Kornit Digital to introduce sustainable options for textile mass customisation at ITMA Asia 2016
Kornit Digital has announced details of its presence at ITMA Asia 2016. The company will show a broad portfolio of digital printing technology for textiles, allowing manufacturers and retailers to benefit from waterless, sustainable processes, textile mass customisation, photorealistic print quality and digital economics.
The Kornit Allegro is a 1.80m wide roll-to-roll printing system based on Kornit’s NeoPigmentTM printing technology that completely eliminates pre- and post-treatment processes for both natural and synthetic fabrics. Unlike typical digital technologies, the Kornit Allegro offers an innovative, enabling solution, saving on energy, water, space, and labour time. The Allegro eliminates the entry barrier to digital fabric printing. Through its simple operation the Allegro enables the development of new business models which cater for the strong trends of mass customization and personalization of textile in fashion and home decor. The Kornit Allegro can be located anywhere without environmental constraints, designed to support ultra-short up to medium-length runs. It offers amazing print quality, a vivid and wide color gamut, excellent color fastness and hand feel, a fully sustainable and safe process, and is OekoTex 100 certified and GOTS pre-approved.
|The Kornit Allegro||The Kornit Storm Hexa|
The print engine, which enables speeds of up to 100 linear meters per hour, features print heads with an advanced recirculating ink system. The printed fabrics are UV-resistant, with excellent wash fastness and an attractive hand feel. With full support for mass customization and personalization business models, the Kornit Allegro has a robust construction and compact footprint that makes it the ideal solution for production houses that need to print direct to virtually all types of fabric.
Kornit Digital’s roll-to-roll flagship will be joined on the booth by the brand new Storm Hexa. This direct-to-garment printing system has been equipped with state-of-the-art inkjet technology to turn it into the most advanced industrial direct-to-garment printing systems for medium-size businesses. Its features include 16 print heads and two additional colors for full CMYK, Red, Green and White support, a recirculating ink system to reduce ink consumption and to further optimize reliability and a higher number of nozzles to increase productivity of up to 40% over previous Storm configurations. It is also equipped with advanced productivity features such as a built-in pretreatment system, a quick replace pallet mechanism, a 4 liter bulk ink system, an integrated humidity system and a backup power system for a quick and easy system start.
The Storm Hexa is the system of choice for color conscious applications such as the production of promotional and brand related garments. It also can produce up to 170 garments per hour in high productivity mode.
All of Kornit’s systems are based on the company’s unique NeoPigmentTM printing process. Kornit’s own water-based inks work on a variety of fibers (natural, man-made and blends) and allow for inline-pretreatment. After printing, garments are cured with a standard hot-air dryer. The inks are Oeko-Tex 100 certified and GOTS pre-approved.
Buck Kim, Kornit’s President of the Asian-Pacific region, comments: “Our ITMA Asia presence will feature truly sustainable printing processes for the garment and textile industry. The Kornit Allegro all-in-one waterless printing process allows printing on multiple fabric types with the same ink at minimal set up time. This enables enormous printing possibilities in just a single-step without harming the environment.”