Kornit Digital ties up with Arrow Digital as its Indian distributor
The new systems are the result of Kornit’s experience gained from 15 years of direct-togarment printing innovation and a very large installed base of systems.
The textile industry is accountable for 20 per cent of all freshwater pollution. It is not only the biggest polluter, but also the biggest consumer of water, using billions of litres per day in the processes involved like washing, dyeing, printing, and so on. The traditional textile printing process has raised concern on the impact of harmful, toxic chemicals and substances incurred by the dyeing and printing processes. To cope with such environmental challenges, many new technologies are there in the market.
Kornit Digital, a leading digital textile printing solution provider, is setting standards in the sustainability concerns. Its industry breakthrough digital textile printing solution, Kornit Allegro, is the only true digital solution for roll-to-roll textile printing which eliminates the need for pre- and post-treatment. Meaning to say, it is a truly environment-friendly waterless printing process that has zero discharge of polluted water.
Kornit’s state-of-the-art NeoPigment™ meets the highest environmental regulations such as Oeko-Tex Standard 100, and it is free of any heavy metals, formaldehyde and Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APE), making it non-hazardous, non-toxic and biodegradable. Suitable for printing on multiple fabric types such as cotton, polyester, cotton-polyester blends, lycra, viscose, silk, leather, denim, linen, wool, its versatility is unmatched. NeoPigment™ prints have an excellent hand feel, a wide gamut of bright and intense colours, as well as long-term durability and wash-fastness.
Kornit announced, at the recently concluded Gartex show in New
Delhi, that it has appointed Arrow Digital as an additional distributor for its direct-to-garment product line in India. Kornit hopes that this recent collaboration with Arrow Digital will help them to make its technology better understood by potential customers. In this first mutual activity, Kornit joined
Arrow Digital to showcase a variety of brilliant application samples. Experts from Kornit and Arrow were there to answer questions and support visitors in finding the best-fitting digital textile solution for their business needs like mass customisation, on-demand production, shifting from screen to digital, and so on.
Ashan Dhunna, Kornit’s Regional Manager for SAARC Region said, “There is a huge potential in the Indian domestic market as new emerging domestic brands are becoming major players in the online marketplace. With the advantages brought by Kornit’s advanced technology, I believe that we can provide the best-fitting digital textile printing solution to the brands, manufacturers as well as the online players.”
The highlight of the show was a beautifully designed and printed sample display produced with Kornit’s newly launched HD printing technology. The HD technology is currently adopted on the Kornit Avalanche platform, unveiled earlier in the FESPA Berlin show, and will also be extended on its Storm Platform.
The Avalanche HD6, the successor of the Avalanche Hexa, is equipped with Kornit’s HD print engine and NeoPigmentTM Rapid ink, which leads to significant reduction in ink consumption – and therefore cost per print – in comparison to the company’s existing Avalanche systems. The HD6 will reduce the ink consumption by up to 30% compared to the current ‘R-Series’ version and up to 46% compared to the previous Non R-Series versions of the Avalanche Hexa. In addition, Kornit is launching an HD version
of the Avalanche 1000 which will be called Avalanche HDK. The company also announced that existing Kornit customers now have an upgrade path for their Avalanche Hexa and Avalanche 1000 systems.
The new systems are the result of Kornit’s experience gained from 15 years of direct-to-garment printing innovation and a very large installed base of systems. The new cost per print levels make the new HD systems an attractive choice for screen printers for print runs between one and 500 copies. The new systems are running with 4l bulk ink containers of Kornit’s NeoPigmentTM Rapid ink. This ink, which has been specifically developed for Kornit’s HD technology, offers an improved gamut for spot and brand colour matching, increased opacity and saturation of the white ink, as well as improved hand feel – an important requirement by screen printers. The print quality is further enhanced by ColorGATE’s Professional RIP solution, adding advanced colour management and screening capabilities, improved white base creation and pre-defined colour libraries for ultimate colour matching.
Both the HD print engine and the NeoPigment Rapid ink are used
“There is a huge potential in the Indian domestic market as new emerging domestic brands are becoming major players in the online marketplace... – Ashan Dhunna, Kornit’s Regional Manager for SAARC Region
in Kornit’s Vulcan system and have been field proven in a number of installations over the past year. Designed for the mass production of garments,
Kornit’s Avalanche HD6/HDK includes a patented architecture of dual bridge and dual pallet, designed to achieve optimal performance in an industrial production environment, and is a very robust platform designed for heavy-duty use. The systems operate at high speed and provide excellent print quality.
Ashan Dhunna, Kornit’s Regional Manager for SAARC Region