ColorJet Group, an India-based maker of digital fabric printers that offers its products in 20 countries around the world, has requested government funding for future research and development (R&D) in digital textile printing. The transition from traditional textile manufacturing to digital ensures a decreased carbon imprint as well as being an urgent necessity.

Smarth Bansal, managing partner of ColorJet Group, attended the DPIIT – CII ASCON SUMMIT 2021 as a sectorial representative of the Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (India) [TMMA(I)], and discussed textile printing with Piyush Goyal, India’s minister for Commerce & Industry and Textiles, about how ColorJet is leading the path of digital revolution of textile manufacturing worldwide. ColorJet, India’s leading maker of digital ink cartridges, is delivering on PM Narendra Modi’s promise by producing applied widely fabric printing which are being hailed and placed around the globe. ColorJet’s digital textile printers are available in more than 20 countries, including Europe, UAE, Australia, and China.

The textile sector is the second most polluting industry, hence having sustainable digital textile printers is critical. The transition from traditional textile manufacturing to digital printing ensures a decreased carbon impact. ColorJet’s R&D department, which has been recognised by the Government of India, requires effective engineering to clients in order to give them with ethical textile printing choices. ColorJet’s direct to fabric (DTF) printers offer an in-built water cleaning system that reduces water use by 98%. DTF printers are compact and energy efficient, use 42% less electricity.

In terms of providing job opportunities for skilled manpower, students, engineers, and others, ColorJet is increasing Regional Value Content (RVC) by more than 50% and has entered into a trade deal under AIFTA (ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement) so ColorJet customers will benefit from zero MNF tariff rates.