South African clothing company Vic Bay has installed a Kornit Storm HD6, the third machine it has purchased from the Israeli company.

Vic Bay, which purchases its Kornit equipment via distributor Rexx, thinks that adding additional DTG technology to its arsenal will allow it to increase capacity and meet the rising demand for rapid, reliable, high-quality fulfilment.

The company’s managing director, Mike Shiller, explained that the new system will produce short runs or high-colour graphic designs, demand for which has exploded thanks to growth in its e-commerce operation.

According to Mr Shiller the Kornit machines have enabled his business to scale and meet new challenges, demands, and opportunities. When the pandemic struck Vic Bay launched a new web-to-print operation to help weather the storm. ‘We are now one of the first truly online print-on-demand drop shippers servicing the print and embroidery community here in South Africa, and have seen a dramatic increase in volumes month-over-month since introducing this new web-based operation,’ he said.

‘I would certainly recommend Kornit as the best DTG print system available,’ he concluded. ‘It’s a true testament to their capabilities that some of the largest and most diverse producers worldwide have turned to Kornit for their online businesses, and only use Kornit to imprint apparel.’

The Storm HD6 incorporated the latest full RGB full-colour printing in 1200dpi density, offering clients a ‘photorealistic print’ on garments.

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