Kornit Digital Ltd. introduced the new Kornit NeoPoly Technology, touted as the industry’s first digital, industrial process for high-quality printing on polyester.
Polyester is the second largest category in the overall T-shirt market. It is key in the sport segment, and is growing in the athleisure and functional apparel segments. Currently polyester is printed predominantly by analog solutions, which creates major technological, cost and sustainability challenges.
The Kornit NeoPoly Technology addresses these challenges with a new process and ink set implemented in the renowned Kornit NeoPigment process. Kornit’s new process handles polyester applications without compromising on design, run size, substrate or labour.
The breakthrough technological innovation is achieved by an innovative ink set and a physical and chemical process specifically developed for low temperature curing, and polyester enhancing functionalities developed to maintain fabric characteristics and provide superior fastness. This unique process prevents dye migration on polyester. The inks are Oeko-Tex and Eco-Passport certified and do not contain PVCs or other toxic ingredients.
The first system equipped with the Kornit NeoPoly Technology is the new Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro, single-step Poly Pro is the perfect system for the industry, enabling easy and cost effective short-runs and on-demand printing on polyester garments.
Omer Kulka, Kornit’s VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, said: “Kornit is on a mission to reinvent the garment and textile printing industry with game changing technologies for growing market segments. We continually work to break technology boundaries, so that our customers can innovate and open new markets and new business opportunities, while being more operationally efficient. The new NeoPoly Technology is further proof of this innovation and reinvention mission.”
Kornit Digital will be holding an open house in Hong Kong from 15 to 17 April 2019. Interested parties can click here to register.