Digital textile printing specialist Kornit Digital has teamed up with Germany's Colorgate Digital Output Solutions to develop a complete direct-to-garment workflow solution.

Kornit is utilising Colorgate's Textile Productionserver (TPS) to tailor it with its own settings in order to offer customers an "outstanding" print output and an optimised workflow experience. 

The solution is a performance-optimised RIP (raster image processor) and colour management software for all digital textile printing applications. This includes the support of printing devices for sublimation processes as well as industrial textile processes for natural, synthetic and mixed fabrics using reactive or pigment inks for direct printing.

Textile Productionserver utilises Colorgate's Rapid Spectro Cube (RSC) fast colour measurement system and print design software Colorrizer to survey and control the entire working process from design creation, via profiling, right up to the final print.

The companies say enhancing the workflow will improve print quality while making the process easier and more efficient.

"Kornit Digital knows direct-to-garment and we know RIP," says Thomas Kirschner, owner of Colorgate. "The combination of our fortes will provide both our customers with the perfect high-end direct-to-garment print solutions they were craving."

The collaboration marks a further step in Kornit's efforts to surround its textile printing systems with an ecosystem of workflow and job management solutions.

"We're always looking for new and better ways to optimise our customer offering," adds Omer Kulka, Kornit Digital's vice president of marketing and product strategy.

"Partnering with industry leaders is part of our strategy to further expand and diversify our eco-system. When researching the market for RIP solutions, we quickly discovered Colorgate made the perfect fit. The solutions match completely and the company is a leading-class vendor. Together, we can both strengthen our offering and truly establish a full and diverse eco-system for the complete solutions to both customer bases. It's a win-win on all fronts."

The complete solution will be available in the fourth quarter of 2017.