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TECHNOLOGY

Epson’s Latest Printer Aims for High-Speed Production Users

By Alison A. Nieder | October 12, 2017

Epson America, the Long Beach, Calif.–based U.S. division of Japanese print technology company Seiko Epson Corp., has a new wide-format printer for dye-sublimation transfers that is designed to provide the speed and accuracy needed for medium- and high-volume printing.

Simparel Acquires Shopfloor Support LLC

New York–based Simparel Inc. has acquired Shopfloor Support LLC, an Alpharetta, Ga.–based solution that collects production data and provides real-time visibility on the factory floor.

Centric’s L.A. Event Puts Focus on Implementation, Integration

Two seasoned apparel executives—one with Kate Spade and the other with New Zealand active wool apparel brand Icebreaker—gave their insight into implementing and using Centric Software’s product lifecycle management solutions at an event hosted by the Campbell, Calif.–based software company.

Fashion’s Robotic Future

Fashion’s Robotic Future

Many futurists predict a giant shakeup in the jobs market in the near future as bus drivers, construction workers, paralegals and pharmaceutical workers are forecast to be pushed out of their gigs by job candidates who don’t have a heartbeat. They will be replaced by robots and artificial intelligence.

Alvanon and BodiData Partner Up to Help Apparel Industry With Sizing

How many times have customers praised a designer for a pair of perfectly fitted blue jeans and then snapped them up without glancing at the price?

Nordstrom Taps Infor Cloud-based POS System

Nordstrom is switching to a new cloud-based point-of-sale system run by technology-solutions provider Infor.

Sene Brings Tech-Enabled Suits To District La Brea

The secret to making the perfect suit involves a certain harmony; it balances how a suit fits the wearer, the materials used in the suit and its overall design/look, according to Ray Li.

Epson Panel Explores Tech’s Impact on Fashion

Whether you’re a small startup designer or a long-established global brand, digital technology is becoming an ever more essential part of the fashion supply chain, industry experts agree.

Epson Returns to the Runway at NYFW With Annual Digital Couture Event

Epson Returns to the Runway at NYFW With Annual Digital Couture Event

Epson< hosted its third annual “Digital Couture” New York Fashion Week event on Feb. 7 at Chelsea’s IAC building, showcasing 13 design teams from North and Latin America.

C-Print’s FabFad Wants to Bring Tech to Print Buying

The discussion of technology and textiles tends to focus on new fiber developments or automation within a fabric mill. Los Angeles–based printer and full-package production house C-Print has introduced FabFad, a new way to bring tech into the textile-buying process.

The Year in Tech

It was a year of investment and acquisitions in the technology world with several major deals going down in printing technology, cloud-based applications and software applications.

See It Buy It Plans To Cut M-Commerce Clutter

Joe Monastiero wants to clean up online shopping.

Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has found a home along the apparel-industry supply chain from factory to distribution center to retail sales floor. Some designers are looking to introduce the technology at the very beginning of the chain by incorporating RFID into the design of garments and accessories.

Infor Lands $2 Billion Investment from Koch Equity

Koch Equity Development LLC, the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., which also owns Lycra parent company Invista, will invest more than $2 billion in Infor, the New York–based provider of cloud-based, industry-specific business applications in a bid to help Infor accelerate innovation and expand distribution.

Tukatech Looks to Tap New Business With Tuka3D Enterprise Edition

Los Angeles–based apparel software and equipment maker Tukatech has introduced a new Enterprise Edition of its Tuka3D to make the 3-D computer-aided design software accessible to more apparel makers.

TukaTech Takes CAD to the Cloud

Los Angeles–based equipment and software solutions provider Tukatech has introduced Tukacad Professional Edition on the Cloud, a computer-aided pattern making, grading and marker software solution that allows users to begin working with the program as soon as they subscribe.