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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.

4th International Inkjet Conference 26th February 2014 | Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel | Delhi
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Xaar, the world’s leading inkjet technology specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of the Xaar 1002 GS12U printhead, its first larger drop printhead for UV applications.

This new versatile and productive printhead extends the Xaar 1002 family of printheads, and gives the UV inkjet printing market a choice of printheads to suit specific applications. The greyscale Xaar 1002 GS12 jets drop volumes from 12-84pL, enabling a range of drop sizes to be printed with a single printhead. The large-drop capability of this flexible printhead, combined with Xaar’s patented TF Technology™ ink recirculation, makes it ideal for printing high-build spot varnishes and extra-opaque whites onto labels and direct-to-shape packaging (in both horizontal and vertical printing modes). In fact, no other printhead on the market today can match the high level of opacity and production reliability achieved by the Xaar 1002 GS12 in a single pass without resorting to multiple print bars.

The Xaar 1002 GS12 complements the Xaar 1002 GS6 (6-42pL) variant for UV applications, launched last year, which is designed for applications where high-resolution text and images with smooth tones are important. Like the GS6, the GS12 delivers exceptional print quality and reliability to manufacturers of UV printers worldwide. It is a highly versatile printhead and enables a choice of speed depending on the application without compromising on quality e.g. high ink volume at high speed or lower ink volume at super-fast production speeds.

“We have worked closely with our OEM partners to develop the Xaar 1002 GS12 to meet growing market demands for a flexible printhead that can deliver high build varnish and the ultimate in opaque whites quickly and consistently,” says Richard Barham, Sales and Marketing Director, Xaar. “Although new to the UV market, this printhead is based on our highly-successful Xaar 1002 GS12 ceramics printhead which is well proven and now used by the majority of the ceramic tile digital decoration industry today.”

Systems featuring the new Xaar 1002 GS12 printhead for UV applications are available now from a number of Original Equipment Manufacturers including Autobond (digital spot varnish applications) and Till (high opacity white for direct-to-shape applications).

Industrial Printing Posted 2015-04-14T02:36:07-07:00

International wide-format digital textile printing solutions manufacturer MTEX has landed in North America. MTEX CEO Eloi Ferreira recently announced the incorporation of MTEX America, which will be headed up by digital textile industry veteran Clem Sison. Its America facilities will be in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Tri-State area, which is close to the largest textile and fabric district in North America. Sison told Graphic Arts Magazine that Canadian printers and customers will have full access to all products, services and support that MTEX America will provide to the market.

The strategy emulates the already successful placement of facilities around the globe, including its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Porto, Portugal and Leicestershire, UK. By placing themselves in the heart of the textile region, MTEX America “will capitalize on the skills and knowledge of the region, servicing the various markets including garment, apparel, soft signage, home furnishings, automotive and more.”

MTEX 5032PRO Textile Printer.

The MTEX 5032 PRO Textile Printer.

“I am pleased and feel privileged to be among the growing MTEX family worldwide,” said COO Sison. “MTEX America is a strategic expansion in a major textile market, and I’m excited and looking forward to the challenge. Although it’s early, we’re moving quickly and carefully in weaving together the MTEX America business infrastructure. My goal is to continue in the Americas the vision and proven business practices of MTEX’s founders, Eloi and Marco, who have been so successful in other parts of the world.” The MTEX America venture, when fully operational, will be the only digital textile printer company in North America that can offer a turnkey solution – all manufactured, serviced and supported under one business entity in the U.S.

MTEX manufactures high-end, digital, direct-to-textile print solutions for the apparel, fashion, interiors, signs and graphics industries. Its products include solutions for the pre-treatment of fabrics for digital printing, the digital printers themselves, steaming solutions for digitally printed fabrics and a washer/dryer machine for finishing of the printed and fixed fabrics. The company was founded by key industry figures Eloi Ferreira and Marco Souza.

