The actual reproduction of designs such as predetermined shapes, writing, graphics and paintings on hard or flexible surfaces, is being briefly called print. Today, typo, offset, flexo, gravure and screen printing methods are used extensively. Thanks to the developing technologies, digital printing is the fastest developing segment and continuously increases its market share.
While traditional methods (template / engraving) still constitutes the main production lines in the textile industry; digital printing solutions are either integrated into these processes or replacing them. Since the 2000s, the jump in the increasing digital print segment has been achieved with the development of both the print speeds of the machines and the print quality. In addition to small-volume production, these machines have reached levels that will respond to industrial volumes; and have radically reduced the costs of printing compared to conventional methods triggered the demand for them.
The production of new generation print heads and inks for different materials; the current versions of software such as CAD / CAM and print management; and the enrichment of the print materials were effective in the rapid growth of the market.
Leading segments of digital print include; solvent, eco-solvent, uv, led, uv-led and textile print. Major technology brands of the digital print industry includes brands such as; Mimaki, Roland DG, Epson, EFI Reggiani, Konica Minolta, SPG Prints, Kornit Digital, Mutoh, Durst, and Zimmer Austria.