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TEXINTEL TALKS - EPISODE 041 - DUNCAN FERGUSON ON HOW EPSON UK ARE TRANSFORMING THE TEXTILE PRINTING LANDSCAPE
Epson technologies have been at the forefront of the textile industries evolution and the development of new emerging markets. Duncan Ferguson is the vice president of commercial and industrial printing for Epson Europe, and responsible for Wide Format Textiles and Labels. In our latest interview we discover how Epson is driving change and how the industry must evolve at speed to meet both consumers expectations and the evolution of the global textile marketplace...
What’s driving change and accelerating the demand for digital textile printing?
TEXINTEL TALKS - TECHNOLOGIES FOR A NEW GENERATION - NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY - HP STITCH
In this Interview with Kenny Macrae of Northumbria University we talk through the application of digital technologies, the new HP Stitch textile printing machine, and importantly how such access to digital equipment will educate the next generation to deliver a vibrant, creative and sustainable textile industry in the years ahead.
The Textile department at Northumbria University recently invested in the HP Stitch Dye Sublimation print technology to further expand its digital printing capabilities. The university has a suite of digital textile printing machinery alongside cutting technologies and supporting software with which the students can design, develop and create textiles across multiple departments. Dye sublimation is a huge growth sector and enables greater variance of application – as essential in a learning facility as it is in a live production environment.
TEXINTEL TALKS - EPISODE 039 - BIOMATERIALS AND THE TEXTILES OF THE FUTURE - SAMIT CHEVLI - DUPONT
The fibres of the future must be reinvented to deliver environmental protection and a solution to the unsustainable use of fabrics that serve to contaminate our planet and destroy our habitat.
Material science must be reimagined. Dupont’s Bio-materials team are focused on providing solutions to the industry’s most pressing issues. In our most recent podcast we talked to Samit Chevli – an accomplished chemist and industry expert. Samit began his career in digital textile printing, developing the Dupont Artistri inks (amongst other innovations) and has five patents for his accomplishments so far. He is now concentrating his skills on the development of biomaterials for Dupont. It’s these innovations that will transform the fibres of the past to offer sustainable solutions for the present and future development of the worlds textile industry.
One such fibre which today celebrates its 20th Anniversary is Sorona – which has been reengineered to be a bio-based polymer.
TEXINTEL TALKS - EPISODE 038 - DESIGNER REBECCA CRAIG - DESIGN TO PRODUCTION FOR THE NEW NATIONAL TRUST COLLECTION
Welcome to today's podcast - In conversation with Rebecca Craig lead designer with Style Library for the Sanderson and William Morris brands. Behind every printed metre of fabric there are numerous industry professionals, each of whom apply their skills to manufacture the beautiful textiles that dress our residential homes and Interiors.
The diversity of skills required within the textile production sector cannot be underestimated.
However, the creation, design and production of furnishing fabrics requires an equally diverse skill set - creative talent and expertise. Designers begin the process, working to a specified and detailed brief which will include a design budget and a defined product price point which must all be achieved in unison. Balancing the design and production process to achieve the required product in budget often creates operational challenges that must be overcome. The designer will track and supervise the products manufacture from design through to production to ensure that an exact replication of the painted pattern is achieved on fabric, whilst meeting the product launch CPA and specified budget. Listen to learn more
TEXINTEL TALKS - EPISODE 037 - GUY ALROY OF EARLY VISION ON PRINT FLOW AUTOMATION
Early Vision are a start-up tech company based in Israel - on a mission to customise the print workflow. With a specialist CAD, PLM and ERP background working with some of the industries leading players they are well equipped to develop and deploy software that streamlines and simplifies print production. As the demand for personalised manufacture expands the automation of the workflow becomes an increasingly pressing issue for manufacturers large and small. We talk with the founder Guy Alroy to discover how software can increase output, reduce waste, save precious resources and supply print on demand products with smart technology.
TEXINTEL TALKS - EPISODE 036 - THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION DRIVING SUSTAINABILITY IN TEXTILES
WELCOME TO TODAYS PODCAST BROUGHT TO YOU VIA PI APPAREL AS THE HOST FOR THIS INSIGHTFUL CONVERSATION DISCUSSING “ THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION DRIVING SUSTAINABILITY IN TEXTILES”.
The Textile sector faces a seismic reform, and to do so it must adapt and evolve to become sustainable. Within the textile supply chain there are great many suppliers - connecting them together requires technology if we are to truly begin the journey to a sustainable future.
This podcast was created on behalf of AVA CAD CAM LTD whos software provides the essential link between the creative and the printer whether that’s digital or analogue. Controlling the creative workflow is paramount, how we originate designs must relate to the printed output regardless of technology. This process is managed from design to production using AVA’s suite of software tools.
All of which offer the user the tools to create designs, colour separate, control colour management, prepare print files, generate machine profiles and reduce waste. Used together they have the power to perfect the many imperfections in the current production supply chain for textiles.
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