Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Inkjet being applied successfully in most markets: Drupa
Inkjet being applied successfully in most markets: Drupa
16
May '18
Courtesy: Drupa
Courtesy: Drupa
Inkjet is being applied successfully in most markets and all regions globally, according to the latest Drupa Global Trends Inkjet Spotlight 2018 report. The spotlight report takes up one important topic each year and Drupa’s expert panel examines it in more detail. Drupa is one of the largest printing equipment exhibition in the world, held in Germany.

Over the last few years, there have been rapid inkjet developments and a lot of the initial challenges around print quality and the range of substrates have been overcome. Inkjet is now viewed as a mature and stable process, capable of producing high quality images on a range of different substrates.

While the 300 participants (203 printers and 99 suppliers) were on balance enthused by the opportunities for inkjet print, they were far from naïve – understanding its limitations, and in many cases, still working out how best to exploit its merits. What was striking was that all the detailed results showed virtually no regional variation. Equally, there was in general close alignment in views from printers and suppliers.

In terms of applications, printers are finding competitive opportunities for inkjet in all market segments. Equally important is the fact that printers are finding they can apply inkjet in multiple markets, creating the opportunity to enter new markets not in their traditional core sector. Participants reported strong growth in all sectors; but the more specialist the market, the higher is the growth rate.

For many the cost of inks remains the core issue restraining growth. However, where an inkjet application can fit to a specialist market then growth can be impressive. It was clear that some formats are better suited to particular markets. While rollfed was the favourite in most markets, B2 sheetfed was also a popular choice in many markets, according to the report.

46 per cent of suppliers reported that inkjet represented less than 10 per cent of total turnover as yet. Clearly some specialise in inkjet, while others offer inkjet as one of a range of processes, for example, digital toner or conventional offset/flexo. However virtually all suppliers are investing heavily in the technology with significant research and development funding. For those printers investing in inkjet, the dominant consideration when choosing a supplier is the level of service support followed by the price of the complete commercial package. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Bangladesh apparel exports jump 20% in July–Oct 2018

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Nov 2018

Bangladesh apparel exports jump 20% in July–Oct 2018

Readymade garment exports from Bangladesh increased by 20.08 per cent ...

95% Britishers want shopping centres for all: Hammerson

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Nov 2018

95% Britishers want shopping centres for all: Hammerson

As many as 95 per cent of British people feel that shopping centres...

Courtesy: Hyosung

Textiles | On 19th Nov 2018

Hyosung leading global market with creora

Hyosung is leading the global market with ‘creora’, the brand name of ...

Interviews View All

Awen Delaval, Samatoa

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Sachin Sharma, Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Rajiv Sirohi, Shara

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Pratik Agarwal,

Pratik Agarwal

Breya is a brand of Indo-Western clothes for women owned by ABP Apparels...

Harsh Shah,

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Akshat Chaudhary,

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Eamonn Tighe, Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Prof Seokheun (Sean) Choi, Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)

Prof Seokheun (Sean) Choi
Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)

A team of researchers from the State University of New York (SUNY),...

Johan Berlin, Investkonsult Sweden AB

Johan Berlin
Investkonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB are consultants in the nonwoven and absorbent...

Jay Ramrakhiani, Occasions Elegance Wear

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Ritu Kumar, Label Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Priya Somaiya, Usha Social Services

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


November 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search