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What are the Challenges when Starting a Designer Fashion Brand?
Debbie McKeegan shares insights on the evolving marketplace for designer fashion brands. In addition, she details the challenges faced when creating a designer Fashion brand.
How to prevent machine breakdowns to improve productivity
Nessan Cleary discusses the importance of understanding how components are wearing and how this can prevent machine breakdowns to improve and increase productivity.
Opportunities and innovations for printed Industrial textiles with FUJIFILM
Debbie McKeegan discusses the opportunities and challenges across printed industrial textiles. Debbie speaks to Rachel Li, Segment Marketing Manager - Textile, Sign & Display and Industrial at FUJIFILM Ink Solutions Group.
Exploring the great outdoors with print
From posters and billboards to banners and flags, Rob Fletcher explores the opportunities in outdoor print and the type of machinery print companies need to succeed in this market.
Promotional products: new opportunities for printers
Advertising bans and declining retail sales are currently a main cause of problems for many printers. Promotional gifts offer printers new opportunities and new markets. Promotional products typically works with existing printing technology which makes it an attractive market to investigate.
Printer recycling: How manufacturers help save the environment
Manufacturing large format printers requires a lot of energy and resources. However, compared to other machinery in the graphic arts industry, such as screen printing or offset lines, their lifespan is much shorter. What happens when printers get recycled and what are manufacturers currently doing to mitigate negative impact?
Supporting the next generation and nurturing sustainable Product Design with GREEN GRADS
Founded in 2021, GREEN GRADS is a not-for-profit initiative targeted at the next generation. Following on from its immediate success last year, the GREEN GRADS story continues to build momentum as the team work diligently to deliver an evolving platform for innovative, sustainable product design. The platform is the brainchild of Barbara Chandler, a renown journalist and lifelong champion of the creative community. For many decades she has supported, encouraged and nurtured design talent.
Adding value to digital prints using varnish and metal
Printing has become more creative. Now it is possible to enhance prints using varnish, metal and hot foil stamping, the opportunities are endless. Sonja Angerer shares an overview of markets and machinery.
Top 20 Halloween Prints of 2022
Rob Fletcher picks out some of the most creative and eye-catching print applications from Halloween 2022.
Digital textile microfactories create resource efficiency
Dr Thomas Fischer, from DITF, Europe’s largest textile research centre, on analysing inputs and outputs for agile, sustainable, just-in-time fashion products.
Kornit waterless technology: innovation in DTG and DTF
We speak to Kornit Digital’s Scott Walton about the company’s unique waterless printing technology and how it’s answering today’s manufacturing and sustainability challenges.
Dreaming in Neon: Expanded Gamut and Spot Colours in Digital Printing
When it comes to added value prints, bright colours are a top priority for buyers. Therefore, digital prints with neon or expanded colour gamut are attractive to customers. Sonja Angerer discusses what you need to know before purchasing one of these new printers.
HEXIS announces third edition of its HEXIS Worldwide Photo Contest
This year, HEXIS is organizing its third edition of its HEXIS Worldwide Photo Content. The contest will be running from the whole month of October 2022.
Delivering a new future for fashion - why should the fashion industry adapt in the next 10 years?
In today’s podcast we interview Ram Sareen, the founder of Tukatech. Based in LA, Tukatech serve the garment industry worldwide to provide software and machinery for garment design and manufacturing. Ram shares his wisdom, experience and vision in this engaging podcast.
The Next Challenge for Digital Textile Printing – A review of FESPA keynote at TPS 2022
Debbie McKeegan shares key trends and market shifts that were featured in her presentation at the Digital Textile Printing and Sustainability 2022 conference held in Dusseldorf. Debbie details the importance for the print industry to incorporate sustainability into their business.
Alberto Masserdotti on the creative products that have inspired him
The FESPA Board member discusses the creative flair and inventive use of technology that attract his attention.
Textile printing expert Stephen Thomas shares his vision for Industrial digital fabric printing
In today’s podcast we talk with Stephen Thomas. His long career spans mass production using analogue and rotary screen print and the advent of digital textile printing technologies.
FESPA's Profit for Purpose inititaive reinvests into international community
Renowned for our global exhibitions, FESPA’s offering to the print community is much deeper. FESPA’s Profit for Purpose initiative is an international reinvestment programme that uses revenue from FESPA events to support the global speciality print community to achieve sustainable and profitable growth.
High Speed Industrial Digital Textile Printing – Future Fashion (Pvt) Ltd. of Pakistan
Debbie McKeegan speaks to Future Fashion the largest digital textile printing company in Pakistan who utilises high speed industrial digial textile printing machines. There is a large home market in Pakistan which absorbs many 100’s of millions of metres of printed textiles for its own population, particularly fashion.
How Digital Technology Empowering the Creative: Interview with Textile Designer Jayne Branchflower
Debbie McKeegan interviews textile designer Jayne Branchflower. Based in Australia Jayne is a talented, multi-disciplinary creative. Having worked as a textile designer for many leading home furnishing brands across the globe.