Mimaki has announced it will be introducing a brand-new super-fast 1.8m roll-to-roll direct-to-textile inkjet printer at ITMA in Milan next month. The company says its new printer is designed to meet the market demand for smaller lot sizes, faster delivery times and the ability to quickly produce samples.

FESPA Textile, formerly FESPA Fabric, will open its doors alongside FESPA Digital 2016, at the RAI Amsterdam from 8-11 March 2016. Occupying a dedicated hall of 7,342 m2, with textile equipment and applications on display throughout many wider areas of the FESPA Digital show. Visitors will have every opportunity to investigate the most appropriate digital textile solutions for their business. As the most comprehensive showcase of textile print technologies and applications in Europe in 2016, the event is not to be missed.

Korean based digital inkjet/textile printing solution provider Digital Graphics Incorporation (DGI) has awarded exclusive distribution rights for its range of sublimation and textile printers to Sabur Digital Ltd for the UK and Ireland. Sabur is also a significant distributor of Roland’s broad range of wide format printers.

Printed table cloth specialist Harberson Ltd has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the corporate linens industry, with the business transforming itself from simple supplier to now offering bespoke dye-sublimation printing of tablecloths and linen for the exhibition industry thanks to its investment in a Mimaki TS34-1800A.

Wide format digital print specialist Fosco Hayes Hurdley has moved into the direct to textile print arena with the purchase of a new MTEX 1800 printer. The Birmingham based business is looking to use the printer for clients operating in the retail POS sector, but has plans to expand into other growth areas such as contract interiors, hotels and interior decoration.

Samba Fabric Elite is the latest generation of eight new 100% polyester fabric printable textiles to be launched by US based Top Value Fabrics for the production of banners, flags, display graphics, backdrops and retail displays.

Exclusive UK and Irish Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd has announced the appointment of Stephen Woodall in the role of National Sales manager – Textile and Apparel.

Large format display print specialist company PressOn has moved into the interiors market following a recent visit to the Heimtextil show in Germany, and has launched a new creative partnership with the highly influential South African designer and photographer, Robin Sprong to manufacture and distribute the Robin Sprong Wallpaper and Surface Design collection in the UK.

The requirements are creativity, an understanding of what is feasible and a knowledge of the effects of different media formats; designmaker rewards designs that thrive across multiple advertising vehicles. It acts as a bridge between the creative industries and advertising technology. Applications are welcome from all creative people until mid-September. The prize will be presented at viscom, the International Trade Fair for Visual Communication, in Dusseldorf on 4 November.

For those looking to further their knowledge of dye-sublimation printing, Roland DG UK has produced a Dye Sublimation Guide with Digital Inkjet which provides an insightful guide to the technology and the many business opportunities it presents.

Exhibition and event project management specialist Rocket has invested in an MTEX 5032 3.2m wide direct to textile printer. The move increases the firm’s textile printing productivity and improves the overall output of its textile graphics quality (up to 1440dpi).

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