Designers are enjoying the flexibility and new opportunities that digital printing provides.
David Savastano, Editor07.31.18
The digital textile market is one of the most promising opportunities for inkjet printing. The overall global textiles market has been valued at $830 billion in 2015, reaching an estimated $1.2 trillion by 2025, according to Grand View Research, Inc.
Of that, the printing of textiles has been estimated at more than $160 billion annually, with the vast majority of the market being screenprinted. Industry leaders report that perhaps 2% of that total is digitally printed.
Initially, inkjet was used by a few pioneers for samples, prototypes and customizing textiles. However, this is changing as the benefits of inkjet printing of textiles becomes more apparent and the printing technology continues to improve.
Estimates of the digital textile printing market suggest a billion-dollar industry that is growing fast. According to MarketsandMarkets’ study, “Digital Textile Printing Market by Printing Process (Roll to Roll, DTG), Ink Type (Sublimation, Pigment, Reactive, Acid)
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