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Kornit Digital reinvents industrial polyester printing with the Poly Pro


is the industryʼs first digital, industrial process for high- quality printing on polyester.

Polyester is the

second largest category in the overall T shirt market, it is key in the sport segment, and is growing in the athleisure and functional apparel segments. Currently polyester is printed predominantly by analogue solutions, which creates major technological, cost and sustainability challenges.

The new ground-breaking Kornit NeoPoly Technology addresses these challenges with a new process and ink set implemented in the renowned Kornit NeoPigment process. Kornitʼs new process handles polyester applications without compromising on design, run size, substrate or labour. The breakthrough technological innovation is achieved by an innovative

ornit Digital has unveiled the game-changing Kornit NeoPoly Technology, which

Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro

ink set and a physical and chemical process specifically developed for low temperature curing, and polyester enhancing functionalities developed to maintain fabric characteristics and provide superior fastness. This unique process prevents dye migration on polyester. The inks are Oeko-Tex and Eco-Passport certified and do not contain PVCs or other toxic ingredients. The first system equipped with the Kornit

NeoPoly Technology is the new Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro, a member of Kornitʼs world-class reliable, highly productive industrial platform. The single-step Poly Pro is the perfect system for the industry, enabling easy and cost effective short- runs and on-demand printing on polyester garments. Omer Kulka, Kornitʼs VP of marketing and product strategy, added: “Kornit is on a mission to reinvent the garment and textile printing industry with game changing technologies for growing market segments. We continually work to break technology boundaries, so that our customers can innovate and open new markets and new business opportunities, while being more operationally efficient. The new NeoPoly Technology is further proof of this innovation and reinvention mission.”

● The Poly Pro received its European debut at the Kornit Discover event in Düsseldorf on April 11 and 12. Read more about what was discussed at this thought-provoking event on pages 26 to 28

Oki introduces interchangeable black toner for Pro8432WT O

kiʼs Pro8432WT white toner transfer media printer has received an update which will enable end customers to switch between white and black toner.

This update will allow print shops to extend their service offering to printing true black on light colour garments or textiles and materials.

The black switchable feature is available as an upgrade to both new and existing Pro8432WT customers.

The compact design of the Pro8432WT means it boasts the smallest footprint for an A3 digital printer while providing unrivalled functionality and performance. Print houses, print clothing shops and creative businesses can capture revenue opportunities by printing high-quality

decoration on everything from garments to trophies and mugs. With the new Switchable Toner Technology, the Pro8432WT will provide these capabilities, whether printing with white or black toner on dark or light backgrounds on an expansive range of transfer media. Furthermore, using black toner compared with composite black (mixing cyan, magenta and yellow) ensures true rich black is printed cost-effectively to support creative designs on light media. Shun Mochizuki, senior marketing manager, specialty print, Oki Europe, said: “The addition of black toner to the capabilities of the Pro8432WT means end customers can widen their revenue streams even further without investing in an additional device.”

The Pro8432WT Brother sells 1,000 GTX DTG printers B The Brother GTX | 20 | May 2019

rother has now sold 1,000 GTX direct to garment printers since the

machineʼs inception in

September 2017. This milestone was reached at the end of January, with printers sold across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Brother says this fact underlines

the successful introduction of the latest generation of direct to garment printers. The main reasons for the acceptance of this latest technology in the DTG industry are the very fast printing speed, new automatic

maintenance features, the flexible one platen compact design and the excellent print quality output.

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