Industry professionals and local business owners gathered yesterday evening for the Digital Décor Opportunity workshop, hosted by Richard Morris, Managing Director of Signs Express Bournemouth.

Home Décor textiles are used for home furnishing such as curtains, wall covers, covers, table cloths etc. and these textiles are taking on human desire and strive for better adobe with good in-house ambience and comfort levels. They comprise of wide range of functional as well as decorative items or products used for the decoration of our homes. Textile home furnishing fabrics are made strong and durable by blending them. Some of the most commonly used fabrics are Silk, Wool, Cotton, Jute etc. They are attractive, durable and washable. Most common Home Décor products include Bed sheets, Pillow covers, Cushion and cushion covers, Carpets and rugs, Wall hangings, Table cloth, Doormats etc.

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today launched its, ‘Make the Difference’ campaign, designed to celebrate Mimaki-powered print innovation and customer success. Produced by some of the most inspirational print service providers and brands across Europe, the project explores digital print diversity with stories focussing on applications from POS/POP to textiles, direct-to-object and 3D applications.

EFI have announced that teen fashion designer Ariel Swedroe will be featured in a special “Future of Print” keynote session at the upcoming EFI™ Connect conference in Las Vegas, January 22-25. Swedroe, whose company is Swedroe by Ariel, will be interviewed by Cary Sherburne, senior editor for industry news site WhatTheyThink. Swedroe’s Jan. 24th session at EFI Connect will also feature a fashion show with some of Ariel’s creations, along with samples showing how up-and-coming designers innovate using leading-edge, streamlined digital production technologies like EFI Reggiani textile inkjet printers.

For the ninth time in a row, Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main (8-11 January 2019) will see an increase in the number of exhibitors. ‘Despite the economic downturn, Heimtextil is continuing its extremely positive development. With 3,025 exhibitors from 65 countries, Heimtextil has a stronger and more international slant than it has had for 15 years’. It is thus further consolidating its position as the world’s leading trade fair for home and contract textiles’, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt.

Fisher Textiles, the leading supplier of fabrics for digital printing announces its newest fabric line, F7 Certified Fabrics, specially designed for direct print. These fabrics undergo a comprehensive manufacturing process to ensure reliability and consistency on every roll. The lineup includes a soft knit, heavy knit, stretch and flag fabrics to accommodate a wide range of applications.

DuPont Advanced Printing will highlight its innovative ink offerings for the growing digital textile market segment at SGIA 2018 to be held from October 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the show, the team will reveal its new brand campaign “The Color of Things to Come,” including the launch of its new website for textile inks.

Ser.Tec. presents the Eagle TX 130 a new direct-to-garment printer in the Eagle Series. Eagle TX 130 is characterized by a large print area that can be divided into tables of various sizes according to customer requirements, up to 18 A4 tables.

Epson and world-renowned arts and design college Central Saint Martins have formed a collaboration that will support education and encourage students to experiment with its large format digital textile printers.

From video assistant referees (VARs) to goal-line technology, many state-of-the-art technologies operate in the background for the success of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Sergey Babenko, the CEO of Simvol, who is one of the official signage producers for the 21st FIFA World Cup, reflects on one technology that is often overlooked, but has massively contributed to the look and feel of the biggest football event of the year: digital printing.

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has officially inaugurated its new Global Competence Center for Whiteness in Prat, near Barcelona, Spain.

Durst, an inkjet pioneer and manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has helped Gabel Group to transform its retail business and open up more export trade in a partnership approach. A major household linen producer and retailer based in the heart of Italy’s textile area, Gabel has invested in Durst’s Alpha 330 super high-performance multi-pass printer with the One-Step Greentex P ink.

Graphic display specialist Leach Impact has just completed an interior rebrand project within the renowned Manchester Arena.

Digitally printable media specialist, Soyang Europe has announced stock availability of several new products, as the company grows its comprehensive collections of printable materials for the wide and super-wide format sectors.

TTS (Texo Trade Services), the specialist in transfer print media and large-format printable textiles, has started on the construction of its new company premises. A doubling of the number of employees, a strongly-growing international client base, a quadrupling of turnover in the space of ten years and the desire to lead in service provision and innovation comprise the reason for the move. The modern, completely energy-neutral building of 6,000 m2 in size will be erected in the Gouwe Park industrial estate in Moordrecht, right in the bustling heart of the Randstad, and strategically situated at the Dutch A20/A12 intersection. After ten successful years at the Coenecoop business park in Waddinxveen, the expectation is that TTS will move in March 2019.

On-Demand Car Wrapping with UV Print Technology

MTR Indoor Outdoor Signing, a sign maker located in Limburg, The Netherlands, recently invested in the UCJV300-160, the latest large format, UV LED curable integrated printing/cutting machine from Mimaki One month in, owner Marco Tobben wonders how they ever managed without it.

Deliveries of new short-staple spindles, long-staple spindles, and open-end rotors respectively improved by 21%, 46%, and 24% from 2016 to 2017. The number of shipped draw-texturing spindles and shuttle-less looms increased by 23% and 13%. Shipments of new electronic flat knitting machines and finishing machines of the category "fabric discontinuous" each rose by 44% year-on-year. In contrast, deliveries of circular knitting machines stagnated in 2017 (+0.12%) and finishing machines of the category "fabrics continuous" fell by 2%.

Interior designers and architects all over the world are raving about the Squid® textile window decoration offering clients a printable privacy solution. After last year’s successful participation in FESPA 2017, the Belgian company returns to FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 in Berlin to expand its distributor range and feel the market for some novelty textile teasers. Squid will be in Hall 3.2 at stand C30.

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and Pantone LLC, announced today that their cloud-based digital color standard ecosystem, PantoneLIVE™, will include the official spectral data from the popular Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors System for cotton and nylon and the Pantone Matching System (PMS) for plastics and coatings. For the first time, color specifiers and manufacturers will have instant access to up-to-date spectral values for Pantone Colors for plastics, coatings and textiles, including the Pantone Color of the Year 2018: PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet. The new offering, PantoneLIVE Production – Plastic, Coatings and Textile, integrates with X-Rite color management tools to ensure seamless color communication from design to production, improving consistency between design intent and finished products.

Mimaki is focused on promoting the analog-to-digital transformation of printing processes in the textile and apparel market. This includes developing a total solutions approach, from pre-processing through printing and post-processing of digitally printed textiles. To that end, Mimaki Europe has established a joint venture with BOMPAN S.r.l., a leading distributor in Italy that has longstanding experience in the textile industry and has had a trusted business relationship with Mimaki Europe for more than two decades. Mimaki Europe retains a 51% ownership of the joint venture, known as Mimaki Bompan Textile S.r.l., and the majority of directors, including the CEO, Hirokazu Hayashi. Massimo Bompan is serving as Chairman of the joint venture company.

India’s premium fairs for home textiles, homeware and interior décor, Heimtextil India and Ambiente India have launched Bespoke Living, an exclusive product showcase arena dedicated to companies dealing with signature collections at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 27th – 29th June 2018. With four successful editions in a row, Heimtextil India and Ambiente India also slated on the same dates, have become the country’s leading business trade fairs to showcase the finest quality of dining, living, giving and home textiles. The launch of Bespoke Living aims to highlight one of a kind brands who deal with uniquely crafted designs that will range from plush statement pieces to extensive signature collections for home and retail furnishing.

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