Delta Apparel Expands Partnership With Kornit Digital Ltd.
Kornit Digital Ltd., the Israel-based company that develops, designs and markets digital printing solutions for the global printed textile industry, announced it has received an order from DTG2Go, a Delta Apparel company.
The order follows several months of beta-testing of the recently released Kornit Atlas system by DTG2Go, during which Kornit was able to showcase its enhanced features. Those include high-volume throughput, attractive cost of ownership and the new NeoPigment Eco-Rapid inkset, specifically designed for sustainability and retail-quality digital textile printing. Per the agreement, DTG2Go will take delivery of 10 Atlas systems in 2019, along with a significant number of HD upgrades for DTG2Go’s existing Kornit Avalanche systems.
“We are honored to expand our partnership with Delta Apparel as a key technology supplier as they expand their reach with digital printing," said Kornit CEO Ronen Samuel. "Delta’s unique platform strikes at the core of the changing needs in the retail supply chain by offering a vertically-integrated digital print fulfillment model with quick delivery at an affordable price. The inclusion of the Atlas will greatly enhance the options and capabilities that Delta will be able to offer its customers. The all-new industrial Atlas has leading-edge technology with annual production capacity of over 350,000 impressions and optimizes production efficiency at the best cost of ownership available. We look forward to working collaboratively with Delta to deliver on this order and expand on this important relationship.”
"We are excited about the order with Kornit Digital," said Deborah Merrill, Delta Apparel's CFO and president. "This marks another milestone in Delta and Kornit's strategic partnership and we look forward to continuing our close collaboration in 2019. Many of the new, innovative capabilities of the Kornit Atlas, including the wrinkle detection and pallet ergonomics, present clear productivity benefits. The new NeoPigment Eco-Rapid ink used in the Atlas provides impressive brilliance and color gamut, meeting all wash test standards with no discernible scent. We are glad we had the opportunity to beta-test the Kornit Atlas and look forward to it serving as a key component within DTG2Go's production line.
Merrill added that Delta's decision to upgrade the company's Avalanche printers to HD technology will allow it to use Eco-Rapid ink, which she sees as a way to increase market share in digital print.
"Lastly, we look forward to testing Kornit's new polyester printing technology in the coming weeks," Merrill said. "The ability to digitally print on 100 percent polyester fabric and other poly-blends is key to our strategy and should create significant growth opportunities for DTG2Go. We see a strong demand for digital printing on polyester, and are thrilled to be the first to introduce to the market high-end polyester products with unmatched print quality."
For more information on Delta Apparel, visit www.deltaapparel.com.