FESPA has kick-started business recovery in the speciality print and signage communities with the successful return of FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2021 (12 – 15 October 2021) after a two-year gap. The first live FESPA events in Europe since Spring 2019 attracted a strong audience dominated by business leaders, who came with an appetite to update their industry knowledge with a view to short- and medium-term investment.

Sun Chemical has launched Xennia® Pearl pigment inks for high-speed industrial applications during Innovate 2021 Textile Innovation Week.

Sun Chemical will present its full portfolio of digital textile inks at the upcoming Innovate 2021 Textile Innovation Week from October 25-29. The event, which is a virtual exhibition for the textile industry, highlights innovative solutions and allows customers to discuss products and requirements directly with the Sun Chemical team.

Kornit Digital Ltd. (NASDAQ: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in sustainable, on-demand, digital textile production technologies, announced today the release of its Kornit Presto MAX system for sustainable on-demand production of apparel and other textile goods. The new system will make its live debut at Kornit Fashion Week Los Angeles + Industry 4.0 Event, which the company is hosting November 2-5 to showcase technology innovations, partnerships, and proven strategies driving the business case for sustainable, on-demand production of fashion and textile goods worldwide.

Demand for digitally printed textiles is rebounding strongly through 2021, and is set for accelerated growth over the next five years, according to The Future of Digital Textile Printing to 2026, the latest expert market study from Smithers.

Ricoh is set to reveal the next steps in digital textile printing evolution and future innovation at the virtual Innovate event from October 25 to 29.

Kornit Digital Ltd. (NASDAQ: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in sustainable, on-demand, digital textile production technologies, announced today that registration is now open for Kornit Fashion Week Los Angeles + Industry 4.0 Event, taking place November 2nd – 5th in Los Angeles, California. Celebrating fashion technology innovation, this exhibition showcases Kornit’s visionary alternative model for creating environmentally-responsible fashion that unleashes endless creativity, driven by real-time demand, eliminating waste while transcending supply chain challenges—the future of fashion, delivered by digital.

The new, industrial, entry-level EFI™ Reggiani TERRA Silver textile printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is making its debut at the Fespa Global Print Expo 2021 tradeshow, 12-15 October at RAI Amsterdam. The EFI Reggiani TERRA Silver uses unique TERRA pigment ink for high-quality, highly sustainable direct-to-textile printing without steaming or washing.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in sustainable, on-demand, digital textile production technologies, announced today that United Kingdom-based GoCustom Clothing has installed the Kornit Avalanche HD6 system for on-demand, direct-to-garment (DTG) digtal production. This installment coincides with GoCustom Clothing’s implementation of the KornitX platform, which provides a streamlined end-to-end workflow between the brand’s online customer stores and their production floor.

The doors to FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2021, Europe’s leading exhibitions for speciality print and signage, will open in just a few days (12 – 15 October 2021 at the RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands). For the first time since Spring 2019, FESPA is welcoming its communities of print service providers and sign makers back to a live event, with a focus on bringing colour back after 18 extraordinary months for these industries.

Roland DG today announced the launch of the new Texart XT-640S-F, a flexible, hybrid Direct-to-Textile and Direct-to-Garment solution designed to meet the growing demand for short-run printing in the apparel and textile industry.

Mutoh Europe - EMEA subsidiary of the Japanese wide-format & desktop digital printer manufacturer - and STS Europe today announced that they are joining forces for the new STS Modular Direct to Film system. Developed in partnership with Mutoh Japan, the centerpiece of the new system is a compact 24” (630 mm) wide printer built to fit onto a table-top or rolling stand in any size print shop. The STS DTF System is designed to be the most cost-effective and hassle-free solution to simplify the process of quickly creating custom t-shirts and apparel. In the EMEA business area, the STS DTF system will be offered by STS Europe through selected Mutoh distributors. The system will be presented at the STS booth (1F67) at the Fespa Amsterdam exhibition, to be held from 12-15 October.

Kornit Digital Ltd., a worldwide market leader in sustainable, on-demand, digital textile production technologies, announced today that SinaLite, a wholesale printer serving printing and design businesses in Canada and the United States, has installed a Kornit Avalanche HD6 system to increase its digital direct-to-garment production capacity. Since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions and global supply chain challenges, SinaLite has experienced a massive uptick in t-shirt orders, with the company estimating a 330% increase in e-commerce volumes. Previously using a Kornit Storm HD6, the additional system will help the supplier accommodate the considerable increase in demand for its apparel.

PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces the incoming members of the association’s board of directors for 2022. Three new board members join the established group of industry executives from Kornit Digital, M&R Printing Equipment, and YRSTORE Inc.

Roland DGA will be conducting an exciting livestreamed product launch on Wed., October 13, beginning at 10 am PDT.  The virtual event will showcase the impressive features, capabilities, and business advantages of the company’s newest wide-format introductions – the Texart XT-640S direct-to-garment printer and the VersaUV® LEC2 S-Series UV flatbed printers. With the PRINTING United Expo not taking place this year, this virtual launch will give prospective customers the opportunity to see these innovative inkjets in action and get a feel for all the amazing things they can do.

With just over a week to go, FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo (12 – 15 October 2021) will return to the RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. To safeguard visitors, exhibitors, staff and contractors, FESPA will operate a number of COVID-safe practices.

The Pinnacle InterTech Awards exemplify the most advanced development of technologies that are predicted to have a major impact on the printing industry and is bestowed upon new technologies judged as truly innovative and likely to change the future for printing and graphics companies. An independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection of technology nominations and concluded Durst and the P5 TEX iSUB has been recognized and awarded the 2021 Pinnacle InterTech Award from PRINTING United Alliance.

Cosmo Speciality Chemicals, a 100% subsidiary of Cosmo Films Ltd., has launched Superwash POL – a dye transfer inhibitor to prevent bleeding and staining – for the textile industry. The special formulated agent provides an amphiphilic character with polar groups and hydrophilic properties with un-polar groups preventing the dye bleeding and redeposition on white or differently colored textiles.

Roland DGA has announced the launch of its new Texart™ XT-640S – a multi-station direct-to-garment printer that delivers maximum productivity, versatility, and flexibility at a much lower price than high-volume industrial DTG machines. With its innovative design, cutting-edge features, and specialized RIP software, the XT-640S is like having multiple DTG printers in one device, making it easy for users to maximize production while minimizing overall costs.

Durst Group, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will present a wide range of end-to-end solutions for digital printing applications at FESPA 2021 in Amsterdam, October 12-15, under its slogan "From Pixel to Output".

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced Germany-based FLYERALARM sports has implemented Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro to expand the design and functionality capabilities for on-demand production of its popular sportswear line.

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