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Digital workflow with DIGITAL TEXTILE CONNECTION at ISPO 2019


When we talk about digital product development today, it is not just a case of creating a digital image of the colour blue. It is rather that creative ideas – as well as colours – have to become reliable values. This involves the need to prepare and simulate product development in a secure and standardised environment.

In addition to human resources, the right software and necessary hardware are essential requirements for this: monitors become the prototyping tools for translating real into digital and back into a new reality. It involves the digital twin, the digital presentation, with which users can make digital decisions, without wasting time and money and also no longer needing to create any superfluous physical samples.

The DMIx Cloud, which has been newly developed for this purpose, offers a standardised environment where all the digital data needed for the supply chain can be exchanged. From measurement and comprehensive recording, along with realistic presentation of any object through X-RitePantone’s Total Appearance Capture (TAC), via 3D visualisation of prototypes, through to printing with consistent colours from monitor to textile – and also accessories.

It involves taking all these complex factors into account right from the start in an integrated workflow. To this end, leading players in the technology sector have come together to form Digital Textile Connection with the aim of jointly implementing the digital transformation of interlinked workflows in the shortest possible time – from creation, via the finished product, through tosales – in the fashion, lifestyle and consumer goods sectors. See for yourself!

Digital Textile Connection comprises the following partners: ColorDigital, X-RitePantone, EPSON, Assyst, EIZO, Peter Büdel Accessoires and the German Fashion Institute. At ISPO Munich, they are offering you insights into digital processes and the latest technologies in the area of continuous workflow, enabling you to be fit for the digital future.

Visit us at ISPO MUNICH from 03 to 06 February 2019


Hall C6 / 701-2

The ISPO MUNICH fair is the leading international trade fair for the sports business. It is the place where visitors can see and experience current trends for sports goods and sports fashion. The range of exhibitors covers the ski, sportstyle, performance, outdoor and crossover areas in particular.

About Digital Textile Connection:

Digital Textile ConnectionDTC – is the fusion of ColorDigital, X-RitePantone, Assyst, Epson, EIZO, Peter Büdel Accessoires and the German Fashion Institute DMI. Digital Textile Connection covers the whole digitalised workflow for production processes of the fashion, lifestyle and consumer goods sectors – from creation, via production, through to the finished product and sales. This involves the ideal way of interlinking process steps that build on one another in the virtualisation of product development.


About ColorDigital:

Founded 2013, in partnership with the German Fashion Institute (DMI), ColorDigital provides solutions for designers and suppliers around the world for development & sharing of product information. The company is located in Cologne / Germany with a client base around the globe. The main product DMIx© Cloud is a safe, standardised environment for designers and suppliers to share production relevant information, eliminating the need to produce and send physical samples for coordination and adjustment of products. A further field is the services orientated digitalization of materials via several scan methods. Starting within the textile industry ColorDigital is working with clients in the field of paints, plastics, textiles, dyeing houses, print and packaging. For more information visit our website or meet us at Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.

http://www.colordigital.com or http://www.appearance-lab.com

About X-RitePantone:

X-RiteIncorporated was founded in 1958 and is a global leader in science and technology for colour and colour measuring instruments.

Colour is the crucial factor in the area of product development. X-Riteoffers complete solutions for colour management which are used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic designers. X-Riteproducts and services are used in the printing, packaging, photography, design, video, automotive, colours, plastics, textiles and medical fields, as well as many other areas.

With Pantone, X-Riteemploys a workforce of over 800 in eleven countries. The company’s head office is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centres in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America.

Pantone offers a universal colour language enabling brands and producers to work with exact colour matches at every step of the process. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical colour specification and workflow tools. X-Riteprovides the technology for achieving colour consistency across a variety of materials and surfaces for graphics, fashion and product design.

The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customised colour standards, brand identity and product colour consulting, as well as trend forecasting and lots more.

X-Riteis a registered trademark of XRite, Inc. PANTONE®, PantoneLIVE and other Pantone brands are the property of Pantone LLC. All other brands or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pantone is a wholly-owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated. Licensed under the Sun Chemical Corporation.


About Epson Deutschland:

Epson Deutschland GmbH is a leading supplier of printers, scanners and projectors for companies, public sector clients and private customers. Epson offers products and solutions for large format, checkout, label and ticket printing, especially for trade and industry. The product portfolio is enhanced by robot systems for mounting and handling. Epson Deutschland GmbH was founded in 1979 as a subsidiary of the Japanese SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. Based in Meerbusch (North Rhine-Westphalia), the company employs a workforce of over 200 and is responsible for the sales areas of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. At the Meerbusch site, Epson also runs an Industry Solutions Centre, where energy-efficient office and specialised industrial applications are shown in use. https://www.epson.de

About Epson Europe

Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the group’s regional headquarters for Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Africa.


