Textile has been heralded the largest growth area*, with an explosion in the range of textile applications thanks to improved digital technology and media in delivering high quality print. While screen printing remains the best print process for high-volume work, digital printing has enabled growth in the short-run arena. From software to hardware and consumables across both screen and digital printing principles, visitors explored the vast opportunities of this market whether for soft signage, fashion wear or interior décor. In next few pages we are covering some of the latest technologies introduced during the show…M
Mimaki showcases Tiger-1800B robust textile printer
As a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutting systems, Mimaki exhibited at FESPA 2018 in Berlin. Mimaki showcased their innovative solutions for the Industrial Textile markets. In addition, Mimaki became an important participant in several FESPA special exhibits including the Printeriors, Print Make Wear and the World Wrap Masters Final.
General Sales Manager at Mimaki Europe, Ronald van den Broek said “FESPA is always a thrilling show, although this year is shaping up to the best one ever. This show offers a platform for Mimaki to exhibit our wide range of capabilities in 1 various industry segments and we endeavour to give a real spectacle. Keeping with FESPA’s theme, ‘Where Print Takes Off’ we aim to inspire visitors in ways that we have not done before, get them on board with Mimaki and help take their businesses to the next level.”
Visitors attending FESPA 2018 witnessed both direct to textile printing and sublimation transfer at the Mimaki stand and an extensive collection of textile samples. One of the highlights at Mimaki’s stand was be the Tiger-1800B, a robust textile printer for industrial level high level production. The Tiger-1800B is specifically designed for producing soft furnishing fabrics and fashion and apparel. It delivers high print speeds of up to to 385m2/h, fantastic print output and strong build quality.
An additional highlight will be Mimaki’s presence at FESPA’s Print Make Wear feature, a live production environment showcasing every step in the screen and digital production process. Mimaki displayed the printing process with the Tx300P-1800 model. Using its unique dual ink capability, this direct to textile printer can sublimation dye inks and textile pigment inks at the same time. This enables the machine to print on a diverse range of fabrics without the need to change out ink systems.
EFI presents latest Reggiani printing solutions
EFI™ is a technology company, based in Silicon Valley, CA (USA) and is leading the transformation from analogue to digital imaging. It is passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that it develops breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalised documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite.
The company presented new VUTEk and Reggiani printing platforms, as well as the EFI Midmarket Print Suite, including Pace MIS, PrintFlow, Digital StoreFront, Metrix, PrintStream and Market Direct Cross Media – Customer Engagement Platform. Visit efi.com to learn about our inkjet solutions, including VUTEk®, Reggiani and Nozomi printing systems, or smart, integrated and automated software designed to increase visibility, streamline your operation, reduce touches, develop new revenue streams, improve end-to-end efficiency and grow profitability.
EFI Reggiani VOGUE
fabric handling you’ve ever experienced. Plus, VOGUE’s innovative ink recirculation system saves large quantities of ink and reduces maintenance during machine operation and between stoppages. What’s more, VOGUE reduces the need for environmental conditioning, saving energy.
EFI Reggiani FLEXY
VOGUE is EFI Reggiani’s revolutionary cutting-edge textile printer. Its most fashionable qualities? Mastering speed and tension to ensure the most accurate The 1.8-mtr FLEXY printer gives apparel and décor producers the ability to confidently run a wide variety of fabrics – from knitted to woven, as well as lowand high-stretchable materials – using the printer’s new sticky belt with Dynaplast system, which provides optimised fabric adhesion with adjustable temperature and pressure.
The FLEXY model incorporates the latest digital technologies for best-in-class performance, is easy to operate and has a low maintenance cost, making it an ideal solution for production and sampling alike.
Kornit Digital presents Avalanche HD6
Kornit Digital, a global market leader in digital textile printing innovation, announced significant sales successes from its newly introduced Avalanche HD6 product. The company reported it has received orders for systems and upgrades totaling over $5.0 mn dollars.
The Avalanche HD6 is equipped with Kornit’s HD print engine and the NeoPigmentTM Rapid ink, which leads to significant reductions in ink consumption – and therefore cost per print – in comparison to previous Avalanche systems. The HD6 reduces the ink consumption by up to 30 per cent compared to the current “R-Series” version and up to 45 per cent compared to the previous Non R-Series versions of the Avalanche Hexa. The reduced cost per print gives users of Kornit’s HD technology a drastically improved competitive edge against conventional screen printing. It has the potential to further increase the adoption and market share of advanced digital printing technologies in the dynamic and growing market of textile mass customisation. As an additional benefit, the HD technology produces a refined hand feel of the printed textile equivalent to screen printing – an additional important characteristic when replacing traditional textile printing.
Multiple Kornit customers have now completed their evaluation of the new system generation, confirming the cost per print savings and print quality improvements. As a result, Kornit has received orders from several customers for the new Avalanche HD6 systems as well as upgrades of existing Avalanches. The company reported that orders to date are for a total of over $5.0 mn dollars, which is expected to benefit first quarter results.
Gilad Yron, Kornit Digital’s Executive Vice President of Global Business comments, “We are exceptionally pleased by the speed and significance of the adoption of our latest innovation. We have seen an immediate and clear interest from screen printers in the HD technology, and we see this interest translating into a solid business pipeline at an amazing pace. Looking ahead to the year, we are optimistic to be able to continue the trend of selling new HD systems as well as upgrades for existing Avalanches – the Avalanche platform represents our high productivity product segment, and globally we are looking at a three-digit number of systems that are suitable for upgrading.”
Kornit’s state of the art NeoPigment™ Rapid meets the highest environmental regulations, including Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and GOTS V5 pre-approval. Suitable for printing on multiple fabric types, its versatility is unmatched. NeoPigment™ prints have an excellent hand feel, a wide gamut of bright and intense colors, as well as long-term durability and wash-fastness.
Aleph showcases latest LaForte Studio Paper 340
As a Gold Sponsor, Aleph exhibited their latest developments in technology at FESPA Global Print Expo 2018. Aleph develops and produces technologically advanced products for all printing processes and focuses on international market trends.
Aleph’s Board Member, Alessandro Floridia says “you can’t stop the migration to digital. The innovation improvement process is moving in this direction and it can’t be stopped.” Due to Aleph’s ability to continuously evolve depending on market dynamics they have become one of the most significant printer manufacturers in the world.
The LaForte Studio Paper 340 was presented at FESPA 2018. This machine has been specifically designed to meet the need for an effective solution for sublimation paper on wide formats. Since the price of transfer paper has decreased and its popularity has increased, customers now find that transfer printing is more effective than direct printing. The LaForte Studio Paper 340 guarantees the highest quality featuring lighter and cheaper paper. It reaches a speed of up to 600 sqm/hr and features a patented rotary belt with an air vacuum system.
There are several reasons that support the effectiveness of transfer printing. Transfer printing uses 20 per cent to 30 per cent less ink at no additional costs, printing is consistently on the same media, it is possible to print on a wide range of textiles and colours are more vivid and there is no risk of ink rubbing off.
