Mimaki Europe collaborated with over 10 inspirational world-leading designers at Heimtextil Under the theme of ‘The Fusion of Innovation and Design’ and celebrating digital print within all elements of art, interior design and fashion, Mimaki commissioned work from designers including Sigrid Calon and Claire Vos (Studio Roderick Vos), which were showcased on the Mimaki stand and used to demonstrate the power of digital print to increase the creative process.
Seeing printed applications on a diverse range of textiles, fabrics and interior materials, visitors learnt how they too can use advanced Mimaki technology to drive design innovation and profitability. From designers including Anousjka Röben displaying shoes; creative studio Deux d’Amsterdam showing a unique kimono designed specifically for Mimaki and Heimtextil, all designs were digitally printed by Textiles & More (T&M). The Mimaki stand showcased a printer for almost every type of textile application, with additional digitally printed textiles applied to design classics in the ‘Pode’ range from Leolux, and feature walls utilising photography from Arjan Benning also being displayed.
“Heimtextil is always a really good show for us. For 2019, we’re excited to share the results of our collaboration with these amazing designers and to demonstrate what’s possible with our comprehensive range of printers,” said Mark Sollman, Mimaki Application Manager EMEA.
“From entry-level printers to production workhorses, each Mimaki system delivers premium quality print and profit-enhancing productivity. What’s more, using our wide range of inks, a huge variety of substrate applications now becomes available too. So, whether you’re a designer seeking to push the creative boundaries of textile printing, or a brand looking to increase your productivity and lower your environmental footprint, a visit to the Mimaki stand is a must,” continued Sollman.
Heimtextil visitors experienced Mimaki’s broad portfolio of printing solutions, split into three distinct areas including interior design, fashion and art. In the art section, the UCJV150-160 inkjet printer with environmentally-friendly UV-curable inks, was used to produce wallpaper. Textiles were printed in both the interior design and fashion areas, with the ultra-productive TS55-1800 sublimation transfer inkjet printer focusing on upholstery. Using a belt-conveying solution, the TX300P-1800B entry-level direct-to-textile system also printed onto stretchable fabrics used in fashion.
Exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Hybrid Services, the company’s Chief Operations Manager, Brett Newman commented, “Heimtextil remains an enduring exhibition and justifiably popular with UK and Irish visitors. Mimaki’s design showcase will present a wide variety of hardware and creative opportunities.”
Claire Vos, introduced by Textiles & More (T&M) and a graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven, studied her craft in Italy, Switzerland and Indonesia before settling in the Netherlands. With a contemporary graphical industrial flavour to her work, many of Vos’s products are produced using Mimaki printers for Textiles & More. Her work, shown under the theme of ‘The Dressing Room’, was shown at Heimtextil through Mimaki-printed upholstery including chairs and cushions.
Bringing vivid colour and fine graphical elements into her work, Sigrid Calon is a visual artist. At Heimtextil, the detail and vibrancy of Calon’s art was brought to life by a 2x2 metre artwork utilising Mimaki’s latest printhead technology delivering smooth gradations and sharp and precise details. Examples of Calon’s work were also be shown in various materials, produced by Mimaki advanced print technologies including UV and 3D printing.
“Quite simply, fabric diversity means that designers no longer have to compromise,” stated Sollman, “Whether it’s for the fast paced and ever-changing high-street market or for more bespoke pieces, substrate availability is paramount for all fashion today.”
Danna Drion, Senior Marketing Manager EMEA, Mimaki Europe, concluded: “We’re absolutely delighted to be showcasing this collection of talent at Heimtextil - it perfectly demonstrates what can be achieved when you mix design excellence with high quality digital printing from Mimaki technology. Of course, we will also show the business case that supports these projects too – profit generating print solutions that enable innovation and business growth.”For full details on Mimaki’s product range and applications, visit www.hybridservices.co.uk