Digital Textile Printing Posted 2015-04-14T00:29:47-07:00

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Bordeaux an industry leader in developing and manufacturing high quality inks and coatings for wide format, today announced that it will be exhibiting in Fespa its wide range of inks. This year Bordeaux will introduce PLASMA AR/AC UV inks dedicated to the Océ Arizona® and Fujifilm® Acuity™ printers. The inks comply with these printers technical specifications and offer a genuine alternative to the original inks in quality and price. 

These inks are part of a long product line adapted for specific printers as part of the printer specific, fully Mix & Match products which Bordeaux strongly advocates for improving printing performance, enabling easy change-over and ensuring 100% compatibility to your printer. 

In addition Bordeaux will be exhibiting a new product line, Velvet jet, in Fespa Fabric for the first time. Velvet jet products are intended for digital printing on textile. The series includes a water based Latex ink offering direct to fabric printing for all types of media, including natural, synthetic and blended fabrics. 

About Bordeaux 

Bordeaux Digital Printink is the developer, manufacturer and distributor of customer-focused premium inks and comprehensive solutions for all wide format inkjet technologies, printers and the graphic arts industry. 

The company products are recognized worldwide as highly reliable and cost-effective inkjet inks and coatings for wide and super wide digital printers such as Roland ™ , Mimaki™, Mutoh™, Epson™, Océ Arizona®, Fujifilm™ Acuity®, HP™ and Seiko™ CP and for all latest printhead technologies including Epson, Xaar, Konica Minolta, Toshiba and many more. The company focuses on printer specific inks designed for full compatibility with the printers. The company’s product range includes Eco, mild Solvent, and UV & UV LED, dye sublimation for transfer and direct printing and additional textile inks including Latex. The company also offers a comprehensive range of liquid laminates and UV coatings for wide format graphics, vehicle wrappings and document finishing. 

Press Contact 

Nufar Kiryati, Bordeaux Press contact, email: nufar.k@c-m-y-k.com, Tel: +972-8-9321800 

Event News Posted 2015-04-14T00:14:42-07:00

Sparks, MD --The very first product launched by SUN Automation Group® 30 years ago, the Extend-O-Feed® Lead Edge Feeder, has come full circle - the latest state-of-the-art model plays an integral part in the company’s unique new CorrStream® digital printing solutions. 

SUN Automation has its roots in providing the corrugated industry with quality, efficiency and value. The company originally revolutionized feeding with increased speed, reduced feed roll crush and jam-free operation. With over 7,000 installs around the world, the SUN Automation Lead Edge Feeder laid the foundation for quality and consistency. 

Rob Dal Lago, SUN Automation General Manager, EMEA explained: “It’s a testimony to the strength, reliability and continuous improvement of our engineering that the feeder systems are so well respected, on both OEM equipment and as retrofits.” 

SUN Automation has applied the same level of innovation and attention to detail used in the development of the Lead Edge Feeder, to the refinement of its class leading range of CorrStream high-output single pass, drop on demand inkjet print solutions. An in-depth understanding of box makers’ needs enables the company to add significant value to the corrugated sector, reducing the cost of printing, for example, up to 4,000m2 batch runs, and putting plants back in control of production efficiency and profitability. 

Sean Moloney, Global Product Manager for Digital at SUN Automation, said: “We’ve utilized several years of development to present an industrial inkjet solution to the corrugated industry. Combining the latest inkjet technology with our expertise in corrugated sheet handling, CorrStream reduces cost by migrating low end runs from Flexo, while meeting new market demand and opportunity.” 

SUN Automation’s CorrStream is equipped with the trusted Lead Edge Feeder, pairing established equipment with innovative technology. Moloney continued: “SUN Automation’s Lead Edge Feeder is part of CorrStream’s ecosystem. CorrStream’s print engine has the ability to provide industry-changing up time, reliability, unprecedented print flexibility and control. We want to help box plants discern where digital corrugated fits within their plants and markets and are highly fortunate to have such a legacy in our product listings whilst we work to place inkjet technology into high output, wide format applications.” 

Well-established technology supporting new innovation and value is positioning SUN Automation at the forefront of a new era in the corrugated industry. 

