First2Print Collaborates With ESPI Fashion Design
First2Print Inc., New York City, and
ESPI Fashion Design, Sacramento, Calif., have partnered to transform original artwork into
ready-to-wear swimwear for ESPI’s 2006-07 fashion line. Using three different polyester fabrics,
dye-sublimation inks, digital textile printers and a heat-transfer process, First2Print digitally
prints vibrant, non-fading finished fabrics.
The entirely digital process — from the digital artwork to the printed fabric — enables
First2Print to deliver customized yardage in a matter of days, instead of the weeks expected
traditionally with screen-printed fabrics, according to the company.