Epson presents Monna Lisa EvoTre 16 printer
Epson and its subsidiaries, For.Tex and F.lli Robustelli, displayed the new Monna Lisa EvoTre 16 printer at FESPA 2018 expo. The digital printer was designed by the engineering company F.lli Robustelli and boasts the latest innovative and exclusive proprietary printing technology, Epson Precision Core which is considered the standard for high-quality digital printing in the industrial textile sector.
The new Monna Lisa EvoTre on-show had 16 heads, with eight colours and the ability to use acid, reactive, disperse and pigment inks. It is extremely versatile and can adapt to a continually evolving market such as textiles. Monna Lisa EvoTre 16 is available in three different print heights (180-220-320 cm) and meets the needs of a market which requires high print quality but not high productivity – instead, it focuses on products of excellence.
At FESPA 2018, Monna Lisa EvoTre 16 demonstrated pigment printing, an application which is strongly growing. This is due to its economic and environmentally friendly benefits, since it does not require steaming and washing as post-treatment phases.
Thanks to the optimised updating and maintenance protocols developed by F.lliRobustelli’s engineering team, the non-replacement of the Monna Lisa structural parts results in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared to an alternative and more invasive revamping cycle. This reduction can be qualified as an indirect environmental benefit.
Roland demonstrates Texart Dye Sublimation Transfer Printer
Roland DG demonstrated the largest range of advanced print & cut, UV-LED and dye-sublimation solutions at FESPA Global Print Expo 2018. The following key solution was demonstrated at FESPA on the Roland DG stand:
Texart™ RT-640Dye-Sublimation Transfer Printer
More dye-sublimation substrates mean more opportunity
Dye-sublimation is a beautifully simple and affordable method of customization. With a large format set-up that includes an RT-640 and a price comparable heat press, you can get the most bang-for-your-buck as far as graphics and product branding goes. Simply print your design onto transfer paper and heat press it onto the available product blanks and dye-sublimation substrates:Polyester fabrics, ChromaLuxe metal panels, Ceramic items, Flip-Flops, Lycra and performance Fabrics, Sporting goods, Smart Device Cases, Carpet tiles.
Cutting-edge ink with 4-colour, 8-colour and Fluorescents
The Texart RT-640 can be configured as a 4-colour or 8-colour device. In 4-colour (CMYK) mode, Texart dyesublimation inks produce velvety blacks and sharp details. In 8-colour (CMYK+LcLmOrVi and CMYK+OrViFpFy) mode, the addition of Orange, Violet, Fluorescent Pink and Fluorescent Yellow inks produce an increased colour gamut with both delicate and intense hues. Fluorescent Pink and Yellow inks can be combined with process colours (CMY+Fp+Fy) to produce an array of vivid fluorescents and soft pastel shades.
An advanced, 8-channel print head features efficient ink coverage that lowers running costs. Containing 180 nozzles per channel, it produces seven different droplet sizes for smooth colour and gradations when used with Texart SBL3 inks that are 15 per cent less per liter than conventional inks.The Roland Ink System uses 1-liter airtight sealed pouches. When in 4-colour (CMYK) mode, the system outputs 2-liters per colour and automatically switches to the backup ink pouch when the primary pouch runs out. This proprietary Roland Ink Switching System provides a no-mess, non-stop production that leaves you free to work on other things.
Relieve tension with a smooth take-up system.
The RT-640 includes a feed adjustment function that combines with a TU3 take-up attachment to ensure a stable and uninterrupted production even in highspeed modes. The TU3 take-up system includes a front-mounted roller and tension controlled take-up unit for smooth media feeding and tracking. Its main features include a roll media support that holds 110 lbs. (50kg), a dancer roller for effortless take-up, auto media release and auto media rewind, and a rotating shaft face to decrease resistance and ensure flawless feeding accuracy.
Combine RT-640 with Texart Transfer Paper for beautiful results.
Roland offers a premium transfer paper to meet the high-quality colour and print demands of the RT-640. Specifically created for dye-sublimation and for use with the RT-640, Texart Transfer Paper is uniformly coated 95 gsm with excellent ink absorption, quick drying time and extremely high ink-release during sublimation. The combination of the RT-640 and Texart Transfer Paper saves money with decreased ink usage and produces high resolution images, vibrant colours, and super-sharp text.
Remote controlled sublimation.
Manage your RT-640 dye-sublimation transfer printer remotely from your tablet or smart device. Free-todownload from the iTunes App Store, the Roland Printer Assist app enables users to manage production from virtually any location. The main features of this incredibly handy and convenient tool include checks and interactive documentation of the amount of ink remaining and waste bottle status, Roland Printer Assist notification of consumable part replacement, managing test printing and machine cleaning, and power on/off controls.
Colorjet presents latest digital textile printers
ColorJet is the India’s largest manufacturer of digital inkjet printer. Colorjet is globally reputed for its deep commitment to technological innovation, strong outreach & service infrastructure and complete customer focus to maintain its leadership position.
The VULCAN, which is a high speed 3.2 mtr UV LED Roll to Roll Printer and empowered with the V8 technology and automatic regular with immense combination of superlative print quality, smart memory utilisation, speedy communication with advance cabling system, and thermal design technology. The printer offers qualitative Day Night Effect Printing by using Colour White Color Technology and this year we are showcasing it with 7 Colours.
SOFTJET GRAND, the 3.2 mtr wide printer is the perfect solution, completely in-sync with the diverse requirements of today’s well-developed market. An industrial soft signage printer that combines digital advantages, efficiently optimised to replace PVCbased media completely. It easily prints on polyester- based fabrics which can be recycled and uses environment-friendly aqueous based inks. Softjet Grand is most suitable for a large range of soft signage applications, such as banners, displays, wall decorations, signage, parasols, flags, backdrops and outdoor advertisements.
High quality production is achievable at high speeds based on resolution, number of colours and print heads.
Engineered for flexibility and convenient operations, the control system delivers precision and accuracy • 3-Axis, P&D control system • High-end embedded system with latest hardware technologies • User Interface-High speed USB 3.0 • Data transmission on fibre optics • Support variable drops • Remote access control • Supports upto 16 heads • Real time speed mtr • AIVC control • Independent conveyor control system.
• Equipped with advanced colour management engine and colour processing tools • Faster processing saves times and increases productivity • User-friendly, easy to use colour controls to handle colours • Photorealistic output • Fully customised printer settings for enhanced print results • Smoother gradations, vibrant colours for superior print quality • Inbuilt ICC profiles for various media and print modes • intelligent grey scale.
The TXF printer offers speeds of up to 24sqm per hour. The printer can achieve print resolutions of up to 1,440 dpi and is best suited when it comes to sampling and short runs, particularly suitable for fashion designers and home textiles applications. The TXF printer which is equipped with Epson printheads gives variable dot control for achieving smooth gradations and is also belt driven, which makes it suitable for printing fabrics including bulky textured materials, thinner fabrics and also stretchable fabric materials such as knits.