For more information contact: Sean.Moloney@SUNAutomation.com

Or visit: www.sunautomation.com

Industrial Printing Posted 2015-04-01T23:35:03-07:00


Pigment.inc, a new division of Impression Technologies, Sydney Australia, will launch its new RoTX 2600 104-inch fully in­tegrated printing system this May at FESPA 2015 ( H4 Hall 7 ) in Cologne, Germany.

The new RoTX 2600 ( 2.6 M / 104 inches ) will be able to print “Everything Textile” when the unit begins to ship in June 2015. The RoTX 2600 textile printing system is modular and includes an inline curing station, a unique textile media handling system, the ability to work with virtually all types of digital textile inks and has an optional roll-to-roll pre-coater for fabric pre-treatment.

According to Steve Richardson, Managing Director at Impressions Technologies, ”We have been very thoughtful about how we developed this print engine and incorporated the advanced textile treatment and finishing workflow into the system. Our new “Roto-trac” fabric feeding system eliminates the use of “sticky belt” systems and establishes a new standard by being able to accommodate up to 95 percent of all fabrics which are digitally printable. Without a doubt there is no one offering this value at our price point of $85,000.” Further Richardson noted, “With a resolution of up to 1440 dpi, up to 8 channels of color and up to 1,000 sq ft per hour, this unit will create a new norm in the direct-to-fabric market space.”

Richardson added, “Not only will the system offer the ability to use dispersed dye (sublimation) direct and dye sub paper, but the unit’s ink delivery system is very versatile and will have the ability to use pigment ink for cotton, reactive dyes for natural fibers and acids for silk and nylon. The unit truly has the ability to print “Everything Textile.” Our goal is to make this one of the most versatile systems available and we believe we have achieved this with the RoTX 2600 textile printing system.”

In North and South America, Graphics One located in Burbank, California will partner with Pigment.inc and Impressions Technology to distribute the new RoTX 2600 textile printing system. According to Dan Barefoot, President at Graphics One, “We are extremely impressed with the new textile printing system. Having been involved in the direct-to-fabric market for many years, this is the first system we have seen which really meets the requirements of the market. It is a complete end-to-end solution not seen in the Americas previously.”

The RoTX series will begin shipping June 1, 2015 and will be available through Pigment.inc and Impressions Technology outside of the Americas and through Graphics One in North and South America.

Digital Textile Printing Posted 2015-04-01T23:29:47-07:00

Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. and J-Teck3 of Italy have entered into a new long term license agreement under which J-Teck3, as an authorized Sawgrass licensee, will continue to sell digital inks for sublimation imaging.

Sawgrass is an industry leading developer of breakthrough printing technologies. J-Teck3 is a leading global supplier of high quality specialty products that provide unique printing solutions for the graphic, textile and industrial markets. J-Teck3 has been selling digital sublimation ink as a Sawgrass licensee for more than eight years, together with a few other selected licenses around the world that can guarantee proprietary technology, high quality and ethical standards.

The Sawgrass patent portfolio has expanded considerably in the last decade in depth and breadth. J-Teck3 has evaluated the Sawgrass global patent portfolio and signed a new license agreement, which allows them to continue to legally sell dye sublimation ink for printers having a carriage width greater than 42 inches.

“J-Teck3 is a recognized leader in digital textile and graphics markets on a global basis and decided to continue as a licensee with the broader range of Sawgrass patents,” said Enrico Grasselli, CEO and Founder of J-Teck3. “As a company dedicated to developing new products and technologies, we can appreciate the accomplishments of Sawgrass and their advanced patent portfolio.”

Nathan Hale, CEO of Sawgrass Technologies, said, “We have known the Founders of J-Teck3 since before their company was formed and have great respect for them. We were very pleased when they became an original licensee, and we are gratified they have chosen to remain within the group of global companies protected by the Sawgrass intellectual property portfolio.”

The only Italian companies who are authorized licensees include J-Tech3 and Kiian Digital.

Digital Textile Printing Posted 2015-04-01T23:18:49-07:00

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