Textiles

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.

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.

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.

Signage and wide format outfit Vivid has made a million-dollar investment in the latest HP dye-sublimation technology, which will give it 100,000sqm a month production power, and enable next day turnaround.

Klieverik has added a new entry-level, low cost and compact calendar, Vertex, to its range for high-growth applications within décor, soft furnishings, fashion, sportswear and apparel.

GJS has completed the first Australian install of the new Epson SC-F3000 garment printer, with Sydney-based slow fashion label Lonely Kids Club putting in the newly launched system.

Brother is making a new driver to enable its GTX series to print onto dark polyester for the first time available free of charge as a Beta tester to printers until next June.

Jim’s Uniforms is now officially set for release in 2020-21. The brand is focusing on the uniform, branded apparel, promotional products, print media, and small-format signage markets.


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Digital direct-to-garment systems manufacturer Kornit is establishing a new global business line dedicated to digital on-demand production management, that will see it connect brands directly to print businesses using Kornit.