Industrial platforms and single-step NeoPigment process offer advantage to fabric printers and garment decorators.
Kornit Digital, which develops, manufactures and markets industrial and commercial printing solutions for the garment, apparel and textile industries, and is a long-time corporate sponsor of FESPA Fabric, said that it intends to highlight mass customisation at this year’s exhibition in Cologne, using one-step, fully environmental printing solutions. The company intends to showcase its advanced multi-fabric solutions for digital textile printing with demonstrations of the Allegro 1.8m roll-to-roll printer, alongside its six-colour-plus-white Avalanche Hexa, and other key products from its portfolio of direct-to-garment systems. Also being shown will be the Paradigm II digital add-on solution for screen-printers. The company will be in Hall 8, stand E8 at the exhibition.
In addition, Kornit Digital’s commitment to innovation across applications will be featured on its FESPA booth. This includes NeoPigment based industrial applications of jeans’ printing, dark cationic polyester printing, industrial discharge printing plus advances in colour management and print quality. It also wants to demonstrate new levels of printing which it maintains will highlight a superior look and feel, alongside a ‘store like’ presentation of high quality samples.
Taking pride of place on Kornit Digital’s booth will be the Allegro single-step roll-to-roll printing system. This is intended to open new opportunities for textile print businesses looking to enjoy the benefits of a digital system without the need for external pre- and post-press processing, enabling end-to-end production in a very short time. The Kornit Allegro prints at high onto multiple fabric types, with results that are 100 per cent sustainable, added Kornit. It incorporates integrated pre-treatment and curing processes which eliminate the need for separate pre-treatment, steaming and washing. This, in Kornits view, makes it a true one-step, environmentally friendly solution that requires minimal resources and offers the shortest time from the print file to the finished fabric. The machine has successfully passed rigorous testing in large scale production at customer sites and is now commercially available, featuring a new generation of print-heads with ink recirculation technology for optimal system performance and cost performance benefits.
Kornit Digital’s direct-to-garment systems on show at FESPA include the Avalanche Hexa, which is part of the Kornit Avalanche line of products available in multiple configurations for customers focused on industrial high volume manufacturing. The Avalanche Hexa adds red and green to the standard CMYK palette to expand further the print gamut, essential for colour-matched special and spot colours demanded by brand owners. Kornit’s industrial product range also features the Kornit Avalanche 1000, a platform for very high-speed production environments, and the Kornit Avalanche DC Pro, which is designed to be used with discharge inks in combination with white base for fashion applications.
Also on show at FESPA will be the Kornit Storm II, which is configured to be operated at high throughput by a single user, and the Kornit Breeze, which will demonstrate how smaller businesses can benefit from a compact unit that is simple to maintain and operate, while benefiting from integrated pre-treatment and four colours plus white.
With screen-printers looking increasingly to incorporate the versatility afforded by digital technology within their existing production lines, the Kornit Paradigm II has been developed as an add-on station for carousels and ovals. This system brings photographic quality and multi-colour capabilities to screen-printers, enabling them to cater for short and medium length runs of particular designs while still maintaining their well established analogue workflow. Higher productivity and broader creativity include the ability to merge white layers and effects from the screen process with no complex pre-press and set-up routines. With no minimum run length, the Kornit Paradigm II outputs up to 200 shirts/hour and works with discharge and plastisol solutions, for users wanting to add photorealistic quality to their screen-printing facilities.
Kornit Digital’s eco-aware production systems are designed around the company’s NeoPigment process that gives users the advantages of working with pigmented inks on virtually every type of fabric. All meet the most rigorous environmental regulations, including OekoTex 100 standard and GOTS requirements.
“As the most prominent examples from our portfolio of world-leading products, the Kornit Allegro, the Avalanche Hexa and Paradigm II form a powerful showcase of how digital printing enables textile production companies to take full advantage of today’s market demands and reap the benefits of mass customisation – with the highest quality results,” states Guy Zimmerman, Kornit’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “In addition, our latest NeoPigment ink sets new standards in terms of feel and colour accuracy, is totally sustainable and requires no external processing. In short – today’s businesses cannot afford not to buy a Kornit.”
FESPA will also be using the versatility of Kornit Digital’s production systems across the show with the Kornit Allegro’s output being strongly featured in the application showcase that is a key part of the Printeriors segment of the exhibition. The Kornit Paradigm II’s demonstrations in-line with an oval will take place at Adelco’s booth which is alongside Kornit’s stand, while the Kornit Breeze will be an important element in Charlie Taublieb’s area in the Educational Hub. Kornit speakers will also contribute to the Hub’s presentation programme. Kornit is also a sponsoring partner of the FESPA Award for the best printed garment.
Additional stand numbers:
Fespa Educational Hub – Hall 8: stand B90
Printeriors – Hall 9: stand Z85
For more information, visit Kornit Digital at www.kornit.com.
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