Soft signage is a major player in the digital textile printing market, making up nearly 41% of its total volume.
Since the Gutenberg printing press revolutionized how people receive information, the printing industry has witnessed a major evolution. Despite the invention of other mediums that have cropped up in history to disrupt this traditional channel, print has proven its adaptability by evolving with changing technologies and consumer demands and has longitudinally brought advertisers significant returns on their investments.
In the first part of this article, we discussed dye-sublimation in general terms, describing what exactly it is and how it works, as well as why it’s so popular. While we did manage to cover the basics regarding dye-sublimation printing, there’s still a lot left to know.
In part 2 we are going to go a little bit more in-depth on the topic of dye-sublimation and address other of its aspects, such as the machines used within the process. Let’s have a look at some other aspects of dye-sublimation printing, including the machine you’ll need for it, the software it requires, and other details.
When it comes to fabric printing, there are a number of important details that need to be taken into consideration. While many fabric printing professionals focus on the quality of a fabric, the different inks used, and the actual printing process itself, the finishing process is what has the ability to set your work apart from the rest.
Fabric printing and textile printing have been around for a long time, and much of the technology that goes into these processes is well-known and accepted. Businesses that dedicate time and energy to textile printing usually have print finishing equipment and the other technology needed to get the job done right.
While digital fabric printing may be a new arrival in the grand scheme of the format printing industry, the number of ways it can be applied to your print business is already substantial.
Worldwide supply chain and forecasting conglomerate Smithers Pira has come out with a bold prediction for the digital textiles industry; it has valued the current market share at approximately $1.2 billion in 2016 and predicted a year-by-year growth rate of 12 percent by 2021. This prediction, if it bears out, would have the digital textile market doubling in value over the next five years. Others, by including digitally printed fabric for home decorating and clothing, have suggested even higher growth curves.