The digital printer is apt for printing with pigment inks, and can print practically on any type of fabric including polyester, cotton, silk, viscose, rayon or wool. Pigment printing has an advantage as the fabric does not necessarily require pre- or post treatment, thereby saving on production times and reducing water pollution. The TXF is also available to work with reactive inks for printing onto natural fabrics and also disperse inks for printing onto polyester fabrics.
Aeoon Technologies’ digital printing solutions
Aeoon Technologies GmbH, with its headquarters in Austria, produces direct to garment printers and pretreatment units for the needs of the industrial use. The newest addition to its product range is the Aeoon Kyo Hybrid Series – a screen printing station added on the back of our DTG printer.
The Aeoon PTB Pretreatment Series
- Pretreat up to 930 T-shirts per hour! The correct pretreatment is an essential step of the digital direct to garment printing process. Being able to pretreat up to 930 garments per hour finally gives you a solution to keep up with the extremely high speed of our Aeoon DTG printers. It integrated many features to facilitate the process, save costs and reduce cleaning as well as maintenance to a minimum.
- High speed: With the Aeoon PTB Pretreatment Series, you can pretreat up to 10m/min. This equals about 930 garments per hour, depending on the size of the textiles. It is possible to directly connect the PTB to the dryer.
- Save costs: You can individually choose nozzles and set the dimensions of the area you want to pretreat. A laser system will automatically detect the correct spraying area on the garment.
- Multiple fluids: Via touch of a button the PTB can switch between the fluids automatically. As an example, this feature gives you the possibility to quickly change between pretreatment for light and dark garments.
- Low maintenance: During the pretreatment process, the belt cleans itself to help prevent deposits that can stain your garments. When the machine is not in use, the integrated capping station cleans the nozzles automatically.
New Hybrid Machine @ TV Tecstyle Visions
For the first time ever, it showed show its NEW digital, The Aeoon Compact DTG printer series industrial hybrid printing machine “Aeoon Kyo Hybrid Series” at the trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany. The actual meaning of “Hybrid” comes from the combination of a screen- and a digital textile printing machine. Within this innovation, it made a great achievement by reducing the printing costs along with an incredibly accurate printing position (up to 0.001 mm). Furthermore it allows photorealistic printings on complex fabrics even without pretreatment.
Aeoon Technologies, a developer of digital textile printers from Austria, unveiled its Aeoon Kyo Hybrid Series of digital printer at the recently held TV TecStyle Visions, the global trade fair for stickers, textile printers, digital printers, flocking experts, textile makers, advertisers, and merchandising experts, from February 4 to 6, 2018, in Germany.
The Aeoon Kyo Hybrid Series provides digital textile production on an industrial scale. With the new direct to garment and screen printer, it is possible to stay ahead of the technological curve in the garment decoration market. Digital DTG printing was once used for low volume or novelty production, but thanks to this new technology, it can now become the industrial production method for garment decoration. High resolution printing beginning with a native 600 dpi resolution enables new design possibilities. The Aeoon Kyo Hybrid combines the direct to garment printing technology with the screen printing technique. The new series allows a maximum of flexibility. One can choose between digital printing, screen printing, or a combination of both.
Aeoon Flatbed Series – Highspeed large format vacuum flatbed printer for industrial use
Wth the Aeoon Flatbed Series, it is able to push the boundaries of conventional printing sizes. It is available in four different large formats with a stunning print table size of up to 4200 x 3750mm. Additionally, we equipped our flatbed with useful features like: • Flexible and modular configuration options to fit your business • Automatic detection of objects • Vacuum tables to secure objects for printing • Highest security standards • Different ink and curing options for printing on many different flat materials • Electrical connections: 3 x 220/ 400V (current differs between models and final size), Air connections: max. air consumption, 500l/min.
The Aeoon Compact DTG printer series
The Aeoon Compact Series is its newest addition to range of digital direct to garment textile printers. The series is smaller and elegant, yet equally durable than our well-known Aeoon Kyo Series. Therefore, it is perfect for businesses with limited space availability. But even though it reduced the size, it did not want to lower our aspirations in terms of speed and output. The Aeoon Compact Series can reach printing speeds of up to 950 T-Shirts per hour (A4 print size, depending on image and resolution).
- Slim, elegant design • Up to 950 T-Shirts per hour
- Maximum printing size: 50x70cm • Temperature controlled ink compartment (optional) • Nano-coated machine body for easy cleaning (optional) • Size: 2,8m x 2,2m x 1,7m // Weight: 1,500kg.
The machine is available with four or eight print heads that can be configured according to your needs. The version with four printheads can print in CMYK on light and white garments. The version with eight print heads can either print with twice the CMYK heads on light and white garments or in CMYK and white on every colour, including dark garments.
Brother presents mass production DTG printer
Brother is a pioneer in the DTG field and already for more than 13 years actively developing the industry standards. Due to the own core components development and production (Print Head and Inks), it can offer machines all made by Brother!
Mass production with the GTX
With Brother’s DTG printer, the GTX, you get all of the traditional benefits of our direct to garment printers plus an expanded offering of additional features and benefits you’ll only find with the GTX. Let technology take the place of costly labor and lengthy skills training. With DTG printing, a single person can take an order, print the items and prep everything for delivery before quickly moving on to the next job.
Unlimited colour options and design reproduction
- Efficient short runs and one offs
- Quick and easy reprints
- Faster output and response to market trends
- Seamless printing over zippers and other difficult garments
- Reduced labour and training requirements
- Easier set-up and smaller space requirements
DGI presents High speed Fabrijet Transfer and Hybrid Textile Printers
DGI is a technologically integrated digital inkjet/ textile printing solution provider company that has grown through change, innovation, challenge, and competition. Founded in 1985, DGI has developed drafting machines, pen plotters, cutting plotters, commercial inkjet printers, and digital textile printers, and been widely recognized for its technological prowess-receiving Koreas World- Best Product award.
Fabrijet FT-3204X 3.2m Hybrid Textile Printer
Given are its features:
- Print Speed: 150m²/hr, 105m²/hr, 80m²/hr, 55m²/hr
- Print Resolution 720 x 360dpi 2Pass, 540 x 720dpi 2Pass, 720 x 720dpi 4Pass, 720 x 1,080dpi 6Pass
- Max Print Width: 3,320mm
- Max Media Width: 3,370mm
- Print Mode: Bi-Direction / Uni-Direction, Normal / Interleave
- Colour: 4 Colours- Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
- Ink: DGI original water based Dye Sublimation Ink
- Interface: TCP / IP, USB 3.0
- Environmental Range: Temperature: 22.5~27.5 °C Humidity: 40~70 per cent
- Environment condition may affect on final printing quality.
