imaterial News Blog

Snippets from our interview with FESPA

Recently, Imaterial was interviewed by the Federation of European Screen Printers Associations otherwise known as FESPA.

In the interview, we spoke about our textile printing business and how our combined skills and knowledge of both screen printing and digital textile printing has helped our customer Chapman Collection create their designer brand.

We were asked an array of questions about our business and the textile printing industry.

We’ll sum them up for you, but please do head over to read the full interview here

digital textile printing Cape Town

Tell us about your business, when was it founded and what services do you provide?

Imaterial was founded in 1986 by Remo and Marcia Gorlei. Our services include rotary printing, hand screen printing & digital roll to roll printing. We specialise in seamless pattern printing for the fashion & home decor industries.

How has the Textile market in South Africa evolved over the last 10 years?

Although the textile industry was once one of Cape Town’s biggest employers, it has shrunk over the last few years and it is only a small fraction of what it used to be. Imaterial is last rotary-screen printing factory in South Africa.

How many meters are printed each year across analogue digital and has that volume grown or reduced?

Where digital printing has increased, large rotary-screen printing numbers have dropped.

As a business built on analogue technologies when did you begin the journey towards digital and why?

Our digital printing journey began in 2006 when we purchased our first of two DuPont digital machines.

Do you also use digital for bulk production?

In the early 2000s digital printing technology was not capable of large runs, however, we now have two bulk digital printing machines.

What are the challenges when working remotely and directly with designers and how do you overcome them?  

With a vast background in analogue printing and training in digital, our team can assess a client’s needs and advise from the word go.

How important is sustainability within the South African marketplace and are customers becoming more aware of sustainable certification?

Sustainability is extremely important in SA.

Imaterial use water-pigments and natural fabrics. This will keep evolving as customers continue to grow their own eco-friendly textile ranges.

Have you seen a growth in close proximity production during the pandemic and if so, do you think the switch will be permanent?

Fortunately, in Cape Town, there is a huge push to support local. Most of our clients come from close proximity which has enabled us to survive the pandemic.

What’s your vision for the future, do you see an increase in the requirement for digital printing within the South African marketplace and if so, how do you plan to expand? 

At Present, our machinery and team are meeting orders with huge success. We are always looking for new ways to improve our service offering and are currently researching some interesting machinery additions.

Imaterial – Screen Printing and Digital Textile Printing in Cape Town

Looking back on this year, we have learnt many lessons and the real power of determination.

We are grateful to each one of our staff members. Thank you for all of your hard work.

To our valued clients, thank you for your support throughout the year. We are eternally grateful for your service and loyalty.

Comments

Got something to say? Join the discussion »
    Posted @ 6/30/2021 12:20 AM by Katina   
    Katina's avatar

