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.
I was intrigued to read in a recent Axios newsletter that fashion designer jobs are expected to increase by +148%, according to Cognizant, a technology and business services company. I reached out to Ben Pring, who runs the company’s Center for the Future of Work, to learn more. And boy, did I learn more!
For the most part, commercial printers are locked out of the existing supply chain for digital textiles. This article explores the more accessible textile segments that commercial printers can participate in, including textile-based sign and display graphics and direct-to-garment.
I first got to know Kirby Best when he was running on-demand book printer Lightning Source. And I was interested to see him turn up as Chairman at OnPoint Manufacturing, an on-demand garment manufacturer. We connected for a wide-ranging discussion at the recent Gerber Technology Ideation event, including the newly announced FashionTech Platform 1.0 initiative.
Officially launched in September 2018, the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN) is another example of initiatives across the country that are working to revive the U.S. textile and apparel industry, both with innovations that improve efficiency and to reshore textile and apparel manufacturing. We spoke with RITIN steering committee chairman and CEO of textile company Trans-Tex Michael Woody to learn more.
Groz-Beckert Launches Online Customer Portal Weaving
Epson Certified Solution Center Now Open at Equipment Zone in New Jersey
The Mosaica Group Expands into Manufacturing with State-of-the-Art Converting Equipment
Release of Next-Generation 3D Solution from Browzwear Brings Fashion Industry to Next Stage of the Digital Transformation
Conference Program Confirmed for Asia Print Expo 2019
Summa Launches 3.2m Flatbeds for the Textile Market
Lectra Makes History with "Fashion On Demand," Fashion’s First End-to-End Personalization Offer
SPGPrints Presents Digital and Rotary Screen Solutions for Home Furnishing and Interior Decor Markets At Heimtextil 2019
FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 Returns to Munich with an Explosion of Possibilities
Twine Solutions Successfully Completes its Growth Stage Investment Round
UniNet to Unveil Innovative Dye Sublimation Transfer Print Solution to Fuel Business Growth at ISS Long Beach 2019
Digital Textile Printing Market to Record a Healthy CAGR of 16.3% by 2027
Swedroe by Ariel Wins Sustainability Fashion Design Contest
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
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.