Tayprint moves into DTG
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Tayprint has swapped screen printing for DTG with an investment in Kornit direct-to-garment printing technology.
The Dundee firm has bought a Kornit Avalanche HD6 system for on-demand production.
It had previously added t-shirt printing to its wide-format printing services, but needed to adapt to customer demands for faster turnarounds.
General manager James Miller commented: “Screens were no longer economical, and Kornit provided the reliable, robust solution and support we needed.”
He said the firm expected to bring in new business on the back of the new capability.
“The finished garment has terrific hand feel, for a better product that’s easy to sell to our customers. With this fast, efficient digital technology in place, we expect to expand this part of our business, and have produced a model to integrate with online business start-ups, which would’ve been a poor fit for screen-based print operations,” he explained.
Kornit EU managing director Chris Govier said that while screen printing still had its place for bulk orders, the on-demand solution tapped into consumer demands and digital lifetstyles.
“Producers need a capability for on-demand production at the speed of digital, which is what Kornit provides. Tayprint is clearly intent on growing their business by giving the market what it demands, and we have no doubt they will succeed,” he said.
The Avalanche HD6 prints in six-colours plus white at1,200dpi, and is described as providing a “profitable solution for sub-500 run lengths” as well as one-offs.
The new kit is already up and running at Tayprint’s production facility.