New developments at Brother

One of the new solutions Brother presented at FESPA and Texprocess shows is the innovative direct to embroidery (DTE) printing solution. Photo: Brother Internationale Industriemaschinen GmbH.

The printing industry is constantly changing. Innovative new solutions for even more optimized textile printing are regularly presented.

DTE, Direct To Embroidery stands for no more than the combination of embroidery and direct to garment printing, embroidered designs with a 1200 DPI print on top in unprecedented precision. Whether large runs or personalized small runs it makes no difference for this combination.

Expansion of decoration possibilities

With this expansion, Brother is expanding the possibilities for decoration with a GTX series  printer. By using a high-resolution camera and specially developed software, the print design and the embroidery are combined in a unique and outstanding look. The connected camera system recognizes the position of the embroidery on the printing plate and forwards the print image to the printer in the exact position of the embroidery.

The workflow is also very user-friendly, as the embroidery image does not have to be aligned in detail on the printing plate. The camera system scans the embroidery area, regardless of whether the embroidery is rotated or upside down on the plate. By scanning through the camera, the print is placed exactly on the stitch. This almost completely eliminates misprints. The GTXpro series printers do not need to be converted for this process.

Only the camera and the associated software need to be connected to the printer. In addition, the process for this innovative printing method on an embroidery is identical to the classic direct to garment printing.

The special aspect about DTE is that only a white thread is needed for the embroidery. The white embroidery image can be refined with the water-based and GOTS-certified Brother inks. This enables many unique possibilities in the embroidery sector: vibrant and bright colors, color gradients, transparencies, and a fast workflow.

Opening of new Microfactory

On 18 March Brother’s new Microfactory testlab in Mönchengladbach was opened with a large celebration. Jointly by Brother’s  Director and Chairman, Toshikazu “Terry” Koike, alongside the BIMH Managing Director, Jörg Haan.

New issue with DTE technique

The front cover of our new printed/digital issue including the FESPA show events report also features the new DTE technique.