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Inkjet Forum Asia 2015 - Digital Textile Printing Conference

Venue: Asia
Date: tba

We will go International with our very first ‘Inkjet Forum Asia’ conference on Digital Textile Printing in South East Asia. The details for the same will be announced shortly.

Inkjet India 2016 - Digital Textile Printing Conference

Venue: tba
Date: February 2016

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In its 6th year, Inkjet Forum India will organize its its flagship ‘Inkjet India’ series conference enlighten the stakeholders of this area about the flourishing trends of Digital Textile Printing.

IndusPRINT 2016 - Industrial Print Conference

Venue: tba
Date: October 2016

After the 1st event in Bangalore,IndusPRINT 2016 will provide the best networking opportunities for the stakeholders involved in this field of industrial inkjet and printing technology.

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Onyx Graphics, a leader in wide format digital printing workflow solutions, today announced that its ONYX® software can be directly integrated with the new HP WallArt application to provide seamless and efficient workflow for décor applications.

An ONYX/HP WallArt workflow gives users the ability to expand their business by offering new added-value décor products to their range of print services. Features in ONYX Textile Edition software such as Colorways and Step & Repeat, in combination with the new HP WallArt interface, give interior designers and décor product manufacturersan easy-to-use solution for the creation of customised wall coverings.

The process of designing and producing custom wall graphics is very efficient with ONYX Quick Sets and  HP WallArt. Users can easily customise wall covering designs from the HP WallArt Solution online portal. The simple one-step process enables print service providers to open their customer’s design in a ready-to-print format using the dedicated HP WallArt button in ONYX RIP-Queue.

ONYX Connect & HP WallArt workflow
In additon, print service providers (PSPs) equipped with HP Latex series printers can now simplify their HP WallArt workflow using the new WallArt interface powered by ONYX Connect™ JDF (Job Definition Format) technology. ONYX Connect is an open system that provides a simple developer interface that enables PSPs to link their business management systems with ONYX production software. As a result, PSPs can access valuable management data, such as ink consumption, media usage and production times. It also includes the ability to automate job submission through JDF and hot folders providing control of critical job settings, and reducing errors introduced by manual intervention during the production process.

The new HP WallArt interface is be available in version 11.1.2 of all ONYX products including ONYX ThriveTM workflow software, ONYX Textile Edition software and ONYX RIP software. ONYX version 11.1.2 will be a complimentary upgrade to current ONYX 11.1 users.  For more information about ONYX Textile edition visit http://www.onyxgfx.com/products/onyx-textile-edition/

Signage and Graphics Posted 2015-03-18T03:40:16-07:00

Xennia Cygnus™ print software has been successfully deployed for many years in Xennia’s own digital solutions and bundled as part of OEM hardware module packages. Xennia is now making this software available as a standalone package for OEM machine builders wishing to incorporate advanced functionality into digital printing systems without the need for in-house software development.


Xennia Cygnus is an advanced digital print software package, including full image path control as well as managing the other components of an inkjet printing system. The software is now available for customers in industrial, labelling & addressing, décor and ceramics applications looking for an integrated digital front end (DFE) and image path package. Xennia Cygnus is already installed in over 600 printers worldwide, and has a significant business benefit for companies wishing to build high performance digital printing systems without the need for software development.


Xennia Cygnus print software performs image colour management, RIP and splitting functions, with multiple process and spot colour capability using sophisticated imaging algorithms and including native Adobe™ PDF support. Xennia Cygnus also supports full offline or online variable data printing (VDP). The software is compatible with a wide range of printheads and printhead driver hardware, and is also capable of controlling other components of printer hardware including ink supply, curing, maintenance and motion systems. The software user interface (UI) can be customised with OEM branding and look and feel. Industrial productivity is also supported with print-while-loading/RIPping, advanced job queueing and ERP/MIS integration features.

Digital Textile Printing Posted 2015-03-17T04:40:03-07:00

Inkjet Forum India strengthens its commitment to the digital textile printing industry by successfully hosting its 5th international conference – Inkjet India 2015 presented by Durst Phototechnik AG and co-presented by SPG Prints & Sensient Imaging Technologies. Other Partners included Konica Minolta, Blue Jade & Kornit Digital. Inkjet India 2015 took place on February 26th, 2015 at the prestigious Stein Auditorium | India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

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The conference provided insight into diverse topics focused on digital printing for apparel & home textile including - market trends, technology updates, design inspiration, sustainability, e-commerce and made available innumerable networking opportunities. Inkjet India 2015 also featured an exclusive exhibition area where technology & ink providers could interact with the delegates and potential clients to showcase their products & technology.