- Electricity Requirements: Single Phase 220V (50/60Hz, AC) Main 5A, 6.6Kw, Heater 20A
- Optional equipment: Dual roll printing system (1.6m x 2rolls)
Fabrijet HS FT / HS FT II 1.9m High speed Fabrijet Transfer
- High speed printer for real mass production: Prints max 100m per hour (max 1,000m per day), Suitable for industrial production
- Optimised system for mass production: Max 2,000m mini jumbo roll loadable (50gsm paper), 6 liter bulk ink system for mass production without refill
- PC oriented printer operation system (User Interface): Specialised printer operation software to maintain and manage print jobs
- Print head: Piezo type print heads
- Ink: DGI Original Dye Sublimation Ink
- Media: Transfer Paper
- Max Print Width1,900 mm
- Max Media Width 1,900 mm
- Print Mode: Bi/Uni-Direction, Normal / Interleave I, II / DBF(DGI Band Free) I, II, III
- Interface: TCP/IP
- Resolution (DPI): Max 600 DPI x 1,200 DPI
- Rip Software: Wasatch TX
- Colour: 4Colour (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black)
- Operating environment Temperature: 22~280C, Humidity: 40~70 per cent
- Electricity Printer: Single Phase 220V (50/60 Hz, AC) / 10A
- Winder: Single Phase 220V (50/60 Hz, AC) / 3A
- Pressured Air: Min 5 kgf/cm²
- Dimensions: Uncrated: 4,000(L) x 900(W) x 1,640mm (H)
- Crated: 4,400(L) x 1,330(W) x 2,100mm(H)
- Weight Uncrated: 1,200Kg
- Crated: 1,600Kg
Impression Technology presents D2G printer and pre-treatment solution
Impression Technology International is the industry leader of direct to garment printer, software and hardware solutions. Impression Technology finds its roots in the garment decoration industry and is driving development force behind the globally recognised DTG branded printers. As an industry leader, its commitment to research and development continues to advance the digital garment printing industry.
DTG M2 Industrial Direct to Garment Printer
The industrial class DTG M2 is the culmination of 10 years of R&D and garment printer development, it delivers the industries most advanced, user friendly and precise print platform specifically designed for textile applications, whilst retaining the revolutionary WIMS system (white ink management) and One Pass print technology that have made DTG an industry leader.
The M2 series machine is designed with a bespoke firmware specifically created for optimal print quality at higher production speeds by adoption of greater ink droplet control and accurate placement on the garment. Simply put, the M2 outputs more without lowering print quality, it’s a better science! Print all over T-shirts, hoodies, tea towels, mouse mats, bags, jeans, cloth panels and more. The productivity, flexibility and throughput is limited only by your imagination, therefore creating greater profit opportunities for you. The DTG M2, an industry benchmark that will grow with you! Better engineered, ink management, brighter prints, faster production, more flexibility and easier to use without the maintenance levels currently experienced in the market, that’s the DTG M2!
DTG-PTM Automatic Pre-Treatment
The DTG Digital-PTM is the answer to perfectly pretreating every shirt, every time. Pre-treating shirts normally involves an HVLP hand sprayer and a learned technique. This means it’s a challenge to train new employees or ask help from others involved in your business. The new PTM by DTG Digital allows anyone to pre-treat a shirt. Just set the amount of pre-treat you need, put the shirt in and push a button. That’s it. Start pre-treating faster, better and more accurate with the DTG-PTM Automatic Pre-treat Machine.
The design of the DTG-PTM pre-treated had you in mind. Built to handle the robust needs of a shop that is printing all day. All metal coated with ACF- 50 anti-corrosion film for year on year dependability. A unique dual spray nozzle system delivers precision surface coating. A breeze to clean and maintain with an integrated semi-automated cleaning function. The PTM encapsulates the shirt entirely, so there is no misting of pretreat into the print room and sits on a table similar to the size most garment printers’ use.
Making Smart DTG Choices with Polyprint
Polyprint presented its new smart direct to garment printing products & services for small and medium sized printing businesses. It will showcase the full range of our TexJet® models with their latest improvements on hardware and software features. The new Cadlink software “Digital Factory Apparel, Polyprint Edition V10”, had enhanced automation capabilities and included in price. Moreover, the printhead gap for TexJet Echo & TexJet More models was higher and applied to upcoming and existing models.
Screen & Digital Mix live demonstrations
The unique Screen & Digital Mix is a smart technology that combines the techniques of screen and digital printing. It is the screen printer’s smart choice, since it allows shorter runs and adds value when printing special effects such as glitter, foil etc. Its DTG specialists ran live demos during the 4-day exhibition and was on the spot to explain how you can make the most of this groundbreaking technology.
YES, we print [smart]!
The company loves to print samples for customers, but especially happy when it’s their designs that it is printing! Customers brought designs in digital format and print them on a T-shirt with a TexJet printer, so that they can evaluate its resistance and print quality.
ADELCO presents Hybrid digital printer, Oval screen printer and Pro-Cure dryer range
ADELCO Screen Process Ltd launched not just one new product launch at FESPA but three! They included a whole new dryer range called the Pro-cure, a new Matrix oval textile printing press and a High speed digital Hybrid system that can be added to the Oval called the AD Hybrid Digital.
The New Pro-Cure dryer range will be available in 5 belt widths with any length of oven for all Digital and Conventional textile ink systems. The Pro-Cure will have an advanced and efficient airflow and exhaust system, taking features already developed for Adelco’s Dual dryer and roll-to-roll drying products. Adelco dryers have been the only dryers on the market that incorporate oven feed and exit extraction hoods to provide a cleaner working environment and the Pro-cure further increases the efficiency of the extraction units. Some of the many features incorporated in the new dryer include Dual lint filters that prevent lint build up in the dryer, reducing cleaning maintenance dramatically and enables filters to be cleaned in seconds whilst the dryer is still running.
Matrix & Hybrid digital
Adelco will be launching a new Oval screen printing system the Adelco Matrix. This is a modular and expandable system and can be configured for almost any production requirement with an almost infinite number of pallets and print stations.
The Matrix takes up less floor space than comparable carousel based machines and enables greater stability with larger print areas, providing more versatility with multiple flash, cooling and speciality print stations. The Matrix has a host of great features including:
- High power servo index,
- Chain Free pallet movement for extreme longevity and reduced maintenance
- Fast and independent screen lift/lower
- Servo driven print heads enable cycle times of up to 900 prints per hour
- Unparalleled support of print arms during print cycle for exceptional print quality and repeatability.
- A unique rail and drive system that ensures almost silent operation, creating a quiet print shop environment.
Adelco AD Hybrid digital printer
The Adelco AD Hybrid digital printer is the perfect attachment to the Matrix. The AD Hybrid Digital has 8 x CMYK Fujifilm spectra star fire heads. High speed printing, large Format printing and ink recirculation system. Six colour models are also available for wider colour gamut.