    Nikes Shoes
    Adidas Yeezy Official Website
    Nike Wholesale
    Nike Blazers
    Cheap Jerseys From China
    Jordan 12 Retro
    Cheap Adidas
    Lebron James Shoes
    Wholesale Cheap Jordans
    Nike Sneakers
    Air Jordan 20
    NMD R1
    Nike Air Max 720
    Jordan 33
    Roshe
    Nike Free
    Air Max 2019
    Jordan 16
    Nike Running Shoes For Women
    Nike Metcons
    Jordans 25
    Nike Running Shoes
    Nike Shoes Men
    Michael Jordan Shoes
    Pandora Jewelry
    Air Max
    Nike Sneakers For Women
    Nike Cyber Monday
    Nike Air Max 270
    Nike Slippers
    Jordan 19
    Nike
    Soccer Jerseys
    Jordan 12
    Cheap Jordan Shoes
    Nike Air Force 1 Low
    Nike 270
    Nike Wholesale
    Jordan Retro 11
    Nike Canada Outlet
    Jordan 29
    Jordan 33
    New Jordans 2021
    NHL Jerseys
    Jordan 32
    Pandora Bracelet
    Jordans 23
    Christian Louboutin Shoes
    Pandora Jewelry 70% off Clearance
    Cheap Wholesale Nike Shoes And Clothing
    Foamposite
    Adidas Shoes
    Jordan 22
    Jordan 28
    Nike Canada
    Dior Jordans
    Wholesale Nike Blazers
    Air Force Ones
    Nike Air Max
    Nike Store
    Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2
    Men Nike Shoes
    Jordan 17
    Jordans 27
    Cheap Nikes
    Pandora Rings
    Nikes
    Jordans 15
    Nike Outlet Store
    Jordans 14
    Nike Huaraches
    Nike Running Shoes For Women
    Adidas Wholesale China
    Air Jordan 34
    Pandora Jewelry
    Nike Shoes For Men
    Jordans For Kids
    Huarache
    Pandora Jewelry
    Jordans 35
    Wholesale Jerseys
    Nike Wholesale
    AJ1
    Cheap Jordan 1
    Air Jordan 13
    Jordan 18
    Wholesale Jordans
    Pandora Canada
    Adidas Yeezy
    MLB Shop
    Nike Wholesale
    Jordan 13s
    Hockey Jerseys
    Fjallraven Kanken
    Cheap Adidas Shoes
    Christian Louboutin Outlet
    Air Jordan 24
    Pandora Charms
    Jordan 12
    Jordan 26
    Jordan Retros
    Jordan 6s
    Nike
    Nike Factory Outlet Store Online
    Jordan 1
    Nike Outlet Store Online Shopping
    Adidas Outlet Online
    Jordans 31
    Nike Air Force
    Nike Zoom Pulse
    Jordan 2
    Nike Women's
    Jordan 11
    Cheap Jordans From China
    Nike Shoes
    Cheap Jordan Shoes
    Nike Shoes
    Adidas Outlet
    Nike Wholesale Suppliers
    Nike Air Force 1 Low
    Huarache Shoes
    Nike Shoes
    Air Jordan
    Nike Outlet Store
    NBA Store
    Jordan Retro 11
    Nike Air Jordan Shoes
    Jordan 4 Retro
    Nike Jordan 1 Mid
    Pandora Jewelry
    Nike Shox Women
    Air Jordan 30
    Rings Pandora
    Wholesale Adidas Sneakers
    Jordan 21
    Jordan 33
    Nike Clearance
    Air Force 1 Men
    Air Jordan 5 What The
    Nike Zoom
    Nike Off White
    Nike Outlet
    Infant Jordans
    Nike Uptempo
    Wholesale Air Jordans
    Cheap Nike Shoes From China
    Nike Dunk
    Nike Flyknit Racer
    Nike Outlet
    NFL Shop
    Jordan Retro 11 Low
    Nike AF1
    Wholesale Jordans
    Red Bottom Shoes
    Nike Factory Outlet

