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Ricoh next generation Direct to Garment technology offers productivity breakthrough

Ricoh is responding to the needs of the modern garment decorator for heightened productivity, best-in-class operation and ease of use with the launch of the Ricoh Ri 2000 Direct to Garment (DTG) printer. The next generation system supports the production of promotional and personalised goods locally.

Spreadshirt attacks the European dropshipping market

SPOD division launches in Europe
Spreadshirt's latest spin-off, SPOD (Spreadshirt Print-on-Demand), is taking off in Europe and is now available in the Shopify app shop. SPOD is a quick and easy POD dropshipping application for apparel and accessories. With SPOD, both offline companies and e-commerce shops can expand their product range with merchandising products in just a few steps and at no additional cost.

Mimaki Customer, TOMDOM, Declares Digital Technology the Fabric of a Successful Textile Print Business

TOMDOM online store is one of the largest Russian online trading platforms, offering a broad range of home textiles. During its 12 years in the market, Moscow-based TOMDOM has become a leading vendor of ready-made curtains with a diverse clientele throughout the country and abroad.

Epson UltraChrome DG and reactive Genesta inks GOTS approved

Epson DG inks and pre-treatments approved by the Ecocert Group for use in a GOTS certified textile production process.
Customers and brand manufacturers attach great importance to sustainable, environmentally friendly production and supply chains. Therefore, producers of textile materials are increasingly faced with the demand to prove the ecological compatibility of their production chains. Epson supports manufacturers in this goal.

“Nothing New, Everything New”: Heimtextil presents the 2021/2022 trends

With the overarching theme “Nothing New, Everything New”, Heimtextil launches the motto of the trend season 21/22 and provides an outlook on the design topics for the international trade fair for home and contract textiles, taking place from 12 to 15 January 2021 in Frankfurt am Main.

The industry is relying on Heimtextil 2021: Initial impetus for the restart of business

Leading representatives from the home textiles industry view the upcoming Heimtextil (12-15 January 2021) as a decisive way to boost their business activities after the restart. They have also expressed their confidence in Messe Frankfurt's comprehensive protection and hygiene concept. Both trade and industry thus consider the prerequisites for a safe and successful Heimtextil to be met.

Global trade fair operations off to a successful start

Messe Frankfurt has held its first trade fairs since the multi-month global lockdown – with great success. Taking place from 15 to 17 July, Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics and the Yarn Expo demonstrated just how important personal encounters are, highlighting the increased need for face-to-face meetings in the current situation.

Epson Unveils its First 76-Inch Industrial Dye-Sublimation Textile Printing Solution to Advance High-Speed Production of Sellable Goods

High-Performance SureColor F10070 Delivers Industrial Reliability and Round-the-Clock Productivity
Epson America today announced its first 76-inch industrial-level dye-sublimation solution – the SureColor® F10070. Designed to offer reliability, versatility and round-the-clock productivity at a low total cost of ownership, the SureColor F10070 was engineered to meet the evolving needs of today’s textile industry and support the expansion of textile sourcing and production in the U.S. Featuring four 4.7-inch PrecisionCore® printheads and a new hot-swappable ink system, the printer delivers continuous roll-to-roll performance at production speeds up to 2,700 sqft/hr.1 An ideal solution for print shops looking to fulfill large orders, it consistently produces high-quality, bright textiles for fashion, sports apparel, home décor, soft signage, and more.

Kreativia Expands Service Offering with EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i Dye-Sublimation Printer

Polish creative and printing company Kreativia purchased an EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU® 340i dye-sublimation printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The 3.4-metre-wide printer will allow the company to further expand its service offerings and tap into new market opportunities.

SHIMA SEIKI Announces New Design Software and Web Services

Leading flat knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan announces the release of its new subscription-based design software, as well as two other web services to enhance its user experience. The new set of products and services is intended to aid in the digital transformation of the fashion industry for supporting business in the post-CoVID19 era, in which new work styles and methods are being adopted including teleworking and telecom- muting. At the same time, they are geared toward streamlining and improving efficiency to achieve sustainability through reduced waste.

Digitak services always in fashion with Mimaki sublimation and direct printing

• Specialised in dye-sublimation printing, the Italian company has conquered the heights of the high fashion sector with its top-quality printed fabrics.
• With its recent investment in a direct-to-fabric printing line, Digitak is preparing to expand its range of printed products, focusing on fabric differentiation.

Protection and hygiene concept: Heimtextil paves the way back to face-to-face meetings

To ensure that its events can resume safely, Messe Frankfurt has developed a concept that incorporates detailed hygienic, medical and organisational measures. Hygiene, social distancing and a supply of fresh air are important factors in the concept, which has been approved by the relevant authorities in the state of Hesse. It will be implemented at the first events in the autumn and also at the spring fairs in Frankfurt am Main, including the upcoming Heimtextil (12-15 January 2021).

Spoonflower and Kornit Mobilize

In the Spring of 2020, Spoonflower, a North Carolina-based supplier of decorated textiles serving entrepreneurs, graphic designers, and DIY artisans worldwide, installed four new Kornit Presto S systems for roll-to-roll, direct-to-fabric digital decoration. This installation, which effectively doubled Spoonflower’s production capacity, was fast-tracked to answer a considerable increase in topl ine growth since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions disrupted the industry.

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