In the DIGIFIN project Reggiani Macchine S.P.A , Italy and TenCate Outdoor Fabrics, Netherlands have joined forces to bring digital finishing to an industrial level. The goal of the current project is to show the technical and industrial reliability of ink jet technology for economically feasible applications. The first step is to show the world that ink jet is a technology reliable in industrial settings outperforming the traditional processes from both technical and economical point. For TenCate Outdoor Fabrics the first product application is digital printing on tent- and shade fabrics.
Digital printing with UV ink offers the flexibility needed for freedom in design. With this technology TenCate Outdoor Fabrics can offer their customers customized collections in metered quantities for a competitive price. The quality of the prints expressed in weather fastness (EN 13561) is even better compared to our traditional products and competitive to current products in the market like spun dyed polyesters and acrylic in the long run.
TenCate Outdoor Fabrics is taking the first steps into the market with digital printed shade fabrics and tent fabrics for the first launching customers.