Kornit Digital announced details of its corporate presence at Fespa 2019, which will take place in Munich, Germany, May 14-17.
Kornit’s exhibit will focus on the game-changing technology that was unveiled at the beginning of the year and will now be on display for the first time in a tradeshow in Europe: the Kornit Atlas and the Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro. The presence will be complemented by a Kornit Storm HD6, a direct-to-fabric sample area featuring prints from Kornit’s upcoming Presto system and installation of Colorgate’s Textile Production Server for Kornit.
The Kornit Atlas is a heavy-duty system created for super-industrial garment decoration businesses. It is designed to deliver a typical annual production capacity of up to 350,000 impressions, optimizing production efficiency and cost of ownership. The Kornit Atlas is aimed at highly productive garment decorators, mid to large size screen printers and innovative businesses looking to combine state-of-the-art technology with the lowest cost of ownership, making it easier than ever to address the requirements of leading and mid-sized brands, as well as new generation digital brands. The Kornit Atlas uses water-based Kornit NeoPigment Eco-Rapid Inks which are eco-friendly, GOTS approved and OEKOTX certified, and serve as the main driver of the retail quality prints.
The Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro features the company’s NeoPoly Technology, the industry’s first digital, industrial process for high-quality printing on polyester. Polyester is the second largest category in the overall T-shirt market, it is key in the sports segment, and is growing in the athleisure and functional apparel segments. Currently, polyester is printed predominantly by analog solutions, which creates major technological, cost and sustainability challenges.
The new Kornit NeoPoly Technology addresses these challenges with a new process and ink set implemented in the Kornit NeoPigment process. Kornit’s new process handles polyester applications without compromising on design, run size, substrate or labor.
In the direct-to-fabric section of the booth, the company will show samples from the new Kornit Presto, the only industrial single-step solution for direct-to-fabric printing. The Kornit Presto solution eliminates the need for pre and post treatment of fabric and allows for high-quality printing on an extraordinarily broad variety of fabric types and applications. The Kornit Presto does not consume water in the printing process, making it the most environmentally friendly solution available for direct-to-fabric textile printing today.
“Fespa continues to be a significant platform for Kornit to promote our innovative technologies and products to the digital printing industry," said Omer Kulka, Kornit’s VP of Marketing and Product Strategy "The systems on display have the potential to disrupt entire market segments. Kornit is on a mission to provide garment decorators, textile producers and web-to-print players the innovation that is required in today’s demanding markets.”