Magna Colours presents MagnaPrint® Edge Range
For 40 years, Magna Colours® have pushed the boundaries of water-based inks to create innovative alternatives to plastisol. We’ve gone further than anyone else to make screen-printing greener and more sustainable. In fact, it has made it a mission. With its formaldehyde-free inks and pastes, many printers and global brands like Nike, Under Armour and Adidas now benefit from fantastic detail, ultrahigh opacity, brilliant white, and superb wet-on-dry, while dramatically reducing their impact on the environement. It has proven again and again that compliance doesn’t have to mean compromise, and that water-based inks are the future.
The MagnaPrint® Edge Range has been developed to print multi-colour designs ‘wet on wet / wet on dry’ on light and dark coloured backgrounds without the need for numerous flash units in-between. The Magna Print® Edge Range offers excellent coverage and elasticity, super soft hand feel and superb wash performance.
M&R presents Automatic Oval Screen Printing Press
M&R is the world’s largest manufacturer of digital & screen printing equipment and the most respected name in the industry. M&R products include a wide range of textile & graphics presses and dryers, an extensive line of traditional & CTS exposure systems, and an impressive line of finishing equipment. The Novus Imaging Division makes the industry’s most innovative, technologically advanced, and affordable large-format digital printing equipment.
VICTORYONE® Automatic Oval Screen Printing Press
M&R’s aggressively-priced VictoryOne is the industry’s most affordable oval screen printing press—and it can be paired with two different M&R Digital Squeegees for fast hybrid printing. VictoryOne’s 22-station base module can be expanded in 6- station increments to create 28, 34, 40, 46, 52, 58, and 64-station configurations. All but the four stations at each end of the press can support printheads, which must be configured in opposing pairs. Otherwise, there are no restrictions on printhead placement, and any station can be left open. VictoryOne’s flexibility allows it to be tailored to almost any production requirement. It also allows VictoryOne to fit into spots no carousel press could.
VictoryOne’s maximum screen frame sizes range from 66 cm x 97 cm (26″ x 38″) to 86 x 136 cm (33.9” x 53.5″). Maximum image area on 5,570 models is 42 x 70 cm (16.5” x 27.6”) on the small pallet and 55 x 70 cm (21.7” x 27.6”) on the large pallet. Small pallets are 45 x 85 cm (17.7” x 33.5”) and large pallets are 58 x 85 cm (22.8” x 33.5”). Maximum image area on 70100 models is 70 x 100 cm (27.6″ x 39.4″).
Each press comes with 500 frame-adaptor pins for static aluminum frames, a jig for drilling frames, and a screen frame registration system. VictoryOne can also be built with pin bars that match some aftermarket pin frames Other features include servo-driven indexer and printheads, reversible rotation, front and rear off-contact adjustments, front and rear micro-registration, calibrated tool-free front and rear stroke-length adjustments, quick-lock squeegee and floodbar mounting with tool-free angle adjustments, and a touch screen main control panel. Printheads are made of sturdy 11 x 12.5 cm (4.3” x 4.9”) extruded aluminum with a servo belt-driven print carriage riding on enclosed linear bearings.
A soft-touch membrane control panel on each printhead provides access to print and index functions. A pneumatic squeegee pressure regulator delivers consistent print pressure. VictoryOne’s quick-lock head-latch mechanism activates a springassisted high lift, allowing operators to quickly raise the screen for cleaning or removal. An air-assisted rear frame support facilitates quick screen loading and unloading. A pin-type frame holder interface allows for true on-contact printing when needed, while individual front/rear off-contact and smooth micro-registration tools give operators full control of screen alignment and off-contact settings. VictoryOne also has standard flash-cure power distribution with on-press plugs. Also available are standalone Sechuan® quartz flash-cure units, which are designed specifically for the VictoryOne oval press.
MHM presents latest screen printing solutions
Recognised worldwide as the industry pioneer, MHM’s research and development team continually monitors the ever changing demands and needs of its customers, embracing the very latest developments in technology to make our equipment user-friendly and provide you with the highest possible levels of performance. All MHM equipment are manufactured in Austria and its passionate, dynamic and forward thinking young team is totally committed to delivering only the very best equipment.
It’s pretty tough to replace a world-renowned, ultra-high performance press with one that is even better, but that is just what MHM have done with the introduction of the Synchroprint 5000, following the tradition of the SP3000 and SP4000 to be the ultimate machine in sophistication, combining innovative design along with advanced technology and ease of use, this press will change the way you look at carousel screen printing presses forever. After fine tuning the SP4000 and changing to the latest technology with ALL the latest benefits – tablet control, WIFI integration, online support, industrial standard PCB, better performance in the AUTO SCREEN version, latest servo technology etc. The SP5000 is now completing the new and modern MHM product family.
iQ-Oval / compact
iQ Oval machines are modular and may be configured for almost any production requirement and offer ‘future proof’ expandability at a fraction of the cost of replacing an existing press which your business has outgrown. As your production requirements grow, simply add additional stations and colours to your current configuration (up to a maximum of 60 stations), increasing your production capability for maximum flexibility with the minimum of fuss. The unique and highly innovative iDS intelligent drive system, gives the iQ-Oval more versatility than any other current production system.
With no heavy chains or belts and no huge drive motor or gearbox to drive the pallet arms, the iDS intelligent drive system offers super smooth and accurate high speed movement in either direction with single, double and triple index facility. Operator safety is also greatly increased due to the iQ-Oval’s unique iDS drive motors, which will stop immediately when sensing the slightest obstruction, eliminating the need for security barriers and making this an incredibly safe and easy machine to operate.
Eurolaser presents large format textile cutting machine
It is one of the leading manufacturers of high-end CO2 laser machines for cutting, engraving and marking of nonmetals. Typical materials are acrylic, wood, plastic foils or textiles. eurolaser focuses on the efficiency of production processing and especially on industrial production (24/7). Besides, the largeformat cutting systems offer a processing area of up to 10 sqmtr. The modular design of machines makes it possible to utilise up to two mechanical tools parallel to the laser. In addition, and by using an automatic material feed, textiles can be fed for laser cutting directly from the roll and routed after laser cutting directly to a table extension.
German company Luneburg has brought out a large-format textile laser cutting machine. The 3XL-3200 has a 3.2m x 3.2m processing table. Blinds, curtains, shutters and gates require clean textile cuts in extremely large formats. The company says it is the only supplier in the upper quality segment that offers processing tables with a width and length of up to 3.20 mtr. The precise roll feeding and the tension-free transport via the specially developed conveyor are designed to ensure maximum reliability. The company’s consultants will answer all questions on individual processing situations and requirements directly on-site.
According to the manufacturer, Eurolaser system tables combine Swiss precision with German engineering. They are fundamentally modular and are configured individually for customers and their applications. Consequently, various requirements for the processing can be taken into account. For example, engravings, markings or labels can be added in just one single production run. Besides, other tools, for example, for optical recognition on printed materials can be integrated.
