Textile Printing

Kyoceras Sustainable Inkjet Textile Printer FOREARTH Earns iF DESIGN AWARD 2024

Monday 20. May 2024 - Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced that its Inkjet Textile Printer FOREARTH has won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 in the IndustryTools category. This is the fourth consecutive year since 2021 that Kyocera has won the award.

Sponsored by the Industrial Design Association of Hanover, Germany, the iF DESIGN AWARD is recognized as one of the most prominent and prestigious international awards for industrial products worldwide.
(1) Water Free Concept – Reduces water usage in textile printing by 99%.
(2) Creative Free – Proprietary pigment ink realizes both soft hand-feel prints and high fastness in a wide range of fabrics.
(3) Location Free – Enables textile printing that does not rely on water resources, so it supports optimized production volumes and manufacturing location setting and contributes to reducing logistic costs, time, and excess inventories.
Not only does FOREARTH eliminate virtually all water usage from the textile printing process, but it also reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions during printing because it does not require the large-scale equipment traditionally used for pre- and post-treatment of textiles.
In addition, FOREARTH achieves a soft hand-feel for prints – an essential feature for the fashion and textile industries – and enables highly detailed printing on diverse fabrics, including cotton, silk, polyester, nylon, and blended fabrics.

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