It's been reported that Oeko-Tex Standard 100, an international testing and certification system for textiles, limiting the use of certain chemicals has banned the use of two types of fabric flame retardants and have also restricted the use of certain phthalates in interior textiles and outerwear.
Condé Systems has introduced the DyeTrans GX7000, the first non-Epson desktop ink jet sublimation transfer printer supported by Condé Systems.
Digifab of the USA have launched a new StampaJet, a digital textile printer that they claim is a new generation high speed textile printer that utilises a self-cleaning adhesive belt transport system.
Sawgrass Technologies has recently introduced the SubliM solution for the Epson 7880 and 9880.
Kornit Digital has announced the launch of the new Kornit QuickP RIP Software for enhanced workflow and production.
Croation company Azon have introduced a textile printer cal TexPro, a unit that they claim will print up to 70 light T-Shirts an hour. If white ink is being used, the production rate falls to about 12-15 shirts per hours.
GJS Machinery has launched the Forever range of digital printing media for dye sublimation, solvent and colour laser printers.
MacDermid has announced the launch of three new Aspect Quadra film output systems. The new Quadra-III systems are the third generation of the popular line of digital pre-press equipment.
It's been reported in Japan that Japanese printing company Dai Nippon Printing Co and textile maker Gunze Ltd are each working to commercialise inexpensive, pigment-sensitised solar cells as early as 2010, joining the ranks of nonelectronics companies trying to break into the solar cell business.
Like any Olympic city, Beijing has been aflutter with Olympic flags and banners flying for the duration of the games and the new SubTEX FabriJET played an integral role in flag and banner production.
At Sign & Display 2008 Tokyo/Japan (August 28-30, 2008) Gandinnovations will partner with3P InkJet Textiles AG to produce output that will show both products off to best advantage.
Sawgrass Technologies was recently honoured by two European printing industry trade organisations for its printing innovations and environmentally friendly products.
DuPont Digital Printing has announced that Reggiani Macchine S.p.A., has approved DuPont Artistri P2100 series pigment inks for use with the Reggiani DReAM brand digital textile printing system.
Kornit Digital has announced the successful conclusion of the Kornit 933 beta site period and its availability for sale.
The evolution of textile printing market has been driven by market opportunities created by digital printing, large format printers, innovation in inks and unique colour management standards.
Kornit Digital will showcase its industry solutions at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008 (July 27th-31st, 2008, Shanghai, China) and will feature the Kornit 933 which the company claims is the first and only digital add-on station for screen printing carousels.
PDI has successfully secured the sole and exclusive distribution rights for the SubTEX FabriJET range of in-line direct to textile fabric printers.