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Inkjet India 2015 - Digital Textile Printing Conference



Venue: New Delhi
Date: 26th February 2015

Inkjet Forum India is all set to organise its 5th edition of this flagship conference on Digital Textile Printing in Delhi.

Inkjet India Technical Workshop Series 2015



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This technical workshop series will provide an indepth understanding of inkjet printing technology and will provide the delegates a comprehensive educational experience.

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



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Date: February 2016

Feature: Inkjet Design Trends
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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Designers from North and South America to Feature Fabric Color, Context and Couture Innovation Unleashed by Epson's Advanced Dye Sublimation Printers

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LONG BEACH, Calif.Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson, a global leader in printing technology, is teaming up with select fashion designers from across the Americas to bring a unique experience to the runway in New York City during Fashion Week in February. Marrying fashion and technology, the Epson "Digital Couture" event will feature 11 designers' collections created using Epson's state-of-the-art dye sublimation printing and will demonstrate the design freedom and capabilities of the technology for the fashion industry.

Epson Digital Couture Project

"We are excited for today's fashion designers to bring their creative visions to fabric in new and versatile ways with advanced digital technologies during New York Fashion Week," said Agustin Chacon, VP, subsidiary sales and operations, Epson America, Inc. "Epson's dye sublimation printing technology provides another level of creativity and functionality for young fashion entrepreneurs and well established fashion brands looking to produce their art in a more efficient and affordable manner."  

Epson printing technologies enable endless design possibilities across the fashion industry. The end result is original prints of the highest quality unique to each designer on fabrics that can define their signature style. The Epson "Digital Couture" event will showcase the capabilities through the featured collections from select designers who are early adopters of digital sublimation printing, including:

  • Ay Not Dead from Argentina
  • Pilar Briceno from Colombia
  • Dual from Costa Rica
  • ESOSA from New York City
  • Leonor Silva representing the Caribbean (Venezuela to Miami)
  • Ma. Elisa Guillen from Ecuador
  • Maggie Barry from Los Angeles
  • Marco Antonio Farias from Chile
  • Mariana Morrell from Brazil
  • Moah Saldana from Peru
  • Pineda Covalin from Mexico

The Epson® SureColor® F-Series dye sublimation printing technology provides fashion and textile designers an accessible means to bring their ideas and inspiration to life with unsurpassable quality. The high-speed, affordable SureColor F-Series printers produce sharp, vivid images with rich colors, intense blacks, and smooth gradations onto fabric – enabling designers to create and print original designs with greater control and flexibility.  

Fashion designers and professionals interested in learning more about Epson's digital printing technologies can visit www.proimaging.epson.com.

About Epson
Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S.,Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.epson.com.


Courtesy: http://www.digitaljournal.com/

Digital Textile Printing Posted 2014-12-19T04:15:17-08:00

Collaborating at Heimtextil 2015, Kornit Digital and renowned designer Gideon Oberson will showcase the partnership opportunities between creativity and digital textile printing. Together they will present a colourful tropical environment produced on the high speed roll-to-roll Kornit Allegro onto a variety of fabrics in limitless lengths.

Gideon Oberson’s contemporary and highly visual sophisticated work represents a strong example of the move by designers to incorporate greener, cost-effective practices within the development of their fabric designs in a streamlined process. His enthusiasm and design skills have combined to bring Kornit Digital the ultimate in creativity at Heimtextil 2015 by integrating his own strong experiences of vision, perception and colour.

“Strolling through the tropical lands of Costa Rica, I discovered an incredible variety of strong colour, sound and fragrance,” explains Oberson. “Inspired by these three elements, I created a vivid environment – but my ideas really came to life thanks to the amazing colour gamut and versatility of the Kornit Allegro.”

Kornit Digital’s NeoPigmentTM process, employed by the company in all of its digital textile printing solutions, brings digital advantages that not only generate high standards, authentic feel and superior quality, but also enables the versatility demanded today in terms of shorter runs and personalisation.

The Kornit Allegro is the only true digital solution for textile printing. Its unique one-step process combined with the wider colour gamut of Kornit's NeoPigment inks represent a real opportunity for textile designers and enables them to control their prints and colours while offering their customers short runs and customisation.

Unlike alternative digital production technologies the need for all external process steps, such as pre-treatment and post treatment, have been removed. With textile production now available in a completely dry single step solution, digital fabric printing is returning to western countries as all former issues, such as end-to-end costs, pollution, regulations, health and safety, and space can be addressed.

