WTiN Digital Textile Conference

Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

Conference Theme

Updates and trends in the digital textile printing market

Textile printing is a rapidly growing market for digital printing, with advances in both hardware and inks giving new opportunities for textile mills and brands alike. The WTiN Digital Textile Conference will provide attendees with the latest advances in technology, as well as updates in market trends from around the world.

Networking reception

The WTiN Digital Textile Conference at Digital Print Japan 2016 includes a sponsored networking reception, giving you the chance to hear the latest from industry suppliers, as well as relax with food and drinks while sharing your experiences with colleagues.

Conference Programme

08:30-09:30 Registration & welcome refreshments
09:30 Morning session begins

Opening Introduction
Mark Jarvis, Managing Director, WTiN

Conference chair: Akiyoshi Ohno

Session 1 - Industry trends and growth expectations

History of inkjet textile printing (in Japanese)
Akiyoshi Ohno, Ohno Inkjet Consulting




Digital textile printing - global market overview
John Scrimshaw, Editor, Digital Textile and WTiN Effects Channel, WTiN

This presentation will explore the current size and shape of the digital textiles market and highlight where key growth markets are currently within the industry, forecasting growth areas for future.


10:35-10:50 Refreshment break

Digital textile printing - China market perspective
Paul Yuen, CEO, Digital Textile Solution Limited

The presentation will delve into the scale of digital textile printing present currently in China and provide successful examples from Chinese industry.


New technology within the market
Yasuhiro Matsui, R&D Manager, Konica Minolta

This presentation will look at technical developments that have the potential to enhance the effectiveness or expand the application of inkjet in textile printing. The presentation will highlight the innovations shown at ITMA Asia 2016.

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00 Afternoon session begins

Session 2 - New technologies


Software contribution to improved print quality
Oriol Martínez Riba, Business Developer, Inèdit Software, S.L

The presentation will highlight how the use of specially designed software for digital textile printing allows print quality to be optimised.


Sublimation papers for fast industrial printers
Gijsbert Harmsen, Senior Sales Executive, Coldenhove Papier

The presentation will detail the special performance criteria required in sublimation transfer papers for the latest generation of fast digital textile production printers.


Market expectations of printers & specifiers
John Scrimshaw, Editor, Digital Textile and WTiN Effects Channel, WTiN

This presentation will focus on the results of WTiN’s primary research looking into the key demands still unanswered within the digital textiles industry and how the existing opportunities within the market can be realised.

14:50-15:15 Refreshment break

Session 3 - Steps forward

Panel session:
Moderated by Akiyoshi Ohno


  • Michele Riva, EFI Reggiani
  • Gijsbert Harmsen, Coldenhove Papier
  • Oriol Martinez Riba, Inèdit Software
  • John Scrimshaw, WTiN
  • Yasuhiro Matsui, Konica Minolta

Potential savings and increased quality by using inkjet for chemical finishing
Michele Riva, Sales and Marketing Director, EFI Reggiani

The presentation will explore the opportunity for expanding the application of inkjet on textiles to apply functional chemical finishes, thereby saving resources and developing new performance possibilities.

17:00 Sponsor presentations
18:00-20:00 Networking reception