Industry Outlook: Direct-to-garment/Direct-to-substrate
Nov. 09 • 10:00 AM ESTPRESENTERS
ANDY PAPAROZZI, Chief Economist, PRINTING United Alliance
SUMMARYIn this morning's session, Andy Paparozzi will summarize how sales are trending for apparel decorators, their capital investment objectives, and how they plan to build competitive advantage.
The fashion industry is a global business of 1.3 trillion dollars, which employs more than 300 million people worldwide and represents a significant economic force and a substantial driver of global GDP. Sustainability has recently become an important new driver in consumers’ purchasing decisions. Many cross-industry initiatives have helped companies to identify more sustainable work practices across the product life cycle and several brands have publicly fixed sustainability goals. What else can you expect in the near-term?
DEBBIE MCKEEGAN, CEO, TexIntel
With thousands of successful users and 4 consecutive SGIA Product of the Year awards, the success FreeJet 330TX series printers has cemented OmniPrint into DTG history as an industry leader and innovator. The FreeJet has become the choice DTG printer for businesses of all sizes thanks to its low production costs, easy maintenance, and stunning print quality on a wide variety of garments and mediums.
Join Timothy Check from Epson to learn about their latest innovations in Direct-to-Garment Production printing. He will talk to you about the breakthrough technologies featured in the new SureColor F3070 Direct To Garment print system, including Epson's very own PrecisionCore printheads, high capacity ink system, reliability features that reduce maintenance, and all other features designed to deliver fast production speeds with outstanding sellable quality.
TIMOTHY CHECK, Sr. Product Manager, Professional Imaging, EPSON
With platforms such as Amazon and Shopify, and the ability to set up custom online storefronts, e-commerce is becoming a higher percentage of decorators’ income. This panel will discuss what markets are driving this, how businesses are marketing it, and the technologies being used.
This session will be presented by industry-leader Ricoh DTG, the Direct-to-Garment Printing Division of Ricoh Printing Systems America. You may have already heard the big news. Ricoh DTG recently launched the latest and greatest direct-to-garment printer in the industry: the RICOH Ri 2000!If you're familiar with the award-winning RICOH Ri 1000, you'll notice that the new Ri 2000 is built on the same platform and looks somewhat similar--but is certainly bigger and designed for higher-volume power users. The RICOH Ri 2000 promises to be "faster, easier, and built for business." Today, our team from Ricoh DTG is going to give you a closer look at the printer and perform a demo to walk you through its exciting new features. We're also incredibly excited that this session will include a statement from Tetsuya Morita, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Ricoh's Industrial Printing Business Group. Mr. Morita will provide insight into the role of the Ri 2000 in Ricoh's greater ecosystem of products as well as what it means for the print industry overall.
In the modern world of industrial DTG, the formula of speed + quality = king! From the SGIA award-winning makers of the FreeJet DTG Printer Series comes a NEW cutting-edge industrial direct-to-garment printer with everything you need to pivot to digital and dominate the fulfillment market!
Marketing budgets certainly aren't what they used to be for many buyers of promotional products like T-shirts, pens, drinkware and thousands of other items. That makes it even more critical for distributors selling these products to gain any edge they can over the competition. One way to do that is with great decoration that elevates an ordinary giveaway or piece of branded merchandise into an item end-users will rave about. We look at the cutting-edge decoration methods and creative design ideas that are helping promo businesses do just that.
Kornit offers a full line of industrial-grade direct-to-garment printers that produce retail quality results for a variety of production needs ranging from 2000 to 12000 impressions per week. In the presentation, you’ll get an up-close look at the Atlas system, which provides a great example of Kornit’s state-of-the-art HD printing technology and patented single-step process.
MATT MEANY, Presales Application Specialist, Kornit Digital
Brother recently launched its 5th generation of dtg printers – GTXpro Series. With options from for both the small to mid size market and the high volume print shops… the GTXpro Series of dtg printers are quickly becoming the printers of choice by all size print shops. Brother listened to the market, spoke with shops that already have Brother equipment, competitors’ equipment and those that have not gotten into DTG printing yet. The feedback was the market wants 1) faster print speeds, 2) lower running cost and 3) make the total process easier for the operators.
JOHNNY SHELL, Consultant, Industry Consultant