Tim Gunn, mentor of Project Runway, with the show’s host Heidi Klum


A Kornit Allegro plays a lead role in the US reality TV show, Project Runway, in the Sink or Swim episode to be aired on Wednesday, 6 October.

Viewers of the fashion design show, hosted by model Heidi Klum, will see the contestants challenged to create a swimsuit and cover-up design. The designs are then printed overnight before being returned to the contestants the next day.

According to Kornit, the technology partner enabling the “super-fast turnaround” was Papilio Prints in New Jersey, US.

Images readers can see a sneak preview of the episode here: http://kornit.info/2dhn5vk.

The Kornit Allegro has a print width of 1.8 m and the company says it is “the world’s only single-step digital textile printing system designed for high-speed end-to-end production, using Kornit’s patented NeoPigment printing process”. It has integrated pre-treatment technology and works on both natural and man-made fibres and blends.



Kornit’s Allegro printer – star of the US TV show, Project Runway