Roland DG to demonstrate Texart XT-640S-DTG printer at FESPA 2020

Speed, accuracy and versatility of textile printers

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Roland DG at FESPA 2020
Roland DG at FESPA 2020

Roland DG announced that it will showcase its new Texart XT-640S-DTG printer at the FESPA Global Print Expo in Madrid, Spain. This latest addition to Roland’s Texart range is a multi-station direct-to-garment printer that prints full-color graphics directly onto cotton-based t-shirts and apparel, quickly and colorfully.

In-demand cotton products, printed-on-demand

The Roland Texart range delivers reliable, good-quality output on-demand, enabling mass customization of textile products. The new Texart XT-640S-DTG enables users to print durable, full-color designs, photos, logos, and text directly onto a wide range of cotton, cotton-rich and white polyester t-shirts and apparel. CMYK and high-density White sublimation inks achieve vibrant effects on white or colored garments, all with a natural look and feel.

A t-shirt can be printed in as little as 8 seconds, while the unique sliding baseplate and docking jig design allows different sizes of jigs to be combined for maximum versatility, especially on short production runs. The latest ErgoSoft Roland RIP with variable data and an auto-white function makes direct-to-garment production extremely efficient.

Discover the new Texart XT-640S-DTG at FESPA

The Texart XT-640S-DTG will be on display at the FESPA Global Print Expo from 24 to 27 March 2020, where Roland will invite visitors to discover new digital opportunities at stand C60 in hall 7.

Paul Willems, Roland DG’s director of Business Development and Product Management, says, “The new Texart XT-640S-DTG is another great example of the opportunities offered by Roland digital technology. Its speed, accuracy, and versatility make it ideal for garment suppliers moving from screen printing to digital, those already running multiple direct-to-garment machines, brands bringing production in-house, garment embroidery businesses looking to diversify their product offering, and many more. The digital direct-to-garment printing market is set to grow and grow, and we’re looking forward to helping more of our customers join it.”

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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