The promotional goods market is creative and varied, covering everything from luxury corporate gifts to cheap-and-cheerful giveaways. But as the sector gets busier, and the events calendar recovers from a fallow period, it's essential that businesses in this market work smarter.

Bring your freshest ideas to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before with Mimaki's (r)evolutionary dye sublimation printer: the TS55-1800.

Ricoh is offering businesses the chance to win a Ricoh Ri 100 direct-to-garment (DTG) printer package, an entry-level solution for the personalised apparel market.

Krasnodar, Russia-based,IZOSTUDIA, is a perfect example of a powerful, diverse, end-to-end advertising production company with twenty years of business history. Its portfolio covers the entire sphere of the advertising market — outdoor and interior advertising, shop and gas station design, decorative lighting of buildings, printing, souvenirs, as well as branding and promotional support for various events, including everything from holidays to state forums. Today, the geography of IZOSTUDIA’s orders embrace almost the entire European part of Russia, due to its broad offering, smart marketing policy and well-thought-out logistics.

Essex-based Natural Print Solutions has installed Ricoh's latest direct-to-garment (DTG) printer, the Ricoh Ri 100, to bring the production of branded workwear and personalised merchandise in-house. The company says it is now able to offer its clients a same-day service at ‘exceptional' levels of quality.

In the Spring of 2020, Spoonflower, a North Carolina-based supplier of decorated textiles serving entrepreneurs, graphic designers, and DIY artisans worldwide, installed four new Kornit Presto S systems for roll-to-roll, direct-to-fabric digital decoration. This installation, which effectively doubled Spoonflower’s production capacity, was fast-tracked to answer a considerable increase in topline growth since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions disrupted the industry.

Epson has announced its first 76-inch large-format printer in its LFP history. The SureColor SC-F10000 is a sophisticated, dye-sublimation printer that has been developed for the textile production market; where high productivity, speed and reliability are central to the success of the business. The numerous applications include: fashion, sportswear, home furnishings, promotional goods and soft signage.

Based a bit north of Rome, Teetaly provides custom apparel on demand, including t-shirts, hoodies, baby apparel, aprons, and hats. They serve a broad array of customers, including agencies and professionals purchasing large quantities of custom gear, artists creating their own line of merchandise, and end-consumers wanting to create something unique for themselves (or as gifts for friends and family). Teetaly’s online store includes a design tool to facilitate these customers in bringing their creations to life.

Maverick Concepts, a creative design and fabrication business serving top retailers and major consumer packaged goods companies, has completed new investments to drive new opportunities. The Garland, Texas-based company purchased two advanced print technology solutions from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. – an EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU® 340i dye-sublimation printer and EFI Midmarket Print Suite MIS/ERP workflow software.

Epson, have introduced its first desktop dye-sublimation printer – the 24-inch SureColor F530. Delivering fast, reliable dye-sublimation printing right out of the box, the new SureColor F530 is ideal for promotional products and fashion apparel, including personalising mugs, mousepads, and garment embellishments.

How can you make a difference in today’s world of digital textile printing? Today more than ever, this extremely fast-paced sector requires great versatility in production, along with a wide variety of creative and profitable applications for different markets. And that is precisely why Mimaki developed its innovative TX300P-1800 MkII digital textile printer – a truly hybrid solution in terms of printing processes, the inks and the range of printable fabrics and substrates. With outstanding operational flexibility, it fully meets the needs of small to medium print service providers handling different types of orders in small runs.

Continuing to help its customers expand digital and textile printing capabilities, Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., is excited to announce it has joined forces with DGI USA, a manufacturer with deep roots in dye sublimation, to deliver solutions that combine DGI’s highly productive printers with Canon Solutions America, Inc.’s robust support services and market expertise. The new DGI Dye Sublimation printers, DGI POSEIDON, DGI FT-3204X, and DGI FH-3204, provide an excellent solution for print service providers looking to expand their businesses into soft signage.

Pete Astles from Peak UK, winner of the Roland Hero contest, is having to revise his plans due to the wholly necessary postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. Thankfully, with the support of Roland dye sublimation technology, he will be working hard to prepare for the Games in 2021.

Golf equipment specialist Pinseeker is hoping to diversify into new markets following the installation of a new HP Stitch textile printing system.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, has announced that it will host an interactive, action-packed online event, dubbed The Mimaki Virtual Print Festival, designed to provide customers and prospects with a unique combination of information, product demonstrations, competitions and networking opportunities. The event will comprise a series of group webinars and individual virtual meetings, starting the 24th March 2020, the same date that FESPA 2020(1) was originally scheduled to open its doors, with Mimaki revealing new features and content every week until the end of April.

Bluemedia, a large format printing company headquartered in Tempe, AZ focused on décor, fabrication and technology for venues and experiential activations has recently made the move to Durst digital printing equipment. In need of greater reliability and maximum uptime to meet increased capacity due to tight turnaround times and higher customer demand, Bluemedia looked to Durst print production technology for a solution. As a result Bluemedia added a Durst large format printer, the Rho 312R, and textile printer, the Rhotex 325, to their 120,000 sq ft. facility.

Printful one of the largest custom on-demand printing and warehousing companies in the world has started beta testing the new Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro printer with a select group of customers. The printer produces high-quality direct-to-garment (DTG) prints on 100% polyester, helping Printful enter new apparel niches such as activewear. Printful has invested $600,000 to acquire the new printer and plan to launch printing for all customers in the coming months.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announces Netherlands-based Simian, an online total print provider to more than half a million businesses and end-consumers, is implementing the Kornit Atlas digital direct-to-garment (DTG) system to increase its capacity for delivering sustainable, retail-ready decorated apparel on demand. Simian is the parent company of online print providing sites Reclameland, Drukland, and Flyerzone.

Roland DG EMEA announces it will showcase its new Texart XT-640S-DTG printer at the FESPA Global Print Expo in Madrid, Spain. This latest addition to Roland's Texart range is a multi-station direct-to-garment printer which prints full-colour graphics directly onto cotton-based T-shirts and apparel, quickly and colourfully.

Your Print Specialists’ (YPS) trailblazing journey into digital textile printing continues with the announcement of a new agreement with Epson to resell the SureColor SC-F series of dye-sublimation printers. The printers are designed to easily and cost-effectively produce fashion items, sportswear, home textiles, soft signage and more. YPS will add the full range of products to its digital textile printing portfolio and demonstration models will be based at its showroom and planned Your Print Institute hub.

Mimaki Europe has announced that its brand-new hybrid digital textile printer, the Tx300P-1800 MkII, will headline their product line-up at FESPA 2020 (Madrid, Spain, 24-27 March, Stand 7-C20). Uniquely designed with versatility at its core, the new printer enables both direct-to-textile and transfer printing, with interchangeable platens and three different ink combinations – providing unrivalled flexibility within a single system and opening new doors for print service providers.

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