News 31 OCTOBER 2014
The digital textile printing market is forecast to grow at an average annual growth rate of 20.1% in value terms between 2014 and 2019, according to a new market study by Smithers Pira.
A total of around 650 million square metres of fabric were printed digitally in the year to mid-2014. It is estimated that total digital textile printing output will rise to 1.6 billion square metres annually by 2019. This includes displays (soft signage, etc and direct-to-garment – DTG).
The new study – The Future of Digital Textile Printing to 2019 – examines the growth of the digital textiles market from 2009 to the current year, and the potential for its future development over the next five years with comprehensive forecasts to 2019, broken down by end-use sector, print process, textile media and geographic region. It looks at the major drivers for the adoption of digital printing in the textiles market and the potential barriers to its continued expansion.
News 31 OCTOBER 2014
The global inkjet market is forecast to grow rapidly at an average annual growth rate of 12.7% in volume terms between 2014 and 2019.
In 2014 inkjet ink sales will be $6.2 billion, some 57,500 tonnes, while printers and converters will spend a total of $3.3 billion on new inkjet presses and equipment. Prospects for growth in all sectors are very positive.
The new study - The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2019 - examines the global markets for inkjet print and printed packaging from 2009 to 2019, together with the key supplier sectors for new inkjet print equipment and inkjet inks. The study investigates the current and likely future technology developments that will shape the inkjet market over the next five years, providing market data from 2009 and forecasts to 2019, in both value and volume terms. >>
New Products 7 OCTOBER 2014
Roland DGA’s new Textart RT-640 dye sublimation printer creates rich, vibrant graphics for textiles, apparel, soft signage, promotional goods, interior décor and more.
News 24 SEPTEMBER 2014
l has launched the Gandy Digital Softjet—a soft signage, high resolution, digital dye sublimation, 1200 dpi printer. It enables cost effective short to long runs and full colour jobs with market leading print quality.
The roll-to-roll direct to fabric printer is available in 6ft2in (1.88m), 8ft4in (2.54m) and 11ft (3.35m) print widths and is ideal for applications including indoor and outdoor soft signage, wall graphics, wall coverings, flags and tradeshow displays.
New Products 21 AUGUST 2014
HP’s latest pagewide product will hit the market in the second half of 2015, taking aim at a segment currently dominated by LED technology. HP promises twice the speed, lower running costs and the ability to print in both black and white and in colour. >>