Textile printing solutions at Gartex Texprocess India 2023

Host of leading brands at show

ColorJet stall at the Gartex exhibition. Photo IPP

A range of sewing and textile printing solutions was showcased at Gartex Texprocess India 2023, held in Pragati Maidan in Delhi from 3-5 August. Several manufacturers and suppliers unveiled their solutions, demonstrating all processes of fabric conversion and printing at the show organized in collaboration with Messe Frankfurt. Brands such as Mimaki, Colorjet, Konica Minolta, Hopetech, Mexum, Epson, DuPont, Juki, Brother, and others were present.

Hopetech exhibited its Q1 Multipress textile digital printer. Photo IPP

Hopetech, a Surat-based supplier of large-scale industrial textile printer applications, exhibited its Q1 Multipress textile digital printer with Quesera print head technology. Konica Minolta, a digital printing solution provider, promoted the Nassenger 10e and Nassenger 8. The Nassenger 10e comes with nine print heads per color with 1,024 multilevel nozzles fitted with nozzles of varying drop sizes. The Nassenger 8 uses four heads per color. It offers print modes to suit the diverse needs for handling high-precision imaging and high-ink concentration/permeability. The Indian Printer and Publisher covered these machines at ITME 2022.

The Surecolor F2130 at the epson stand. Photo IPP

Epson had a digital fabric printing solution for virtually any fabric type at the exhibition. The company showcased the Surecolor F2130, a start-up direct-to-fabric (DTF) textile printing solution with the capacity to print 150 pieces per day. It also promoted its Mona Lisa 32000 DTF solution. With its advanced PrecisionCore printhead technology, this printer delivers exceptional image quality, boasting resolutions up to 1440 dpi (dots per inch), the company said.

Veer Kunwar Singh, a marketer associated with Epson, said the printer that was showcased is commonly used for short runs and sampling, and it’s perfect for start-up businesses. “The cost for each print comes to Rs 50 on a dark-colored garment and Rs 30 on a light-colored garment. We have introduced an elder brother to the digital machine called F3030, which prints higher volumes with decreased production costs. It prints around 500 pieces on an 8-hour shift.”

Vastrajet K2 by ColorJet. Photo IPP

ColorJet Group, a wide format digital printing technology provider, showcased its high quality Vastrajet K2 and high speed Sublixpress. ColorJet was among the companies with the highest footfall at the Gartex exhibition. The company says, “As a leading provider in the digital textile-printing sector, ColorJet remains dedicated to revolutionizing the industry in alignment with the needs of the customers. The company’s commitment to providing innovative and customer-centric solutions has been at the forefront of its success.”

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