Heimtextil 2016: Kornit focuses on design with Turnowsky partnership
Kornit will link up with design house Turnowsky to showcase its roll-fed Allegro machine at Heimtextil 2016, producing furniture samples based on designs by Turnowsky's creative director, Ira Avezov.
The Allegro is engineered to be a one-step printing process, with no requirement for pre- or post-treatment of the fabric. This saves on space on the production floor, eliminates water waste and, crucially, eliminates several costly stages.
As a digital machine, the Allegro is suited to short-run and sample production, as well as personalised garment production. It comes with the company's NeoPigment inks, which contain no heavy metals, formaldehyde or Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APE), thus making them non-hazardous and biodegradable.
The 'Flowers of Grace' portfolio has been developed for the Kornit engine, with a set of fine images that exploits the full extent of the machine's colour gamut.
"[At] Turnowsky, we know how to design. However, no matter how good your idea is, you need the ability to turn it into something: a beautiful dress, a scarf, or a piece of furniture," states Avezov. "The unique colour gamut and flexibility of the Kornit Allegro allows this transformation with no compromise in the design quality."
"Kornit's Allegro brings new business opportunities to the home textile industry," claims Guy Zimmerman, vice-president of marketing and business development at Kornit. "It is a true stand-alone roll-to-roll system that prints direct onto a broad variety of fabrics with vivid results, accurate colours and good durability. It is particularly suitable for the production of special collections and all applications that require fast turnaround times."