About the Epson Group

As one of the most innovative companies anywhere in the world, Epson’s aim is to exceed customer expectations time and again with versatile solutions for the office and home, as well as for trade and industry. The product portfolio is based on compact, power-saving Epson technologies operating with the utmost precision and ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors, through to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensor solutions.

The Epson Group is part of the Japanese Seiko Epson Corporation and employs a workforce of more than 72,000 worldwide in 94 companies. Epson is proud of its global contribution to environment protection and the social engagement at its branch sites.


About Assyst:

Digital is now! With its products and solutions, Assyst GmbH from Munich shapes digital work in the clothing industry and is a reliable and experienced partner for digitalisation in the sector. Assyst’s solutions enable customer and market-specific products to be developed quickly and economically. Assyst is seen as a technology leader in the sector and serves the whole process chain of product development and beyond. A workforce of around 120 at sites in Munich and Lainate/Milan, along with partners in numerous countries, mean Assyst is a global player.


About EIZO:

EIZO is the Japanese word for “image” and the name of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end monitor solutions. With the aspiration of building the best possible monitor for every area of application, EIZO stands for the no-compromise quality of products that impress thanks to maximum reliability, image quality and ergonomics. This is why EIZO monitors are found everywhere where outstanding image quality is desired or is an absolute must. Fields of application are for example offices and back offices, hospitals, air traffic control centres, design and photographic studios and architecture firms, along with graphics/image processing and lots more.

EIZO sees itself as a driver of innovation and a quality leader in monitor technology. The cornerstones for this aspiration are the in-plant research and development centres in Japan and Germany.

EIZO’s ColorEdge graphics monitors were specially developed for the “Photo, Design & Media” application area. Their reliable colour reproduction means they meet the high demands of everyone working with photos, films, graphics or, in general terms, with visual content.

The EIZO Corporation was founded in 1968 and has its corporate headquarters in Hakusan/Ishikawa in Japan. The company is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.

In Europe, EIZO is present in virtually all European countries through its own affiliated companies and a wide distribution network. The majority of the European sales and marketing activities are brought together under the umbrella of EIZO Europe GmbH. The headquarters are in Mönchengladbach, Germany – additional branches are located in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. There are also affiliated companies based in Austria, Switzerland, the UK and Sweden.

In addition, EIZO has two production sites in Germany.


About Peter Büdel Accessoires:

Peter Büdel Accessoires was founded in 1997. The PB Accessories Ltd. subsidiary was founded in 2006 in Hong Kong as a branch of the corporate headquarters of Peter Büdel GmbH in Laufach in the Aschaffenburg district.

The combination of a really wide variety of materials and a keen sense of the right proportions and colour combinations is characteristic of Peter Büdel Accessoires. Application of the latest manufacturing and finishing techniques, along with use of state-of-the-art technologies in production and the supply chain, guarantee efficiency and speed. In this family firm, digital processes, including digital product development, help with the fast implementation of fashion trends, both for the creation of in-house collections, which are always up to date and highly fashionable, and also for the production of individual items in close dialogue with customers.

Automated storage systems were commissioned in 2007, 3D design and development software was then introduced in 2008 and finally a high-resolution 3D printer was acquired for the company in 2012. Since the start of 2018, the company has been using the DMIx Cloud for digital colour communication and management. The extension of digital networking and customer connectivity is planned for 2019, along with a relaunch of the web presence.

PB accessoires supplies well-known firms in the fashion sector, including Luisa Cerano, Escada, Hugo Boss, MarcCain, Riani, Sportalm and many more, with fashionable and high-quality components of a really wide variety of materials and manufacturing technologies


About the German Fashion Institute:

The German Fashion Institute researches, analyses and communicates trends from the fashion and interior fields for all sectors relevant to textile, fashion and lifestyle. The core areas of the DMI cover comprehensive development analyses and early trend information for womenswear and menswear, as well as accessories, including colours, materials, yarn and fibres – using analogue and digital resources.

The DMI’s most important information media are regular trend and communication events. In addition, the international DMI colour cards, seasonal trend books and weekly trendletters and newsletters constitute a timely and indispensable basis for creative work. The work of the Institute is geared to the needs of the sector, with competent brand and product-oriented company and collection consultancy rounding off the portfolio.

The DMI currently counts nearly 400 companies from all levels of the sector as registered members.


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