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.
Austin Community College in Texas has launched an innovative Fashion Incubator with the goal of creating a real-to-industry learning environment in partnership with the City of Austin, Gerber Technology, and others. This is a unique approach to bringing new talent into the industry and giving new fashion-oriented businesses a jump start.
The digital transformation in textiles and apparel is well underway. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne writes about the drivers for this transformation and how fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff is leveraging digital technologies in unique ways.
What were you thinking about at eight years old? Probably not the career that would be your life’s passion! That’s when Ariel Swedroe began her fashion career. At Age 11, she began exploring digitally printed fabrics. Today, at age 15, she has a full-fledged fashion business. But she’s not stopping there! You’ll love this story.
Designers in textiles and apparel typically use Adobe products to create their designs. But until now, there have not been textile-specific tools to make the task easier. To address this, Adobe has announced Project Paras, a set of tools that allow designers to stay within Photoshop CC and reduce the number of steps required to complete and preview a design. We spoke with Adobe to learn more.
EFI Introduces Next-Generation Single-Pass Reggiani BOLT Textile Digital Printer
Aurora Sets Standard for Sustainable Manufacturing in North American Plant
RICOH Ri 1000 Direct to Garment Printer Named CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree
Coloreel Wins the Largest Innovation Award in Sweden
A Digital Transformation Underway in Textiles
New SGIA Webinar Previews Digital Textile Printing Conference
Garment Decorating Industry’s 6th Annual REGGIE Awards
Graphics One Announces Distribution Agreement with Shockline
DuPont Advanced Printing Announces ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX ® Certifications for DuPont™ Artistri® Textiles Digital Inks
Two Industry Awards for Durst at SGIA Expo 2018
Durst Reveals Two New Printing Platforms and Software Solutions at the 2018 SGIA Expo
Global Digital Textile Printing Market Analysis and Key Developments in Near Future (2018–2027)
Nice Threads: Agfa Graphics Expands Duratex Fabric Line at SGIA Expo
Agfa Graphics Jeti Tauro H3300 UV-LED Inkjet Printing System Makes North America Debut at SGIA 2018
Epson Introduces Direct-to-Garment Solution for 100 Percent Polyester Printing
Roland DG Launches Ground-Breaking Texart RT-640M Multi-Function Dye-Sublimation Printer
SGIA Announces Industry Leaders Comprising 2018–2019 Board of Directors
Aurora Brings Back the Great American Chocolate Bowl at SGIA EXPO 2018 in Las Vegas
Textile Businesses Win with Greener, More Efficient Digital Printing Using Newly Available EFI Reggiani TERRA Pigment Solution
EFI Showcases High Quality, Productivity and Opportunity with New Signage and Textile Technologies at SGIA Expo
Textile Printing for Commercial Printers
Published: November 6, 2018
Tim Check, Senior Product Manager for Epson America, talks about textile printing technologies and how commercial printers can use fabric printing to open up new business opportunities and offer more options to customers.
New Enhancements Released in AccuMark Version 11
Published: August 8, 2018
Mary McFadden, Executive Director of CAD Project Management for Gerber Technology, discusses the new enhancements to AccuMark Version 11. Gerber continues to make enhancements to this premier CAD system for the textiles and apparel industry.
Customization is Key for Carriage House Printery
Published: August 1, 2018
Michael Frankhauser, Owner of Carriage House Printery, shares his inspiring personal story, from designing equipment for a manufacturing company to starting his own custom textile printing company.
When Fads Fade
Published: July 31, 2018
Tim Brule, Vice President of Disruptive Technologies for Fanatics Inc., shares how this company has grown its business via online stores. From fast fashion and fad fashion, to micro moments, the world of fashion is rapidly changing.
Spoonflower Celebrates 10 Years
Published: July 26, 2018
Gart Davis, CEO of Spoonflower, takes us through the history of a company that has grown its business largely through digital textile printing and e-commerce and now celebrates its 10-year anniversary.
The Advantages of EFI InNova Pigment Inks for Textiles
Published: July 19, 2018
Paolo Torricella, Textiles Segment Manager for EFI Reggiani, describes the benefits of EFI InNova pigment inks for direct-to-fabric printing from vibrant colors to a lower impact on the environment.
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.
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.