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Printing directly to fabric using digital printing is another option for print service providers looking to offer textiles. Several manufacturers provide these types of devices, which are ideal for printing on cottons and silks. Read more in A Direct Response.

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[ Volume XI Issue 25 ]   [ June 26, 2009 ]

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A Direct Response
Dye-sublimation (dye-sub) printing is ideal for polyester fabrics, but print providers interested in printing on natural fibers such as silk or cotton need to look elsewhere due to ink compatibility and dot gain. One option is to directly print onto fabric digitally. A digital printer places dye directly onto pre-treated fabric during the printing process. Different inks are required based on the type of fabric. A reactive dye is used on cotton, while acid dyes are used for fabrics such as silk and wool... more >> 


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New 64-inch Hybrid Printer
All Square Computer Technologies - the Mutoh ValueJet Hybrid 1608, a 64-inch printer that prints on rigid and roll media. 

Mix&Match Inks
Bordeaux Digital PrintInk - original Mix&Match ink from Bordeaux for Mimaki, Mutoh, and Roland printers.

New UV LED Printer
Mimaki USA, Inc. - JFX-1631 uses UV LED curing technology to create prints at 62x122 inches. 

Textile Starter Pack
Pacific Coast Fabrics, Inc. - the Starter Pack, specially priced fabrics for first time digital customers.

Wide and Grand Format Virtu Printers
WP Digital AG - speed and flexibility are in great demand, and WP Digital's Virtu line of printers are the perfect answer.

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Converting Ideas to Practical Reality
Packaging drives over $200 billion of business in the U.S. Each year thousands of products ranging from food, personal hygiene, apparel, housewares, and more are enclosed in plastic, shrink wrapped, boxed, or crated. Most consumers probably donít dwell on a productís packaging lifecycle... more >>

Weighing the Options
Last week we discussed transfer dye-sublimation (dye-sub) printing. Graphics are printed in reverse on transfer paper, and then transferred to polyester fabric using a heat press. Direct dye-sub is another option for textile printing... more >>

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