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.

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.

Current and aspiring digital DTG and dye sub textile print operations are invited to register for the US Digital Textile Printing 2020 expo, which is running online next month, on 9 and 10 December.

Innovative trade garment print business Vicon Transfers, which produces fine heat transfers on its self developed print system, has moved into new premises, doubling the size of its factory, as an increasing number of print businesses take up its services.

Digital textile printing solutions developer Kornit Digital has hired former Daimler executive Ilan Elad as incoming president of the company’s Asia-Pacific (KDAP) division, succeeding Andy Yarrow.

Australia's biggest apparel direct-to-garment printer QTCo is having a stellar year, and has installed two more Kornit DTG printers to join its fleet of four existing models.

EFI is launching two new printers for the high-end, high productivity soft signage market, which it claims will help display graphics producers reach new heights in productivity and extend their capabilities.

The biggest print equipment deal of the year has just been signed, with online giant Amazon inking a contract for US$400m with digital direct to garment and textile inkjet print systems developer Kornit Digital.