Eurolaser’s durable and high-precision laser cutting systems can process a variety of materials, such as plastics, foams, textiles, adhesive foils, woods, acrylics, composites and much more. The high-quality components are said to guarantee reliability, extreme long service life and a positive price-performance balance for the user.
“By acquiring a eurolaser system, a long-standing partnership with the manufacturer will be established. This ensures competent and fast support, the supply of high-quality materials and spare parts as well as the ongoing option for expansions,” the company reports.
The Eurolaser-Academy offers all necessary user seminars concerning efficient and environmentally friendly operation and maintenance on-site. In addition, there are user tips, further developments and new problem solutions so that manufacturing processes can be further optimised or extended.
Zünd presents Cut Center ZCC software and Digital flatbed cutting system
From the “Digital Corrugated Experience” and “Print Make Wear,” to “Printeriors,” soft signage and a full gamut of printed POP. As the premiere show for wide-format printing, it set the perfect stage for Zünd to show off the countless applications of its digital cutting systems and workflow solutions.
With the latest version of Zünd Cut Center ZCC software, Zünd is pushing the productivity envelope further than ever. The new Over Cutter Camera OCC, for example, provides fully automated registration that adjusts for position, stretch, or distortion in mere seconds. With a single shot, the OCC captures all register marks visible on the substrates in the cutting area. ZCC then compensates for any stretch and enables the cutter to begin processing almost immediately. The browserbased Dashboard helps visualise performance data of the cutting system during production. Management and production supervisors can access Dashboard and all relevant real-time data round the clock, anytime, from anywhere.
In the sign and display industry, digitally printed textiles are becoming more and more popular. The demand for innovative, high-performance solutions is high, and Zünd is responding e.g. with the G3 3XL- 3200. At FESPA this digital flatbed cutting system showed in combination with the LM 100W Cut & Seal Laser Module. The system can handle rolls of fabric up to 3.2m / 126 in wide. For automated processing of large-format rigid substrates such as carton or corrugated board, Zünd is exhibiting an integrated production line with a D3 cutter and the Board Handling System BHS. This system showcases automated loading of rigid materials combined with the exceptional productivity of D3 dual-beam technology. The two independently operating beams can each carry up to three different tools, and depending on the specifics of the job, deliver up to twice the throughput.
On another G3 cutter, market leader Zünd displays the latest in high-powered, fully automated routing technology. The high-powered RM-L router spindle delivers up to 3.6 kw of power and unprecedented capabilities for processing hard, dense materials such as acrylics and wood. With the automatic router bit changer ARC, Zünd is offering users a solution for completely automating the routing workflow. Zünd high-performance routing combined with ARC automation offers unparalleled productivity for acrylics, Dibond, Forex, and MDF applications.
High-speed roll to roll dye sublimation digital printer by Homer
Shenzhen Homer Textile Tech Co.,Ltd was established in 2012 and became a whollyowned subsidiary of Hanglory Group in 2015. A state-level high-tech enterprise, Homer Textile has always been focusing on R&D, manufacturing, sales and service of digital textile printers. The unique Employee Stock Ownership Programme has attracted top talents from digital printing and textile industries, enabling it to grow into a company with industry-leading strong capability on research and development, including driver board design, mechanical design, software development and digital printing technologies.
Homer HM1800R (Industrial high-speed roll to roll dye sublimation digital printer)
Up to 320 m2/hr Printing Speed, Symmetrical Colour Alignment, High-strength steel rail beam, Antiscratch print head protection design and Integrated software control system are some of its features. Given are some of its highlights:
- Stable: Global top-end industrial print head. Antiscratch print head protection design.Industrial ink supply system
- Separate media entry unit (Optional): Support 10,000 mtr jumbo roll with Maximum roll diameter of 1.2 mn
- Magnetic linear motor and steel rail beam: The rail beam is made of high-strength steel with top straightness.Combined with magnetic levitation motor, it improves the stability and smoothness of the printhead carriage’s back and forth movement
- User-friendly: Intelligent constant-moisturizing capping system and Creative auto-wiping printhead self-cleaning system. Powerful unattended production mode. Tension-adjustable continuous winding/unwinding control technology
- Adjustable vacuum system: The vacuum power can be adjusted by software for different printing media, so the media flatness is optimised to improve the accuracy of ink drop point.
- Powerful service network: Create value for customers; Homer contributes to your success with comprehensive services and business mode consulting.Professional engineers waiting, to help solve your problems
- Industrial ink supply system: Peristaltic-pump ink supply+Automated negative pressure monitoring & adjusting system+ Efficient ink degassing
- Tension-adjustable continuous winding/unwinding control technology
Finishing solutions from EPTANOVA
EPTANOVA is an Italian leading provider of complete advanced finishing solutions for a variety of industries, and leads market companies all around the world. Our business units – EPTAINKS, EPTACOAT, EPTATECH and EPTAINKS DIGITAL – develop and manufacture products and applications in the domain of industrial printing inks (screen printing, pad printing, transfer printing, sublimation printing, off-set and rotogravure), functional coating, advanced materials technology and digital printing inks.
Light Diffusing Ink
Light Diffusing Ink is a product for screen printing on optically transparent glass, PC and PMMA panels that is visible only through a dedicated LED illumination: The printed image is in fact invisible in natural/artificial light condition or without any lighting, turning coloured only when the LED source, located at the edges of the transparent substrate, is switched on. The final effect is therefore that of a “light ink” capable of spreading the light of the LEDs, whatever colour it is, resulting in graphics with a strong visual impact. The potential of this product and its practical applications are numerous and particularly interesting in the Signage and Habitat Industries.
Onyx Graphics presents latest Textile Edition software
Leading the industry since 1989, Onyx Graphics is dedicated to helping customers increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge with superior print and colour quality. Its passion for delivering superb colour led to the development of ONYX Color, Onyx Graphics’ own colour engine optimised specifically for large format inkjet printing.
ONYX Textile Edition software is designed specifically for the large format textile printing marketplace. It is available as an application specific edition for ONYX RIP Center, ONYX Poster Shop and ONYX Production House packages and as a module for ONYX Thrive software.
ONYX Textile Edition software includes all the functionality of ONYX 12 software – such as Swatch Books, sewing marks and disproportionate scaling – with the addition of textile specific features that can save time and reduce waste. ONYX Textile Edition software combines Step & Repeat, Colorways and Ink Configuration Builder functions with ONYX Color – Onyx Graphics’ proprietary colour engine – to increase the predictability of colour textile output.
