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New Mimaki Europe MD sets out Covid-19 recovery plan

Takahiro Hiraki, the new managing director of Mimaki Europe, has announced details of a new strategy, focusing on how the inkjet printer and cutting systems manufacturer will help its customers recover from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.


The importance of textiles in the reinvention of the print industry

Textiles have a huge part to play in the reinvention of the print industry. What we print onto is equally important to the technology that facilitates the decorative surface printed product.


Screenworks sees business pivot during Covid-19 lockdown

Garment embroidery, screen, digital and direct to print service provider, Screenworks, has spoken to about how it was able to undertake a “huge business pivot” during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown, introducing a profitable and more environmentally friendly new product.


DIS Group welcomes new work after Covid-19 lockdown

Diversified print service provider DIS Group has revealed that it has been able to expand into a number of new markets following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown in the UK.


3D print: analysing the opportunities for printers

3D print is one of the most talked about print technologies in recent years, but questions remain about the value it offers to traditional print firms. Rob Fletcher takes a closer look at the opportunities available to printers.


Design and production for sustainable Interiors – Sanderson launch the National Trust Collection

Behind every printed metre of fabric there are numerous industry professionals, each of whom apply their skills to manufacture the beautiful textiles that dress our residential and contract interiors. The diversity of skills required within the textile production sector cannot be underestimated.


How do you leverage software for efficient on demand manufacturing?

As the demand for customized, personalized products continues to accelerate across all sectors of the apparel marketplace, the requirement for an efficient print workflow places an onerous burden on manual order processing and file preparation within the traditional product workflow.


Koenig & Bauer Durst to begin beta testing for VariJET 106

Koenig & Bauer Durst is to commence beta testing of its new VariJET 106 this autumn, with plans to make the single-pass digital printing press commercially available from the middle of next year.


Graphic arts: how will COVID-19 affect the industry’s future?

John Morent, owner of POP Solutions, foresees the death of deregulated capitalism and the hyper-consumerism it encourages, and asks how FESPA members can work together to forge a brave new world.


How Covid-19 will accelerate the digitization of the supply chain

In recent months the impact of the global health crisis has caused serious disruption and financial hardship across the apparel industry. But it has also presented an opportunity to evaluate the current workflow and rationalize.


The Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change

Clare Taylor discusses how climate change is affecting business worldwide and the need for them to embrace the UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 that encourages businesses to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.


Recycling advances

Laurel Brunner discusses the importance of sustainable printing and the neeed for printers to choose their substrates meticulously in order to lower their impact on the environment.


The evolution of Digital Textile Printing alongside sustainable ink technology

Debbie McKeegan discusses how digital technologies are energy efficient and how production results in very little water usage. Digital textile printing offers a sustainable alternative to traditional rotary print routes.


Konica Minolta expects Covid-19 to “reshape” workplace

Printing technology giant Konica Minolta has opened up to about the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on its business, saying that the changes it has made to operations will form part of its DNA moving forward.


Sustainable Certification for The Digital Textile Printing Supply Chain: Driving Sustainable Change

Navigating the journey towards sustainable manufacturing and the adoption of validated certification for Digital Textile Printing is a challenge that must be overcome for all businesses, regardless of scale. Thankfully sustainability is never a singular journey, it relies on collaborative data - transparency, traceability and trust from all stakeholders.


A Window Into Fashion Production and Digital Technologies with Jenny Holloway of Fashion Enter

As the global health crisis plays out the impact for manufacturers across the world remains significant, the supply chains are fractured, and Retail has changed forever. For the Fashion Industry Covid will be a catalyst for change, and it’s estimated that 80% of the industry is currently in distress – McKinsey & Company.


Sustainable Certification for The Digital Textile Printing Supply Chain Chapter 3: Inks and Chemical

“When it comes to Textile Inks and Chemicals, there is a substantial framework enforcing and verifying sustainability and safety within production and usage within the sector”


Proofing and Approval Cycles - A practical guide

Paul Sherfield gives us practical advice on how to best manage your proofing and approval cycles


Rapha a cycling brand for performance sportswear and the road to Digitisation

Founded by Simon Mottram in London in 2004, Rapha makes the world’s finest cycling clothing. For 15 years, their products have redefined comfort, performance, and style for cyclists from absolute beginners through to World Tour professionals.


Epson eyes wide-reaching appeal with new large-format plotter

Digital printing giant Epson has announced the launch of the new SureColor SC-T2100, the smallest large-format printer in its range of T-.series plotters that it believes will appeal to a wide range of businesses


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