With the growing digital textile market in the Americas, the new Digital Textile Group, to be known as DTX Group, was formally launched July 1, 2016. Following a successful meeting in Denver, Colorado, of prominent dye-sublimation and direct-to-fabric product providers from both North and South America, the group was formed to provide seamless distribution and support of market-leading digital textile products into these regions. The goal will be to provide complete turnkey distribution with a focus on consultative sales and support of users in the direct-to-textile market segment. The manufacturer to work with the DTX Group will be Impressions Technology of Sydney, Australia, whose GoTx Digital Textile line will be distributed in the Americas by the organization.
“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,” said Steve Richardson, Managing Director of Impression Technology. “It turns out that our new channel partners in Latin America also wanted to participate, so we encouraged them to join as well. It seems the other direct-to-fabric providers in the market operate from one location, and our objective is to provide better coverage and support for the products we offer by using multiple locations. This is a much better model for our customers.”
Dan Barefoot, President of Graphics One spoke on behalf of the DTX Group and its partners: “We have the best 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’re really excited about the opportunities for providing a far better solution to users in the Americas.”