7 November 2019

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

4 November 2019

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

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.

17 October 2019

[The Note] Digital textile design: what are the new opportunities for designers?

The rise of digital textile printing does not only bring large advantages for production only. The digital printing technology also breaks some major boundaries that conventional printing used to put on designers. As a designer, digital printing helps you to expand your creativity and offers you the opportunity to better respond to the wishes of the market. In this blog, I explain exactly what the advantages of digital textile design are and how you as a designer could benefit from them.

10 October 2019

[The Note] Finding the right combination of digital and conventional textile printing machines in your production line

Digital textile printing offers printing companies various advantages, like shorter delivery times, increased design quality and expanded production capacity. For that reason, the number of printing companies that are adding a digital textile printer to their production line increased drastically.

17 September 2019

[The Note] 5 Requirements for making a transition to digital textile printing

More and more textile printers are making the transition to digital textile printing. A report of the World Textile Information Network (WTIN) showed that the digital textile printing industry is projected to grow 20% by volume through the period of 2017 until 2021.

Is your company thinking about making the transition too, but do you wonder if you're truly ready for it? In this blog, I’ve listed five important requirements that printing companies have to meet before they can benefit from adding a digital textile printer to their line of production.

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16 September 2019

[The Note] Large format fabric printing: how to choose the most suitable textile printer

In the home furnishing industry, there has always been a demand for wide textiles, up to 3.2 or even 3.4 meters. For the fashion market, fabrics of 1.50 meters were most commonly used in the past. However, nowadays more and more printers are producing fashion fabrics with a width of up to 1.85 meters. This is a logical result of the population getting taller. But how can you print large format fabrics efficiently as a printer? In this blog, I explain what widths of fabric are actually considered “large format” and how you can choose the right printer for your large format production.

27 August 2019

[The Note] High-quality blotch printing on fabric with a digital textile printer

Blotches have always been very present in many designs for textiles, whether it is for fashion, sports/swimwear or home textiles. With the increased usage of digital textile printers, blotch printing, however, proved to be a challenge for digital textile printers. How can you still enable high-quality blotch printing on fabric with a digital textile printing machine? In this blog, I explain why blotch printing is difficult for digital textile printing machines and how you could solve these issues.

20 August 2019

[The Note] Digital textile printing vs screen printing: how to make a cost comparison

When considering digital textile printing, printers are often insecure because they fear it is a high initial investment that is doubtful to be earned back. When making a cost comparison between rotary screen and digital printing, the initial investment is often the only parameter besides the price of inks that is taken into account. However, to create a realistic image of the costs of a particular printing technology, certain important parameters cannot be left out. In this article, I explain how to effectively compare digital printing and screen printing based on Total Cost of Ownership. It explains how all parameters can influence your overall printing costs.

27 June 2019

[The Note] The 3 main investment reasons for digital textile printing

Nowadays, digital textile printing is the fastest growing segment in the textile industry. Why do increasingly more textile printers make the transition from conventional to digital printing? And what are the main investment reasons for digital textile printing? Instead of being driven by cost advantages, the main investment reasons can be find in indirect parameters underlining the advantages of digital textile printing. In this article, I discuss these important parameters and how they can benefit your company.

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