Kornit Digital invites North American textile printers to the Allegro Open House event
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Press release from the issuing company
Participants can bring their own fabrics and files and experience the benefits of single-step, sustainable digital printing
Kornit Digital North America, based in Mequon, WI, today announced that the company will conduct a two-week open house dedicated to expanding awareness and understanding of single-step, multi-fabric digital textile printing. From July 27th to August 7th, Kornit will open their demonstration facility to manufacturing brands, transfer printers, e-commerce businesses and fabric converters.
At the centerpiece of the demonstration will be the Kornit Allegro roll-to-roll digital textile printer, which has successfully undergone extensive field trials with US customers and is now commercially available. The Allegro is based on Kornit’s NeoPigment™ printing technology that completely eliminates pre and post treatment processes for both natural and synthetic fabrics. Unlike typical digital technologies, the Kornit Allegro offers an innovative, enabling solution that eliminates the need for multiple steps of pre-press and post press treatments, thereby saving on energy, water, space, and labor. The Allegro eliminates the entry barrier to the digital fabric printing market which is currently addressable only by manufacturers with industrial grade printing facilities. Through its simple operation the Allegro enables the development of new business models which cater for the strong trends of mass customization and personalization of textile in fashion and home decor. The Kornit Allegro supports local production as it can be located anywhere without environmental constraints. It is designed to support ultra-short runs up to medium length runs. It offers amazing print quality, a vivid and wide color gamut, excellent color fastness and hand feel, a fully sustainable and safe process, and is OekoTex 100 certified and GOTS pre-approved.
“According to market reports, the penetration rate of digital print in textile production is growing dramatically,” notes Paul Borucki, Managing Director of Kornit Digital North America. “That’s simply due to the efficiency and productivity advantages of digital printing. These include minimal make-ready, and greatly reduced waste. In addition, digital is environmentally safer, and consumes far less resources than conventional printing operations today. And of course, digital systems also offer personalization capabilities, generating premium revenue streams.”
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