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Anyone attending drupa 2012 certainly saw the return of Benny Landa and the buzz he created even before the show started with the introduction of nanography. But Landa's nanographic printing was not the only draw bringing visitors into the auditorium to see the exciting Landa show. Israeli dancers Maria Kong created a buzz with their beautiful, colourfully dressed dancers performing 'The Dance for the Digital Age'.
The dance performance illustrated various historical milestones in printing, from water to the actual nanography being introduced at drupa. All costumes were designed for the show by famous costume designer Miki Avni and printed on Mimaki textile printers. Avni is known for designing artistic clothing using wild and colourful imagination and found that the Mimaki textile printers gave expression to all of her artistic desires.
High quality textile print
Zohar Eshel–Acco, CEO of Maria Kong, founded in 2008, praised the quality of the textile print produced on the Mimaki systems, saying: "Beautiful vibrant colours can be produced that don't fade when washed. The fabrics are more durable, a definite requirement for our dancing costumes, especially in this performance where it is important to bring lively designs that complement our dancing act as well as the message Benny Landa is bringing to the market with the introduction of nanographic printing. Mimaki textile printers can print on various kinds of fabrics, giving Miki the freedom to create colourful and vibrant costumes that really add value to our artistic performance.”
Mimaki textile printers
Mimaki’s textile printer range includes the world’s fastest dye sublimation printer, capable of printing at 150 square meters per hour on transfer paper and direct to pre-treated polyester fabrics without the need for an interim transfer paper step with no compromise in quality.
Mimaki’s unique sublimation ink delivers brilliant colours, whether printing on transfer paper or direct-to-textile, broadening the range of possibilities for both textile printers and their designer clients. In addition to polyester printing, Mimaki’s range of textile solutions includes printers and inks capable of printing to natural fabrics such as silk and cotton.