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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.

Articles

Textiles and Corrugated Take the Spotlight at FESPA Berlin (Premium Content)

Textiles and corrugated were the two major themes of this year’s FESPA Global Print Expo. Here are some quick hits from the show.


How MakerBot Is Shaping a 3D Future in Industry and Education (Premium Content)

For a dozen years, Forrest Leighton held marketing roles at Canon USA, and then spent four years with Marcomm Central. Today, he is Vice President of Marketing at MakerBot, a Stratasys company and a global leader in desktop 3D printing solutions. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with him recently to learn more about MakerBot and how 3D printing might be a relevant opportunity for commercial, sign & display graphics, packaging and textile printers.


Standfast & Barracks: Naught to 50% Digital Textile Printing in Five Years (Premium Content)

Changing market dynamics, including the increasing proliferation of digital printing technologies for textiles and apparel, are boosting reshoring efforts in many countries. UK-based Standfast & Barracks has worked closely with digital textile printer manufacturer Durst to help accelerate this trend using its Durst Alpha Series digital textile printers. Read more.


Stunning 3D Printed Garments a Revolutionary Idea (Premium Content)

Tel Aviv-based fashion designer Danit Peleg creates custom garments and accessories using desktop 3D printers. Today, Peleg is also in the process of creating and uploading to her site designs that can be downloaded and printed. Read on for more on her unique projects.


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News

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

FESPA Reveals Winners of Its 2018 Awards

Call for Proposals: 2018 Digital Textile Printing Conference

APJeT® To Showcase Planet-Friendly Atmospheric Dry Plasma Finishing Process at Techtextil NA 2018 in Atlanta

Japanese Tech Giant Ricoh Enters Partnership with Coloreel to Revolutionize the Textile Industry with Thread Coloring Innovation

EFI’s Breakthrough Innovations at FESPA Include New, Next-generation Hybrid Inkjet Platform and Greener Pigment Process for Textile

EFI Raises the Bar in Soft Signage with New, In-Line VUTEk FabriVU Print and Sublimation Product

X-Rite and Pantone Expand PantoneLIVE Offering for Plastic, Coatings and Textile Industries

JK Group Doubles Its Efforts at FESPA; Debuts Two New Sublimation Inks

Ricoh Demonstrates Application Versatility at FESPA

Caldera to Join the SportsFactory Team at FESPA Berlin

FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 to Showcase Largest Textile Offering

ColorJet Introducing Latest UV, Soft Signage & Digital Textile Solutions at FESPA BERLIN

Aurora Hosts Booth at Techtextil NA to Discuss New Product Development & Collaboration

Printed Interior Decoration Conference Reveals First Program Details

UniNet to Show New Transfer Printing Technology at FESPA Global Print Expo 2018

AnaJet Launches Firmware v1.2 and AnaRIP v5.1 Updates to Increase Print Speed for Direct to Garment Printers

Mutoh America, Inc. Launches New Water-Based Textile Pigment Ink

Roland Launches New Dye-Sub Webinar Series

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Video

Video preview: Techtextil 2018: New Technologies—and Challenges—for Textile Printing

Techtextil 2018: New Technologies—and Challenges—for Textile Printing

Published: May 23, 2018

Brian Francois, Executive Vice President of AATCC, discusses the analog-to-digital transformation in textile printing, and identifies such emerging challenges as wearable technology and developing and implementing color standards for LED lighting.

 

Video preview: From Concept to Creation—Dover Digital Printing’s Microfactory Streamlines Digital Textile Production

From Concept to Creation—Dover Digital Printing’s Microfactory Streamlines Digital Textile Production

Published: May 22, 2018

Sebastien Hanssens, Vice President of Marketing and Communication for Dover Digital Printing, talks about the “microfactory” concept of on-demand digital garment printing, which Dover Digital Printing was demonstrating at FESPA 2018. “The Sports Factory” showcased customized athletic jersey printing from online ordering to printing and sewing.

 

Video preview: EFI Launches New Hybrid Printer Series at FESPA Berlin

EFI Launches New Hybrid Printer Series at FESPA Berlin

Published: May 16, 2018

Frank Mallozzi, Chief Revenue Officer for EFI, talks about the new hybrid VUTEk printer series the company is launching this week at FESPA in Berlin: the h Series, EFI's new mid-range line, which boasts faster speed, higher image quality, and lower operating costs. The company is also demonstrating its textile-based "mini factory."

 

Video preview: Digital Printing Hits a Wall. And the Floor. And Your Sofa.

Digital Printing Hits a Wall. And the Floor. And Your Sofa.

Published: May 14, 2018

Rachel Nunziata, Product Development Manager for 4Walls, talks about the design process for digital décor. 4Walls designs and prints wallcoverings and a wide variety of other materials, handling the process all the way from design through production.

 

Video preview: Direct-to-Garment Printing Becoming Popular and Profitable

Direct-to-Garment Printing Becoming Popular and Profitable

Published: April 9, 2018

Tim Check, Production Manager, Epson America, talks about direct-to-garment printing, particularly using the brand-new Epson F-2100 Series printer which can print directly on T-shirts, baby onesies, towels, and other kinds of fabric-based items. Garment printing is a growth area for not only traditional screen printers looking to print short-run items, but also for commercial printers who can complement other display graphics services they may be offering.

 

Video preview: Zazzle Well-Positioned to Help Drive Analog-to-Digital Transformation in Textiles

Zazzle Well-Positioned to Help Drive Analog-to-Digital Transformation in Textiles

Published: April 2, 2018

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Zazzle's Chief Fulfillment Officer Charles Ohiaeri about the role of digital textile printing in its ecommerce business that delivers personalized paper and textile products. He shares his views on the analog-to-digital transformation underway in the textiles industry and how digital can make the industry more efficient, profitable, and environmentally friendly, while giving consumers more choice with the ability to personalize or customize their garments and other textile-based products.

 

Video preview: Vapor Apparel: Breaking the Rules in Sublimation Printing

Vapor Apparel: Breaking the Rules in Sublimation Printing

Published: March 29, 2018

Chris Bernat, Chief Revenue Officer at Vapor Apparel, likes to break the rules. Fourteen years ago, the company determined that good fabrics for sublimation printing were hard to come by and worked to solve that problem. Today, the company provides high-quality blanks for shirts, accessories, and more, including sublimation-certified white and colored garments that perform on press and in the market, making its clothing in the United States. He also discusses the relative roles of digital and conventional printing for textiles.

 

Video preview: Ryonet: Driving Change in Garment Decoration

Ryonet: Driving Change in Garment Decoration

Published: March 22, 2018

Ryonet's Ryan Moor talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the overall positive impact the analog-to-digital transformation in textiles and apparel stand to have on the environment. He also discusses how his company is helping the people of Haiti by providing workers in his manufacturing operation in the country with a living wage, good working conditions, and more.

 

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Textiles Editor

Jennifer Matt

Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor
An expert in how digital printing technologies revolutionize the print, packaging and textile industries.

Event Calendar

Techtextil North America 2018
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Intertex Milano 11-13 October
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IFAI Expo 2018
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ITMA Barcelona 20-26 June 2019
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Digital Textile Printing US 2018, June 8-9, Chicago
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