublimation printers aimed at print professionals for every level of productivity.

Roland DG Corporation, a leading supplier of digital print technologies with more than 35 years’ manufacturing expertise, is showcasing brand new and exciting solutions at FESPA Global Print Expo 2019. The award-winning new TrueVIS VG2 Series printer/cutters and VersaUV LEF2-200 UV-LED printer will be demonstrated live on the Roland DG booth (Hall A5 Booth H10). In addition, the booth will feature Roland’s most extensive portfolio of innovative technologies, reflecting the digital print pioneer’s industry-leading role as a key player across a broad range of markets, including sign, textile & décor, industrial and retail.

Both divisions Graphics and Textile of Toray Textiles Central Europe s.r.o. (TTCE) in Prostějov, Czech Republic, joined together to create a unique bus wrap for a city bus with a ceremonial bus launching held on 11th March at the company premises. Mr. Masayuki Hirata, Managing Director of TTCE, delivered an official speech at the launching. He said, in part, “Our team created the beautiful designs for this bus in collaboration with FTL who runs the City buses. We did this both to help beautify the city and to raise awareness and visibility for our company. We are currently hiring! And we hope this bus will help us in our recruiting efforts.”

Designed to increase print for profit potential, OKI’s Pro8432WT White Toner Transfer Media Printer has received a ground breaking new update, enabling end customers to switch between white and black toner. This will allow print shops to extend their service offering to printing true black on light colour garments or textiles and materials.

The textile industry is in the midst of a digital transformation with value chains that are becoming increasingly interconnected. In this chain of digitalization, automated cutting is an important link. At Texprocess Zünd presents efficient, high-performance automated cutting workflows with state-of-the art software tools that illustrate the breadth of its digital know-how.

Those seeking cost-, time- and quality- efficient print solutions will not be disappointed by Epson’s presence at Sign & Digital UK this year. Standout skintones, vibrant natural (and unnatural!) images and the practical (wallpapers and stickers) will be on display, showing some of the specialist features of Epson’s SureColor production, such as the use of white ink and red ink.

CMYUK and the talented designer Hazel Carruthers work together to demonstrate the powerful combination of talent and technology at Sign & Digital UK 2019.

Leading printable media manufacturer and distributor, Soyang Europe has today announced a raft of new products to further strengthen its textile collection. The new additions to its portfolio include materials, consumables and finishing solutions, broadening the company’s offering to this growing sector.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announces that it will host visitors to FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 (Munich, Germany – 14-17 May, 2019) on its largest ever FESPA booth. The company’s increase in stand size reflects not only Mimaki’s broad portfolio offering, but also its international growth, market leading position and commitment to customer success. Mimaki will also use the show platform to launch new feature-rich products to drive customer differentiation and profitability.

At this year's FESPA, Neschen Coating invites visitors to a special experience: in a creatively designed booth, with an art museum theme, the company demonstrates its innovative strength in the field of graphic media and protective films.

When PhD student and senior lecturer, Brent Hardy-Smith discovered the textile department’s new Mimaki UJF, he saw a great deal of potential.

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.

Home Décor textiles are used for home furnishing such as curtains, wall covers, covers, table cloths etc. and these textiles are taking on human desire and strive for better adobe with good in-house ambience and comfort levels. They comprise of wide range of functional as well as decorative items or products used for the decoration of our homes. Textile home furnishing fabrics are made strong and durable by blending them. Some of the most commonly used fabrics are Silk, Wool, Cotton, Jute etc. They are attractive, durable and washable. Most common Home Décor products include Bed sheets, Pillow covers, Cushion and cushion covers, Carpets and rugs, Wall hangings, Table cloth, Doormats etc.

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today launched its, ‘Make the Difference’ campaign, designed to celebrate Mimaki-powered print innovation and customer success. Produced by some of the most inspirational print service providers and brands across Europe, the project explores digital print diversity with stories focussing on applications from POS/POP to textiles, direct-to-object and 3D applications.

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.

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.

Fisher Textiles, the leading supplier of fabrics for digital printing announces its newest fabric line, F7 Certified Fabrics, specially designed for direct print. These fabrics undergo a comprehensive manufacturing process to ensure reliability and consistency on every roll. The lineup includes a soft knit, heavy knit, stretch and flag fabrics to accommodate a wide range of applications.

DuPont Advanced Printing will highlight its innovative ink offerings for the growing digital textile market segment at SGIA 2018 to be held from October 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the show, the team will reveal its new brand campaign “The Color of Things to Come,” including the launch of its new website for textile inks.

Ser.Tec. presents the Eagle TX 130 a new direct-to-garment printer in the Eagle Series. Eagle TX 130 is characterized by a large print area that can be divided into tables of various sizes according to customer requirements, up to 18 A4 tables.

Epson and world-renowned arts and design college Central Saint Martins have formed a collaboration that will support education and encourage students to experiment with its large format digital textile printers.

From video assistant referees (VARs) to goal-line technology, many state-of-the-art technologies operate in the background for the success of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Sergey Babenko, the CEO of Simvol, who is one of the official signage producers for the 21st FIFA World Cup, reflects on one technology that is often overlooked, but has massively contributed to the look and feel of the biggest football event of the year: digital printing.

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