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Inkjet Forum India kickstarts training initiative.

With the expertise gained over the past 5 years in digital textile printing and closely understanding the needs of the technology users worldwide, Inkjet Forum India has formulated a unique “first of its kind" series of practical training sessions under its ‘Inkjet Workshop’ brand. These exclusive “invite only” workshops will aim to address & resolve specific technical, operational & commercial issues in the entire digital textile printing supply chain. “Being a leading knowledge sharing platform on digital textile printing we want to facilitate companies to build successful business models around this technology” says Aditya Chandavarkar (Founder – Inkjet Forum India)

Digital Textile printing has been present in India for the past 15 years however the high print quality and superior color accuracy being produced in other countries has not been achieved to the same extent in India. One reason for this is the lack of precise understanding and poor implementation of digital color matching & profiling standards. Therefore, Inkjet Forum India kick started this initiative with a workshop on color matching/profiling for digital textile printing at two locations in Delhi & Surat supported by DPInnovations, Colorjet & Xrite. It was ensured that each location will be fully equipped with required printing & color measuring equipment for the participants to practically experience the entire workflow.

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This workshop series was the first of its kind worldwide to provide real hands on knowledge ensuring the optimum print results can be obtained from every type of digital printing equipment and software. For company owners this will ensure greater success, less errors and increase the confidence of the textile industry in India towards Digital Textile Printing technology.

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With more than 200 diverse delegates from various disciplines of the textile industry over 3 locations, it once again proved to be a great knowledge-sharing platform.

Please visit www.inkjetforumindia for more details about Inkjet Forum India event itinerary.

Digital Textile Printing Posted 2015-03-02T02:13:17-08:00

Mimaki has attained the OEKO-TEXaccreditation for direct skin contact for its Sb300 series dye sublimation inks and Sb53 sublimation transfer inks. The OEKO-TEX criteria catalog provides manufacturers in the textile and clothing industry with a scientifically based standard benchmark for the evaluation of potentially harmful substances in textiles. OEKO-TEX approved inks are suitable to finish skin-friendly clothing and other textiles for interested end users. This certificate thus constitutes an important decision-making element when purchasing inks for textile production. 

Confidence in inks

 The pioneering manufacturer has been awarded OEKO-TEX Standard 100, product class Il. This concerns textiles and inks which, when used as intended, have a large part of their surface in direct contact with the skin, e.g. underwear, bed linen, terry cloth items, shirts, blouses etc. The independent testing and certification system for textile products from all stages of manufacture confirms the inks have met the human-ecological requirements of the standard for products with direct contact to skin. The certification shows the inks fulfil the requirements of Annex XVII of REACH as well as the American requirement regarding total content of lead in children's articles.

“We were already well aware of the business-winning value of the inks but are delighted that Nissenken Quality Evaluation Center has awarded them the OEKO-TEX Standard 100,” comments Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “Customers can now use the inks confidently and safe in the knowledge they are approved for direct skin contact.” 

The Heimtextil effect – digital print on the rise

“This has the potential to open up numerous market opportunities.” Horsten adds. “Our recent participation in Heimtextil showed an increasing interest in digital printing for textile applications.” Over 200 attendees joined Mr. Horsten’s presentation on “Why the home textile sector will switch to digital”, resulting in many constructive leads at the Mimaki booth throughout the show.

“Our digital textile printing capabilities have already hit a number of catwalks. This certification means even more designers can take a closer look at how printing can add creative value to their collections.”

The inks can be used on the following Mimaki systems: TS500-1800, TX500-1800DS, TX500-1800B, CJV150-107, 130, 160, CJV300-130, 160, JV150-130, 160, JV300-130, 160, JV5-320DS, TS3-1600, TS5-1600AMF, TS34-1800A and TPC-1000.

Horsten concludes: “After a very successful participation in Heimtextil in Germany, this industry seal of approval demonstrates just how far-reaching digital print can be. It is an endorsement of our continuous efforts to optimize our portfolio and more notably our digital print solutions.”

