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Video preview: Bluestone Fabrics Touts the Benefits of Digital Fabric Printing

Bluestone Fabrics Touts the Benefits of Digital Fabric Printing

Published: June 26, 2019

Bluestone Fabrics, a wholesale digital fabric printing business, offers cutting, sewing, and packaging as well. Co-Founder and CEO John Otsuki talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about his efforts to educate the market on the benefits of digital fabric printing, including the ability to get products they never could before and to help make the industry more sustainable. He also talks about the need to introduce into the printing process things that will help in automating the sewing process, currently the least automated process in the manufacturing process.

 

Video preview: Design Pool Offers Interior Decor Designs and Links to Fabric Printers for Production

Design Pool Offers Interior Decor Designs and Links to Fabric Printers for Production

Published: June 24, 2019

Kristen Dettoni, interior designer, founded Design Pool as a resource for highly curated interior textile designs as well as a way for designers to connect with fabric printers that have the capability to produce the work they need. Her goal was to make customization of interior decor more affordable and accessible.

 

Video preview: Fujifilm's Dr. Hamid Shirazi Explains the Company's Long-Time Participation in the Textile Industry

Fujifilm's Dr. Hamid Shirazi Explains the Company's Long-Time Participation in the Textile Industry

Published: June 18, 2019

Dr. Hamid Shirazi explains how Fujifilm has participated in the textile industry for many years by providing contract manufacturing to OEMs for producing colorants and purification of those colorants. More recently, Fujifilm has launched colorants and inks for digital textile printing under its own brand.

 

Video preview: Why the EFI BOLT Is a Green Printer for the Textiles Industry

Why the EFI BOLT Is a Green Printer for the Textiles Industry

Published: June 17, 2019

Paolo Torricella, Sales Segment Specialist for Digital Textile Equipment at EFI Reggiani, explains all the different elements EFI considered when designing the EFI BOLT single-pass digital textile printer in order to make the manufacturing process for the printer—as well as its use—as environmentally friendly as possible.

 

Video preview: Kornit Digital Looks to the Future of the Textiles & Apparel Supply Chain

Kornit Digital Looks to the Future of the Textiles & Apparel Supply Chain

Published: June 13, 2019

Ronen Samuel, CEO of Kornit Digital talks about consumer demand driving changes in the textiles and apparel supply chain and what that means for apparel and interior design. It is moving from supply and demand driven by the brands to demand and then supply, moving from 18 months lead time to one month or less. He outlines Kornit Digital's role in helping to drive this change.

 

Video preview: Debbie McKeegan Addresses How Digital Technologies Make Textiles More Sustainable

Debbie McKeegan Addresses How Digital Technologies Make Textiles More Sustainable

Published: June 11, 2019

FESPA Textile Evangelist Debbie McKeegan talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about how digital technologies are helping address sustainability issues in the textile industry, the world's second largest polluter. This includes not only the printing aspect, but the entire textiles and apparel supply chain.

 

Video preview: SmithersPira Digital Textile Printing Conference Helps Shape the Future of the Industry

SmithersPira Digital Textile Printing Conference Helps Shape the Future of the Industry

Published: June 7, 2019

Duane Neidert, Director of Operations, Americas, for SmithersPira, explains the genesis of its Digital Textile Printing conference and its future. The conference started about five years ago. Its goal is to educate the industry about the digital technologies that are shaping its future, from the print engines to inks and substrates/fibers, and the software and processes that are required for an on-demand production environment.

 

Video preview: Digital Printing Removes Barriers for Interior Designer Claire Vos

Digital Printing Removes Barriers for Interior Designer Claire Vos

Published: June 4, 2019

Claire Vos, textile designer for Interiors, shares her thoughts about how digital textile printing, and digital printing in general, has enhanced her business and opened a whole new world of design possibilities for her. Her work was prominently on display in the Mimaki booth at FESPA.

 

Video preview: HP Launches STITCH

HP Launches STITCH

Published: June 3, 2019

Ester Sala, Global Business Director for HP, talks about the development and launch of the new HP STITCH dye-sublimation textile printing portfolio. By working alongside their customers, HP has created a product to solve real-life problems.

 

Video preview: Print. Make. Wear. at FESPA—An Inside View

Print. Make. Wear. at FESPA—An Inside View

Published: May 29, 2019

Print. Make. Wear. is one of the highlights of FESPA, creating a microfactory environment on the show floor to demonstrate to attendees that just-in-time manufacturing of textiles and apparel is not only possible but is being done today. Debbie McKeegan, Textile Evangelist for FESPA, organizes the event and explains what goes into putting it together.

