Kornit Digital, a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, has announced that the company won the Hong Kong Digital Printing Award 2017 (Special Material Category), bestowed by the Hong Kong Digital Printing Association. The award was given in recognition of the print quality of a pair of baby footwear, printed on a Kornit Allegro and using the company’s unique Neo Pigment™ printing process.

The pair of baby footwear was made from polyester spacer mesh – a challenging material for many digital printing systems because of its thickness and elasticity. Heating and pressing destroy this polyester mesh with its special structure. All Kornit’s printing systems, however, allow for high-quality, non-contact printing and are equipped with an adjustable head height mechanism: Users can easily adjust the system’s print heads to accommodate the thickness of the printing substrates and output sharp and fine art designs precisely. This is how Kornit managed to produce a high-quality, sharp and saturated print on the delicate substrate.

Kornit’s Allegro direct-to-fabric printing system is the only true digital solution for roll-to-roll textile printing which eliminates the need for pre- and posttreatment for multiple fabrics, all within a seven meters’ integrated production line. The Allegro eliminates the entry barrier to digital fabric printing, making it a solution of choice for businesses relying on multiple short runs and extremely short turn time. Through its simple operation, the system with its 1.80m printing width enables the development of new business models that cater for the strong trends of mass customization and personalization of textile in fashion and home décor. The system has been in high demand around the globe recently. It offers amazing print quality, a vivid and wide colour gamut, alongside excellent color fastness and tactility. This fully sustainable and safe process is OekoTex 100 certified and GOTS pre-approved.

The Hong Kong Digital Printing Award 2017 recognises the best print works produced within the year. This prestigious award is a credit to digital printing vendors as it promotes excellence across the worldwide plethora of digital printing services and solutions.