Direct-to-fabric is an excellent option for many textile needs. Still, this popular method is not without fault, and there are specific obstacles we must recognize to take Direct-to-Fabric forward. Here are the main challenges our industry faces when printing roll-to-roll and the solutions we need to overcome them.
Another issue that tends to limit direct-to-fabric printing is the current quality requirements made by top fashion brands. Some businesses may feel that they are left out of the game, seeking solutions that enable them to find additional revenue channels by boosting quality standards, eliminating fabric or size limitations, and expanding their offering.
These issues meet other workflow challenges that printers using different methods may also face, such as simplifying the overall process and making it more effective and consistent. Finally, the on-demand era requires that every single one of these capabilities is performed fast enough to answer market demands as they arise.
Direct-to-fabric printing businesses need an end-to-end solution that allows them to gain complete ownership. In this day and age, that means taking into account the environmental footprint of textile manufacturing. Any technology they use must be sustainable by minimizing the needed energy and water consumption and meeting global environmental regulations.
As we can see, the direct-to-fabric arena has come a long way in recent years but still has quite the journey ahead of it. If you’re a roll-to-roll kind of business, stay tuned to learn what Kornit has in store to maximize your potential. After all, optimizing processes and results is how we roll.