Caldera is set to demonstrate how software is the key to efficient and profitable textile printing at ITMA, which opens in Milan, Italy on November 12th. The launch of its dedicated industrial textile control suite, TextilePro, will be punctuated by the arrival of a new partner solution for colour verification and approval and emphasised by a number of tangible printed applications produced in concert with Caldera’s vast range of partners from across the space.
TextilePro is Caldera’s dedicated system for those looking to print fabrics for functional, long-run decorative or fast prototyping applications. Incorporating the company’s vast experience in color management and practical operator interfaces, TextilePro’s feature set delivers users controls and measurements specific to the production of rich images, repeated patterns and finish-ready prints. Developed in collaboration with both user and vendor partners, it guarantees time savings and color accuracy for this specialised production category thanks to a dedicated RGB workflow and media use optimisation.
Seeking as ever to apply its expertise to new solutions, Caldera has partnered with German color measurement specialist Caddon to create a new standard light viewer station specifically enhanced for industrial textile printing. Caldera ColorViewer provides M-range lighting conditions to allow users to compare printed CMYK colors with the original RGB, which is shown on a calibrated screen within the housing. In combination with TextilePro, printers can thereby be certain that their color production is consistent and that output is faithful to the original design before commiting to an error-free run.
Supporting both launches, Caldera’s booth will show off a range of printed fabrics across popular application types, all of which have been produced using TextilePro. Visitors are invited to use the ColorViewer station on the stand to see how these vibrant prints match the hues specified at the design stage and learn how maintaining RGB, even during ICC profile generation, is key both to Caldera’s workflow vision for textile and to successful industrial textile production.
Partner booths Durst, Mutoh, Kornit, DGEN, Ampla Digital, IQDemy, Luescher Tschudi and Felix Schoeller will also proudly carry these solutions and their resultant output, demonstrating how Caldera has worked to ensure that all variables in a potential customer workflow have been considered.
“Caldera has combined its knowledge of color, media, inks and finishing to create new systems solely for the industrial textile market,” says Joseph Mergui, Chief Executive Officer, “Both TextilePro and ColorViewer are engineered to give textile printers the tools they need to be scientific and precise about their production workflow – which Caldera knows is the key to success in this growing sector.
“Our team looks forward to discussing the whole gamut of production possibilities with ITMA visitors and helping them deliver accurate and profitable solutions for their customers.”