HD Technology Revealed: Inside Secrets of DTG Printing
January of this year marked the unveiling of Kornit Digital’s new flagship system, the Avalanche HD6. It launched major advancements for the direct-to-garment industry: increasing productivity, decreasing ink consumption, and the most refined hand-feel in the industry, without sacrificing color vibrancy or a higher price tag. A panel of presenters from Hirsch Solutions, SanMar, and ColorGATE will join representatives from Kornit Digital to discuss the new HD technology, including its implications for apparel, system preference, color-matching, and production and quality.
David Tulipman, Senior Product Marketing Manager - Direct to Garment, Kornit Digital
David joined Kornit Digital a year ago, bringing vast product marketing experience from global brands encompassing the chemical, food, and semiconductor industries, in addition to offset, packaging, 3D, and textile print. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Technion Institute in Haifa, Israel, and was qualified in Business Development in LAHAV, Tel Aviv University.
Christopher Jaeger, National Product Manager-Industrial Print Division, Hirsch Solutions
Chris Jaeger is experienced in all facets of textile printing, and brings extensive knowledge as a color applications specialist for direct-to-garment printing. He has been in the printing and textile industry for more than 20 years. Chris leads a team of digital product experts to provide industrial direct-to-garment solutions. He is based at Hirsch’s Huntersville, North Carolina Solution Studio.
Mark Bailey, Channel Manager-Decorator Relations Team, SanMar Corporation
Mark has over 19 years of experience at SanMar and more than 27 years in the industry. His time at SanMar includes territory, regional, and strategic sales roles. Since 2009, Mark has focused exclusively on working with decorators. He earned his B.S. in Business Management from Johnson and Wales University. In his free time, Mark enjoys visiting his two children away at college, building projects at the family cabin, and doing charity work for AngelsWithoutFaces.com.
Thomas Kirschner, CEO and Co-Founder, ColorGATE GmbH
Having studied Economics at the University of Hannover, Thomas has headed several small to medium-sized ventures in the inkjet and IT industry. For over 20 years, ColorGATE has been supporting the printing industry with its color competence on its way from analog to digital printing and the future of Print 4.0. ColorGATE customers rely on the brand’s innovative software solutions, RIP Software, and printer driver technology for Commercial and Industrial Printing.
Ryan Kurek, Director of Marketing, Kornit Digital North America
Ryan joined Kornit in 2017 to lead North American marketing and strategic initiatives. He brings 20 years of B2B and B2C marketing expertise, most from the agency he founded, where he led blue-chips brands such as General Electric, Bayer, Toyota, IBM, Rockwell Automation, Polo, LG Electronics, and American Express. Ryan holds a B.S. from Clemson University with Post-Graduate Executive Management Studies from Harvard Business School.
Don Whaley, Vice President of Sales, Kornit Digital North America
Before joining Kornit, Don gained significant domestic and international experience in a variety of printing technologies such as offset, flexographic, electro-photographic, and inkjet. He has managed direct, channel, inside sales, and field applications support teams. Heading up Sales for Kornit Digital North America, Don holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from California State University at San Diego.