Digital printing on fabric which at present constitutes around 4 per cent of the world’s total fabric production, will reach 10 per cent in the next few years, claimed a recently held seminar in Mumbai. Various stakeholders of the industry have mixed opinion on this issue because some people are still finding it difficult to adopt this innovative technology, while some are averse towards its high cost. Industry experts also feel that digital printing will ultimately be quite successful with mills as the mills already have all kinds of infrastructure, be it preparatory, finishing, etc. By installing digital printer, mills can become cost-effective by at least 10 to 15 per cent compared to the unorganized players in the digital printing segment. In a candid discussion with Apparel Online, several Indian companies, having heavy as well as small capacities of digital printing, speak about the attributes and future scope of this technology’s newer form.
Our FFT fashion pages also give an in-depth coverage to the world of Digital Printing – What the future holds and promises in year 2018. The issue puts together trends in the digital print domain which will impact the approaching Spring/Summer 2018 season in a big way, laying a foundation for the future of this promising sector..Most favorite in digital printing trend is printing on Silk scarves. The competitive challenges posed by the changing global scenario in the textile chain have compelled players to adopt fresh strategies to not only remain competitive, but also relevant.
This industry and dealing with new challenges every other day. Because at the end of a Day you need to create something to grab business and satisfy yourself that’s the most beautiful part of this business too, each day you create something and share. Digital printing technology come a long way and stable now, Days are gone when we were rubbing clogged heads, it really become smoother more stable high speed industrial heads and printers are develop to cater huge need and replacing screen printing, Of course digital printing business is now shifted to Mills in because they can only afford and justify with post production facility which required for big production runs like 5000 to 10000 meters a Day. Well when the game is production there is obviously price war - that's the biggest challenge for any entrepreneur entering business or old ones who are trying to survive with couple of printers it's really a tough time for them. Price of Digital printers is sustainable if you are keen for high production and to sell them, Price of Ink - Domestic manufacturer offering at lower end but no consistency and quality that old players do (quite a few) most of them are located overseas have the same price offered 5 years ago.