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The History of Imaterial Textile Design and Printing

Imaterial was formed in 1986 by founder members Remo and Marcia Gorlei. Since then the company has grown with a present staff compliment of about 50.

Our aim is to supply a screen & digital service for exclusive custom textile printed fabrics. We specialise in the fashion and home furnishing textile industry.

Our plant uses Rotary nickel screen machine printing and Flatbed hand screen printing. 

Over the years the company has kept a close interest in technology and has more recently invested in the next generation Industrial Digital textile printing for cotton & linen fabrics.

“We take pride in the fact that in 2005 we were the first in S.A. history to introduce a direct digital printing system for cotton,” says Remo."We focus solely on water based pigment inks which are environmentally friendly." 

Our new next generation Industrial digital machine was installed in 2016 and is up and running. The results have been mind blowing, not only in the quality but also the no waste and energy saving technology of today. 

It is a total service from the design and layout to the screen making and the variety of printing options.

Imaterial is a customer friendly environment ensuring time efficiency, affordability and flexibility to our clients.

We consider no order too small and at the same time have the capacity to efficiently deliver on large orders.

Together with our largely experienced team Remo and Marcia remain hands on supervising, teaching and developing their passion and dream of locally printed textiles.

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[Title]The latest in digital textile printing trends - Imaterial

Digital printing onto natural fabrics is fast becoming one of the most creative and diverse industries in the world, having a much larger influence on our daily lives than many of us realise.


The market for digital printing is vast and its many sectors provide fabric printing of all kinds that are suited to décor and fashion industries alike.

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Posted by Remo Gorlei on Thursday, December 14, 2017 Views: 159