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Digital Printing on Polyester Fabrics

Textile Production - Printing - Finishing

eurolaser is constantly looking for possibilities to further develop the laser systems in a customer-oriented way.  It should come as no surprise that the materials which are actually used by customers are tested for the laser systems over and over again. eurolaser is now in cooperation with the leading manufacturers of digitally printable textiles, Georg + Otto Friedrich Wirkwarenfabrik KG, producers of warp knitted fabrics.

Laser cutting of printed textile
Laser cutting of printed textile


Textiles in the Advertising Industry

Impressive colours on textiles: Exhibition stands, banners, display systems or visual protection. Textiles are versatile in shape and colour and have become one of the most widely used materials in the advertising industry. In order to obtain the perfect effect, it all depends on different components in the processing. First, the material must be suitable for the intended use. There must be a good colour brilliance and, especially for trade fair construction, the best flame-retardant properties. The second step deals with the high-quality printing and precise and economic processing.

Georg + Otto Friedrich
Precise cut along the printing shape with the laser
Precise cut along the printing shape with the laser

'Our customers are always looking for ways of obtaining a precise cut of our materials. Where the cut must meet specific quality requirements of the customers, conventional processing methods reach certain limitations in part. We had our material tested at eurolaser and noticed what impressive results can be achieved by this laser cutting.' explains Lothar Vorbeck, Managing Director of Georg + Otto Friedrich Wirkwarenfabrik KG.

Since its founding in 1950 as a contract manufacturer for the foundation garment and the automobile industries, Georg and Otto Friedrich has developed to become one of Europe's leading producers of warp knitted fabrics. Today our company employs 80 staff at two production locations and at warehouses in Germany, the Netherlands, Romania and Austria. Monthly production is over 450 tons of grey (unfinished) cloth – equivalent to approximately 6 million square meters of finished fabric.

Digital Printing on Textiles

We tested the material "7096FL-PTX-PES-DECOTEX", which is mainly used for banners and displays. Beforehand, the material was digitally printed so that the requirements concerning the precise cutting were particularly high. A large part of the production volume of G. + O. Friedrich now flows into the division "Digital Printing", in which, amongst others, the item presented here is utilised in large quantities.

Laser tested by eurolaser

eurolaser tested the suitability for laser cutting of the following Georg+Otto Friedrich materials:

Certificate as PDF

 7096FL-PTX-PES-DECOTEX

Suitability for laser cutting: suitable


Certificate as PDF

 6043KFL

Suitability for laser cutting: excellent suitable


Certificate as PDF

 7019KMFLBS

Suitability for laser cutting: excellent suitable


Certificate as PDF

 7019LUXX

Suitability for laser cutting: excellent suitable


Certificate as PDF

 7048FLBS

Suitability for laser cutting: excellent suitable


Textile printing

For the printing on polyester fabrics, only transfer printing was a viable option for a long period of time. However, the absence of image penetration during printing, in particular, prevented the use of this method in the printing of flags and banners. Thanks to INKTeX+ ® treatment of fabrics at G. + O. Friedrich, it is now possible for digital printers to print directly onto textiles. Like this, the advantages of transfer and direct printing are combined profitably and deliver a great penetration of the image, high edge definition, as well as a unique colour brilliance.The precise further processing of printed textiles is a particular challenge. To obtain realistic conditions, the laser tests were carried out directly on printed fabrics.

Optical Recognotion System

The optical recognition system allows the exact cut along the pressure contours. The CCD camera is installed directly in the processing head and plots the machining process for the work piece following the defined fiducial marks. In this way, the actual position and dimensions of the work piece can be recognised exactly. For further processing, they are automatically considered.

The fudicial marks are directly printed on the textile
The fudicial marks are directly printed on the textile
The fudicial marks are getting recognized and analyzed by the software
The fudicial marks are getting recognized and analyzed by the software
The camera scans the fudicial marks on the material
The camera scans the fudicial marks on the material

The test results clearly show that laser technology is perfectly suited for the processing of these textiles. In the following, we have briefly summarised the most important arguments for you:

  • Precise and delicate cuts
  • No material distortion thanks to stress-free material feed and contact-less cutting
  • Fusion of  cutting edges, prevents preparation and reworking

Especially for warp knitted fabrics, the important advantages for the end users (advertising technicians, digital printers, etc.) quickly become clear:

  • Simple further processing as dimensionally stable
  • Very good operating performance in the printer
  • The possibility of different structures / patterns
  • The possibility of resilient and robust designs

Do you have any questions? We are pleased to advise you.

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