Textile production has been transformed in the last 10 years by the introduction of industrial digital printing based on inkjet technology. Tim Phillips reviews the factors that have enabled this transformation.
Tim Phillips of IMI Europe and Catenary Solutions discusses colour management in the digital textile value chain, its set-up, challenges and application. You can find out more about colour management at the Inkjet Colour Management course being held at IMI Europe’s Inkjet Summer School, Cambridge, UK, 10-14 June 2019.
Prof J. Frits Dijksman of the University of Twente provides an introduction to the modelling of the fluid dynamics and acoustics of piezo-driven inkjet printheads. You can learn much more about this and other key topics at the IMI Europe Inkjet Summer School in Cambridge, UK, 10-14 June 2019.
James McCrone of TTP Ventus discusses precise control of meniscus pressure in inkjet ink systems using a novel micropump.
The choice of printhead and driving waveform can make the difference between dazzling success and dismal failure for any industrial inkjet system. Matthew Pullen, Meteor Inkjet’s product manager for dropwatching systems, discusses tools and techniques for manipulating printhead waveforms.
Recently, the pigment ink market for textile inkjet printing is emerging rapidly. Pigment inks have a lot of benefits such as a high colour strength and high light resistance. They are considered as “universal inks” because they can be applied directly on a large range of textile substrates without sophisticated or environmentally unfriendly pre- or post-treatments. Dr Enrico Sowade of Zschimmer and Schwarz discusses the impact of pre-treatment on ink performance.
Mark Bale of DoDxAct reviews the impact of inkjet in hybrid print processes, with some of the most successful implementations of inkjet machines relying on combined technology approaches.