Kornit has announced that Textil del Valle South America in Lima, Peru and GEAR for Sports in Kansas, USA, have invested in Kornit technology.
Textil del Valle, a vertically integrated garment manufacturing company, has chosen to implement Kornit’s DTG printing technology at its 1.1 million sq ft facility. Textil del Valle services many of the world’s most prominent apparel brands, including global leaders in sports and athleisurewear.
Juan Jose Cordova, general manager, said: “Kornit’s sustainable print technology provides the last piece of the puzzle, so we have the ‘full package’ for manufacturing the garment itself, imprinting it on demand based on the customer need, and shipping it ourselves, all from a single location.
“Our market has been veering away from stocking shelves with inventory that may or may not sell, and the Kornit solution helps our business and customers eliminate that uncertainty and risk. We are the most sustainable textile plant in the world, and Kornit enables us to continue answering market demands in an efficient, responsible manner.”
GEAR for Sports on the other hand has installed a Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro system to supplement previously-implemented Kornit Digital DTG print systems within the company’s Lenexa production facility.
GEAR for Sports sells its products under some of the most powerful brands in sportswear, including Under Armour, Champion, Alternative Apparel, Hanes, and Gear for Sports. This compelling portfolio of brands allows GEAR to provide a longstanding history of quality graphics and innovative apparel design, giving customers a single resource for all their sportswear needs. Installing Avalanche Poly Pro, which integrates Kornit’s proprietary NeoPoly print technology with the brand’s production strategy, will enable them to custom-print poly rich garments on demand.
GEAR for Sports has implemented three Kornit DTG print systems in the last two years. Having established a process for delivering imprinted cotton garments on demand, and further answering the voice of its customers, the brand decided to expand these capabilities to polyester and poly-blend pieces.
Cindy Olivarez, director of operations – customs and logistics, said: “We’ve been inviting key customers to our facility to demonstrate what the Poly Pro equipment can do, as we expand our digital printing capability throughout our facility.
“Digital printing is an ever-growing business and is key to our business initiatives. Having the ability to print polyester t-shirts one unit at a time will allow us to gain consumers who want poly rich garments, and Kornit’s Poly Pro system offers the best possible quality to allow GEAR for Sports to expand our direct-to-garment business.”