Aleph and R A Smart partner to release LaForte Studio range of systems


Two decades of partnership has seen more than 200 of R A Smart’s customers’ textile digital printing systems running Aleph’s Smartprint dedicated textile RIP software.

Aleph has unparalleled experience in the world of digital textiles, including writing proprietary  textile software and manufacture, supply and support of dedicated digital textile solutions.

The natural progression for the Italian company was to design and manufacture its own digital textile printing solution.

After two years of development this became a reality with the launch of the ground breaking LaForte Paper, with patented media feed belt technology and LaForte Textile digital printers at ITMA 2015. These innovative industrial printers are aimed at print professionals requiring the highest quality of printing onto both textiles and dye sublimation papers with a unique configuration to allow additional print heads to be added as productivity requirements increase.

The soon to be released LaForte Studio range of systems will be introduced in the 4th quarter of 2016. R A Smart envisages these systems will have great appeal in the UK marketplace with a combination of innovative Italian design and uncompromising engineering taken from the LaForte Industrial range and introduced into a cost effective solution for both dye sublimation and direct to textile printing at 180cm, 220cm and 320cm print widths.

These systems will appeal to a wide range of sectors including soft signage, apparel, sportswear, home furnishing etc. With a full range of textile ink chemistries to complement the printers as well as finishing solutions for both natural and synthetic fabrics available from R A Smart, the LaForte range of systems will certainly have a widespread appeal across the industry sectors.

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