Jennifer Wilberschied is the senior editor for the Printing, Packaging and Publishing Group.

Denise Gustavson is the Editorial Director and Special Projects Editor for the Printing & Packaging Group, which includes Printing Impressions, packagePRINTING, In-plant Graphics and Wide-Format Impressions magazines, among other brands. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Wide-Format Impressions.

At one time, the only consideration when looking at digital printing with water-based inks was whether it was dye- or pigment-based. Fast forward to today and the choices are much broader and diverse. When deciding what printer or ink technology, remember it’s all about application, application, application.

There’s never been a better time to consider adding dye-sublimation and other fabric printing technologies to your operation.

In the past decade, digital color printing technology has improved drastically on many fronts, not the least of which is the rise of five-color print, powered in part by the introduction of high-quality, affordable five-color presses that bring more print providers into the five-color fold.

The show floor at PRINTING United is filled with new products, including global product launches and North American product debuts. Over the course of the three-day show (Oct. 23-25), visitors will have the opportunity to research what they need in order to take the next step in their company’s evolution.

Direct-to-garment (DTG) is now a whole range, from up to 35 garments per hour to as many as 220. Recent advances in DTG-specific technology make it clear that a prudent dryer purchase starts with an understanding of how it will impact capacity, quality and budget requirements.

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