Riding on the response at ITME 2022, the ColorJet Group, a wide format digital printing technology provider, has introduced its sustainable pigment printing solution – the Earth Series – at DTG Dhaka for the Bangladesh market. The Earth Series is an advanced sustainable pigment-printing solution in digital textile printing, and minimizes the consumption of water and energy.
DTG Dhaka is an international textile and garment machinery exhibition held from 15 to 18 February 2023 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The company says the Colorjet Earth Pigment Inks deliver excellent fastness properties and high print sharpness. The high-performance digital pigment inks work on an innovative binder technology for fast, sustainable, and cost-competitive industrial textile printing on almost any type of fabric.
The Earth series comes in three models — 32, 16, and 8 inkjet – powered by Konica Minolta print heads, with a combination of ColorJet’s three new technologies – Kiloton, Purge Plus, and Osci Plus.
Arun Varshney, business head, ColorJet Textile Business, says: “ Many garment houses are getting into backward integration and setting up AOP/digital textile printing units in Bangladesh to bring more value to the business. In addition, with its immense potential for export to the EU, the need for being able to offer a more sustainable environment-friendly printing solution is what could work for many Bangladesh producers of quality garments.”
“We are encouraging the textile industry to establish a sustainable eco-system and be the change for the world through products and services offered by ColorJet,” he added.
Fabric samples for apparel such as denim, jackets, kaftan, and many more were displayed at ColorJet Stall. Samples of ColorJet Earth Series were also on display at DTG, Dhaka.
ColorJet is one of the top global exporters of wide-format printers and provides fabric printing solutions. ColorJet offers a range of digital textile printers and maintains its operations via two manufacturing facilities and sales offices spread across seven countries, which include India, China, Bangladesh, UAE, and Sri Lanka.
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.