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Understanding Fabric Construction

Posted by Michael Sanders on 1/8/20 12:30 PM

In digital textile printing, asking the right questions can be the difference between a successful first-run project and a dumpster full of attempts. Navigating types of fabrics and constructions for different applications can get complex, but it is necessary for ultimately securing the optimal fabric from a supplier.

When evaluating fabrics, an important factor is knowing the difference between the two methods for producing cloth: knitting and weaving.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Digital Textile Printing, Fabrics

Five Considerations for Digitally Printed Home Furnishings

Posted by Kilara Le on 7/17/19 7:12 AM

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.

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Topics: Digital Textile, Inks, Fabrics, Digital Textile Printing Conference

The What, Why and How of Dye Sublimation Printing

Posted by Lauren Searson on 5/8/19 12:03 PM

With its variety of applications — from rigid substrates to fabrics — dye sublimation printing is a growing industry trend. However, like any printing method, it has its own considerations, technology and processes — all of which require a thorough understanding and proper training.
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Topics: Wide Format, Color Management, SGIA Workshops, Inks, Fabrics, Dye Sublimation Printing

The Talk of the Trade Show

Posted by Bill Stein on 4/30/19 7:09 AM

A trade show represents one of the more significant marketing opportunities for a company to make a big, yet intimate, splash in front of prospective customers. When designed and constructed properly, a booth can capture attention, create an interactive experience that immerses a visitor, produce memories that last beyond the show, and hopefully create new business.

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Topics: Networking, Branding, Fabrics, Exhibition, Marketing

Digital Textile Printing: Fabrics 101

Posted by Ken Bach on 4/24/19 2:07 PM

With the advantages of today’s digital technology, it is faster and easier than ever to produce a textile sign. The following touches on what you need to know about fabric options and benefits, to help you determine your needs and the solutions that will work for your shop.

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Topics: Digital Printing, Digital Textile Printing, Fabrics