A new association to support the growing digital textile market in North and South America has been announced. The Digital Textile Group, to be known as the DTX Group, was formally launched on July 1.
A group of prominent dye sublimation and direct-to-fabric product providers for the Americas met in Denver recently to formally launch the group. They say the goal is to provide seamless, turnkey distribution and support of digital textile products into these territories with a focus on consultative sales and support.
The first manufacturer to work with the DTX Group will be Sydney’s Impression Technology, whose GoTx Digital Textile line will be distributed in the Americas by the DTX Group.
Steve Richardson, managing director of Impression Technology, says, “We encouraged the creation of this group to enhance the offering of our product line by channel partners with locations initially just covering the U.S. market. It turns out that our new channel partners in Latin America also wanted to participate, so we encouraged them to join as well.”
Dan Barefoot, president of California-based Graphics One spoke on behalf of the DTX Group and its partners: “We have the finest partners in this business working with us, including Advanced Print & Finishing Technologies, Digital 2 You, Digitally Driven, Digital Print Solutions, Graphics One, JVH Technical, Lee’s Screen Process Supply Inc. and several others for the U.S. and Canada markets. In Latin America we have agreements with MTM Soluciones in Mexico, Sign Supply in Colombia and, in several weeks after finalizing agreements, will announce new partners in Argentina, Brazil, Central America, Ecuador and Peru. There is no doubt this will be the strongest channel for direct-to-fabric products in our industry and we are really excited about the opportunities for providing a far better solution to users in the Americas.”
The website for the DTX Group is www.digitaltextilegroup.com and will be live soon, according to a notice on the site.