- Chroma Boost™ technology allows you to achieve brighter more saturated colours even on difficult to profile media
- ONYX Color Technology enables you to print with an expanded colour gamut that gives you the ability to match corporate colours and achieve deeper darks
- Eliminate the need for switching between multiple programmes with a simple job setup in a single application
- ONYX Step & Repeat quickly creates edge to edge fabric and wall covering designs from a single repeatable image
- The new Colorways tool easily creates patterns in multiple colours from a single file
- The Swatch Book tool makes it simple to match colour right the first time, without unnecessary guesswork, saving both time and materials
- Using one consistent ONYX RIP or print workflow technology across all your applications enables predictable output from a variety of wide format printers
Step & Repeat:
- Design what you need with intuitive controls for creating your textile pattern
- Streamline your workflow with a tool integrated directly into Job Editor
- Build seamless repeated patterns with PDF and raster images
- Create colour combinations for textile applications with a tool integrated directly into your job preparation workflow
- Support for numerous file types including indexed tiff, separated files and tiff with alpha channel
- Greater flexibility to define colour combinations with RGB, spot colours, LAB or device colours
Ink Configuration Builder:
- Build your own ink configuration to reorder ink positions for a variety of textile applications
- Innovative reference chart makes the ink order and position simple to determine for easy setup
- Combined with the proven ONYX Color Engine to produce vibrant textile output
Monti Antonio presents machine with Special calendar for continuous transfer printing
Monti Antonio Spa, world-leading producer of textile machines, bases its growth and success on a profound and attentive knowledge of the marketplace, as well as on the close and constant relationship with their clients thanks to a continuously expanding network.
With more than 50 years of technical experience in the textile sector, and more than 10.000 clients in over 70 countries worldwide, Monti Antonio Spa has achieved a pre-eminent position in the fields of thermo printing and reactivation of direct to textile inks (as well as bonding of textiles / technical materials, and textiles and garments finishing).
Model 855: Special calendar for continuous transfer printing on cut pieces and roll-fed fabrics
Characteristics of printing cylinder:
Diameter: 500 mm (19,69”)
Width: 2.200 mm (86,61”)
Working Width: 1.800 mm (70,87”) / 2.000 mm (78,74”).
Heating system and temperature control:
- The cylinder is heated by one resistor (heating element) in a vacuum sealed oil bath, in complete absence of air and pressure. Monti Antonio S.p.a system.
- The temperature of the cylinder is set by a touch screen and regulated directly through an electronic sheet. The temperature control is equipped with temperature alarm system and a limitation system of maximum temperature (230 °C).
Tension control for printing material in roll:
- Entry: disk brake with pneumatic adjustment + fabric manual brake
- Exit: winding per contact with conveyor-belt in exit
Tension control for printing paper in roll:
- Entry: disk brake with pneumatic adjustment
- Exit: special motor with automatic constant tension, adjustable by potentiometer
Other devices into machine:
- Short front working table, 1200 mm
- Conveyor-belt for automatic unloading on the back of the machine
- Independent motors with a electronic synchronization system
- NOMEX felt with tension adjustment system and automatic felt-centering device
- Incorporated system of felt protection in case of black out and/or compressed air lack
- Machine general management, including temperature controls, controlled by a programmable PLC for the production data memorization
- Front touch-screen keyboard for several access to many work programmes.
Huntsman unveils TERATOP® XKS HL inks for colour-fast technical textiles
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes, chemicals and digital inks to the textile and related industries. It uses cutting edge technology to develop solutions and create innovative products with intelligent effects such as durable water repellents, colour fastness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption.
TERATOP® XKS HL inks for colour-fast technical textiles
It has introduced a new range of disperse inks that deliver outstanding light- and weather-fastness for digital printing of polyester fibres. TERATOP® XKS HL inks are designed to help mills produce technical textiles with the highest colour-fastness performance for the automotive, outdoor furnishings and home textiles industries. Materials used in automotive interiors, outdoor furnishings and other demanding environments have to resist fading, yellowing or other colour change when exposed to light and high temperature. While digital printing is ideal for producing highly patterned and vivid high-value textiles in an environmentally sound way, current digital ink technologies do not meet the industry’s weathering and sunlight-fastness demands. This is particularly true in the auto sector, where upholstery, seatbelt webbing and carpets are often subject to intense sunlight and temperatures.
“Colour-fastness to light and heat are the critical success factors for technical textiles. TERATOP® XKS HL is the only ink range available in the market for industrial digital printing that meets the high lightfastness standards set by the automotive industry,” said Michael Mordente, Director, Digital Inks for Huntsman Textile Effects. “This innovation from Huntsman helps mills improve their existing auto and outdoor products or move into this high-value segment of the market.” The TERATOP® XKS HL inks are first-in-class disperse inks capable of printing on technical textiles that require extremely high colourfastness and tone-on-tone colour fading. Mills can achieve the deepest black shades and a wide spectrum of colours, with metamerism consistency to meet the needs of customers and end-consumers.
In addition to helping mills produce high-value textiles, the inks also help improve mill competitiveness. Formulated for Kyocera print head technology, TERATOP® XKS HL inks offer excellent reliability, runnability and reproducibility. Mills benefit from faster production, minimal ink consumption, less wastage and reduced equipment maintenance. This helps them maximize their productivity while reducing the cost of digital printing. Automotive industry experts from Huntsman provide training, testing and technical support to mills using the TERATOP® XKS HL inks. Based on high-energy Huntsman dyes, patented chemistry and blends, the new inks are fully compatible with Huntsman’s UV FAST range of UVabsorbers, which help improve light-fastness, fibre stability and finishing products.
Textile Effects NOVACRON® XKS HD reactive inks Intense shades and savings for industrial ink jet printing
NOVACRON® XKS HD Reactive inks for industrial printing machines based on Kyocera printing heads Have you been looking for a way to achieve deeper shares only to be frustrated by existing technology limitations NOVACRON® XKS HD together with PREPAJET® UNI is a new system developed for superior printing results.
- Full and safe solution for reactive inks using Kyocera print heads printers
- Achieve deeper shades previously unattainable
- Reliable printing and optimal runnability
- Reduce ink consumption and coloration cost
TERASIL® TS water-based sublimation inks deliver high colour density and superior printing performance for sportswear, apparel, flags and banners. Ideal for waterless paper transfer printing, designed for Piezo Epson DX Print heads.
CIBITEX presents textile finishing equipments
Established in 1975, Cibitex srl is a highly specialised Italy-based manufacturer of textile finishing machinery, providing state-of-the art technologies, as well as a wide range of consulting, pre and post-sales services. At Cibitexit designs own products and select the best raw materials and components, in order to deliver its customers the highest level of quality, efficiency, reliability and ease of use, with 100 per cent guaranteed made in Italy quality.
Thanks to its extraordinary compactness and versatility, easyWASH can be easily installed into any production department in combination with one or more textile inkjet printers using reactive inks, acids or any other ink chemistry that needs washing. The exclusive motionless technology that comes from the long-term experience of Cibitex in the manufacturing of textile finishing machinery enables easyWASH to wash reels of fabric up to 100/150 meters of diameter (variable depending on the weight of the fabric) in reduced spaces and with the highest ease-of-use.
easyWASH is designed to minimise the consumption of primary goods, first water and electricity. Thanks to a water supply system with separate reservoirs at different temperatures and with high thermal stability, the electricity consumption is drastically reduced compared to conventional systems. The sophisticated control interface and the ability to define process presets, guarantee short and precise operations, allowing you to use only the minutes, liters, watts and the doses of detergent strictly necessary to wash the required meters of fabric.
