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Ongoing Improvement: DO-NOT-CUT Stickers

Beginning Dec 1, 2019, Adaptive Textiles will be applying unbranded DO-NOT-CUT stickers to all printed yardage shipments. This notice will be placed on the outside of the roll where it will be necessary for the receiver to remove before the fabric is processed with the hopes that errors are caught before the yardage is treated or made into finished goods. The sticker will also prompt receivers to inspect goods before the 30 day claims period expires.

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New Printers and Move

We are thrilled to announce that beginning in April, Adaptive Textiles will be adding two new Mimaki TX300P pigment printers to our operation. We have had fifteen years of outstanding performance from our DuPont Artistri 2020 printers, and they will remain our primary mode of production as we undergo a thorough R&D phase and begin to incorporate the new technology. We are pleased to gain a foothold on the latest generation of textile printers so that we can continue to offer the highest quality service possible for years to come. 

In concert with the printing equipment additions, Adaptive Textiles is also relocating to a new facility (just one building over) on Westtown Road.  This 13,000 sq ft location (2.5x our existing space) offers a climate-controlled printer area, expanded workroom and offices, and a full warehouse, complete with loading docks! 

With all of these exciting changes, you can rest easy and trust that our team is working diligently so that you experience NO INTERRUPTIONS IN SERVICE. We will update you with our new shipping address when we are fully operational in the new space. Until then, wish us good weather in early March for the smoothest possible transition.

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Sometimes called a ‘Confidence Stripe’, checklines are printed along the selvage of the fabric. The entire group of lines is less than half an inch wide, and each strip of color represents a single print head. Checklines allow us to monitor the performance of each ink head on the printer individually and potentially fix any issues that may arise before they affect the print. We can often see from these lines if a single ink head is malfunctioning before it drops out completely and changes the composite color of the print.

Moving forward, we will include these checklines during the course of ALL prints to alleviate potential interruptions and greatly reduce fabric waste.