The Kornit Vulcan, an innovation from Kornit Digital, was recently named recipient of the SGIA 2017 Product of the Year Award, in the category direct-to-garment printers (colour shirt, Not White).
Kornit’s Vulcan allows garment decorators to produce small to medium print runs in a profitable way. This heavy-duty production system is targeted to screen printers producing collections and short runs for retailers and promotional purposes. The Vulcan offers the lowest cost per print for run lengths between 50 and 500 garments. Unlike Kornit’s traditional direct-to-garment printing systems, the Vulcan sports a conveyor system for the printed pallets with pre-treatment, white and CMYKRG printing taking place in parallel. The Vulcan’s unique sequential architecture allows it to print up to 250 garments per hour, both on dark and light garments.
More than 70 companies competed in the 2017 Product of the Year Awards, submitting 222 entries over the competition’s 49 categories — the largest field of competitors in the awards programme’s history. Ray Weiss, SGIA’s digital imaging specialist, coordinated the yearly awards programme and said competition was tight. ‘The judges struggled to choose winners in the output device categories, because the print quality was so good and so close from entry to entry. That’s great news for the printing industry,’ said Weiss. ‘Kornit’s award was well-earned.’
The Product of the Year awards will be presented in a special ceremony on 10 October, in conjunction with the 2017 SGIA Expo.