WTiN China Digital Textile Conference

Date: 18th April 2017
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Shanghai–Pudong


Opening Introduction 


Digital textile printing - global market overview
Tansy Fall, Editor Digital Textile, WTiN

This presentation will explore the current size and shape of the digital textiles market and highlight where key growth markets are currently within the industry, forecasting growth areas for future. 

Session 1


Cradle-to-grave or cradle-to-gate using digital textile printing solutions
Denis Jahic, Area Sales Manager - Digital Textiles, SPGPrints B.V.

This presentation will apply the life cycle inventory analysis to assess the environmental impact of digital printing technology compared to rotary screen printing. 


Single pass machine for China market
Jing Zheng, Deputy General Manager, Hang Zhou Hong Hua Digital Technology Ltd. (ATEXCO) 


Coffee break


Industrial digital textile readiness: Impact of printhead technology
Charles Xie, Sales Director for Great China, FUJIFILM Dimatix Inc.


Roundtable discussions 

  • Hosted by SPGPrints - Can fast fashion be sustainable?
  • Hosted by Fujifilms 



Session 2


Design trends in digital textile printing
Kim Namwon, Deputy General Manager and Creative Director in Zhejiang Walan Culture & Creative Co., Ltd, (Korean Designer)


Colour precision in digitally-printed textiles
Luca Sandron, International Sales Manager and Kevin Liu, Asian Technical Support Manager, Inèdit Software  

Digital printers regularly encounter glitches in colour matching. This presentation will discuss the importance of colour management software and techniques of getting the perfect colour on the fabric. 


The importance of pretreatment in assuring colour consistency
Weiwei Lin, General Manger ,Shanghai D-Lin Chemical Co.

Shanghai D-Lin Chemical Co Ltd provides professional solutions for digital printing applications and, based on this expertise, Weiwei Lin will analyse and offer solutions for various problems, such as chromatic differences between from different production runs, colour instability between two pieces of fabric, differences in colour depth and brightness, white fabric showing a slight yellow discoloration, etc.


Coffee break


Pretreatment Needs in Different Print Systems
Xiao-Liang Wang, Market Development Manager, Lubrizol (Shanghai)

Presentation will focus on the gaps in various inkjet systems and cite examples of how these gaps can be filled with various pre-treatment techniques


Digital Textile Ecosystem
Michele Riva, Sales & Marketing Director, EFI Reggiani 

EFI has assembled a unique solution for the fast-fashion market. From design to print to cut-and-sew, to the finished garment, the workflow makes it easy to collaborate globally and reduces the cost of both sample making and the manufacture of small-lot apparel. This presentation will explain how EFI’s Digital Textile Ecosystem is revolutionising the fast-fashion market by reducing the need to ship expensive samples around the globe, speeding up the design and manufacturing process.


Panel discussion:Direction for Chinese print manufacturers to meet global standards.   


  • Denis Jahic, Area Sales Manager - Digital Textiles, SPGPrints B.V.
  • Charles Xie, Sales Director for Great China, FUJIFILM Dimatix Inc.
  • Oriol Martínez Riba, Business Developer, Inèdit Software
  • Michele Riva, Sales & Marketing Director, EFI Reggiani


Closing notes