With estimates of growth reaching 25% annually, the digital textile market is becoming a tremendous opportunity.
David Savastano, Editor07.29.16
The textile market has been evolving, and printing has been gaining a foothold in this sizable field, with screenprinting the initial choice for printing fabrics. However, the market for the digital printing of textiles is emerging rapidly.
With the advent of digital printing for textiles, much has changed in recent years. Initially, inkjet was used for prototyping and one-offs, as the time and cost of setting up screens made inkjet a better value. Now, with the growth of customization as well as more efficient production equipment, digital printing is becoming more mainstream.
“Digital technology has changed everything it has touched, including the textile and printing markets,” said Fernando Urteaga, group manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “Textile printing is a $7.5 billion market, and is projected to grow more than 34% worldwide, providing outstanding opportunities.”
Nufar Kiryati, marcom manager for Bordeaux Digital PrintInk, noted
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