Printing Fabric or Printing Apparel
This section is for news relevant to printing on fabrics or printing on apparel. This will include textile printing such as digital printing, inks, screens, emulsions etc. If you are a textile printer and you have news that is regarding printing machinery or the printing process, please keep us posted with your news. We may add your news here at the Fashion Newspaper. Also, if you work in the fashion industry and you are involved in the printing process or buy printed clothing, please join in the discussions at the clothing printers group.
Kornit Digital today announced the launch of the Kornit Allegro, the industry's only complete solution for digital pigment printing on textile, which will expand printing options while decreasing additional time and costs in the printing process.
In order to better serve its custom screen printing clientele, The Graphic Edge is excited to announce the new Online Design Studio featuring Under Armour® t-shirts and hoodies. This new online shirt and sweatshirt design application teams The Graphic Edge's popular virtual designer technology with one of the hottest brands in athletic apparel and sportswear.
New Azon TwinTex easy exchangeable dual-platen platform technology printer is specifically designed for industrial production and long-run production on a wide range of textile applications and finished garments. This is cost-effectively digital printing system that contains 4 CMYK + 4 Whites with an intelligent laser beam print head protection. Two parallel platens give ability to print simultaneous on similar or different materials in white plus CMYK. Printing width is up to 700mm and different custom platens are available.
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Konica Minolta IJ Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of inkjet printheads for industrial use, will be unveiling for the first time the Nassenger PRO 1000 and Nassenger PRO 60, two new models in its Nassenger series of inkjet textile printing systems. The new models will be debuted at ITMA 2011, an international textile and garment machinery exhibition to be held at Barcelona, Spain, from Thursday, September 22 through Thursday, September 29, 2011.
Kornit Digital, the world leader of industrial and commercial digital printing for the garment decorating industry, today announced that it will be demonstrating the advanced capabilities of digital printing at the upcoming FESPA Fabric event, to take place in Hamburg, Germany, from May 24th-26th, booth 175, Hall B1.
Internet businesses that are selling designed T-shirts as well as fashion businesses have shown significant growth in recent years - since they have been introduced to industrial digital printing.
Kornit Digital, the world leader of industrial & commercial digital printing for the garment decorating industry and Fruit of the Loom, the leading international, vertically integrated basic apparel company, recently exhibited at the Imprinted Sportswear show and invited attendees to experience the world of on-demand printing by enabling them to create their own shirt design via an interactive kiosk and then watch the live printing demonstration utilizing Fruit of the Loom's T-Shirt and Kornit's printers.
Kornit Digital, a leading-edge company that develops, manufactures and markets high-speed industrial and commercial digital inkjet printers, superior pigmented ink and unique chemistry solutions for the textile industry, announced today the release of its new Kornit Avalanche 951 industrial Direct-To-Garment printer at Communiquez Tex 2011 Event in Lyon, France on February 1-3.
“All of us at M. J. Soffe are looking forward to the new relationship with The Cotton Exchange”
HPM Apparel, Inc. d/b/a The Cotton Exchange designs and markets decorated casual apparel to college bookstores, the U.S. military and other retail accounts. The Cotton Exchange has a strong reputation selling USA made collegiate apparel to college bookstores under “The Cotton Exchange” brand. It also sells products under the brands of “TCX” and “Just for Us”. The Cotton Exchange was formed in 1984 and is recognized in the industry for the quality of its garments, graphic designs, and most importantly its service to customers.
Long-term employee loyalty and experience touted as key to company’s success
Coastal Printworks, Inc., a family-owned tee shirt screen printing shop, celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. The significance of lasting 25 years in the tee shirt screen printing industry is indeed impressive. To have lasted 25 years in the same location, with the majority of its original staff is a true landmark event. Coastal Printworks’ owners Bob and Laura Sarley have successfully reached this milestone.
“By investing in their workers for the past 25 years, Bob and Laura have succeeded in developing a loyal team of industry veterans, equipped with not only the skills needed, but the motivation required to become the best in the business.”
Still in its original North Hollywood location since opening in 1985, almost the entire original staff is still with the company. Jim Dorsey, Coastal Printworks Director of Sales and Marketing, sees a direct connection between the company’s rare longevity and its high employee retention rate.
Delta Apparel, Inc. (NYSE Amex: DLA) has signed a letter of intent and expects to acquire substantially all of the net assets of Art Gun Technologies, LLC by December 31, 2009.
Through its innovative technology or “virtual art studio”, Art Gun provides shoppers the ability to design apparel products by choosing different styles, colors and graphics to create their one-of-a-kind customized garment. Art Gun’s unique software application can be fully integrated into any company’s e-commerce platform, allowing Art Gun to manage the entire process from web design and integration to digitally printing and shipping the garment.
Designers Organic Fashion Blanks
According to the report World Dyes & Organic Pigments: Industry forecasts for 2013 & 2018 world demand for dyes and organic pigments is forecast to increase 3.9 percent per year to $16.2 billion in 2013. In volume terms, demand will grow 3.5 percent annually to 2.3 million metric tons. While the textile industry will remain the largest consumer of dyes and organic pigments, faster growth is expected in other markets such as printing inks, paint, and plastics.
The new Nassenger VII, is characterized by newly developed 512-nozzle high-speed drive inkjet printheads to deliver a maximum print speed of 210 square meters per hour (about 3.6 times faster than its predecessor, Nassenger V) making it one of the fastest inkjet textile printers in the world. This printing speed allows Nassenger VII to be highly productive, comfortably meeting the needs of print works for short-run production of a variety of printing in small lots. Furthermore, equipped with a multi-gradation recording mode to control droplet size, the new printer enables the reproduction of a wide range of tones from the lightest to the darkest. Whereas it is quite difficult to produce a subtle gradation using the conventional screen textile printing, the new mode allows users to meet varying design needs of the textile industry while ensuring high-quality printing.