A number of companies in the digital print space have thrown their support behind the Innovate Textile & Apparel Virtual Trade Show, an online event taking place from 15 – 30 October.

The event, which is being sponsored by Ricoh, came about after the cancellation of key industry exhibitions left manufacturers of technology and materials without a platform to showcase their products.

The free-to-attend show will be split into two halls, Technology and Materials. The former will cover printing, finishing and software, amongst other areas. The latter’s focus will include fabrics, sportswear, PPE and more.

Companies which will be taking part include Polyprint, which will be presenting its expanded direct-to-garment printing portfolio, Kornit Digital, which will be exhibiting its latest capabilities for DtG and roll-to-roll production, and Mimaki, which will highlight its flagship dye-sublimation printer, TS55-1800, and new hybrid printer, the TX300P-1800 MkII.

George Benglopoulos, CEO of Polyprint commented, ‘Our commitment to innovation has made us, experts in the DTG field. First and foremost, we aim to create opportunities for our customers that will pave their way to success in today’s competitive market. Our highly skilled personnel are committed to guiding ITAVT visitors through the DTG process. We offer turn-key solutions that contribute to their business growth.’

Chris Govier, Kornit’s managing director, EMEA, said, ‘While we certainly miss the face-to-face engagement traditional trade shows offer, the upside of these web-based expositions is that there’s no limit to the systems, applications, and personnel Kornit can and will leverage to present its case for mastering the e-commerce age with efficient, sustainable digital capabilities.’

Finally, Danna Drion, senior marketing manager at Mimaki Europe added, ‘The Innovate Textile & Apparel Trade Show is an opportunity for Mimaki to further strengthen its position in the textile market, engage with our customers and share with, and learn from, the wider industry. We have a comprehensive portfolio spanning different technologies and we are keen to explain the benefits of these printers to help textile print service providers find the right technology for their business.’