 

Video preview: Looking Inside the EFI FabriVU 340i

Looking Inside the EFI FabriVU 340i

Published: May 28, 2019

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with EFI's Senior Product Manager Mike Wozny about the EFI FabriVU 340i. Applicable to both the soft signage and textile markets, the FabriVU 340i incorporates patented print and calendering in one footprint and a one-step operation.

 

Video preview: HP Adds Dye Sublimation to Its Portfolio

HP Adds Dye Sublimation to Its Portfolio

Published: May 28, 2019

Santi Morera, General Manager and Global Head of Graphics Solutions Business for HP, discusses the company's strategy for dye sublimation in the textile market and how the new HP Stitch fits into the current HP portfolio.

 

Video preview: Summa Adds Innovative Laser Cutter for Textiles

Summa Adds Innovative Laser Cutter for Textiles

Published: May 21, 2019

Wim Maes, Executive Director at Summa, talks about the company's entry into textiles to address the bottleneck created in the cutting department as textile printers gain in speed. The company acquired CadCam Technology, resulting in the development of the Summa L3214, a 3.2-meter laser cutting device that cuts while the fabric feeds across the table, enabling cutting at 800 square meters per hour.

 

Video preview: HP Enters the Textile Market with Stitch

HP Enters the Textile Market with Stitch

Published: May 20, 2019

Joan Perez Pericot, General Manager of the Large Format Graphics Division for HP, talks about the company's entry into the growing dye-sublimation-based textile printing market with HP Stitch.

 

Video preview: EFI Focused on Green Printing for Textiles

EFI Focused on Green Printing for Textiles

Published: May 20, 2019

Adele Genoni, Vice President and General Manager of EFI Reggiani, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about EFI's sustainable approach to digital textile printing, from design through production and finishing, including two sustainable inks to cover virtually all fabric types.

 

Video preview: Color ReaderPRO Helps Create Customized Fabric Designs

Color ReaderPRO Helps Create Customized Fabric Designs

Published: December 18, 2018

Thomas LaTempa and Oriol Martinez Riba announce the partnership of Datacolor and Inedit as they collaborate to bring Color ReaderPRO—a color-reading management device and associated mobile app—to the market.

 

Video preview: Textile Printing for Commercial Printers

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.

 

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.

 

Video preview: Kornit's Ryan Kurek on the Analog-to-Digital Transformation in Textiles

Kornit's Ryan Kurek on the Analog-to-Digital Transformation in Textiles

Published: July 5, 2018

Ryan Kurek, Director of Marketing for North America at Kornit Digital, discusses the analog-to-digital transformation as it relates to textiles. As the way we buy clothing changes, the textile industry must adjust, with faster time to market and less waste in the supply chain.

 

Video preview: As Consumer Buying Habits Change, So Does the Textile Industry

As Consumer Buying Habits Change, So Does the Textile Industry

Published: June 28, 2018

Yoram Burg, Regional Sales Director for EFI Optitex, gives us an idea of what to expect in the textiles market as the analog-to-digital transformation continues to unfold. Companies need to develop product and get it to market faster than ever before to keep up with consumers' changing buying habits.

 

Video preview: OnPoint Manufacturing Automates Textiles

OnPoint Manufacturing Automates Textiles

Published: June 26, 2018

At TechTextil, Kirby Best, Chairman of OnPoint Manufacturing, talks about his company, which was founded based on lessons learned in the book industry. OnPoint produces original, beautiful textile work using automated production.

 

Video preview: Lectra: For Fashion and Furniture

Lectra: For Fashion and Furniture

Published: June 25, 2018

Carlos Jimenez, Professional Services Manager of Fashion and Apparel for Lectra, discusses the broad range of services the company offers to streamline the process from design to cutting room for textile-based products. Lectra serves the fashion industry, as well as furniture and other market segments where textiles play an important role.

 

Video preview: New Coatings for Performance Fabrics

New Coatings for Performance Fabrics

Published: June 21, 2018

Mark Sunderland, Textile Engineer and Strategist at Thomas Jefferson University, discusses the future of coatings for performance fabrics and their effect on sustainability.

 

Video preview: Kornit Digital Offers Textile Printing Solutions

Kornit Digital Offers Textile Printing Solutions

Published: June 18, 2018

Sharon Donovich, Product Marketing Manager for Kornit Digital, talks about the offerings from this Israeli-based company, a solutions provider for printing on textiles. Kornit received a warm response to its line of direct-to-garment and direct-to-fabric printers at the recent TexProcess show in Atlanta.

 

Video preview: Trends in High-Performance Apparel

Trends in High-Performance Apparel

Published: June 14, 2018

Mark Sunderland, Textile Engineer and Strategist at Thomas Jefferson University, discusses high-performance apparel and products, including new and emerging trends in moisture management and "wearables."

