Textile Printing

Textile Printing

Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2016 returns to Hall 12 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham from Sunday 28th February to Tuesday 1st March. The show regularly attracts over 120 exhibitors, including over 60 clothing brands and distributors to the printwear industry, as well as all the major decoration equipment and accessories suppliers covering direct to garment, transfer, sublimation, screen printing and embroidery.

ABC Imaging is meeting an increasing demand for temporary wall, floor and window graphics by using CMYUK’s removable and repositionable UTACK textile media including the Multisurface option.

Mimaki says it has added Light Black to its portfolio of high-performance sublimation inks following the recent release of neon yellow and pink fluorescent inks available in two litre ink packs, all of which are ideal for low-volume, high-quality use in fashion and sportswear and swimwear.

It would appear that Italian digital textile printing machinery companies have become a much sought after acquisition following EFI’s purchase of the Bergamo based Reggiani Macchine last year, and now the Japanese inkjet giant Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. has snapped up the stocks of another Bergamo based textile printing machinery company, La Meccanica Costruzione Tessili-S.P.A.

The increase in demand for bespoke and short run interior textiles – be it for furnishings, décor or display graphics – is showing no sign of abating. This is why Mimaki is set to launch a 3.2-m wide, roll-to-roll, dedicated transfer paper printer - TS500P-3200 - for the textile industry. The new Mimaki sublimation inkjet printer is ideal for a broad range of applications including home furnishing textiles and indoor soft signage.

Hollywood Monster has played a part in the launch of the latest Star Wars movie – Star Wars: The Force Awakens by creating blockbusting 15m x 4m textile wall graphic for Cineworld in the heart of Birmingham.

Roland DG has introduced a second new textile inkjet printer - Texart XT-640 - featuring dual print heads for high-speed performance at print speeds up to 63m2/h. The company says its new XT-640 is designed especially for the production of colourful fashion, sports apparel, interior design and soft signage, and comes bundled with ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP software, developed especially by ErgoSoft for this printer.

Mimaki has announced it will be introducing a brand-new super-fast 1.8m roll-to-roll direct-to-textile inkjet printer at ITMA in Milan next month. The company says its new printer is designed to meet the market demand for smaller lot sizes, faster delivery times and the ability to quickly produce samples.

Korean based digital inkjet/textile printing solution provider Digital Graphics Incorporation (DGI) has awarded exclusive distribution rights for its range of sublimation and textile printers to Sabur Digital Ltd for the UK and Ireland. Sabur is also a significant distributor of Roland’s broad range of wide format printers.

Printed table cloth specialist Harberson Ltd has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the corporate linens industry, with the business transforming itself from simple supplier to now offering bespoke dye-sublimation printing of tablecloths and linen for the exhibition industry thanks to its investment in a Mimaki TS34-1800A.

Wide format digital print specialist Fosco Hayes Hurdley has moved into the direct to textile print arena with the purchase of a new MTEX 1800 printer. The Birmingham based business is looking to use the printer for clients operating in the retail POS sector, but has plans to expand into other growth areas such as contract interiors, hotels and interior decoration.

For those looking to further their knowledge of dye-sublimation printing, Roland DG UK has produced a Dye Sublimation Guide with Digital Inkjet which provides an insightful guide to the technology and the many business opportunities it presents.

Exhibition and event project management specialist Rocket has invested in an MTEX 5032 3.2m wide direct to textile printer. The move increases the firm’s textile printing productivity and improves the overall output of its textile graphics quality (up to 1440dpi).

EFI has bought its way into the digital inkjet textile space with the strategic acquisition of Reggiani Macchine. Based in Bergamo, Italy, Reggiani's inkjet technologies, which will be rebranded as EFI Reggiani, address the full scope of advanced textile printing, with versatile printers suitable for water based dispersed, acid, pigment and reactive dye printing inks.

International Expo-Consults (IEC) is the organiser Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI Dubai) in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. Its chairman, Mr. Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, believes the UAE can capitalise on the fast growing textile printing industry and has a huge potential to become one of the market leaders, particularly as UAE currently stands as the world’s fourth largest trading centre of textiles, generating an approximate $17.5 billion annually.

Roland DG’s dye sublimation transfer technology has achieved certification of OEKO-TEX Standard 100, product class I. The certification has been given for inkjet printing on polyester fabric with the company’s Texart ink, which is used for the Texart RT-640, the company’s latest dye sublimation transfer printer.

Walsall based Colour Graphics is a one-stop-shop digital print service provider offering the full gamut of digitally printed products - including textiles - following the company’s recent investment in an MTEX 5032Pro digital textile printer.

The Indian textile buying season has started and with it a host of interior decor, home textile and furnishing manufacturers are set to present their new collections, made-to-order product ranges and high-end designs at the country’s two top trade fairs for Interior Decor and Home Furnishings – Ambiente India & Heimtextil India 2015.

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