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Presto S for Portuguese print provider

Rapid fulfilment of orders ranging from a single piece to mass production.

17th January 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Portugal


Portuguese textile specialist Blur has installed a Kornit Presto S machine for the single-step direct-to-fabric production of multiple fabrics.

The print services provider, which supports the production needs of high fashion brands, has previously installed multiple Kornit Atlas and Avalanche systems for industrial-scale digital direct-to-garment (DTG) production on demand.

Using Kornit’s proprietary technology and consumables, Blur is providing the rapid fulfilment of orders ranging from a single piece to mass production, with an average order of about 500 items. Since implementing the Kornit Presto S, the system has been in operation day and night, producing samples during normal business hours and fulfilling diverse incoming orders overnight.

Mariano Dias, CEO at Blur, says the Kornit technology is empowering his business to adapt quickly to the constantly evolving needs of clients, which include both larger established brands seeking big quantities and ambitious designers seeking to build a brand with limited risk or investment. In many cases, the company is fulfilling different types of designs for clients serving both Europe and North American markets.

“The quality is just outstanding, and some clients only want to print with Kornit technology,” said Dias. “We are extremely happy with Kornit’s collaboration, and our printers are working perfectly around the clock. Any textile printing company looking to move into fashion and work with famous brands will need both roll-to-roll and DTG capabilities.”

He added that Blur’s success with its current Kornit systems, as well as increased demand for sustainably-produced textiles, has the business considering the addition of a second Kornit Presto S to accommodate additional volumes.

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