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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.


Key Components of the Digital Textile Printing Industry (Premium Content)

Consumer demand and technological innovations continue to drive growth within the apparel and home décor industries. This article outlines the key components of the digital textile printing industry and highlights how mass customization is fueling the adoption of various technologies.

Functional Fabric Finishes: Advances Extend Fabric Utility (Premium Content)

In recent years, significant advances have been made in both aesthetic and functional fabric finishes. While some finishes are produced mechanically, the focus of this article, the latest in our series on technical textiles, is on chemical treatments or coatings that add functionality to fabrics for comfort or for specialized uses.

Continued Innovations Drive Growth in Digital Textile Printing (Premium Content)

Consumer demand and technological innovations are driving growth in the apparel and home décor industries. This article explores some of the ongoing shifts that are occurring in the industry and considers how these shifts are affecting the digital textile market on a global basis.

Getting Grounded in Geotextiles (Premium Content)

This is the fourth installment of a series of articles by Senior Editor Cary Sherburne on technical textiles—how they fit in the industry, why they are important, and interesting new developments. In this installment in the series, Sherburne discusses geotextiles, an important but rarely discussed segment of technical textiles.

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New Mimaki Printer Launches the Next (R)Evolution in Textile Printing

Standfast & Barracks Encourages Own Customers to Join Wave of Innovation Provided Through Durst

Chemica US Adds Territories to its International Master Distributor Imidia Digital Technologies

Model Madeline Stuart to Walk 10 Shows This Fashion Season

Coloreel Secures Distribution in Europe for Revolutionary Thread Coloring Unit

Asia Print Expo 2019 to Highlight the World of Print and Beyond

Print Shop Pairs DTG Inkjet with DTG Dryer to Boost Quality, Capacity

Graphics One Introduces GO SubliMate Desktop Dye Sub System

Coloreel Recruits from Large International Company

Apparel Industry Approaching the Next Level in Digital Transformation with New EFI Offerings at MAGIC

Abbott-Action Achieves G7® Master Qualification

Aaron Draplin Tapped to Speak at THREADX 2019

OKI Data Americas Looks Back at Successful AlphaGraphics National Event Held In Austin, Texas

IMI Europe Announces Digital Printing Conference Program

Daniel Liba Appointed CEO of bergertextiles

Mimaki USA Announces the Tiger-1800B MkII

Bolger & O’Hearn Products Now on ZDHC List of Approved Chemistries for Global Textile Industry Supply Chains

With OmniBloq™ Bolger & O’Hearn Ushers in Stormproof/Breathable™ -- a Revolutionary, New DWR Category

Devan Launches Natural Technology to Make Textiles Free from Pet Allergens

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

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Video preview: New Enhancements Released in AccuMark Version 11

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.


Video preview: Customization is Key for Carriage House Printery

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.


Video preview: When Fads Fade

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.


Video preview: Spoonflower Celebrates 10 Years

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.


Video preview: The Advantages of EFI InNova Pigment Inks for Textiles

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.


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.


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Jennifer Matt

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

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