New standalone paper transfer and direct to substrate device uplifts cloth production to a new stage
CMYUK, Shrewsbury – Ottimo Electronic has invested in a 3.2m vast Kleverik GTC 101 3500-calender press from CMYUK. A very multipurpose piece of machines for the widest array of programs in electronic textile production, it handles the two dye-sublimation transfer printing (paper to textile) and dye fixation of direct printed dispersed dyes or pigments.
“Installing the Klieverik is the future sensible phase for us,” reported Nick Lindwall, Director, Ottimo Digital. “It normally takes us to the following level of material creation. Making use of a independent calender provides us better versatility and expands our purposes reach. The buy of the Klieverik is an exceptional prospect for us to fantastic our cloth presenting.”
This new piece of products sits along with the company’s lately obtained EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i dye sublimation printer from CMYUK.
“We were being pushed towards the FabriVU 340i by a handful of clientele who reported that if we began to supply dye-sublimation they would not only give us all their material function, but anything else as effectively. It prints direct to material with inline fixation for graphics that are promptly prepared for finishing and packing.
“All the big boys that are digitally printing fabrics are likely to use independent calenders, so we often imagined we would invest in a single. When the CMYUK advertising arrived up the two my company spouse Lee Crew and myself emailed just one another at the very same time. Investing in the Klieverik is all about maturing our fabric giving so we can get optimum outcomes,” claims Nick.
CMYUK – a lover for business enterprise
The Klieverik is Ottimo’s fourth piece of tools acquired from CMYUK, which in addition to the FabriVU 340i involves an EFI VUTEk LX3 UV LED 3.2m hybrid printer, EFI Quantum 5m UV LED roll-to-roll printer and Kongsberg electronic chopping know-how.
“CMYUK is our go-to provider and we believe in that if it’s providing the Klieverik then it is a very very good piece of equipment,” suggests Lee.
Based in Newport, South Wales, Ottimo Digital has been in company for a 10 years, servicing the occasions and exhibitions marketplaces – two sectors that have been terribly impacted by the pandemic.
“The very last 12 months been incredibly fascinating. Like numerous other organizations we ended up shut through the 1st Lockdown for 5 months with actually no get the job done at all. Then we have been privileged more than enough to arrive back with a vengeance in the summertime simply because there was so a great deal social distancing and COVID 19 basic safety signage needed. We generated enormous volumes of ground graphics that saw us by means of the summer time and set some wool on our back again,” claims Lee.
Functions beginning to stir
The business has ongoing to tick in excess of during this present lockdown and is observing indicators of marketplaces starting to stir. It lately generated work for the occasion production show in Farnborough, which went forward in early June.
“I took a trip there, and it was actually great to see an precise actual physical exhibition,” states Nick. “Things are gradually starting to decide on up while it is nothing at all like the amount it ought to be, but there’s a perception of going ahead. Speaking to quite a few of our shoppers, there’s an expectation that September will be really hectic, presuming that matters carry on in the way they’ve been mapped out.”
The FabriVU 340i and Klieverik are equally in readiness for a doable put up lockdown increase, exactly where Ottimo will be supplying current and enhanced products and services for its present shopper base and opportunity new clients.
Many thanks to its new capabilities, the business can now present digitally printed extend fabrics. This usually takes it into the realms of textile architecture where by for example, it can present specialist programs such as hanging 3D structures, pods, pop-ups, rooms in rooms, walled zones and formidable company in shape-outs.
The business previously makes use of a selection of recyclable significant-excellent PONGS® components from CMYUK, and has designed its own eco-resources portfolio for clientele that includes UFabrik ECO components, designed of yarn derived from recycled single use plastic waste, and the PVC-totally free Kavalan banner variety.
“The pairing of the FabriVU 340i with the Klieverik GTC calender push has propelled Ottimo onto the A Listing when it will come to electronic printed cloth production,” states Robin East, Team Sales & Promoting Director, CMYUK. “The organization has invested in this machines at the ideal time as many brand names have employed Lockdown to evaluate their company targets. Textiles – in specific eco elements and materials – are on an upward trajectory, paving the way for interesting new applications and profits streams,”
“The exhibition space is in an appealing place appropriate now,” concludes Nick. “We’re seeing a range of commence-ups and new gamers presenting likely prospects. The pandemic has made a watershed moment where we’ll see new ingenious methods of physically bringing men and women collectively in ground breaking areas. We’re completely ready for the obstacle, and look ahead to doing work with our shoppers as we all adjust to the new globe purchase.”