    Posted @ 7/7/2021 7:05 AM by Walker   
    Walker's avatar

    Balenciaga Shoes
    Asics Running Shoes
    Yeezy 350
    Yeezy
    Shoes Ferragamo
    Pandora Outlet
    Pandora Jewelry
    Pandora Charms
    Yeezy
    Nike Store
    Men's Nike Shoes
    Pandora Jewelry
    Pandora
    Nike Shoes Women
    Adidas
    Pandora Charms Outlet
    Pandora Rings
    Asics Outlet Store Online
    Adidas Canada Online Shopping
    Pandora Store
    Pandora
    Air Jordan 1 Low
    Pandora Jewelry
    Nike Canada
    Adidas Shoes
    Pandora Charms
    Pandora
    Pandora Jewelry Official Site
    Asics Sneakers For Men
    Jordans 1
    Moncler Factory
    Pandora Charms
    Moncler Jackets
    Nike Shoes Men
    Adidas Shoes Men
    Pandora Jewelry
    Adidas Website
    Moncler Sale
    Pandora Jewelry Official Site
    Nike Outlet
    Moncler Outlet
    Yeezy Shoes
    Pandora Jewelry
    Balenciaga
    Nike Factory
    Jewelry Pandora
    Moncler Jacket For Men
    Nike Shoes Outlet Online
    Nike Running Shoes
    Nike Outlet Store
    Air Jordan Retro 1
    Nike Canada Online
    Pandora Charms
    Dior Jordan 1
    Asics Shoes Outlet
    Air Max 270 Men
    Triple S Balenciaga
    Pandora Charms
    Discount Jordan Shoes Wholesale
    Nike Air Jordan 1
    Jordan 1
    Pandora Charm Bracelet
    Pandora Charms
    Pandora Charms
    Pandora
    Outlet Moncler
    Wholesale Jordan Shoes From China
    Pandora Charms
    Adidas Shoes
    Pandora Rings
    Nike
    Jordan 1's
    Sneakers Adidas
    Salvatore Ferragamo
    Nike Shoes Canada
    Balenciaga Sneakers
    Pandora Jewelry
    Basketball Shoes
    Pandora Charms
    Nike Shoes Canada
    Pandora Charms Sale Clearance
    Pandora Jewelry
    Goyard Bags
    Pandora Outlet
    Adidas Running Shoes For Men
    Pandora Outlet Online
    Pandora Website
    Jordan 1 High
    Pandora Official Site
    Goyard Handbags
    Jordan Retro 1
    Men Nike Sneakers
    Nike Shoes
    Cheap Womens Adidas Shoes
    Moncler Coat
    Pandora
    Air Jordan One
    Nike Canada
    Nike Outlet Store Online Shopping
    Pandora Jewelry
    Cheap Moncler Coats
    Pandora Outlet
    Pandora Bracelets Clearance
    Moncler Jackets
    Pandora Jewelry
    Ferragamo Belts
    Nike Store
    Puma Store
    Nike Shoes
    Balenciaga Sneakers
    Pandora Jewelry 70% Off Clearance
    Pandora Charms
    Wholesale Cheap Jordans
    Nike UK
    Asics Shoes
    Adidas Outlet Store
    Adidas
    Wholesale Jordan Shoes
    Pandora
    Adidas Clearance
    Balenciagas
    Nike Shoes For Women
    NMD R1
    Jordan 1 Lows
    Nike Snkrs Canada
    Ferragamo
    Pandora Bracelets
    Pandora Outlet
    Nike Outlet
    Jordan 1 Retro
    Asics Outlet
    Balenciaga Sneakers
    Nike Shoes
    Jordan 1 Lows
    Pandora
    Adidas Trainers
    Nike Shoes
    Ferragamo Belt
    Pandora Jewelry
    Pandora Outlet
    Adidas Shoes For Women
    Asics Gel-Kayano
    Pandora Jewelry Black Friday
    Pandora Outlet
    Women Nike Sneakers
    Pandora Jewelry Official Site

    Posted @ 7/12/2021 4:29 PM by Darleen   
    Darleen's avatar

    NFL Jerseys
    Cheap NHL Jerseys
    NHL Store Online
    Cheap NFL Jerseys
    NFL Store Online Shopping
    Cheap Jerseys Sale
    NFL Jerseys China
    NBA Jerseys
    NBA Shop Online
    MLB Shop
    NFL Store Online Shopping
    Baseball Jerseys
    Wholesale Jerseys China
    NFL Jerseys Cheap
    NFL Jerseys
    Cheap NHL Jerseys
    NFL Jersey Sales
    NFL Gear
    Cheap Jerseys
    MLB Store Official Site
    NFL Football Jerseys
    Cheap NBA Jerseys
    Cheap MLB Jerseys
    Cheap NFL Jerseys From China
    NFL Shop Official Online Store
    MLB Shop
    Wholesale Jerseys
    Cheap Jerseys From China
    Cheap NFL Jerseys From China
    Cheap Basketball Jerseys
    Cheap NHL Hockey Jerseys
    MLB Store Official Site
    NFL Jersey
    NFL Jersey
    Wholesale NFL Jerseys
    New NBA Jerseys
    NHL Jerseys Cheap
    NBA Jerseys
    Official NFL Jersey
    NFL Jersey
    Wholesale Jerseys China
    Cheap Jerseys Wholesale
    Cheap NBA Jerseys
    Baseball Jerseys
    NFL Shop Jerseys

Leave a Reply

 [Quick Submit with Ctrl+Enter]

Remember my details
Notify me of followup comments via e-mail

Subscription

Get the latest updates in your email box automatically.

Search

Archive