“The decision by Kornit Digital to participate at Heimtextil 2015 is confirmation of the company’s increasing penetration into the industrial and domestic printing arenas,” states Wilfried Kampe, Managing Director of Kornit Digital Europe. “We are already the leading developer and manufacturer of direct-to-garment printers worldwide, and the same highly successful NeoPigment process is the key to Kornit’s 1.8m wide Allegro. It is a true stand-alone roll-to-roll system that prints direct onto a broad variety of fabrics with vivid results, accurate colours, an excellent hand and good durability.”

Heimtextil, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, from 14 to 17 January 2015, is the world’s leading exhibition for textile and garment manufacturing. The upsurge of interest in digital textile printing across the fabric arena, and marked upward trend for the versatility of ink-jet printing, has confirmed Kornit Digital’s attendance at the forthcoming event.


Courtesy: www.whattheythink.com

Digital Textile Printing Posted 2014-12-19T04:13:30-08:00

Even in today's Facebook era, where our past lives and former friends clutter up our Facebook pages every single day, there's still something special about yearbooks. They can somehow transport you to a simpler and more meaningful time in a way that digital photos can't. Whether or not it's their paper existence, many people experience an emotional rollercoaster into the past whenever they pick it up.

But what if you're blind? While it will doubtlessly save you a lot of Facebooking time every day, you also can't experience those memories as vividly as a yearbook conjures them up. Fortunately, one small Korean 3D printing company has come up with a solution: a Touchable Yearbook, featuring very accurate, 3D printed busts of students and a braille name tag, allowing blind students to feel and experience their own past once again through touch.

Now this isn't exactly a printing service quite yet, though I can imagine a lot of people would be interested in it. Instead, 3D TEK recently worked together with the Seoul National School for the Blind, the largest education facility for the blind in South Korea, to give its students an unforgettable graduation day. As the producers behind 3D TEK explained, 'We showcased the yearbook for the first time on the graduation day which gathered more than 2,000 people. We gave huge impression not only to students but also to people attending. Now the students can recall the faces of friends even after graduation as long as they keep the yearbook.'

The graduating students were each given these Touchable Yearbooks, consisting of a series of busts of their fellow students, which was quite an emotional experience. Imagine just how valuable the gift of accurate memory is to someone who's forced to rely on touch alone. As the team from 3D Tek explained, 'our invention made a huge impression among not only students but also people attending. By the yearbook the students will not forget each other forever and we expect more blind students can have their own yearbooks afterwards.'

Just look at the video below to see how emotionally powerful this 3D printed yearbook can be:

한글 ver (Korean version):

The company was very pleased with the response they received, and is currently looking into future distributing options. They were reportedly very pleased to see that 3D printing could also be at the core of a positive news story, which we can all agree with. Alongside endeavours like E-NABLE's 3D printed prosthetics, this manufacturing technology is really maturing as a genuinely helpful and life-altering technology, especially for those living with disabilities.


Posted in 3D Printing Applications

3D Printing Posted 2014-12-19T04:12:02-08:00

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), in partnership with 3D Systems, today announced the December 19 debut of its 3D Chocolate Candy Printing exhibit at Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction.

On December 19, visitors to Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction will have the opportunity to witness live 3D printing, see examples of finished 3D printed chocolate, interact with a library of 3D graphics pre-loaded on iPads and be scanned to see what they would look like as a piece of 3D chocolate. According to its press release, the model on display at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction is the most advanced model in operation today.

"We are now using 3D technology to bring Hershey goodness to consumers in unanticipated and exciting ways," said Will Papa, Chief Research and Development Officer, The Hershey Company. "3D printing gives consumers nearly endless possibilities for personalizing their chocolate, and our exhibit will be their first chance to see 3D chocolate candy printing in action."

"We are committed to democratizing 3-D printing, making this game-changing technology accessible and engaging for everyone," said Chuck Hull, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, 3D Systems. "Our partnership with Hershey, the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and confections, allows us to create unique, exciting and personalized edible experiences, and this is a great way to showcase the power and possibilities of 3D printing."

One of Hershey's goals is to gather knowledge and insights directly from consumers after they experience the interactive exhibit. Through a survey presented on a large touchscreen, consumers will have the opportunity to share their preferences on customization options and product design. This information will influence the final technology and business model for a commercial 3D chocolate candy printing experience.

