Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will be showcasing its proven Alpha comprehensive technology platform on Booth A210, Hall 3 at ITMA in Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via, Spain, from 20-26 June.

Parallax Digital Studios, a leading large format print provider, has invested in the first superwide HP Stitch S1000 dye sub production printer for textiles in the US, expanding its capacity to supply soft signage and décor items.

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") has opened a new textile solutions center called "TSC Asia" at its Fujimi Plant in Nagano prefecture. Designed to accelerate the global expansion of the digital textile printing business, TSC Asia is equipped to handle every step in the textile printing process, including textile pre- and post-treatment.

Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, announced today a collaboration with Adobe to launch a set of innovative tools to help streamline the process of digitally designing prints for fabrics. The collaboration pairs Datacolor’s professional color lookup tool, ColorReaderPRO, with Adobe’s newest plugin for Adobe Photoshop: Adobe Textile Designer. The integration of ColorReaderPRO with Adobe Textile Designer software allows designers to measure color inspiration in the real world and transfer the data to Photoshop automatically via Bluetooth connection. The Adobe Textile Designer solution and ColorReaderPRO will debut at ITMA in Barcelona from June 20-26.

Mogk Industries, based in Blumenau Brazil in the midst of the largest textile-producing region in South America, is pleased to announce the release of its new PTDA-1000 heat press.

Printable media has traditionally used large amounts of raw materials and is still used heavily by advertisers and other brand communicators. This generates unacceptable consumption of non-renewable resources and is driving many companies to demand more environmentally neutral solutions for printed signage and other display applications. SENFA has further enhanced its ability to meet this demand by adding new products to its range that are manufactured using 100% recycled polyester textile materials.

Mimaki Engineering, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announces that it will showcase its broad portfolio of cutting-edge digital print technologies at ITMA 2019 (20-26 June 2019, Fira de Barcelona, Spain). This will include the first global showing of a brand-new hybrid digital textile printer, uniquely featuring both direct-to-textile and direct-to-transfer print capabilities. Crucially, these features enable textile and garment manufacturers to achieve unparalleled flexibility and enhanced application opportunities for increased business growth. To facilitate these benefits, the new Mimaki printer also allows multiple sets of inks to be loaded simultaneously, supporting increased fabric range versatility and maximum product variety.

From 14 to 17 May 2019 in Munich, Sihl presented innovative products in the fields of advertising, POS and dye sublimation which are suitable for numerous applications.

SENFA, a leading global provider of high quality, digitally-printable fabrics for visual communication and bespoke interior applications, has announced the launch of several new products at FESPA Munich 2019. The new products demonstrate SENFA’s growing reputation for delivering high quality textile media products for a broad range of applications.

Last October Adobe announced Project Paras, a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop. The response was very encouraging. A broad range of textile designers, from major brands to independent professionals to part-timers and hobbyists signed up to test it. Our team listened closely to their feedback, and used it to make the product even better. The result is Adobe Textile Designer Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. Adobe will also exhibit Textile Designer at ITMA (booth #H3-A123A), the quadrennial textile technology show (20-26 June, Barcelona).

Sensient Imaging Technologies, a subsidiary of Sensient Technologies Corporation, will demonstrate its commitment to a safer and more sustainable future for the textiles industry with its range of innovative digital inkjet technology at stand H3-C107 during ITMA 2019 (20th-26th June, Barcelona). Visitors will have access to the latest inkjet solutions, designed to support textile manufacturers in reaching new heights of quality and consistency in an environmentally responsible way.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) has released the newest version of the EFI™ Optitex® 2D/3D CAD platform, creating a more powerful end-to-end digital solution. The new software version delivers key enhancements to Optitex's industry-leading end-to-end solution capabilities for fashion, apparel and textile, including a new and innovative Print & Cut solution that enables printing of all garment patterns on a single roll. The new release also features several innovative technology breakthroughs and strengthens its position as a full and sustainable end-to-end solution that helps brands and retailers get products to market faster.

The textile industry is in the midst of a digital transformation with value chains that are becoming increasingly interconnected. In a digital chain, automated cutting constitutes an important link. At ITMA Zünd presents efficient, high-performance automated cutting workflows with state-of-the art software tools that illustrate the breadth of its digital know-how.

Xaar, a world-leader in industrial inkjet printing, will introduce the Xaar 5601 printhead to the textiles market at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona from 20 to 26th June. Displaying on stand C205 in Hall H3 as part of Xaar’s range of printhead solutions for the textile sector, together with a variety of stunning textile samples, the Xaar 5601 will also be incorporated in a technology demonstration on the stand of a leading digital textile printer manufacturer – further details will be announced this month.

Printing textiles and hard substrates with impressive results: this is what Transjet dye sublimation papers from Sappi stand for. The new Transjet Drive is a sublimation paper optimised for industrial printers with a glue-belt system and will be showcased for the first time at FESPA trade fair in Munich. Sappi will also be presenting its inkjet papers for large-format applications, the Fusion Topliner containerboard and various silicone base papers at Stand B6-B30.

The rapid individualisation and personalisation of fashion and home textiles on polyester-based materials using sublimation transfer is in high market demand. With this in mind, Sappi is expanding its portfolio of dye sublimation papers: with its silky-smooth reverse side, the Transjet Drive sublimation paper innovation enables better runnability on digital high-speed printers with a glue-belt system. This smooth printing performance increases productivity. Moreover, due to its low grammage, Transjet Drive offers weight per unit area advantages.

RA Smart (CAD & Machinery) are delighted to announce our new partnership with HP as the exclusive UK and Ireland specialist reseller for the ground breaking new range of textile dye sublimation printers aimed at print professionals for every level of productivity.

Roland DG Corporation, a leading supplier of digital print technologies with more than 35 years’ manufacturing expertise, is showcasing brand new and exciting solutions at FESPA Global Print Expo 2019. The award-winning new TrueVIS VG2 Series printer/cutters and VersaUV LEF2-200 UV-LED printer will be demonstrated live on the Roland DG booth (Hall A5 Booth H10). In addition, the booth will feature Roland’s most extensive portfolio of innovative technologies, reflecting the digital print pioneer’s industry-leading role as a key player across a broad range of markets, including sign, textile & décor, industrial and retail.

Both divisions Graphics and Textile of Toray Textiles Central Europe s.r.o. (TTCE) in Prostějov, Czech Republic, joined together to create a unique bus wrap for a city bus with a ceremonial bus launching held on 11th March at the company premises. Mr. Masayuki Hirata, Managing Director of TTCE, delivered an official speech at the launching. He said, in part, “Our team created the beautiful designs for this bus in collaboration with FTL who runs the City buses. We did this both to help beautify the city and to raise awareness and visibility for our company. We are currently hiring! And we hope this bus will help us in our recruiting efforts.”

Designed to increase print for profit potential, OKI’s Pro8432WT White Toner Transfer Media Printer has received a ground breaking new update, enabling end customers to switch between white and black toner. This will allow print shops to extend their service offering to printing true black on light colour garments or textiles and materials.

The textile industry is in the midst of a digital transformation with value chains that are becoming increasingly interconnected. In this chain of digitalization, automated cutting is an important link. At Texprocess Zünd presents efficient, high-performance automated cutting workflows with state-of-the art software tools that illustrate the breadth of its digital know-how.

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