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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.

New Epson dye sublimation printer sets higher production standards

Reliable, faster SureColor SC-F10000 offers textile industry reproducibly high print quality
Epson introduces the SureColor SC-F10000, its first 76.8-inch wide format printer. The SC-F10000 is a newly developed sublimation printer for textile producers with particularly high demands on productivity, speed and reliability. The numerous work areas of the new machine include the production of fashion items, sportswear, furniture, promotional items and soft signage. The new Epson SureColor SC-F10000 will be available from qualified retailers from September 2020.

DTG Enables Expression for All Seasons at Teetaly

Based a bit north of Rome, Teetaly provides custom apparel on demand, including t-shirts, hoodies, baby apparel, aprons, and hats. They serve a broad array of customers, including agencies and professionals purchasing large quantities of custom gear, artists creating their own line of merchandise, and end-consumers wanting to create something unique for themselves (or as gifts for friends and family). Teetaly’s online store includes a design tool to facilitate these customers in bringing their creations to life.

Zanzibar Production chooses the HP Stitch S500 to ensure high-quality production

Thanks to the HP Stitch S500 printer, Zanzibar Production is now able to adapt to changes in its market.

Zanzibar Production, a company specialising in sportswear and event clothing with a strong focus on water sports garments, has acquired an HP Stitch S500 printer to further grow the business.

Heimtextil 2020 - Sustainability trumps

50 years of Heimtextil gave reason to celebrate this event in style, since the sector is facing major challenges: In addition to digital transformation and Industry 4.0 and e-commerce, the economy is also weakening. Fundamental changes in manufacturing and processing and industry consolidation are just a few of the keywords that are having a particular impact on the market for home textiles. From Sabine Slaughter

Heimtextil 2021: More than 95 per cent of space booked

In the midst of the current coronavirus crisis, the next edition of Heimtextil from 12-15 January 2021 in Frankfurt am Main is proving very popular: more than 95 per cent of the space occupied last time has now been booked.* Heimtextil thus offers international representatives from the sector a superb setting in which to launch a successful season at the world leading trade fair for home and contract textiles in 2021.

The Italian Energiapura forerunner for accessory, protective, reusable and customized masks

- The Italian company, specialized in the production of technical sportswear, has studied and started the production of masks to face the emergency COVID-19
- The use of Mimaki's sublimation printing allows the company to customise the templates, clearing them from the hospital image and making them accessories

SHIMA SEIKI Releases Data for Several More Knitted Masks

In light of the worldwide shortage of surgical masks due to the continuing spread of the CoVID-19 coronavirus infec- tion, leading flat knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan has released knitting data for 9 more versions of knitted masks to be produced on a variety of its computerized knitting machines. These are in addi- tion to the various mask data the company has been releasing by the company since 19th March, bringing the total number of versions of the masks to 19.

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