One of the most exciting things about large format printing is the new technologies and products that are consistently being developed. From new printers and substrates to innovative software, forward thinking print suppliers are regularly rethinking how we design and develop solutions, to ensure our clients always have access to the most cutting edge, exciting installations.

Visitors to the forthcoming PRINTING United event in the USA will have the opportunity to see a range of innovative products from SENFA - in an environment designed to showcase how businesses can beat their competition.

Eighteen months ago, dye sublimation didn’t even register on the dial at Manchester Print Services, the wide-format digital printing company set-up by Lee Egan and Andy Lambert in 2010.

Fisher Textiles, the leading supplier of fabric for digital printing, is pleased to present UV2610 Tango® , the newest backlit framing systems fabric for UV-curable and latex printing.

Pyramid Display will now be offering the full range of bergertextiles products to the UK market.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced that Orleans, France-based Brodelec has installed the country’s first-ever Kornit Presto S system for roll-to-roll, pigment-based digital textile printing. This installation will enable the multiservice marking brand to expand their business further into customized décor and on-demand fashion.

OKI Europe has announced the launch of its innovative new Pro9541WT 5-colour Digital Toner Transfer Media Printer, purpose-built to give commercial print businesses the flexibility to expand their print capabilities. Designed for the screen and textile printing industry, the versatile digital printer cost-effectively delivers brilliant colour, opaque white and true black on garments and hard surfaces using heat transfer media. With no set up time or costs, highly customised designs and short print-runs with a minimum volume of just one are now possible, making it ideal for commercial printers, merchandisers and newcomers to the market.

Based in Middleton, Manchester Print Services has grown over its eight-year history to attract a range of customers in the retail POS and exhibitions markets. Recognising that these industries were moving away from typical board graphics and towards fabric materials, the business has invested in dye-sublimation and direct-to-textile printing systems – and, in 2018, a new Blackman & White laser cutting and routing table.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) have partnered to produce the Digital Textile Printing Conference 4.0, taking place on December 11 - 12, 2019 in Durham, NC. Registration for the two-day event is now live. The conference covers an array of topics including the newest digital textile ink and printing technologies, key market drivers and conditions, color management and workflow developments, design software, and digital manufacturing and integration.

Michael Crook sits in the quiet eye of the storm. Commercial Director at CMYUK for the last six years, he is responsible for the consumables side of the business. As such, he is both a witness to the growth in proliferation of digital wide-format textile applications, and an active enabler in the adoption of these by print service providers and non-traditional businesses beyond.

Fisher Textiles, (PRINTING United Booth 8033) is proud to announce that six of their fabrics received the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) 2019 Product of the Year Awards in the Textile-Media category for Apparel, Banner, Flag, Framing Systems (Frontlit), Framing Systems (Backlit) and Home Furnishings. Fisher’s winning fabric medias include ET4000 Board Short, GF4020 Nirvana Purity®, DD7701 Primary Flag, UV2610 Tango® and GF9766 Poly Cube.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology and Spreadshirt, the self-expression global e-commerce company, announced an expanded partnership for Spreadshirt to grow and renew its fleet of DTG printers to support increased demand and to expand into new categories.

In this digital age, customer reviews and complaints — and how apparel decorating businesses react to them — can significantly impact a company’s reputation and bottom line. At the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) THREADX 2020 conference (February 23 - 25; Scottsdale, Ariz.), keynoters Jay Baer and Scott Wozniak will discuss successful approaches for securing a raving customer fan base and how to address not-so-raving reviews.

Mimaki’s TS300P dye sublimation printer plays a starring role in Episode One of the highly anticipated second season of Killing Eve.

After a couple of years away, the Diversification Zone returns to The Print Show this year, with the idea of highlighting expansion opportunities to visitors at the NEC.

Fisher Textiles, the leading supplier of fabrics for digital printing, announces the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Matthews, NC. With the move, Fisher almost doubles its office and warehousing space, from a 42,000-square-foot building to an 82,000-square-foot state of the art facility.

Long-time EFI customer Imaged Advertising Creations (IAC), Toronto, is the first company in Canada to install the 17-foot wide EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU® 520 dye-sublimation printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. IAC, which is a full-service visual communications company, will leverage the quality, productivity and expanded format of the printer to grow its dye-sublimation business into new markets and industries.

Something is stirring in Sheffield. It’s the sound of the wide-format print division of ProCo stepping beyond its litho and digital, small-format heritage into the wide-format print arena.

As the notorious beauty hall of luxury department store Harrods is currently having a face-lift of its own, Kendu has been working with high-end beauty brand Chantecaille to create an alternative pop-up space to sell their products in another part of the iconic Knightsbridge building.

CANAPA Paper Technologies, which participated in ITMA 2019 for the first time this year, introduced its range of sublimation papers developed and renewed in accordance with the requirements of textile manufacturers, to the visitors from all over the world.

A hotbed of innovation in textile and garment manufacturing, ITMA 2019 is a key event for the textile printing industry. Bringing together manufacturers and suppliers from across the supply chain, 2019’s event was the biggest yet with a 38% increase in the number of exhibitors compared with the previous show. For Sensient, it’s a must-attend show that gives us the opportunity to meet with customers and partners face-to-face, share ideas and explore the biggest trends.

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