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.
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.
Part 2 of a review of the recent IMI Europe Digital Printing Conference, the main event of Digital Print Europe, Barcelona, 17-20 Sep 2018
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.
Charlie Stokes, co-inventor of Archipelago's Powerdrop technology, looks at the requirements in the additive manufacturing market and how these can be met with innovative deposition technologies.
Marcus Timson of InPrint previews his talk at IMI Europe’s Digital Printing Conference in Amsterdam, where he will be joined by Giorgio Macor of Kuei. They discuss why, in the light of significant innovations in the industry, we are not seeing more obvious evidence that inkjet is being adopted as a technology for décor printing?
James Rankin of World Textile Information Network (WTiN) discusses the current trends in digital textile printing, as well as future drivers for growth and hurdles that need to be overcome.
Sander Jansen, CEO at Scanlaser from 2007-2016, describes how his company used innovative technology and business models to transform the business and address new markets.