You’ve spent countless hours at trade shows and online examining expensive equipment, looking at various RIP options, determining whether you need calendars or flat presses — and which one(s) — for transfer equipment, and specifying substrates in order to get the best dye sublimation output for your particular application. Choosing a dye sublimation paper to optimize the effectiveness of your application can make or break you.Read More
Digital textile printing remains one of the fastest-growing segments within the digital print industry, with an estimated revenue of $3.1 billion in 2018.1 Despite accounting for a small percentage of the overall total yardage of printed fabrics, the volume of fabrics printed digitally has risen to 2.5 billion square yards.1 This rate of growth is expected to continue as new business models and products in the fashion, signage and home interior markets continue to be developed. There's no better time to be in, or expand your services into, this market. The only question is, what are you waiting for?Read More
Digitally printed home furnishings are gaining popularity in the market. Today, it’s one of the fastest areas of growth in digital textile printing. Because of this, many digital printers who are currently serving other markets are starting to look at how they can leverage their existing machinery, expertise and supply chains to enter the home furnishing market.
As the excitement and buzz of the SGIA Expo’s opening day continued into Saturday, October 19, the garment decoration community came together to spark a conversation of their own at the Garment Decorators Luncheon.Read More
Textile printing is different than other types of printing, as are the workflows that support them all. While screen printing and rotary screen printing have been the stable main print technologies, the workflow elements have evolved continuously to support the needs of brands and designers, and the adoption of digital innovations.
In our last blog post, we discussed the different components of the digital textile workflow, but we must also understand the business side of these operations, and how they are impacted in the process.
The Business of Digital Textile Printing
There are many cost models related to digital print production. First, your equipment will have a different operating profile from your conventional devices, so you should carefully consider how you amortize your equipment and your maintenance expenses. Digital devices should be run every day, even if you do not have paid work, so building in costs associated with running the machine and consumables to support those print runs should be part of the calculations.Read More