Textiles

Michael Cunha, application specialist at Starleaton, says colour fidelity is achievable printing onto textiles, if you follow these ten simple steps.

When fabric printing business Mereton Textiles was in danger of collapsing under the weight of its unprofitable gravure arm as well as the impact of the GFC, owners Joe and Bindi Aliano bet the farm on digital – and won.

Digital garment printing is a hot market right now, and Jake Nelson has your guide to 
the two technologies that dominate the sector – and why you should consider them.

Kornit Digital has a raft of ready-made solutions for print business owners looking to diversify out of the razor thin margins in commercial print into the high margin world of digital textile printing.

Data from a new Smithers Pira report – The Future of Digital Textile Printing to 2023 – shows that in four years time digital textile printing will virtually double to €4.9bn, presenting major opportunity for print businesses.

Print environmentalist analyst Laurel Brunner says there are serious ecological reasons that will drive the move into digital textile printing.

A New Zealand wide-format trade printer has seen a big boost to its quality and productivity after installing a new EFI Vutek FabriVu 340 UV-LED printer, supplied by Starleaton – a difference like “night and day”, says the team.

The wide-format digital textiles market is largely a four-cornered fight between different technologies: dye sublimation, UV, direct-to-textile, and Latex.

Research agency Smithers Pira says there are four major trends that are helping to grow the décor print market.

As digital technology advances into the textile printing market, however, the rise of direct-to-garment (DTG) solutions opened up new opportunities that commercial printers never had before –and now is a good time to jump aboard the bandwagon

Wild Format author Professor Paul Lindstrom says there are simple but necessary steps to ensure your digital textile printing is top notch.

Dye sublimation printing will continue to present exciting new business opportunities for print service providers in the textile segment across the next five years, according to the latest report from Smithers Pira.