 

Video preview: Datacolor Rolls Out Spectravision for Measuring Printed Textile Samples

Datacolor Rolls Out Spectravision for Measuring Printed Textile Samples

Published: June 12, 2018

Mike Tancini, Director of Sales for North and Central America at Datacolor, describes Datacolor's services for the textile industry. The company recently introduced Spectravision, positioned as a game-changer for measuring printed textile samples.

 

Video preview: Looking at Textile Workflow Automation Through Apps

Looking at Textile Workflow Automation Through Apps

Published: June 11, 2018

Dave Pullin, CEO of Coldlogic LLC, suggests apps as a solution for increasing workflow automation in the textile industry, much like JDF did for print, enabling systems to talk to each other, minimizing human intervention.

 

Video preview: New EFI Reggiani Pigment Textile Ink Eliminates Need for Post-Treatment

New EFI Reggiani Pigment Textile Ink Eliminates Need for Post-Treatment

Published: June 8, 2018

Giorgio Sala of EFI Reggiani talks about the company's new pigment-based ink for the FLEXY textile printer. The new ink contains a binder that eliminates the need for post-treatment, such as washing or steaming of the fabric, after printing.

 

Video preview: Mimaki Unleashes New Tiger Textile Printing System

Mimaki Unleashes New Tiger Textile Printing System

Published: June 7, 2018

Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager, EMEA, for Mimaki, introduces the new Tiger textile printing system, capable of both direct-to-fabric and transfer-based dye sublimation. Mimaki has also incorporated Tiger into its own microfactory concept for fast fashion and other textile-based applications.

 

Video preview: Scott Schinlever Continues Analog-to-Digital Transformation at Gerber Technology

Scott Schinlever Continues Analog-to-Digital Transformation at Gerber Technology

Published: June 7, 2018

Scott Schinlever, President of Automation Services for Gerber Technology, discusses the similarities and differences between digital and analog, as well as his move from EFI to Gerber.

 

Video preview: Durst's Textile Printing Strategy

Durst's Textile Printing Strategy

Published: June 6, 2018

Fabio Gromo, Global Sales Manager of Textile Printing for durst, describes the durst line of textile printers and capabilities as well as the company's strategies with respect to the digital textile printing industry.

 

Video preview: Lectra Launches Cutting 4.0, A New Platform for Textile Cutting

Lectra Launches Cutting 4.0, A New Platform for Textile Cutting

Published: May 31, 2018

Frederic Gaillard, VP of Product Marketing for Lectra, talks to Cary Sherburne about Cutting 4.0, Lectra's new smart cutter for textile cutting that interfaces with Lectra Digital Cutting, a new cloud-based cutting platform. The machine receives orders and executes them, and sends back data so the entire process can be controlled in real time. The platform is designed to address the new challenges the company sees in the market, such as small runs and customization. The new platform also includes a fabric library.

 

Video preview: Lighting and Color in Retail Spaces

Lighting and Color in Retail Spaces

Published: May 30, 2018

Ann Laidlaw, Consultant for ACL Color Consulting LLC, talks to Cary Sherburne about how ambient lighting impacts our perception of color—an important consideration in retail environments where the lighting under which a consumer views a garment may be different from that under which the garment was manufactured. Compounding the problem is the latest trend toward LED lighting (of which there are many different kinds) in retail stores, which can impact how a particular colored garment is perceived.

 

Video preview: Streamlining and Automating On-Demand Textile Production

Streamlining and Automating On-Demand Textile Production

Published: May 29, 2018

Kirby Best, President and CEO of Purchase Activated Apparel Technologies (PAAT), talks about one of the biggest challenges he found in the analog-to-digital transformation of textile printing: the difficulty of feeding information to the production equipment. To realize all the advantage of on-demand production, all the systems within the operation need to be in sync and "talking" to each other. He talks to Cary Sherburne about how PAAT overcame that challenge.

 

Video preview: Inside FESPA 2018's Print Make Wear

Inside FESPA 2018's Print Make Wear "Fast Fashion" Microfactory

Published: May 25, 2018

Debbie McKeegan, Textile Ambassador for FESPA 2018, walks us through the Print Make Wear microfactory and demonstrates the process of textile printing from beginning to end.

 

Video preview: SEAMS: The Voice of the Sewn Products Industry

SEAMS: The Voice of the Sewn Products Industry

Published: May 24, 2018

At this week's TechTextil, Will Duncan, Executive Director of SEAMS, talks about SEAMS which, for 50 years, has been the "voice" of the U.S. sewn products industry. Members include brands and retailers, as well as the textile supply sector. "Made in America" is the association's main initiative.

 

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: 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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