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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.

4th International Inkjet Conference 26th February 2014 | Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel | Delhi
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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

Dainippon Screen will showcase the Truepress Jet520HD, a new high-speed web-fed inkjet press, at this year’s Hunkeler Innovation days at Messe Lucerne, Switzerland from 23rd to 26th February.

Screen Australia’s Northern Region Sales Manager James Haisman will attend the biennial Hunkeler event for the high volume digital web printing sector to meet Australian customers.

Released in late 2014, the new Truepress Jet520HD is a standout printer in the inkjet web sector for sheer image quality. The HD or High Definition quality is attributed to the inkjet printer’s all-new printheads capable of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, new wide-gamut high-density inks, new screening software, new paper transport and drying system, and a new version of EQUIOS workflow software. The new printer also allows a wider range of paper from 40gsm to 250gsm to be printed.

According to local Screen Managing Director Peter Scott, the new Truepress Jet520HD addresses image quality issues that have kept many printers away from high volume inkjet for commercial work. While the standard Truepress 520 range has proved very successful in the transactional, book and newspaper markets, the HD version takes quality to a whole new level, operating at a respectable 120 linear metres per minute at 600 x 600 dpi or 50 linear metres per minute at full 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution, across a 520mm wide web.

At the Hunkeler Innovation days, the Screen Truepress Jet520HD will print live alongside a standard Truepress Jet520, producing a variety of commercial print applications, including high-quality cookery books and short-run magazines. The Truepress Jet520HD will also be used to produce the complete set of Hunkeler brochures in five different languages, with all commercial work saddle-stitched on the Screen stand and the cookery books perfect-bound on the Hunkeler/Horizon stand. The two presses combined will also print a ticketing application for the Hunkeler laser perforating line.

The Screen stand will also feature a redesigned version of its highly-regarded Jet inspection camera-based security system that is fully integrated into EQUIOS software. The Jet inspection system undertakes real-time full-pixel and full-colour comparison of the printed result to the RIP data, which gives a complete guarantee of content and also provides the basis of an automated reprint workflow. 

Screen’s Smart Book Solution is a new feature of EQUIOS that provides a sophisticated automated on-demand book printing workflow, from processing and imposition of files at input, through printing to book binding and finishing.

Early adopters of the new Truepress Jet520HD in The Netherlands and Switzerland are already reporting very high satisfaction with the performance and quality of the printers, with additional orders from the USA and Japan.

Industrial Printing Posted 2015-01-29T22:07:56-08:00

Kornit Digital, leading provider of digital textile printing solutions, has launched a new-generation discharge ink for the Kornit Avalanche DC Pro direct-to-garment printing system. This solution creates unique digitally printed garments which have a natural feel when touched which is exactly what the fashion industry is looking for, enabling garment decorators to expand into new markets and achieve higher revenues and margins.

Kornit Digital has over ten years experience in developing hardware, software and proven NeoPigmentTM inks for garment decorators, and this heritage has enabled the company to create this integrated digital discharge solution - the only industrial solution that combines the advantages of digital printing with an amazing natural feel. “Textile printing businesses seeking to enter the fashion industry can now print on dark garments without a white layer base, thereby creating a soft, natural feel on the garment,” says Kobi Mann, Director of Application and Consumables Products, Kornit Digital. “By drastically reducing the amount of white ink and eliminating the need for pre-treatment fluids, the Avalanche DC Pro expands printing capabilities and creates a competitive advantage in today’s demanding fashion-oriented market.”

The new discharge ink is an improved, ready to use version that does not require special handling or mixing, and remains stable in the print-heads for up to a year. The Kornit Avalanche DC Pro has two additional print-heads by which the new discharge ink is applied to bleach the dye molecules of the dark garment, providing a base for CMYK printing, creating a great natural feel for the finished product. In combination with the discharge ink, the system can apply flexible amounts of white ink for full opacity control. Support for the new ink will also be available as an upgrade kit for Kornit Avalanche systems with Spectra Nova heads.

Kornit’s Avalanche DC Pro is the only industrial solution that provides the user with an array of discharge and white options: it can print CMYK over discharge, CMYK over white, or CMYK over a discharge and white combination. Like all of Kornit’s direct-to-garment printing systems, the Avalanche DC Pro features high productivity, combined with low printing and operating costs and the largest print area in the market at 60 x 90 cm. The Kornit Avalanche DC Pro has been specifically designed for garment decorators looking to utilise digital printing within the high fashion market.

“With the Avalanche DC Pro’s unique combination of discharge and white ink, printing businesses will be able to take their first steps into the fashion market in order to maximise value and increase customer satisfaction in this highly demanding market segment,” explains Guy Zimmerman, VP Marketing, Kornit Digital. “This digital discharge advancement in direct-to-garment printing is particularly exciting for us and our customers, as we continue to develop new technologies to meet the high standards demanded in this industry.”

Both Kornit’s Avalanche DC Pro and the new ink are available through Kornit’s specialist resellers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Further information is available by contacting one of Kornit’s regional offices in Mequon (Wisconsin, USA), Ratingen (Germany) and Hong Kong. Email: kornit@kornit.com 

About Kornit Digital 
Kornit Digital develops, manufactures and markets industrial and commercial printing solutions for the garment, apparel and textile industries. Leading the digital textile printing market with its exclusive eco-friendly NeoPigment process, it caters directly to the needs of the entire textile printing value chain, from designers to manufacturers, apparel decorators and fashion brands. With its immense experience in the direct-to-garment market, Kornit Digital is also revolutionising the roll fabric industry with its single step solution that enables printing with a single ink set onto multiple types of fabric and with no additional finishing process. Founded in 2003, Kornit Digital is a global company with offices in the USA, Asia Pacific and Europe and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit Kornit Digital at www.kornit.com.

Digital Textile Printing Posted 2015-01-29T22:05:57-08:00

Digital printer manufacturer, Reggiani partook at both Heimtextil in Frankfurt and Domotex in Hannover in January and its booth resembled a home, fitted out with several types of fabrics printed on its machines.

Reggiani says this is the proof that all the kinds of inks and substrates can be printed on ReNOIR digital printing platform.

“It also offered evidence to the fact that its knowhow find applications in transfer for pillows, direct printing for sofas, UV for glass and pigment for curtains which are just a few examples,” the Italian company adds.

On the occasion of Heimtextil, Reggiani also took part in the Digital Textile Conference both as sponsor and speaker.

The Group attended for the first time Domotex trade fair, the world’s biggest exhibition dedicated to the flooring market.

Here too, Reggiani showed its excellence in home textile printing and the developments undertaken in the UV printing segment and lamination sector.

Reggiani displayed samples of the special machine developed for its partner – TenCate for outdoor fabrics printing and some interesting samples in the lamination market and carpet sector.

“The choice of participating in the event attests the willingness of the Group to explore new products and applications through the development of Reggiani technological knowhow and skills,” Reggiani informs.

Reggiani has designed the ideal solution for all applications, all inks and all substrates with a product range suitable both for small business and complete industrial plants.

Reggiani says its printers offer outstanding productivity, accuracy and performance coupled with low ink consumption, leads to cost effectiveness, enabling lowest printing cost per running meter on the market.

Furthermore, every model integrates a continuous ink supply system with ink recovery and degassing, ensuring an optimal performance and yield.

Digital Textile Printing Posted 2015-01-28T00:32:30-08:00

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