Exploring innovative solutions for garmenting

Exploring innovative solutions for garmenting


The majority of the innovations were centered around sustainability, as it has become a prevailing trend in the current times.

During the recently concluded Gartex exhibition in Mumbai, several companies showcased innovative advancements in the garment sector, such as Printing, Finishing, Dyeing, and more. Nowadays, the primary focus of most companies is to provide sustainable solutions to their customers, as sustainability has become a prominent buzzword not only in the garment industry but also on a global scale.

Jaysynth introduces sustainable printers

Jaysynth Dyestuff is a prominent manufacturer and supplier of various chemical products, including dyes, dyes intermediates, organic chemicals, textile auxiliaries, pigments, resins, plasticizers, and emulsions. The company introduced two machines recently.

The first machine, custom-built for sublimation printing, boasts 15 Epson heads and incorporates a remarkable advancement in technology. This device stands out for its utilisation of high-density ink, which addresses a significant challenge in sublimation printing—the exorbitant cost of paper, which typically constitutes around 70 per cent of the total expenses. By employing high-density ink, the machine can significantly reduce the amount of ink needed for the printing process, which directly correlates to a substantial decrease in paper usage. As a result, the overall costs associated with sublimation printing are effectively minimised. Another innovative feature of this machine is its capacity to lower the GSM (Grams per Square Metre), further contributing to cost savings.

The second machine presented by Jaysynth focuses on digital pigment printing and embodies their strong commitment to sustainability. This machine introduces a groundbreaking waterless printing method for pigmentation. Unlike traditional methods that consume vast quantities of water in the printing process, this digital solution eliminates the need for water altogether. By embracing this waterless approach, Jaysynth contributes to conserving one of the planet’s most precious resources and minimising their ecological footprint. This eco-friendly aspect of the machine aligns with the growing global emphasis on sustainable practices in various industries.

DCC Group’s printing machines recognised in 43 countries

The primary focus of DCC Group lies in showcasing their Epson sublimation printing machine, a cutting-edge innovation that has garnered widespread recognition. Notably, this machine holds the prestigious 9001 certificate, making it the only one of its kind in Asia to achieve such a distinction. This certification reflects DCC Group’s commitment to adhering to the highest standards of quality and excellence in their manufacturing processes.

As a testament to their global reach and success, DCC Group proudly exports their sublimation printing machines to an impressive 43 countries worldwide. Among their most significant markets are the United States and South America, where there is substantial demand for their high-quality machines. The partnership between DCC Group and Epson for sublimation printing machines is a critical element of their unique selling proposition, providing customers with a reliable and industry-leading product backed by renowned expertise.

Furthermore, DCC Group takes pride in their comprehensive approach to customer service. Beyond offering top-of-the-line sublimation printing machines, they provide a full suite of services, including sales, servicing, and the supply of machine consumables. This commitment to customer satisfaction ensures that clients receive ongoing support and access to the necessary resources for optimal machine performance.

Beyond sublimation printing, DCC Group excels in screen manufacturing, holding the prestigious title of being the largest manufacturer in Asia. The fact that these machines are manufactured in India highlights their dedication to supporting the ‘Make in India’ movement, promoting local manufacturing and contributing to the growth of the Indian economy.

EPSON unveils versatile dye sublimation solutions

Epson, a leading name in printing technology, introduced its versatile dye sublimation solutions. One of the highlights is their dye sublimation technology tailored for specific polyester wear. This printing method involves transferring ink from a solid state directly to a gas state without becoming liquid, resulting in vibrant, long-lasting prints on polyester fabrics. The dye sublimation process allows for stunning graphics and intricate designs, making it ideal for sportswear, activewear, and other polyester-based garments.

For cotton wear, Epson presented their Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printing solution, a revolutionary technology that enables printing directly onto cotton fabrics. The DTG printer, like the SureColor SC-F2130, utilises PrecisionCore printhead technology, known for its exceptional precision and print quality. With an automated maintenance design, the SC-F2130 ensures easy operation and reduced downtime, further boosting efficiency and productivity for garment printing businesses. The quick turnaround time of the printer ensures faster production without compromising on the quality of the prints.

Another notable innovation from Epson was their Direct-to-Fabric (DTF) solution. This technology facilitates direct printing onto fabrics without the need for transfer papers. The DTF process streamlines the printing workflow and opens up new possibilities for creative designs on various types of fabrics. By eliminating the intermediate step of transfer papers, Epson’s DTF solution enhances overall efficiency and delivers high-quality results.

