Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


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.


Mimaki Focused on Accelerating the Digital Transformation in Textiles (Premium Content)

It’s been 20 years since Mimaki began its digital textile printing journey, one of the first, if not the first, to do so. We spoke with Ronald Van Den Broek, General Manager of Sales for Mimaki Europe, to gain insight into how the company addresses the growing digital textile market today and it is vision of the future.

OnPoint Manufacturing Making Apparel Microfactory a Reality (Premium Content)

OnPoint Manufacturing offers an innovative approach to an on-demand manufacturing model for textiles and apparel. Leveraging digital technologies to streamline supply chains, remove waste and speed time to market is the hallmark of the analog-to-digital transformation of any industry. OnPoint combines a number of interesting technologies to enable this in textiles and apparel for its own manufacturing, and a vision of the future for the industry.

Garment Decorators Gather for Inaugural ThreadX

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne reports from the inaugural ThreadX, powered by SGIA, a unique conference held last week to serve the needs of garment decorators.

Bridging the Gap Between Screen and Digital Printing for Textiles (Premium Content)

As the analog-to-digital transformation in textile printing starts taking off, hybrid solutions are emerging that fill the gap between screen and digital printing. In this article, Senior Editor Cary Sherburne discusses this gap issue, includes insight from a California-based screen printer, and highlights an interesting hybrid solution in the form of M&R’s Digital Squeegee. Read more.

More Articles


SPGPrints’ JAVELIN® Digital Printer and Advanced Rotary Screen Solutions to Be Featured at ITM 2018

Roland DG to Demonstrate Broadest Range of Advanced Print & Cut and UV-LED Solutions Ever at FESPA 2018

MCT’s New VersaTech2™ Flatbed Laser Only Solution Breaks Price Barriers for Fabric Finishing

Sabur Ink Systems Supplies Fabrijet DGI FT-1604 Sublimation Printer

UniNet to Demonstrate New Transfer Products at the Atlantic City Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS)

MCT Digital Announces Successful Results from its First Annual Innovations in Textile Finishing Symposium

Mimaki USA Announces Tiger-1800B Digital Textile Printing System

Scott Fresener Releases T-Shirt Screen Printing Online Master Class

Dover Digital Printing Formed to Capture Market Synergies

Transfer Software Enables Large-Format Designs Using Small A4/Letter and A3/Tabloid Printers

Latest Fabric Tool expands Zünd UK Ltd's Reach into Textile Market

Epson Launches New Digital Fabric Printing Microsite for Fashion Designers

JK Group Launches New Sublimation Digital Inks Branded Kiian and J-Teck

TVF Introduces High-Definition Textiles by Georg+Otto Friedrich

Xeikon Celebrates Heimtextil 2018 Sales Success

Epson to Host Fourth Annual Digital Couture Project Where Fashion Meets Technology

Roland DG to Exhibit at ISPO Munich 2018

Epson and CIT Partner to Provide Streamlined Financing Options for Commercial and Digital Print Customers

Epson Announces Next-Generation SureColor F2100 Printer for High-Performance Direct-to-Garment Printing

Kornit Digital Launches New HD Printing Technology for the Avalanche Series

More News



Video preview: Analog-to-Digital Transformation Is Disrupting the Textiles Industry

Analog-to-Digital Transformation Is Disrupting the Textiles Industry

Published: March 15, 2018

Mark Coudray, Founder of Catalyst Plan, has nearly 50 years of experience in graphic communications. He talks about the analog-to-digital transformations that have occurred in the industry over the past few decades. The fourth iteration of analog-to-digital transformation is revolutionizing the discipline of marketing and having a huge impact on the textiles and apparel industries. He offers guidance to buy time and gain breathing room.


Video preview: Chris Simpson from Blue Ion Talks about Available Tools to Engage in B2C Marketing

Chris Simpson from Blue Ion Talks about Available Tools to Engage in B2C Marketing

Published: March 14, 2018

Chris Simpson, Digital Marketing Director at Blue Ion, talks about how companies can make a transition from marketing B2B to marketing B2C. He identifies a set of tools from Google and others that can help companies add this new capability.


Video preview: The Amazing Story of Sandilake Clothing

The Amazing Story of Sandilake Clothing

Published: March 13, 2018

Mel Lay, Owner of Sandilake Clothing, has a riveting story of how she went from producing clothing for her kids in 2014 to being a garment icon. Her business has grown largely through the use of social media, including her public battle with Target and ultimately her appearance on Shark Tank. Great story! Lots of guidance about how others can use social media to grow their businesses.


Video preview: Facing the Challenges of Waste in the Garment Supply Chain

Facing the Challenges of Waste in the Garment Supply Chain

Published: March 12, 2018

Matthew Cochran, COO of OnPoint Manufacturing, talks about the feasibility of on demand manufacturing of garments to address Fast Fashion and the waste of time and materials associated with the traditional garment supply chain, moving from design-produce-hope-to-sell, to design-sell-produce.


Video preview: Fed By Threads Innovating in

Fed By Threads Innovating in "Dirt to Shirt" Approach

Published: March 8, 2018

Skya Nelson, COO of Fed By Threads, talks about the company's "dirt to shirt" strategy and its innovative approach to fibers that are environmentally sustainable and recyclable. One example is 65% recycled plastic bottles and 35% recycled organic cotton. Currently they are working on a recycled cotton fiber that prints well, recycles easily, and is cost effective.


Video preview: AccuLink Leverages Dye-Sublimation Printing for Business Growth

AccuLink Leverages Dye-Sublimation Printing for Business Growth

Published: March 8, 2018

Tom O'Brien, President of AccuLink in Greenville, N.C., talks about how he was able to turn his business around following the recession by turning to dye sublimation of textiles, ceramics, and more. This commercial printer is also now one of the largest dye-sub operations in the Southeast with minimal investments as compared to normal commercial print investments—about 100 pieces of equipment that cost less than one digital printing press!


Video preview: First-Ever ThreadX Powered by SGIA a Success

First-Ever ThreadX Powered by SGIA a Success

Published: March 7, 2018

In seeking to better serve its membership, SGIA took the advice of its Garment Decorating Committee to host an event dedicated to that under-served segment. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne was there, and explains why this event was different. The sold-out event will be held again next year, location TBD.


Video preview: How EFI Reggiani Is Helping Accelerate the Analog-to-Digital Transformation in Textiles

How EFI Reggiani Is Helping Accelerate the Analog-to-Digital Transformation in Textiles

Published: March 5, 2018

Adele Genoni, Vice President and General Manager for EFI Reggiani, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about how Reggiani fits into the EFI ecosystem. She explains how the company is moving the analog-to-digital transformation forward in textiles, and what she expects to see in the future, including reshoring textile production in North America and Europe.


More Video



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

Intertex Milano 11-13 October

IFAI Expo 2018

ITMA Barcelona 20-26 June 2019

Digital Textile Printing US 2018, June 8-9, Chicago

Become a Member

Join the thousands of printing executives who are already part of the WhatTheyThink Community.

Copyright © 2018 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved