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Textiles & Apparel

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.

The Signs Are Good for Signs of Success
The Signs Are Good for Signs of Success

Published: February 13, 2020

Curtis Metz talks to David Zwang about Signs of Success, a company that contracts with sign shops to do installations of major sign projects—analog and dynamic digital—and how the company is growing its digital business. The company also has a side business in embroidery and custom heat-transfer T-shirts. Watch Video

EFI’s Adele Genoni Identifies Today’s Textile Trends
EFI’s Adele Genoni Identifies Today’s Textile Trends

Published: February 3, 2020

Adele Genoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EFI Reggiani, talks to Cary Sherburne about the most important trends in textiles as the industry continues its analog to digital transformation—including sustainability, data management, and AI and technical textiles. She also provides an update on EFI BOLT installations. Watch Video

David Gross of Conde Systems Explains How Easy and Affordable It Is to Enter the Product Decoration Market with Heat Transfer Dye Sublimation
David Gross of Conde Systems Explains How Easy and Affordable It Is to Enter the Product Decoration Market with Heat Transfer Dye Sublimation

Published: January 16, 2020

David Gross of Conde Systems explains how his passion for heat transfer dye sublimation has grown into a highly diverse business that provides everything customers need to decorate just about any product, not only creating and producing items but helping them with marketing strategies as well. Users can enter this market with a minimal investment. Watch Video

Carolina Textile District Helps Match Entrepreneurs to Textile Manufacturing Resources
Carolina Textile District Helps Match Entrepreneurs to Textile Manufacturing Resources

Published: December 19, 2019

Tanya Wade explains how the Carolina Textile District acts as a matchmaker for companies and entrepreneurs interested in textile manufacturing in the U.S. to connect them with the necessary resources. Through an online application process, manufacturers, mills, pattern makers, and others can quickly review requests and determine whether to participate. Watch Video

American Color Imaging Adds Dye-Sub Products with Two HP Stitch Digital Textile Printers
American Color Imaging Adds Dye-Sub Products with Two HP Stitch Digital Textile Printers

Published: December 18, 2019

Mark Lane, President & CEO of American Color Imaging, describes the company's journey from a portrait photo studio and wet photo lab to a digital operation that includes two HP Stitch digital textile printers for production of personalized blankets and other textile-based photo products. Watch Video

Print. Make. Wear. An Expanded Presence Planned for FESPA 2020
Print. Make. Wear. An Expanded Presence Planned for FESPA 2020

Published: December 18, 2019

Debbie McKeegan, Textile Ambassador for FESPA and organizer of the event's Print. Make. Wear. exhibit, explains how the exhibit showcases technologies that are changing the future of manufacturing in textiles and apparel. She notes how the exhibit will be expanded for FESPA 2020 in Madrid. Watch Video

Adobe's Mike Scrutton Provides Updates on the Latest Adobe Textile Designer Developments and Adobe's New Design to Print Solution
Adobe's Mike Scrutton Provides Updates on the Latest Adobe Textile Designer Developments and Adobe's New Design to Print Solution

Published: December 17, 2019

Mike Scrutton, Adobe's Director of Print Technology and Strategy, brings our viewers up to date on the latest developments with Adobe Textile Designer. He also explains his participation in judging the SGIA Golden Image Awards, with entries including everything from banners, to signage, to prints, including full-color wedding invitations printed on slate! He also notes the launch of Adobe Design to Print, making it easier for designers to visualize how a design will actually look when manufactured. Watch Video

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Can the "Last Mile" of Manufacturing—Sewing—Be More Automated? Frank Henderson Says Yes

Published: December 16, 2019

A third-generation family-owned company in business for 50 years, Henderson Sewing Machine Company has changed with the times, according to CEO Frank Henderson. With sewing—the "last mile" in textile manufacturing automation—still requiring significant manual labor, Henderson talks about the challenges of automating textile sewn products and the progress that is being made. Watch Video

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