Textile printing industry in India is on a rise with increasing demand for fashion-oriented printing. Reportedly, India’s overall textile exports during FY 2017-18 stood at US$ 39.2 billion in FY18 and is expected to increase to US$ 82.00 billion by 2021 from US$ 31.65 billion in FY19 (up to Jan 19). Further, the Indian textiles industry, currently estimated at around US$ 150 billion, is expected to reach US$ 250 billion by end of 2019. While on one hand there is a growing demand for sustainable textiles and environment friendly products, on the other fashion and apparel is the second most pollutant industry, the one that consumes more water through the analog process.
Textile printing industry in India is on a rise with increasing demand for fashion-oriented printing. Reportedly, India’s overall textile exports during FY 2017-18 stood at US$ 39.2 billion in FY18 and is expected to increase to US$ 82.00 billion by 2021 from US$ 31.65 billion in FY19 (up to Jan 19).
Further, the Indian textiles industry, currently estimated at around US$ 150 billion, is expected to reach US$ 250 billion by end of 2019. While on one hand there is a growing demand for sustainable textiles and environment friendly products, on the other fashion and apparel is the second most pollutant industry, the one that consumes more water through the analog process.
Keeping the same in mind HP that has beena pioneer in the field of printing has launched HP STITCHS Series that addresses an unsolved problem of wasteful and inefficient colour management processes in a shortest period of time for textile and apparel industry.
HP Inc. with HP StitchS Series announced a new portfolio of digital textile printers to cater to the ever-increasing demand in the digital textile industry. It was the right step to foray into digital textile printing a short time ago and introduce the ink that works with the thermal print heads that ensures print quality, speed and colour consistency, according to the company.
The HP Stitch S series claims todeliver the world’s fastest colour-matching – in the printer, in the RIP (Raster Image Processor) and in the cloud. It also features Thermal Inkjet printhead technology to help reduce time and waste, and achieve repeatable, colour consistency across customer fleets offering continuous high-quality prints with transfer paper and direct-to fabric features.
The S series prevents downtime with HP Proactive Services offering preventive support.HP also supports sustainability with its water-based inks that works without the need to washout any excess chemicals with water.
The company now looks forward to cater the industry with on demand and made to order production which reduces the levels of overstock. Understanding the crisis to achieve speed more than ever for the apparel players, it provides the accessibility through easy-to-use and end-to end online solutions.
In fact, the group understands that the consumers are looking for personalised options and the hottest trends are determined by individual influencers and consumers rather than by the marketing departments of fashion companies.
Another interesting and innovative series being offered the company isHP Latex R Series,the first hybrid latex technology that merges HP’s flexible printing capabilities into rigid printing. The HP Latex R Series also pioneers white ink capabilities with the introduction of HP Latex White Ink.
The R series brings high speed and quality to a wide range of rigid materials, such as foamboards, foam PVC, cardboard, fluted polypropylene, solid plastics, aluminum, wood and glass among others.
The technology of built-in spectrophotometer in the HP Printer, allows for easy and consistent colour repeatability, time after time. Moreover, the unique HP colour tools help to create media profiles faster than ever before with HP Easy Profiling.
Thus, automatically giving out the visually closest match for out of gamut PANTONE colours with HP Professional PANTONE emulation. In addition, HP’s Configuration Center helps customers easily replicate the same colour across their fleet and over time.
New portfolio of textile printers HP Stitch S500 and HP Stitch S1000:
HP Stitch S500 Printer:
Designed specifically for high production sites, HP Stitch S500 Printer enables predictable dye sublimation colour and produces less media waste for production environments. With symmetrical 2xCMYK printhead configuration and Optical Media Advance Sensor, this 64-inch printer allows for saturated and reliable one pass mode for true top speed. The printer saves up to 50% floor space with frontal media loading and a spindle-less system.
Key HP Stitch S500 Printer features include:
- Automatically detect when a colour is out of gamut and get the closest visual match with PANTONE emulation.
- Big ink supplies, larger rolls, and HP’s Tension-Sensing Winder allow unattended operations—even overnight, complete with HP Services and cloud fleet management tools.
- Save 50% floor space with the first dye-sub printer with front media loading
HP Stitch S1000 Printer:
The superwide dye sub production printing technology of HP Stitch S1000 produces high quality prints in 1.200 native dpi, deep black, and vivid colours. With the printing speeds up to 220 m²/hr, the device easily prints high density direct-to-fabric prints, with the Drop and Dry system. HP Stitch S1000 printer offers easy operation with minimal manual intervention.
Key HP Stitch S1000 Printer features include:
- Reliable image quality with the Smart Nozzle Compensation system and the latest Optical Media Advance Sensor
- Maximise uptime with user-replaceable printheads, and preventive maintenance from HP Smart Services
- Get accurate colours over time, even as environmental conditions change, with the built-in spectrophotometer