What You Need to Know Now About Digitally Printed Fabric

It’s nearly impossible to work in the print industry and not have heard about the expanding interest in digital textiles. Although digitally printed fabrics make up only 2% of the entire textile marketing, it’s a fast-growing technology. It’s expected to grow from a $14.2 billion industry in 2016 to a $33.4 billion industry by 2021, according to Keypoint Intelligence.

That’s more than doubling the opportunity in five short years. And it could grow even more, with big players like Amazon and Home Depot both entering the textile game in 2018.

As a print service provider, what does that mean to you? More material options with ever-advancing technology, more solutions to offer to your customers and more ways to grow your business. Here are four key points to know now about digitally printed fabric in the wide-format market.

Top Tip: The Right Way to Finish Fabrics

With demand increasing for wide-format printed fabrics, you’ll need to know how to properly finish them for final installation. Michael Clementi, who leads the LexJet Experience Center, takes us through some important tips you need to know to get a great finish on your next fabric project.

Watch the video above to learn how some fabrics vary when they’re trimmed, and how you can get them to look great every time.

Want more info? Our LexJet reps are here to help. Give us a call at 800-453-9538 to learn more about the up-and-coming fabric printing trend and how you can make the most of it in your business.

You may also be interested in our recent blog: No Dye-Sub? No Problem You Can Still Print Great Fabrics.