Thanks to its compactness, versatility, ease-of-use and fast turnaround times, it can be installed in any production department and can serve one or more inkjet printing units.
More versions and on-field upgrade capabilities
Thanks to its modular design, easyCOAT/DRY is available in different widths and can be ordered with full coating/drying units or just the drying module for basical requirements. In order to protect the customer’s investment in the long term, all the drying only units can be upgraded on-field with the coating station. According to customer’s everyday needs, the multifunctional unit can be easily used as dryer-only by disabling/bypassing the coating station.
Designed to operate in combination with low and midproductivity textile inkjet printers running with acid and reactive inks, easySTEAM is in the forefront of the textile printing industry. Thanks to its long-standing experience in textile pre-treatment and finishing plants, Cibitex has designed easySTEAM according to the steaming requirements of professional users in the clothes, linen and soft signage industry. The steaming process produced by easySTEAM is comparable with the chemical process normally achieved at dyeing plants. It’s suitable for a wide range of fabrics printed using reactive and acid ink chemistries on the most popular textile inkjet printers.
Even if powerful and highly-efficient, easySTEAM doesn’t work under pressure and it stands out for its ease-of-use and easy integration within existing workflows, even if operated by inexperienced employees. When installed at digital printing plants and service shops, easySTEAM uses the steam produced by its own steam generator, powered by the electrical system. The water utilised in the steaming cycle is regular tap water. The entire steaming cycle, regulated by an automatic timer and steaming pre-sets, ensures excellent results, stability of printed fabrics and unattended production except for loading and unloading operation.
Gerber Technology presents Pattern Design & Marking Software and conveyorized cutting systems
Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer.
Keys to Faster Production Workflow for Digital Printing
Keeping Art/Image Placement within AccuMark® Pattern Design and Marking Software
Clearly, the best approach for apparel designers and production staff working with digital printing technologies is to keep the process of image-pattern placement “seamlessly digital.” Certainly, this means eliminating printed or pinned cloth and pattern samples, but it also means keeping this process entirely within the pattern design and marking system to avoid extra time delays and work steps in finalising nested patterns prior to the digital textile printing job.
Fortunately, the latest version of pattern design and marking software for apparel production, such as AccuMark V11 from Gerber Technology, now provides integrated image placement and positioning within and alongside all of the main features provided in these apparel production systems.
Original art, pattern, or image designs to be printed on the garment are imported directly to Gerber Technology’s AccuMark as standard image files (JPG, BMP, and PNG) files, and can then be placed, positioned, and cropped in a pattern or in nested patterns within AccuMark. The design image file is placed on the base size pattern and can then be automatically re-sized and adjusted for each graded size. At this point the individual pattern pieces are positioned and marked onto the fabric, making use of all of the production-enhancing features of an automated marking system for apparel manufacturing, optimizing pattern placement to minimise material waste and maximise savings on cut material costs.
This process of digital pattern image placement is not only limited to digital printing applications: It can also be used on fabrics which have been printed or woven by conventional means, to precisely position fabric on patterns and insure that key image elements of the fabric, such as decorative borders or other major design elements, can be specified and positioned exactly on patterns to achieve the desired look in the final clothing design.
Is Your Production Workflow Ready for Digital Printing and Image Placement?
Using a streamlined approach to image-pattern placement, apparel production professionals save time and eliminate unwanted steps in their production workflows, and gain the fullest advantage from using digital printing in their apparel manufacturing and marketing operations. To get your production workflow ready for digital printing, and to get the most from the promise of the exciting new designs and faster timeto- market now possible with this technology, make sure the functionality of your pattern design and marking system is up to the task of streamlining your workflow and reducing your design and production schedules.
GERBER TECHNOLOGY Contour Vision
The Contour Vision system is an option on GERBER cutter® Z1 conveyorized cutting systems. It is comprised of intelligent software, a colour scanner and a LED (lightemitting diode) bar. The scanner captures an image of the custom-printed pattern/ image and sends it directly to the Contour Vision software. Image processing is extremely fast and cutting begins immediately with no need to create timeconsuming cut files. By automating the cutting process and eliminating the need for cut files, the system enables you to reduce labour costs.
The Contour Vision system is highly accurate so material is never wasted. It calibrates automatically to compensate for misaligned patterns and bow/skew in the material. It captures all patterns if the scanner is able to detect a contrast between the edge of the pattern and the material being cut. The user can easily add negative or positive offsets to the detected border. The software also detects notches automatically. For example, it will automatically detect a v-notch and will add the notch to the cut.
ErgoSoft presents latest ErgoSoft RIP Sequoia software
ErgoSoft AG is a leading developer of software solutions for over 25 years in the high-end digital printing community. The company’s mission is to provide intuitive, high fidelity digital printing solutions to the demanding imaging professional. ErgoSoft RIP brings highest productivity, quality control and a broad variety of colour, production controlling and automation tools to your printing facility. Based in Switzerland, ErgoSoft runs five subsidiaries in the United States, China, the Netherlands, Portugal and France. The ErgoSoft RIP is distributed and supported all over the world thanks to a great network of authorized ErgoSoft partners.
ErgoSoft – simply successful printing!
Based on the successful ErgoSoft RIP Version 15 and the newest product ErgoSoft RIP Sequoia, ErgoSoft focused on the expansion of the colour tools and services for ErgoSoft RIP users during the past few months. ErgoSoft presents these innovations at FESPA 2018 alongside with the ErgoSoft RIP Sequoia. ErgoSoft RIP Sequoia is versatile, flexible and dynamic and suits the needs of the various digital printing providers ideally. Through network licensing, the software modules can be used on any WorkStation in the network and provides a flexible production environment to optimize production processes across the whole organisation.
he innovative «Colour Tools» are available for all ErgoSoft RIP Version 15 users. The adjustable Job Gradation Curve, Black Point Architect, Preview Profile Generator, the additional tools for the Named Colours feature and the Multicolor Profile Editor make colours more accurate, adjustable, pure and vibrant.
To enable customers to make the best use of our products and tools, ErgoSoft now offers online webinars in addition to on-site trainings. The online webinars are the ideal way to get to know new features/options, to refresh existing knowledge or to learn more about a desired topic through a short training course.
ErgoSoft Customer Care» was created to enable our users to benefit directly from our services and knowhow in addition to the services of our partners. ErgoSoft offers a unique combination of first-class product support and extensive knowledge of the daily challenges within a production environment which we would like to pass on to all ErgoSoft users. «ErgoSoft Customer Care» is available as a subscription with a minimum term of one year.