Textiles

The unstoppable mega trend to personalisation has been good news for Ben Carroll, CEO at trade heat transfer supplier Vicon, and its Velflex, which supplies heat transfer equipment.

Direct to garment solution developer Kornit achieved record fourth quarter revenue, saw a 67 per cent increase in its full year and says it is on track to achieve its $1bn revenue figure by 2026, three times higher than its current level.

The thought of setting up in a new market can be daunting, but Vicon MD Ben Carroll says heat transfer garment printing is straightforward, low cost, and can add a whole new revenue stream.

Digital direct-to-garment systems manufacturer Kornit saw its year on year revenue shoot up by 51 per cent to the end of September, with record revenues across all regions.

Ricoh is ramping up its DTG business, partnering up with industrial textile printer developer aeoon Technologies, to offer a range of industrial scale direct-to-garment garment printing systems.

Digital direct-to-garment systems manufacturer Kornit has released its Presto MAX system,which it says will enable white printing on coloured fabrics, and will be a catalyst for new business practices.

Digital direct-to-garment systems manufacturer Kornit is presenting a virtual one-day sustainable fashion event on 4 November, highlighting features of the KornitX workflow ecosystem.

Sydney-based printing business T-Shirt Magic has installed the first new Brother GTXpro Bulk direct to garment printer in Australia, upping its capacity and tightening turnaround times.

After continued growth in the on-demand personalised fulfillment space, and two years after it bought eight Ricoh digital colour printers, Prima has expanded into the DTG market, with the purchase of two Kornit Atlas digital inkjet printers.

EFI Reggiani has launched Blaze, a new, industrial, entry-level 1.8m digital textile printer, which it says offers an innovative, low-maintenance, continuous recirculation ink system.

The outfit to be worn by the Israeli entry in this year’s global high point of culture, the Eurovision Song Contest, has been printed on Kornit direct-to-garment technology.

The environmental impact of textile production is starting to get more attention, but there are many aspects to consider, with DTG vendors weighing in as the eco-friendly alternative.

Debbie McKeegan from Fespa says there are different business model to consider in the race to cash in on the booming digital-for-textile printing market.

A new research project on textile recycling SipTex suggests that companies and organisations with an interest in textile production and recycling will be developing new models of supply and recycling, which may well create opportunities for digital printing.

Former APJ Kornit Digital regional vice-president, Andy Yarrow, is now regional sales manager Asia Pacific at Twine Solutions, a disruptive digital business that will drive textile printing back on-shore, thanks to enabling on-demand production.


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The new generation of on-demand print systems, is driving change in textile production, with reductions in water, energy and chemicals usages, as well as cuts to waste, all environmentally beneficial.