RA Smart, the exclusive UK reseller of the HP Stitch dye sublimation printer series, has used an HP Stitch S1000 digital textile printing system to produce artworks for the Thames Festival Trust - output that impressed artist Shona Watt with its 'amazing details' and 'incredible colours'.

In a colourful new video, leading equestrian brand Racesafe has given a glimpse of its manufacturing facility following the addition of an HP Stitch S300 dye-sublimation printer earlier this year.

Epson have announced the first 8.5-inch wide desktop dye-sublimation printer – the SureColor® F170 – enabling creative individuals and small businesses to easily get started in the personalized promotional goods market. Designed to deliver fast, reliable dye-sublimation printing right out of the box, the new printer is ideal for home or small businesses and start-ups looking to expand their product offering into the gifting and promo goods sector. The new printer delivers an affordable and intuitive solution for creating personalized awards, mugs, mousepads, face masks, mobile phone covers, t-shirts, hats, and more.

Epson has announced it has won two PRINTING United Alliance 2020 Product of the Year Awards – the SureColor® F6370 won in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Metal” category and the SureColor F10070 won in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Textile ($50K-$100K)” category. Previously called the SGIA Product of the Year awards, this marks the sixth consecutive year the Epson SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation printer line has received the prestigious award. Epson’s full line of SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation printers will be displayed during Epson’s Insight Days showcase at PRINTING United Digital Experience on Nov. 9 and 12, 2020.

In one of the most challenging years ever for people and businesses, it is heartening to be able to talk about the creation of a new business. Which, in itself, is supporting the formation and growth of other new businesses. Steve Wallwork and Colin Washbourne have set up Ad-Venture Sign and Image in Consett in the North East. Specialising in delivering sign, print and display services to companies large and small in the local area and beyond.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced Vizela, Portugal-based Calvi has implemented the Kornit Avalanche HD6 system for efficient, retail-quality digital decoration on demand.

The ultra-high-speed, single-pass EFI™ Reggiani BOLT digital textile printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has received the InterTech™ Technology Award from PRINTING United Alliance.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, announces today that Pakistani textile company, Moti Fabrics (Pvt) Ltd., is leveraging multiple Mimaki Tiger industrial textile printing units to take its business to the next level. As a result of on the outstanding performance and process optimisation delivered by the Mimaki digital printing equipment, the company has been able to adapt to changes in the textile industry and is now projected to reinforce its market position and expand its capabilities in high-quality textile production.

Epson America, Inc., will be participating in the upcoming PRINTING United Digital Experience from Oct. 26-Nov. 12, demonstrating its leading wide-format printing solutions for print service providers.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc.’s two new printers for the high-end, high productivity soft signage market help display graphics producers reach new heights in productivity and extend their capabilities. The EFI™ COLORS 340 printer announced today prints at up to 850 square metres per hour (in a four-colour x 4 configuration) while providing unmatched colour capabilities for premium-quality soft signage. For even higher-volume production environments, the EFI POWER 340 prints up to 1,564 square metres per hour.

EFI™ Reggiani, a leading developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge technologies and sustainable solutions for the textile industry, will take part in the World Textile Information Network (WTiN) Innovate Textile & Apparel Virtual Trade Show from October 15 to 30.

Mimaki Europe will create a virtual showcase of its latest textile solutions at this year’s Innovate Textile & Apparel Trade Show (15-30 October 2020). Mirroring the traditional trade show experience, virtual show attendees will be able to tour Mimaki’s booth, see the technology in action and speak to the team about the latest market trends and the solutions that are helping customers meet current demands. The company’s flagship dye-sublimation printer, TS55-1800, and the new hybrid printer, TX300P-1800 MkII, will take centre stage on Mimaki’s interactive virtual booth and visitors will benefit from several exclusive show promotions, including a special deal on the TS55-1800 and a chance to win an entry-level sublimation printer.

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.

DuPont Image Solutions announced the new series for its Pigment Inks portfolio, DuPont™ Artistri® Xite P2700.

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.

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.

The dramatic transformation of the textile production industry that followed the boom of digital textile printing as well as advances in dye-sublimation technology, has opened up new, profitable market segments and application opportunities. In particular, fast fashion, sportswear and home décor have seen significant growth as well as visual and promotional communications. Soft signage for buildings and shop window displays, retail environments and other points of sale have presented a great opportunity for textile printers and print service providers operating in the large format sector.

As consumers and brands become increasingly conscious of the origins of the clothing and fabrics they purchase, textile manufacturers need to be able to prove their eco credentials.

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.

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