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RA Smart to demo HP Stitch at open days

RA Smart is inviting exhibition and display graphic producers, flag printers, signmakers and universities to HP Stitch demonstrations at open days at its Cheshire facility next month.
On 12 November the company - exclusive UK reseller of the HP Stitch range of dye-sublimation digital textile printers - will host PSPs. Registered visitors will get a factory tour - which includes RA Smart’s commercial textile printing operation covering traditional screen printing, silk weaving and the digital print department - to gain a better understanding of the different processes using acid, reactive, pigment and disperse dyes for printing on to silk, cotton, polyester, linens and velvets. In the purpose built HP Stitch demonstration room, visitors will be able to view, discuss and test many textile print solutions and see demonstrations of textile finishing, including silicone edging. RA Smart managing director Magnus Mighall said: “We spoke with numerous printers, signmakers and display professionals looking to expand into printing textiles and listened to what they perceive as barriers to entry - the biggest barrier being that suppliers very rarely truly understand what it is like to run a successful textile print business. We’ve been successful for over 20 years and supplied equipment and solutions all along the way, so we’ve already lived through the problems, and are thriving. We want to share this knowledge and our skills to help print service providers make the best textile printer choice for their business, and we will stand beside them every step of the way.” He added: “We’re showing full end-to-end turnkey solutions with specialists in the market including tension framing systems, lightbox and lightwalls, sewing machines, kadar silicone edging for example, so it will be a very full few hours and I’m in no doubt visitors will leave with exciting ideas and solid solutions to grow their wide format print business, successfully, into the digital textile print market.” Register at: http://hxv.e18.myftpupload.com/stitch-open-house/

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