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Digital Textile Printing, the future of fabrics!

by Michelle Frances

July 18, 2020 12:25 label 9 minutes read label Leave a comment

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Digital Printing has been a floating term in the textile and printing industry, for a while. The sector has evolved with the changing times and trends. Digital method of creating textile prints has metamorphosed under all such changes. Traditional textile printing which is the rotary screen-printing method has its inherent drawbacks. This led to innovative digital textile printing. The rotary print does not accommodate short-print runs, as it involves cumbersome procedure. The reduced time frames of printing and the ability to cater to mass customization. These are the prime attractions of digital textile printing.

The future of digital printing is unmistakably deepening in the textile industry.

There is a minimal wastage seen. This is due to the wide array of designs, the longevity of the print, the high margin of cost reduction. With the fast-paced change in the fashion industry, consumer demands are rapidly changing. Opportunities for growth are being explored by adapting to this uptrend.

Brand owners and digital technology makers are enjoying success, by implementing this method. Fabrics with durable prints and colors are growing to be popular. Also, lucrative opportunities lie ahead of manufacturers opting for cost-effective and environment-friendly methods. There are collaborative measures from textile manufacturers with digital textile printing ventures. This has led to optimal growth of digital textile print fabric markets.

There is a change seen in customer demands, in the time required, and in color technologies. These are some of the attributable factors for the rise in digital printing. The fabric printing industry Standfast & Barracks have applied the One-Step Pigment Ink. This ink is environmentally safe and relies upon Durst Water Technology. By integrating these engineered custom designs, manufacturers yield high graded end-consumer products. Also, the products are of upgraded quality and productivity. Consistency is the need of the hour, in the color factor for digital textile printing. The fabric’s pre treatment and post-treatment play a pivotal role to achieve this.

The apparel industry, Fashion clothing, Upholstery & textiles for home designing are under this. Extreme customization of the entire interior designing has a high demand. From curtains to furnishings. Every minute detail in textile print is now being catered as per the client’s demand and expectation. Varying textures, designs, style statements are being incorporated with ease.

Shimmering, shadowing, layering, superimposing techniques are possible with digital textile printing.They have advanced technical capabilities in digital textile printing. It has pushed them across the global borders of upgraded fabric-friendly printing technologies. This is a huge mark of success!

Advanced inks with high rubbing capabilities, deep intense colors, and light fastness are prime reasons for the steadfast rise in the actual consumer demand for digital print apparel. Globalized markets have open doors for e-commerce to reach consumers across the world. The new generations' quirky choices and deep intonate color expressions are to be met. But with a highly flexible and creative mindset.

The advanced i1Pro 3 plus, has crossed the troubling barriers of textile digital printing. Making it possible to include more variants within textile prints. Like textile substrates, like sublimation sheets, organics weaves, and synthetic materials. Upgraded LED Sources are now in demand. Their polarized filters and increased aperture size helped them acquire a strong position in the printing market. This can be credited to its highly efficient ways and effective results.

Digital Textile printing is multi-faceted. It is being incorporated by the textile and fabric industries. This technology is being embraced by automotive, fabrics, home- textiles,etc..

They need to thrive in the fast paced modern markets. It is quite promising to both traditional textile print manufacturers and modern businesses. Its efficient creative elements handling the printing segment is a highlight. It has a broad scope to modify and play with the elements of design and color. All this with minimal wastage, reduced time-frame, minimal carbon footprints, and improved productivity.

The future is all fun and plays themed around digital textile printing.

 

 

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