Kornit Digital has seen many more businesses install its digital textile printing technology in the UK.
Dundee-based Tayprint opted for the Avalanche HD6 system to replace the use of screen printing in its operation.
This technology reduces the team’s cost per print while making short runs profitable, eliminating inventory and resource waste, speeding production, and ensuring nearly unlimited design capabilities, applied to a broad array of materials, using a single eco-friendly ink set.
General manager, James Miller, said: “Screens were no longer economical, and Kornit provided the reliable, robust solution and support we needed. The finished garment has terrific hand feel, for a better product that’s easy to sell to our customers. With this fast, efficient digital technology in place, we expect to expand this part of our business, and have produced a model to integrate with online business start-ups, which would’ve been a poor fit for screen-based print operations.”
Sheffield-based Kitlocker implemented two Avalanche PolyPro systems for efficient, retail-quality production of branded and customised apparel on demand.
Kornit’s PolyPro system is the only single-step digital DTG technology developed specifically for imprinting polyester and poly-blend materials, extending the company’s patented process for waste-free production with durability, precise graphic detail, and the broadest colour gamut to popular sports and athleisure apparel.
Mike Kent, co-owner of Kitlocker, said: “The Kornit Avalanche PolyPro allows for far superior quality of finish for embellishment compared to traditional print techniques. When we were shopping around for alternatives, it was obvious the sort of single pass, and its ability to print on polyester, was certainly market-leading—there was no alternative that could do that. The machines are quick and reliable, with very little downtime, which is massively important to me as a business owner.”