"This exhibit is a great example of co-creation with consumers. They will be instrumental in shaping the future of commercially available 3D chocolate printing," added Papa.


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3D Printing Posted 2014-12-19T04:10:32-08:00

Opportunities for the packaging industry is huge in cities such as Coimbatore, Madurai and Chennai because of the growth of modern trade in the State, according to Shafiq Ahamad, joint secretary of Indian Printing Packing and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association.

He told presspersons here on Monday that Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka are emerging as the fastest growing printing hubs in the country and it is mainly because of the availability of printing technologies.

The potential is huge in the State for new printing and packaging units.

The Indian printing and packaging sector is growing at 10 per cent to 15 per cent annually.

With introduction of digital technology in pre-press, press and post press, India has a huge market and resources. The SME sector in the southern States can gear up for the market.

Expo

C.P. Paul, general secretary of the association, said that of the 700 players in the packaging industry, 95 per cent are in the SME sector.

They said that Print Pack India, an expo for the printing, packaging and allied industries, will be held from February 11 to 15 at the Greater Noida Expo Mart. It will have visitors from 10 countries. Several overseas printing associations are sending their delegations.

This will be an opportunities for the Indian industries to showcase their potential.


Courtesy: http://www.thehindu.com/

Labels and Packaging Posted 2014-12-19T04:08:31-08:00

Xeikon, HP, Esko-Graphics, Epson, FFEI, DuPont UK and Fujifilm UK Ltd have all announced they will be exhibiting at Label&Print 2015, which runs alongside Packaging Innovations and Empack, taking place at The NEC, Birmingham on 25 & 26 February.

The two day show will feature all aspects of offset printing, converting machinery and labelling equipment. Plus, there will be masses of product launches and live demonstrations, making it the ideal shop window through which to showcase products and services in front of thousands of decision makers and influencers with real buying power. 

Andrew Pearce, CEO at the IPIA, remarks: “It is great to see how much the show has grown. Label&Print provides a unique opportunity for the printing industry to meet with brand owners, retailers and marketers. Having an event that covers all aspects of offset printing, converting machinery and labelling equipment under one roof is fantastic for the industry. Being right at the heart of such a well-established packaging show, also means that all those involved in packaging have the chance to embrace the very latest print developments.”

The 2014 show reported record attendance across the two days, with over 6,000 unique visitors attending. Mark Baker-Homes, Director of Business Development at Intec Printing Solutions, exhibiting at the 2014 show, remarked: “It’s refreshing to see so much interest and demand for the packaging and labelling market. We had blue chip companies coming onto the stand, but also start-ups looking to get into packaging with genuine enthusiasm, which is great to see. We could not have asked for a better show and the easyFairs team is great – they provide fantastic show support, and realise the true value of business.”

Label&Print will also feature the BIG Print Debate, where a panel of experts will scrutinise a contentious issue of the moment; plus a compelling programme of learnShops, including presentations from Mondel?z, Marks and Spencer, Nestlé and John Lewis.

Exhibiting at the 2015 show will be Durst, showcasing its Tau 330 digital UV inkjet print system for the food industry and fully-automated industrial production. Atlantic Zeiser Ltd will be presenting MEDTRACKER a flexible and modular software solution dedicated to pharmaceutical Track & Trace and authentication applications. Whilst, AMS Ltd will be demonstrating its colour label printer, the M1C Labelmaxer.

This year’s show will feature its first ever Pharmaceutical Symposium, providing organisations with the opportunity to gain inspiration and a greater understanding of how to tackle the key issues within packaging, labelling, coding and marketing for pharmaceutical products. 

Also launching at the show will be two additional features – The Drinks Symposium and The Retail Symposium, offering exhibitors and visitors from all spheres of the packaging and print world a unique programme of valuable and insightful content. There will also be a full learnShops programme addressing hot industry trends, Lions’ Lair, plus live 3D print demos enabling designers, engineers and educators to test and perfect work with 3D modeling.

Alison Church, Event Director for easyFairs’ UK packaging events, says: “Next year’s event is going to be a real showstopper. It will be packed with exhibitors specialising in all aspects of packaging and print from materials and design, to machinery, new technologies and equipment. It provides the perfect opportunity to see the latest innovations, touch products and materials, and to discuss your individual business with suppliers face-to-face. It’s going to be a celebrational show, especially as it will be our tenth!”

Event News Posted 2014-12-19T04:07:12-08:00

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