IFAI received a total of 97 entries from 53 companies in this year's competition.
IFAI announces 2013 IAA winners for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications.
World-renowned color experts will share their insights and expertise.
Advanced Textiles Source is devoted to the highly specialized technical textiles market.
Competition recognizes technical skills and design excellence in specialty and technical fabrics.
New collaboration will allow groups to expand offerings at textile events.
Sessions will include discussion, demonstration and intensive hands-on training.
The digital textile market is rapidly growing due to companies now being able to meet demands.
The sessions include hands-on wrap instruction and an optional wrap certification exam.
Pantone® named 17-5641 Emerald the 2013 Color of the Year.
The awards showcase the best of the best new products at the IFAI Expo Americas.
IFAI announces 2012 IAA winners for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications.
Premier textile event will co-locate with SGIA Expo 2013.
Digitally printed fabrics can take an office, hospitality or retail setting from average to astounding.
OSHA made the changes to align the United States with the GHS.
Digital technology is the fastest growing method of printing textiles. In 2007, digital printing accounted for less than one percent of the global market for printed textiles. Its share is likely to grow to as much as 10 percent in three to five years. Digital textile printing applications in the United States, especially wide format, continue to grow at about 10 percent per year. The sustainability movement in the United States is a key issue driving growth in the soft signage market.
More direct to fabric printers are entering the digital textile printing market with new technology and productivity enhancements, including new large format capability, increased printer resolution and output speed, new inkjet printing technologies, improved textile coating technologies, and decreased equipment costs.
A Digital Textile Survey shows digital direct-to-fabric manufacturing process as the second most used manufacturing process (25.7 percent) for imaging finished textiles. Applications driving growth in digital direct-to-fabric imaging: Soft signage, short runs for events, fabric samples, and custom fabrics for commercial interior design.
Continued product enhancements should enable a strong future for digital textile printing, although the current economic climate will likely slow the growth seen in 2007 and the first half of 2008. Outlook is strongest at the low end of the market.