Texo Trade Services (TTS), the expert in transfer print media and printable textiles, has recruited German Sales Manager Kai Klabunde (49) to serve the German-speaking market. Klabunde’s extensive experience in the field of (technical) textiles, digital print media and self-adhesive foils makes him a great asset to TTS. He gained this experience and knowledge during his work for former employers such as AMS AG Division Intercoat, Junkers & Müller GmbH and A. Berger GmbH & Co KG. He is fully equipped to provide the German speaking customer of TTS with the best possible service on the one hand and to expand the market of TTS in Germany on the other.

Top Value Fabrics announced today it has completed the integration for the acquisition of Pacific Coast Fabrics. The acquisition expands the company’s product offerings and strengthens its West Coast distribution network for printable textiles.

Leading printable material manufacturer and distributor, Soyang Europe has announced two exciting new backlit textiles will soon be available from its French partner, SENFA’s Decoprint range, as it continues to expand its already extensive digitally printable substrate collections.

SPGPrints has strengthened its commitment to the adoption and development of digital textile printing technology, with the formal opening of the Experience Center – the 700m2 demonstration and training facility located at the company’s Boxmeer (Netherlands) headquarters.

Leading printable material manufacturer and distributor, Soyang Europe has announced the availability of a new range of HP Latex certified textiles that leverage the most from the printer manufacturer’s latest latex ink set. All the new fabrics pass ISO 105-X12 test for dry rubbing, ensuring that not only are the prints vibrant and sharp, but more importantly, are robust enough for use in soft signage applications.

Mimaki’s UK and Ireland distributor, Hybrid Services has announced that the company's latest dye-sublimation offering, the TS30-1300 1.3m printer, has arrived at its Cheshire showroom and is available for demonstrations.

Top Value Fabrics has expanded its textiles for latex printing with a new line of Latex Performance Textiles, specifically engineered to create durable, high-quality production graphics utilizing HP Latex Technology.

EFI have installed two new printers at Paris-based superwide graphics provider METROPOLE: a 5-metre EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU®520 soft signage printer and an EFI VUTEk LX3 Pro hybrid roll/flatbed LED inkjet printer.

Summer is festival season in the UK and Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall last week (27-30th July) celebrated words, music, fashion, nature and food. One of the stages at the event was the ‘The Wardrobe Department’ which hosted interviews with new young creative talent and design legends on a set totally designed, and much of it personally produced, by award-winning fashion designer Richard Quinn using Epson digital print technology.

With unprecedented interest in textile printing during this year's FESPA exhibition, printable media manufacturer and distributor, Soyang Europe is seeing a substantial increase in demand for its dye sublimation and UV printable grand format fabrics. Coupled with a recent investment in the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Soyang has launched several new display, black-back and backlit fabrics that offer substantial benefits over alternatives and the company is already seeing significant take-up by companies with grand format dye sub and UV hardware.

Roland DG has enabled Peak UK to offer its Racer ST garment to Olympic teams and professional athletes across the world, following an unprecedented surge in interest after the apparel helped Team GB athlete, Joe Clarke, win a gold medal in the K1 men’s individual event.

Mouvent – a new company founded by a joint venture between BOBST and Radex focused on digital print using pioneering digital technology – today announced the launch of its first printer. The TX801 is an 8-color digital textile printer producing high print quality on textiles with up to 2’000 DPI optical resolution, and is associated with unmatched printing speed.

Textile and fashion designer Richard Quinn has launched the Richard Quinn Print Studio, a unique textile printworks offering Epson dye sublimation and traditional screen printing services and workshops.

One of Pixartprinting's goals for 2017 is to further expand its range and its level of technological innovation. Following the launch of the Catalyst production line, which can produce over 300 different combinations of customised packaging, and the expansion of the small format department, which now boasts the largest collection of Komori HUV and LED/HUV systems in Europe, Pixartprinting is now, quite literally, putting the spotlight on textile printing, with new tension fabric frames for your printed designs, including some with LED lights. And while the new displays use digitally printed polyester, prized fabrics like silk and cashmere are leading a genuine revolution at the company. Pixartprinting has expanded its range of natural fabrics printed with reactive dyes, which can be ordered in lengths of as little as 1 m, with six new finishes. There is something for every season: from silk, ideal for producing fresh and refined spring garments, to viscose, which, when combined with wool, makes autumn clothes soft and warm. Not to mention stretch cotton, which ensures excellent thermal insulation, and jersey, which thanks to its elastic properties is the ideal choice for swimming costumes and sportswear.

There were a lot of very good looking stands at Sign & Digital this year, but the one that really caught my attention was Epson. I was impressed at how well the company was able to seamlessly display the all-round capabilities of its SureColor eco-solvent and dye-sublimation printers featuring a wrapped car, wallpaper, signage and textiles, and how they were able to produce rich and perfectly-matched colours all blended together in a single display wall.

Roland DG has announced that its ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software is now available for its Texart dye-sublimation wide format transfer printers. This is the latest RIP software developed by ErgoSoft, one of the premier RIP providers in the textile printing industry.

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.

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