Digital textile printing pioneer, Epson, has announced the two winners of its New Designers ‘Outstanding Use of Print in Textiles’ prize, awarded on the first day of the prestigious annual two- week New Designers Exhibition, held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London (26-29 June & 3-6 July 2019).

Printable material manufacturer and distributor Soyang Europe is teaming up with Very Displays as they put on the Trade Displays Expo in Dublin, Ireland from 4 – 5 September 2019.

Eighteen months ago, Irish graphic design and print services provider Printroom, decided to become a house of Pongs, using the renowned German manufacturers materials for all its digital textile output. The company has not looked back.

Thinking of getting into textile? You’ve seen the numbers, so why wouldn’t you? To recap, a recent survey by Smithers Pira highlighted a predicted growth rate for digital textile printing at over 17.5% per annum over the next six years. In this period, the survey forecasts that the total available global market for digital textile printing will more than double from $1.73bn in 2018 to $3.bn in 2023. That’s a lot of opportunity - but where to begin? With CMYUK, is the obvious answer.

When Jodie Comer’s pop-art-pyjamaed character, Villanelle strode through suburbia in episode one of the hotly anticipated second season of the BBC’s Killing Eve, viewers took to social media in their droves to try to locate the design.

Chris Drury and Chris Melia, joint Managing Directors of Brook International, met with the FESPA (Federation of European Screen Printers Associations) UK team at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 in Munich, to discuss their vision for the future of Brook International.

Themed ‘Innovating the World of Textiles’, the 18th edition of ITMA, the world’s most established textile and garment technology exhibition, concluded successfully in Barcelona, Spain.

French RIP software specialist Caldera has announced a range of new technologies and product updates to be showcased at this year’s ITMA. The company will be exhibiting a new version of TextilePro, its production suite for textile printing, along with developments in the SportsFactory E2E web-to-workflow solution and Kit Builder custom clothing designer software, and will be demonstrating automation via Nexio. ITMA will take place in Barcelona, between 20 and 26 June, and Caldera will be in booth H3-B105.

Since its launch in 1951, ITMA has enjoyed wide industry recognition as the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition. This year’s exhibition in Barcelona sees its reputation solidify further with the largest gathering of exhibitors in its history. The record number of exhibitors totaling 1,717 from 45 countries has set a new milestone.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, has announced details of its presence at ITMA 2019 which is taking place in Barcelona, Spain, June 20-26, 2019.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will be showcasing its proven Alpha comprehensive technology platform on Booth A210, Hall 3 at ITMA in Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via, Spain, from 20-26 June.

Parallax Digital Studios, a leading large format print provider, has invested in the first superwide HP Stitch S1000 dye sub production printer for textiles in the US, expanding its capacity to supply soft signage and décor items.

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") has opened a new textile solutions center called "TSC Asia" at its Fujimi Plant in Nagano prefecture. Designed to accelerate the global expansion of the digital textile printing business, TSC Asia is equipped to handle every step in the textile printing process, including textile pre- and post-treatment.

Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, announced today a collaboration with Adobe to launch a set of innovative tools to help streamline the process of digitally designing prints for fabrics. The collaboration pairs Datacolor’s professional color lookup tool, ColorReaderPRO, with Adobe’s newest plugin for Adobe Photoshop: Adobe Textile Designer. The integration of ColorReaderPRO with Adobe Textile Designer software allows designers to measure color inspiration in the real world and transfer the data to Photoshop automatically via Bluetooth connection. The Adobe Textile Designer solution and ColorReaderPRO will debut at ITMA in Barcelona from June 20-26.

Mogk Industries, based in Blumenau Brazil in the midst of the largest textile-producing region in South America, is pleased to announce the release of its new PTDA-1000 heat press.

Printable media has traditionally used large amounts of raw materials and is still used heavily by advertisers and other brand communicators. This generates unacceptable consumption of non-renewable resources and is driving many companies to demand more environmentally neutral solutions for printed signage and other display applications. SENFA has further enhanced its ability to meet this demand by adding new products to its range that are manufactured using 100% recycled polyester textile materials.

Mimaki Engineering, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announces that it will showcase its broad portfolio of cutting-edge digital print technologies at ITMA 2019 (20-26 June 2019, Fira de Barcelona, Spain). This will include the first global showing of a brand-new hybrid digital textile printer, uniquely featuring both direct-to-textile and direct-to-transfer print capabilities. Crucially, these features enable textile and garment manufacturers to achieve unparalleled flexibility and enhanced application opportunities for increased business growth. To facilitate these benefits, the new Mimaki printer also allows multiple sets of inks to be loaded simultaneously, supporting increased fabric range versatility and maximum product variety.

From 14 to 17 May 2019 in Munich, Sihl presented innovative products in the fields of advertising, POS and dye sublimation which are suitable for numerous applications.

SENFA, a leading global provider of high quality, digitally-printable fabrics for visual communication and bespoke interior applications, has announced the launch of several new products at FESPA Munich 2019. The new products demonstrate SENFA’s growing reputation for delivering high quality textile media products for a broad range of applications.

Last October Adobe announced Project Paras, a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop. The response was very encouraging. A broad range of textile designers, from major brands to independent professionals to part-timers and hobbyists signed up to test it. Our team listened closely to their feedback, and used it to make the product even better. The result is Adobe Textile Designer Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. Adobe will also exhibit Textile Designer at ITMA (booth #H3-A123A), the quadrennial textile technology show (20-26 June, Barcelona).

Sensient Imaging Technologies, a subsidiary of Sensient Technologies Corporation, will demonstrate its commitment to a safer and more sustainable future for the textiles industry with its range of innovative digital inkjet technology at stand H3-C107 during ITMA 2019 (20th-26th June, Barcelona). Visitors will have access to the latest inkjet solutions, designed to support textile manufacturers in reaching new heights of quality and consistency in an environmentally responsible way.

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