9 April 2020

[The Note] Textile printing speed: promise and reality

2 April 2020

[The Note] The hidden costs of digital textile printing: what to pay attention to when buying a digital printer

19 March 2020

[The Note] Digital textile printing and sustainability: reducing the ecological footprint of printing

Sustainability is becoming increasingly more important in today’s society, even in the more polluting industries. Luckily, new innovations help to make production processes less damaging for the environment. A great example of this is digital textile printing, which innovates the industry of textile printing. But is digital textile printing really less harmful to the environment than conventional textile printing? After all, chemical material is printed on textile, whether the process is digital or not. On top of that, the printed product in most cases still has to be steamed and washed. This is why the ecological footprint of textile printing will not be zero. What can we do to reduce the ecological footprint of textile printing? 

3 March 2020

[The Note] Direct sublimation printing: Advanced sublimation printing in terms of quality and sustainability

Awareness around the importance of sustainability is growing rapidly in a lot of industries. The textile industry included. Sustainability is all about meeting society’s present needs, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own. In other words: we want to preserve our planet, without having to compromise on quality. Solar panels and electric cars are excellent examples of sustainable solutions. But also in the textile industry, new, more sustainable solutions are on the rise. In the past, sustainability was in practice always linked to the price of it, and expensive sustainable solutions were often not implemented. Now the environment is more on top of mind, the market demands higher levels of sustainability for future generations. In the textile industry, direct sublimation printing is an answer to this new, but pressing demand.

11 December 2019

[The Note] Textile printing techniques: the five main types of printing on fabric explained

Printing on textile is a craft that has been practised for decades. Not surprisingly, throughout these years there has been a lot of development in the field of textile printing. From hand-block printing to digital printing: the process of printing on fabric has become faster and more innovative resulting in higher quality textiles. Nowadays, the possibilities are endless. Curious what types of industrial textile printing you can use for printing designs on fabrics? Below we’ve summed up the five main printing types and their most important benefits.

2 December 2019

[The Note] Match to print: how to ideally combine digital and rotary screen textile printing techniques

Both digital textile printing as well as conventional textile printing offer unique possibilities to printing companies that will help them provide astonishing output. But how do you use both printing techniques in such a way that you can fully benefit from the advantages associated with each printing technology? In this blog, I describe three different scenario’s and explain how you can generate the perfect match between your conventional and digital textile printing machines in each scenario.

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26 November 2019

[The Note] How to choose a textile printing partner that suits your company

Investing in new printing equipment often is the start of a long term relationship between your company and your printing partner. Of course, you want to make sure you make the right choice, as this is a significant investment. How do you make sure you ask the right questions and do the appropriate research? To help you select the printing partner that best suits your company, I give you a few essential tips that will guide you through the process.

7 November 2019

[The Note] Textile printing inks: what types are there and how can they improve the quality of your designs?

Textile printers are always looking for ways to improve the quality of their designs and fabrics. An important element of design quality is the type of ink that is used for printing. The last years, there has been a high demand for high-quality inks that are easy to print with and are also less damaging to the environment. How do you find the type of ink that best fits your production process when there are so many different types of ink out there? In this blog, I explain the different types of ink to you and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each type to make your choice an easier one.

4 November 2019

[The Note] Digital fabric printing costs: the investment versus the earnings

Considering to make the transition to digital textile printing? The extensive investment of digital textile printing is one of the main reasons printers can be hesitant in making the transition. But how much does digital textile printing truly cost? And – more importantly – what are the benefits? In this article, we discuss both the costs as well as the earnings of digital textile printing.

24 October 2019

[The Note] Digital textile printing fabrics: what materials are suitable for digital printing?

Digital textile printing is the latest innovation within the textile printing industry. An increased number of printers are making the transition to digital printing and benefit from the competitive advantage that it offers them, the fast production rate and the possibility to print complex designs and fine patterns. Before deciding if digital textile printing could be of interest to your printing company, it is essential to know what are the possibilities of digital printing regarding the materials that can be digitally printed on.

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