Trade shows provide an incredible opportunity for you to get your name and work in front of big brands, well-connected people and the press. However, they can demand a huge amount of investment, so getting the know-how and making every opportunity count can be the key to your success.

For the second year in succession, Kornit Digital and the NY Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) are collaborating in a project that involves design and digital print to fabrics.

Epson will continue to work in collaboration with Blooming Bryony Designs for FESPA 2015 in Cologne later this month as it did at Heimtextil 2015 in Frankfurt where Bryony showed how she can print her contemporary designs direct onto cushion covers and tote bags with the Epson SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-fabric printer.

The growth of soft signage and its potential profitability has inspired specialist display printing company Digital Imaging Services (DIS) to take a step into direct to textile printing with an investment in an MTEX 1800 printer.

Tim Eggerton at Sign  Digital 2015Regular readers of this esteemed website will perhaps have seen my recent observations on the current trend towards the use of textile media in sign and graphics printing for retail, PoS and many other applications.

Mutoh Belgium has announced the launch of the €3,990 DrafStation RJ-900XG, a low cost entry level 42” (1080 mm) wide dye sublimation printer for those wanting to further extend their service offering with digital transfer applications.

As a designer, manufacturing your own products is a fantastic way to grow your own label, get more visibility and be in control of the quality of products with your name on. But it can be a high-risk strategy, so it isn't for the faint hearted!

Tim Egerton soyang europeThe Sign and Graphics industry is experiencing some really exciting developments at the present time, and none more so than the huge interest currently being shown in the use of textile media, particularly in the run up Sign & Digital UK.

MTEX Technologies has plans to create a ‘UK first’ for direct-to-textile print solutions at Sign & Digital UK 2015, showing the newly launched MTEX Vision with direct disperse inks and the MTEX PAD coating machine together as a ‘snapshot’ of its total turnkey solutions.

Sign & Digital UK and Roland DG have announced an exclusive visitor prize giveaway of a Roland Texart RT-640 64” dye sublimation printer which also includes installation and a set of Texart inks worth more than £13,000. Also included with the prize is a one-year RolandCare Silver warranty.

As one of the many former editors of Printwear & Promotion magazine over the years I confess to being somewhat nerdy when it comes to anything to do with printing onto textiles and apparel. It’s an occupational hazard I suppose, which is why I think the Epson SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-garment dye-sublimation printer is one of the most intriguing pieces of textile printing kit I have seen in recent years.

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