Mimaki showcased its textile printing expertise at Heimtextil 2015. The international trade fair for home and contract textiles took place at Messe Frankfurt, Germany from January 14 to 17, 2015, and Mimaki demonstrated its market-leading solutions for these industries.
‘Digitally printed textile quality has come a technologically long way and is increasingly attractive due to the ability to cost-effectively produce samples, short run and custom textiles. Key retailers are using digitally printed textiles to differentiate themselves with some very eye-catching limited edition pieces,’ explained Mike Horsten, general manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe.
‘These headline grabbers are very much the tip of iceberg as far as the market opportunities that digital print technology opens up for designers throughout the industry,’ Horsten continued. ‘We are on the cusp of a sea change, and Mimaki solutions are ready to meet today’s needs as well as adapt to new requirements as they arise. At Heimtextil, we again pushed the boundaries of innovation and creativity with a broad portfolio of solutions for high quality digital printing of textiles. We’re ready for the future!’
Mimaki was Gold Sponsor of the European Digital Textile Conference where Horsten discussed ‘Why the home textile sector will switch to digital’.
Mimaki demonstrated a number of solutions dedicated to textile production, ranging from the Mimaki TS500-1800 which is ideal for furnishing fabrics as well as sportswear, T-shirts and apparel, to the Mimaki TX500-1800DS that can print on polyester-based materials. The JV300-160 dye sublimation printer is suitable for everything from garment marking to fashion. And the JV400-160LX delivers high-quality latex print for wallpaper applications with six-color printing, including orange and green, for a broad color gamut.
Horsten concluded, ‘Textile is one of the markets we are most at home in. We have solutions from entry level to high volume that cater to a variety of applications from short runs to high volumes, ensuring that, whatever the market demand, we can help our customers be highly flexible and responsive. There is good reason why our theme is Let’s Create… Together.’