In New York tomorrow (3 April 2019), Kornit Digital will demonstrate in public for the first time the Avalanche Poly Pro, a system said to be capable of industrial printing on polyester.

The system, which Kornit says enables “easy and cost-effective short runs and on-demand printing on polyester garments”, features the new Kornit NeoPoly Technology, which incorporates a new process and ink set in the company’s NeoPigment process.

The manufacturer explained: “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.”

DTG2Go, a US Kornit customer and a Delta Apparel company, was one of the first print companies to use the new single-step system. “With our business serving the discerning activewear and performance apparel markets, we see increasing demand for personalised, decorated polyester garments,” commented Deborah Merrill, Delta Apparel’s CFO and president, Delta Group. “We are excited about the new opportunities the Avalanche Poly Pro creates for our business. Through DTG2Go, we can now deliver individualised and small-run prints on a variety of polyester fabric types at the quality levels our customers demand.”

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.”

The new Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro can be seen at Kornit’s Discover events on 3-4 April in the New York Metropolitan area, on 11-12 April in Düsseldorf, Germany, and 15-17 April in Hong Kong. The system will also be on show at Fespa Munich, CITPE China and ITMA Barcelona.