#GoodPrints: HongKong’s Heart2Heart to the World
Company: Grandion Group / TML (“To Make Locally”)
Location: Hong Kong
Title of Entry: Heart2Heart
Printing Method: Digital Print
Printing Technology: Kornit Storm II Digital Systems
In 2015, Grandion Group, initiated its TML (“To Make Locally”) project, which makes good use of Hong Kong’s talented designers, logistics, liquidity, and legal system for protecting intellectual property. TML produces t-shirts, hoodies, and cushions on demand for Hong Kong theme parks, as well as enterprising designers and end-consumers who create and upload their own images and designs via the Snaptee platform and mobile app. To fulfill the demand, TML installed two Kornit Storm II systems at its production center.
TML’s new “Heart2Heart” program is a new initiative that engages with a community of Hong Kong designers to create t-shirt designs for 50 countries worldwide. Each printed shirt bears an “HK Heart2Heart” icon to express solidarity across borders and ethnicities, encourage the global community to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. All sales proceeds, less production costs, are being used to procure personal protective equipment for local charities and community groups.