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This section focuses on the digital transformation occurring in printing of textiles for fashion, fast fashion, home goods and more. Printing technologies, supporting workflow and other software, key suppliers to the industry and manufacturers using digital technologies will be covered, along with textile/fast fashion trends.


DuraVibe Fabric Pretreatment for Digital Textile Printing Opens New Business Opportunities (Premium Content)

Digital textile printing is taking off, and solutions that increase flexibility while maintaining high quality standards will help speed this analog-to-digital transformation. We recently spoke with Ann Sawchak, co-founder of Expand Systems, about the company’s DuraVibe fabrics and the role they play in enabling more digital printing volume.

DPInnovations: A Complete web2fabric™ Workflow Solution (Premium Content)

Web-to-print is well established in the world of commercial printing, and web-to-fabric is now gaining steam in textiles, as the demand for shorter runs and faster turn times for customized and personalized textiles and apparel grows. We recently spoke with DPInnovations about its web2fabric workflow solution which has been installed in more than 20 customer locations.

Smithers Pira Tackles Digital with Two Conferences

Smithers Pira hosted two terrific digital printing conferences in Chicago earlier this month—Digital Print for Packaging and Digital Textile Printing. Both had great content and were very interactive. In this article, we’ve just scratched the surface of what was covered. We highly recommend putting these conferences on your calendar for next year!

New Pantone Polyester Standards Address Increased Demand for More Vibrant, Saturated Color (Premium Content)

Pantone has been providing color standards for the fashion, home, and interiors marketplace since 1987. Cotton standards were introduced in the mid-1990s. Since then, Pantone has developed additional textile color standards, including today’s announcement of 203 new colors for polyester. We spoke with Laurie Pressman, Vice President at Pantone Color Institute, to learn more.

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Devan Launches Natural Technology to Make Textiles Free from Pet Allergens

Garment Decorators Luncheon at the SGIA Expo Puts Innovation at the Forefront

Gabel Grows Export and Retail Business with First Major Investment in Durst Alpha Series

Utilize the Potentials of “Design Your T-Shirt” Revolution

Aurora Kicks Off Program Celebrating the Benefits of American Manufacturing with July 9 Picnic

Nazdar SourceOne Names Dan Zmuda Regional Sales Manager, Textile Business Unit

Twine Solutions Names First Beta Customer for Its Digital Selective Thread Dyeing System and Solutions

Pantone Introduces Polyester Standards, Expanding its Fashion, Home + Interiors Color Management System

Visitor Response to Print Make Wear Launch at FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 Reflects Growing Focus on Garment Printing in FESPA Community

Happypunt Delivers Fast Fashion by Implementing Gerber’s PLM and 3D Digital Solutions

Bentley Park Named New CEO of APJeT®

Freseners Offer Hands-On Training Boot Camp for Garment Printers

Aurora's Fabrics on Display at Digital Textiles Printing Conference in Chicago

Product Launch for Coloreel’s Thread Coloring Unit at Avantex

New ITMF Report Finds Shipments of New Textile Machinery Globally Increased in 2017

Mouvent Enters into Strategic Partnerships with Key Distributors for its Digital Textile Printing Solutions

Roland’s Texart™ SBL3 Dye-Sublimation Inks Earn ChromaLuxe® Certification for Outdoor Durability

Sabur Ink Systems Installs Two DGI FT-1908 Printers into L&S Prints

Aurora Invites Attendees to Techtextil NA to Discuss New Product Development & Collaboration

Bolger & O’Hearn to Showcase Revolutionary Stormproof/Breathable OmniBloq™ DWR at Techtextil NA

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Video preview: Champion Thread Company Brings Manufacturing Back to the U.S.

Champion Thread Company Brings Manufacturing Back to the U.S.

Published: July 18, 2018

Matt Poovey, President of Champion Thread Company, discusses the importance of automation in bringing textile and garment manufacturing back to the United States. This industrial sewing thread manufacturer is leading the way with a number of innovations.


Video preview: Speed Outweighs Cost in Textiles

Speed Outweighs Cost in Textiles

Published: July 16, 2018

Karsten Newbury, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Software for Gerber Technology, discusses the trends driving change in the textiles industry. Now more than ever, the industry is about speed with pressure on brands and manufacturers for faster time to market.


Video preview: LACorp Is a Jack-of-All-Trades in the Textile Industry

LACorp Is a Jack-of-All-Trades in the Textile Industry

Published: July 10, 2018

Jeoff Bodenhorst, Jr., President of LACorp, talks about his contract cut-and-sew company that offers a wide range of services to the garment industry. He talks about how automation will continue to improve this part of the manufacturing process, which can often be a labor-intensive bottleneck.


Video preview: Kornit's Ryan Kurek on the Analog-to-Digital Transformation in Textiles

Kornit's Ryan Kurek on the Analog-to-Digital Transformation in Textiles

Published: July 5, 2018

Ryan Kurek, Director of Marketing for North America at Kornit Digital, discusses the analog-to-digital transformation as it relates to textiles. As the way we buy clothing changes, the textile industry must adjust, with faster time to market and less waste in the supply chain.


Video preview: As Consumer Buying Habits Change, So Does the Textile Industry

As Consumer Buying Habits Change, So Does the Textile Industry

Published: June 28, 2018

Yoram Burg, Regional Sales Director for EFI Optitex, gives us an idea of what to expect in the textiles market as the analog-to-digital transformation continues to unfold. Companies need to develop product and get it to market faster than ever before to keep up with consumers' changing buying habits.


Video preview: OnPoint Manufacturing Automates Textiles

OnPoint Manufacturing Automates Textiles

Published: June 26, 2018

At TechTextil, Kirby Best, Chairman of OnPoint Manufacturing, talks about his company, which was founded based on lessons learned in the book industry. OnPoint produces original, beautiful textile work using automated production.


Video preview: Lectra: For Fashion and Furniture

Lectra: For Fashion and Furniture

Published: June 25, 2018

Carlos Jimenez, Professional Services Manager of Fashion and Apparel for Lectra, discusses the broad range of services the company offers to streamline the process from design to cutting room for textile-based products. Lectra serves the fashion industry, as well as furniture and other market segments where textiles play an important role.


Video preview: New Coatings for Performance Fabrics

New Coatings for Performance Fabrics

Published: June 21, 2018

Mark Sunderland, Textile Engineer and Strategist at Thomas Jefferson University, discusses the future of coatings for performance fabrics and their effect on sustainability.


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