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sustainability in textile production
Before the appearance of digital printing the most prevailing techniques regarding textile printing were flat-bed and rotary screen printing. Although the traditional technologies are not environmentally friendly, they are still used at many places. Rotary textile printing builds on mass production. Fortunately, the shifting of market trends points towards a new era: nowadays more and more emphasis is placed on production for needs.
The place needed for traditional printing is almost twenty times as much, as the workplace needed for cutting-edge digital textile printing. In the world of sustainability there is a great emphasis placed on the minimalization of resources.
In the process of traditional printing large amount of water and paint is used.
In the case of traditional printing the use of paints could be almost ten times and the use of water could be about 600% more than during digital textile printing.
While digital textile printing does not produce, or only produce insignificant amount of sewage, and post-treatment is a dry process too, in the case of traditional printing surplus printing paste has to be poured out of the frames at the end of every print and it has to be washed before storage. This results in plenty of sewage and causes significant environmental damage if the textile manufacturing companies do not handle it properly.
The digital textile printing machinery significantly reduces the ecological footprint of the production, setting a new standard regarding sustainability in textile production and could bring a substantial improvement in the usage of the resources of the planet.