TEXTILE INNOVATIONS AND PRINTING

3 July 2017

The most recent womenswear runways for Winter 17-18 reconfirmed the tireless desire for prints and patterns with textile design taking on a truly decorative dimension.

Dolce Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti and Gucci featured illustrated creations bringing together jacquard, embroidery and prints with meticulous attention to detail.

Collections flirt with the world of accessories and sportswear where boundaries are increasingly blurred, as reflected in our approach of juxtaposing different areas of expertise to offer enhanced interactivity and creation.

This desire for innovation and experimentation is driving the textile sector to redesign the future of the industry. Mimaki, which manufactures inkjet printers for textiles, has taken on board the need for professionals to tailor solutions to market requirements with ever more reactivity and, above all, increasingly flexible inks.

The challenge is being capable of producing a wide variety of quantities at cost-effective price points. Faced with increasingly individualized requirements, as production is ever more tailored to specific requirements, digital print professionals have created versatile inks that can be adapted to suit a variety of textiles – e.g. cotton, linen and hemp – to offer increasingly adaptable and rationalized production.

Digital print professionals are positioning themselves at the forefront of development and innovation to accompany a print market that looks set to flourish in every sense of the word, while the government works to make the textile industry a priority by supporting technological investments.

Vanessa Causse

 

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