Digital Textile Printing US | Day 2

Day 2 | June 8, 2018

Registration and Opening Remarks

  1. Registration & Exhibit Hall Opens

  2. Welcome: Welcome: Jena Stout, Conference Producer, Smithers Pira

Session V: Technical Advances in Digital Textile Printing

This session will cover software advancements, inking developments, and a color management and finishing review.

Moderator: Ken Bach, Business Development Director, Aberdeen Fabrics

  1. Advancements in Color Management Technology

    Thomas Kirschner, CEO & Founder, ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions and Ryan Kurek, Director of Marketing, Kornit Digital

  2. Color Management and Finishing

    Leslie Herrmann | Demo Room Manager of Global Imaging

    So many digital print shops these days have humble beginnings in someone’s garage or small shop. These companies can quickly grow to being multimillion dollar companies with dozens of large printers. With the speed of growth being so high, many owners and managers can lose sight of the amount of knowledge that printing takes. These realizations can be especially painful with large fabric graphics that come back with the color not matching or graphics that don’t fit what they were sewn for. I will dive into importance of inventing in color management, cover some color basics, then skip to the end of the workflow and speak about the mystery of cutting, sewing, and fitting fabric graphics.  

  3. Morning Networking Break

Session VI: The Future of Digital Print for Textiles

In the concluding session of Digital Print for Textiles, speakers will explore the emerging technologies in digital print, and what those in the digital print landscape have to look forward to. Speakers will discuss the strides industry leaders are taking to ensure sustainability, and the added value of digital print being a more sustainable option. 

Moderator: David Brewer, Vice President of Technology, Image Options

  1. Panel: Innovations and Challenges in Ink Developments and Applications

    Panelists Include Dystar, Top Value Fabrics, and Dupont

    Mike Sanders, Director of Printable Textiles & Finishing Technology, Top Value FabricsThe evolving market of inks. What is out there and where are we seeing the greatest growth? This panel will discuss inkjet capabilities, and developments in reactive, disperse and pigment inkjet.  

    Panelists Include:

    • Bryan Haltom, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Dystar
    • Eric Beyeler, Global Marketing Manager – Artistri Inks, Dupont  
    • Mike Sanders, Director of Printable Textiles & Finishing Technology, Top Value Fabrics
  2. New Technology in Inkjet

    Liz Logue | Senior Director Corporate Business Development of EFI, US

    This presentation will cover single pass, high speed multipass, and other trends in inkjet. Liz will also discuss how digital opens up endless design possibilities for the textile market, and how leveraging the value of digital can assist in lowering costs. 

  3. Sustainability in Digital Textile Printing

    Michael Labella | Commercial Director of Sensient Imaging Technologies

    What do we know about the sustainability factor in digital textile printing? This presentation will discuss dye sublimation as the more sustainable option of printing, market drivers for sustainability throughout the supply chain, and how the future is now for sustainability in digital textile printing. 

  4. Closing Remarks and Farewell