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2018 Garment Decorators Luncheon Takes an Eye-Opening Look at Branding

Posted by Christina Rosado on 11/21/18 3:22 PM

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.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, Digital Textile, Fashion Industry, Digital Textile Printing, Fashion, Garment, Garment Manufacturing, Screen Printing, Garment Decorators

Workflows in Digital Textile are Different! (Part 2)

Posted by Pat McGrew on 7/6/18 3:36 PM

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. 

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Digital Printing, Digital Textile, Digital Textile Printing, Garment, Garment Manufacturing

Workflows in Digital Textile are Different! (Part 1)

Posted by Pat McGrew on 7/2/18 11:06 AM

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. 

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Digital Textile, Fashion Industry, Digital Textile Printing, Fashion, Garment, Garment Manufacturing, Retail Market Printing, Retail

Profiling the Digital Textile Printing Industry

Posted by Tansy Fall on 5/30/18 9:00 AM

May 30, 2018

The roll-to-roll digital textile printing market is experiencing substantial growth. As different elements of the production process improve, it makes digital printing a more viable and attractive method.

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Topics: SGIA, Print, Digital Textile, Digital Textile Printing, digital printing technologies

Rethinking Fast Fashion

Posted by Eileen Fritsch on 5/14/18 9:15 AM

May 14, 2018

Innovations are constantly changing the way we live our lives. The emergence of new technologies, which make production more efficient, has disrupted everything from the way we work to the way we shop. This is especially true in the fashion industry, where digital textile printing equipment has allowed retailers of fashion apparel to produce with faster and more sustainable methods. 

This revolution resulted in the growth of fast fashion, where digital equipment created a quicker way to evaluate and produce clothing and deliver it to the market. Companies like H&M and Zara jumped on the trend and enticed millennials and trendsetters by creating appealing, low-cost garments that mimicked styles that mimicked high-fashion designs.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, New Printing Technologies, Digital Textile, Fashion Industry, Digital Textile Printing, Fashion