Digital Textile Printing Posted 2015-02-03T20:29:13-08:00

GTTES-2015 – India's 'leading textile engineering expo’ opened its door to the Indian and International manufacturers.  The exhibition saw visitors gathering to hear how technical textiles are a propellant for India’s growth story and how the demand is growing at a robust pace.


The Day 3 began with the visit of Mr Sanjay Porwal, Additional Chief Secretary ( Textile ) Govt of Maharashtra, who visited each exhibitor.  He encouraged and thanked them in participating in this mega event for textile manufacturers


Mr Porwal said, “I am happy to see that GTTES 2015 visitors representing all segments of the manufacturing chain from India & China have converged here”.

( Ms Seema Srivastava, Mr Sanjiv Lathia & Mr Sanjay Porwal )

Mr G V Aras, Director, Textile Engineering Group quoted, “ GTTES 2015 was a wise move by the organizers for focusing more on weaving & processing machines which automatically targets & boost the small & medium scale textile manufacturers in India.  A.T.E. has gained several unexpected business proposals from Tier II & Tier III cities manufacturers and we are happy to be here at the right time and right place.”


Mr Fritz Legler, VP - Marketing / Sales & Services, Staubli also expressed his views that, “ though the economic slowdown has affected India’s textile industry, we are surprised to see very encouraging footfalls at GTTES & the participation of Chinese exhibitors”.


 ( L to R : Mr Suresh Halvankar, MLA of Icchalkaranji with Mr Rajnikant Bachkaniwala,

 Mr Sanjiv Lathia & Seema Srivastava }

Mr. Rajnikant Bachkaniwala, Ex-Chairman, ITME added, “The long-term outlook is very positive as GDP is growing, especially in countries like India and China, and GDP per capita is increasing. There are also new applications for textiles which will drive demand for textile machinery”.


‘ GTTES 2015 concluded with 283 exhibitors  during the 3 day event.  The participation and exhibitors interest has encouraged us to boost GTTES on a larger scale for the next upcoming edition” said Ms. Seema Srivastava, Executive Director, India ITME Society.


About ITME:


India ITME Society, a non-profit, apex exhibition body, takes its responsibility to serve the industry very seriously and has left no stone unturned to organize the 10th India International Textile Machinery Exhibition from 3rd – 8th December, 2016 in Mumbai.  India ITME 2016 is expected to bring a very unique and unparallel opportunity/platform to serve the textile industry of the World,   to do business networking, explore new products and technologies, new partnerships, joint ventures, manufacturing opportunities and discovering new markets across the globe. 

Event News Posted 2015-02-03T20:19:24-08:00

SHANGHAIJan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Asia announces today that it has entered the digital textile printing market through the acquisition of “China (Shanghai) International Printing Industry Expo(CSTPF)” from SUNEXPO.

CSTPF was launched in 2009 by SUNEXPO. Over the last six years, it has evolved into an important gathering for the digital textile printing sector and related industry professionals. With the rapid growth in the scale of the exhibition and the growing transaction volume, CSTPF owns the leading market position in this niche in China.

The demand for revolutionary printing technology from the leather, glass, ceramic, carpet and other downstream sectors and the continuous innovation in digital printing technology have made the importation of advanced equipment and technology from abroad and the expansion of the overseas market for printed products the next development targets for the digital textile printing industry in China.

UBM Asia is already the region’s largest trade show organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in ChinaIndia and Malaysia. The acquisition of CSTPF launches UBM Asia into yet another new sector of immense potential and will also accelerate CSTPF’s internationalisation.

The UBM Asia and CSTPF teams will work in close collaboration with each other and the industry to build the most influential and authoritative international exhibition in the field of digital textile printing.

Jime Essink, President & CEO of UBM Asia, said: “We are entering a dynamic new sector through the acquisition of CSTPF. Textile and apparel is one of the largest and most important industries in China. The development of digital printing has accelerated with the drive for innovation and technological transformation in China to upgrade this industry. Today’s fast fashion characterised by small lot and customised printing adds further demand for digital printing. We are very pleased to welcome Gong Changming, General Manager of CSTPF and the CSTPF team to the UBM family and look forward to working closely with this experienced and professional team to grow the expo with UBM’s strong international network.”

Mr Gong will continue to lead the CSTPF staff and the team will move into the UBM China Shanghai office. The next CSTPF will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, China from April 14-16, 2015.

Digital Textile Printing Posted 2015-01-29T22:15:27-08:00

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