Walsall based Colour Graphics has invested in an EFI FabriVu 340 with Klieverik calendar for textile soft signage applications and has seen immediate benefits in flexibility, speed and range. 


“The FabriVu has given us high speed, high quality and ease of use” says company owner James Birch (above left). “We now print at ten times the speed of the old Mtex that this replaces, meaning we can print though a range of jobs onto backlit, blockout, stretch and standard display materials – all in the same day.”


Printing at speeds of up to 500sqm/hr and with a resolution of 2,400dpi, the FabriVu 340 digital fabric printer handles a variety of fabrics and paper, making it attractive for businesses of all sizes and highly competitive value for money. The Klieverik calendar can be used for dye-sublimation transfer printing (paper to textile) as well as for dye fixation of direct printed dispersed dyes or pigments. Both units were supplied by CMYUK. 


Mr Birch adds that in the last three years, the company has seen the soft signage/dye-sublimation sector double year-on-year and are expecting this to continue. This is something that is not lost on supplier CMYUK who has announced plans to build a new Digital Textile Development Facility at its company headquarters in Shrewsbury. 


The new facility will enable CMYUK to expand on its growth in the textile digital print market both on production equipment and on the development of new textile materials for the emerging décor, design and fashion markets. This dedicated business division has already established close product development programmes with a number of key textile and equipment manufacturing partners and that drive for product innovation will increase significantly once the Centre is on stream in 2019.