The SureColor SC-F2130 direct-to-garment printer exemplifies Epson’s commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions to the garment industry. With its PrecisionCore printhead technology, businesses can achieve superior print quality, reproducing intricate details and vibrant colours on cotton garments. The automated maintenance feature further adds to its appeal, allowing for hassle-free operation and reduced maintenance time.

Dystar revolutionises denim-making process

DyStar has recently introduced a groundbreaking indigo dyeing system aimed at revolutionising the denim-making process. This innovative technology, known as Eco-Advanced indigo dyeing, promises to significantly reduce both water and energy consumption.

The traditional indigo dyeing process is given a new environmentally-friendly twist with Eco-Advanced indigo dyeing, which can be utilised not only for indigo dyeing but also with sulphur dyes and colored denim.

The key advantage of this process lies in the elimination of multiple wash boxes that are typically required after pretreatment with Lava Fix FFA Eco. Instead, the denim undergoes dyeing using the indigo and sulphur boxes, followed by a single wash in three-to-four boxes. After-fixation with FFA Eco and neutralisation then occur in the same box, resulting in substantial savings of water, energy, and waste. DyStar claims that the Eco-Advanced technique can reduce water usage by up to 90 per cent and energy consumption by up to 30 per cent.

According to Naceur Azraq, the global technical manager at DyStar, the company remains committed to continuous research and development, fostering a culture of innovation. By introducing this advanced and sustainable indigo dyeing technology, they aim to support the denim industry in conserving precious natural resources.

Orange presents cutting-edge printer

Introducing the COLORIX SUB PRO I, a high-speed roll-to-roll dye-sublimation printer that is revolutionizing the world of digital textile printing. This cutting-edge printer offers exceptional printing speed while maintaining top-notch quality, delivering sharp and stable output. Designed to cater to various industries, it can handle a wide range of printing tasks with ease.

One of the remarkable features of the SUB PRO I is its Dual Channel Industrial Heads, capable of accommodating up to 8 colours. This ensures vibrant and precise colour reproduction, meeting the demands of industrial printing applications. Moreover, the printer provides flexibility in drop size, ranging from 4 pl to 72 pl, catering to specific industrial requirements.

To ensure a seamless and uninterrupted printing operation, the SUB PRO I is equipped with specialized components. The addition of Spl Rubber Quotes Guide Roll and Pressure Rolls ensures long-lasting and smooth performance. What’s more, the printer incorporates an Individual Motor/System for guide Rolls and Pressure Rolls, optimizing their functionality and overall efficiency.

When it comes to ink consumption and print head life, the SUB PRO I stands out from the rest with its FLOTEC Inks. These inks not only consume less but also produce brighter colors, and significantly extend the print head’s lifespan, providing a cost-effective and sustainable solution for businesses.

Another remarkable capability of the COLORIX SUB PRO I is its ability to perform nonstop printing for up to 1000 meters. This feature allows for unattended printing, making it possible to run the printer overnight or during extended periods without any manual intervention.

In conclusion, the COLORIX SUB PRO I is a game-changer in the world of digital textile printing, boasting remarkable speed, exceptional quality, and unmatched stability. With its versatile features and ability to handle various printing tasks, it is a reliable choice for diverse industries seeking to elevate their printing capabilities.

Tukatech offers textile software solutions

For years, Tukatech, a leading software company in the fashion industry, has been at the forefront of providing cutting-edge solutions to pattern makers and designers worldwide. Among its renowned offerings, TUKAcad, the company’s flagship software, has been highly regarded for its efficiency and user-friendly interface. One of the standout features that set TUKAcad apart from its competitors was its availability in multiple languages, catering to the diverse global clientele the company served.

In the past, utilising TUKAcad in a different language necessitated a separate installation for each language version. While the availability of various languages was undoubtedly beneficial, this approach proved somewhat cumbersome for users who needed to switch between languages frequently or preferred working in multiple linguistic environments. Not only did it take up valuable disk space, but it also added complexity to the overall organization of the users’ computer systems.

However, in a significant stride towards enhancing user experience and streamlining the software’s functionality, Tukatech has now revolutionized the installation process. The latest update integrates EVERY available language within a single installation. This means that pattern makers can seamlessly switch to their preferred language within the software without the hassle of installing multiple instances.

This breakthrough development undoubtedly comes as a relief to TUKAcad’s extensive user base, as it not only simplifies the language selection process but also optimizes their computer’s storage capacity. Now, users can enjoy a more seamless and organised workflow, efficiently toggling between languages as they work on diverse projects or collaborate with international partners.