Textile Printing

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.

It’s the opening day of FESPA 2015 and Mimaki has announced the availability of its latest wide format printer - the TS300P-1800, a 1.8m wide roll-to-roll sublimation inkjet printer that Mimaki says will be available from July.

Hot on the heels of Mimaki announcing its latest textile dye sublimation printer is Epson who announced a new SureColor SC-F9200 printer and HDK Black ink to help manufacturers produce high-quality, mass-production textiles quickly and consistently, while keeping costs low.

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For the second year in succession, Kornit Digital and the NY Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) are collaborating in a project that involves design and digital print to fabrics.

Epson will continue to work in collaboration with Blooming Bryony Designs for FESPA 2015 in Cologne later this month as it did at Heimtextil 2015 in Frankfurt where Bryony showed how she can print her contemporary designs direct onto cushion covers and tote bags with the Epson SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-fabric printer.

The growth of soft signage and its potential profitability has inspired specialist display printing company Digital Imaging Services (DIS) to take a step into direct to textile printing with an investment in an MTEX 1800 printer.

Onyx Graphics will show its latest production and colour management solutions for a wide variety of graphics, textile, décor and industrial print applications at FESPA next month.

Tim Eggerton at Sign  Digital 2015Regular readers of this esteemed website will perhaps have seen my recent observations on the current trend towards the use of textile media in sign and graphics printing for retail, PoS and many other applications.

Mutoh Belgium has announced the launch of the €3,990 DrafStation RJ-900XG, a low cost entry level 42” (1080 mm) wide dye sublimation printer for those wanting to further extend their service offering with digital transfer applications.

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MTEX Technologies says the UK first showing of the newly launched MTEX Vision with direct disperse inks and the MTEX 1800 direct disperse dye sublimation printer really drew the crowds at this year’s Sign & Digital UK.

Tim Egerton soyang europeThe Sign and Graphics industry is experiencing some really exciting developments at the present time, and none more so than the huge interest currently being shown in the use of textile media, particularly in the run up Sign & Digital UK.

Prior to the official UK launch scheduled for later this year, Roland DG will offer visitors to Sign & Digital UK 2015 an exclusive preview of its new heat transfer finishing solution - the Texart CS-64 calender press.

MTEX Technologies has plans to create a ‘UK first’ for direct-to-textile print solutions at Sign & Digital UK 2015, showing the newly launched MTEX Vision with direct disperse inks and the MTEX PAD coating machine together as a ‘snapshot’ of its total turnkey solutions.

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