Digital denim can reduce energy and water consumption

January 1st, 2022

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created “digital denim,” an inkjet-based printing process that mimics denim colors and wear patterns. Because the base fabric is printed rather than dyed, the process can lead to greater varieties of colors and patterns, while reducing water and energy use. Fabrics can have a “new denim” look. Photos: […]

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Direct-to-garment printing predictions

July 1st, 2008

New markets abound for direct-to-garment inkjet printers, according to digital-printing research company I.T. Strategies Inc., Hanover, Mass. The company predicts that the retail value of direct-to-garment printed products will increase from $3 billion in 2007 to $12 billion by 2010. “The growth of the flatbed inkjet segment is based on the fact that there is […]

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