Digital printing 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 this 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…
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. Even a huge textile group like Vardhman is gearing up for the challenges, discloses Suchita Oswal Jain, Joint Managing Director, Vardhman in a one-on-one with Team AO.
Besides the above, our regular columns of Mind Tree, Fashion Trends, H2F, Industry Wire, Export Statistics, Resource Centre, etc. make the issue worth reading.