Organized by Smithers Pira, Digital Textiles Printing US 2018 took place on June 7 & 8, in Chicago and took a close look at advances in the industry as well as the future of textile digital printing.
Presentations included topics on workflow management, colour management, new inks, new printing technologies, sustainability and the impact of new advances in the digital printing of textiles for home décor and soft signage applications.
Speakers at the Conference and exhibitors were from some of the major global suppliers and users of digital textile
A pre conference tour was organised to a major Chicago comapny, IT Supplies, full service printing solutions company.
Several of Aurora’s printable textiles were being used by printers to demonstrate their printing technologies including Aurora’s Expressions Canvas products, which were being printed on Oce´s Colorado and HP’s 360 latex printer. Meanwhile, Aurora’s Accent Soft Knit 5 was being printed in a dye sub transfer demonstration.
Marcia Ayala, Vice President of Aurora, attended the conference and said, “It was a great forum to network with others …. and learn about challenges and new technologies in the industry,” said Ayala. She added that the growth in printable textiles “was consistently reported as double-digit per year,” and soft signage is a significant part of that growth.
“The future is bright for soft signage,” she said. “We want to continue to serve and offer new products for that market.”
Digital Textiles Printing US 2018
Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc.