Digital textile printing technology pioneer, Epson has announced the ML-8000 – the entry model in the Monna Lisa series that combines performance and usability to meet the needs of the digital textile market for flexibility and sustainability. With its 8 latest PrecisionCore printheads, the ML-8000 reaches typical print speed of 155 square metres per hour (600x600 dpi – 2 pass*1).

Ricoh is responding to the needs of the modern garment decorator for heightened productivity, best-in-class operation and ease of use with the launch of the Ricoh Ri 2000 Direct to Garment (DTG) printer. The next generation system supports the production of promotional and personalised goods locally.

Roland DG EMEA today announces the new ZT-1900, its largest, most productive textile printer to date. The ZT-1900 1.9m wide high-production dye-sublimation printer offers fast ROI due to impressively low running costs and efficient ink performance. It delivers superb quality print on applications including; fashion, sportswear, personalised interior decoration and soft signage.

The next Heimtextil has been postponed from January and will now be held concurrently with Techtextil and Texprocess 2021 in Frankfurt from 4 to 7 May 2021. This will result in exciting synergistic effects for the sector.

Together with a design duo from Liverpool, personalised print specialist Identity Printing has launched a new luxury streetwear line using Ricoh direct-to-garment (DTG) technology.

CMYUK has appointed Susie Williamson as a key account manager for its Interiors, Fashion and Design range of specialist textiles for digital printing.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced the creation of a new Kornit Digital UK entity, devoted exclusively to serving the United Kingdom market, the industry’s largest market in the EMEA region. By focusing the company’s resources on supporting digital print fulfillers and brands in optimizing their end-to-end operations, this move reflects Kornit’s commitment to streamlining its logistics operation and ensuring a closer relationship with its customers.

TOMDOM founder, Vyacheslav Markov, explains how Mimaki’s digital printing technology makes designing and personalising interiors that much simpler.

Kornit’s Vulcan direct-to-garment print system was named a 2017 SGIA Product of the Year. Since that time, Kornit has learned a great deal from our customers’ experiences printing literally millions of shirts. That knowledge informed development of our new Vulcan Plus system, available globally upon its launch at Impressions Expo 2020, January 17-19 in Los Angeles.

YR is a UK fashion tech company working with global fashion brands and event organisers to deliver live customisation experiences to their customers - including Michael Kors, DKNY, Selfridges, Nike and Levi. Working on projects from product launches, retail pop-ups to exhibitions and global campaigns. With the latest venture being YR Masks.

The promotional goods market is creative and varied, covering everything from luxury corporate gifts to cheap-and-cheerful giveaways. But as the sector gets busier, and the events calendar recovers from a fallow period, it's essential that businesses in this market work smarter.

Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson") has announced that Group companies Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l. ("Robustelli") and For.Tex S.r.l. ("For.Tex") will merge.

Consort Display Group provides customers with access to cost-efficient, durable display solutions specializing in designs for harsh weather conditions. Founded in 1983 by architect Roger Lepley as Kalamazoo Banner Works, Inc. (KBW), the company was the first to offer innovative street banner mounting hardware created to dissipate wind force. KBW/Consort installed hardwearing banners for museums located outside the windy city of Chicago, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Bring your freshest ideas to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before with Mimaki's (r)evolutionary dye sublimation printer: the TS55-1800.

Fisher Textiles announces the launch of Disenfectex™ printable fabric enhanced by HeiQ V-block in collaboration with HeiQ. Marketed as HeiQ Viroblock in other countries, HeiQ V-block is an antiviral textile technology for industrial use, specially engineered to work against enveloped viruses, such as influenza viruses and human coronaviruses. Treated fabrics submitted by HeiQ have been tested by the Doherty Institute in Australia to be effective against 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2.

With businesses across the country needing to clearly explain social distancing guidelines to customers and keep staff safe, the demand for quality signs and personalised PPE has exploded.

After extensive development and independent testing, Aurora is proud to announce the launch of our new high-performance family of fabric wall coverings, Scenic Expressions, with the introduction of Scenic Expressions Taffeta (an adhesive peel & stick product) and Scenic Expressions Taffeta Paste (which is paste-applied).

CADlink Technology Corporation’s latest release into the digital printing segment of the personalization/customization market features an all-inclusive, professional software solution for dye sublimation producers.

Essex-based Natural Print Solutions has installed Ricoh's latest direct-to-garment (DTG) printer, the Ricoh Ri 100, to bring the production of branded workwear and personalised merchandise in-house. The company says it is now able to offer its clients a same-day service at ‘exceptional' levels of quality.

In the Spring of 2020, Spoonflower, a North Carolina-based supplier of decorated textiles serving entrepreneurs, graphic designers, and DIY artisans worldwide, installed four new Kornit Presto S systems for roll-to-roll, direct-to-fabric digital decoration. This installation, which effectively doubled Spoonflower’s production capacity, was fast-tracked to answer a considerable increase in topline growth since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions disrupted the industry.

Epson has announced its first 76-inch large-format printer in its LFP history. The SureColor SC-F10000 is a sophisticated, dye-sublimation printer that has been developed for the textile production market; where high productivity, speed and reliability are central to the success of the business. The numerous applications include: fashion, sportswear, home furnishings, promotional goods and soft signage.

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