Project Runway’s Sink or Swim episode to use digital roll-to-roll printing system Kornit Allegro

Project Runway's Sink or Swim episode to use digital roll-to-roll printing system Kornit Allegro
Project Runway’s Sink or Swim episode to use digital roll-to-roll printing system Kornit Allegro

 

ROSH-HA`AYIN, Israel, 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kornit Digital, (NASDAQ:KRNT), a worldwide market leader in textile printing technology, has announced that its digital roll-to-roll printing system, the Kornit Allegro, will play a critical role in the next episode of Lifetime’s Emmy®-nominated Project Runway. In this American reality competition show, fashion designers compete to create the best fashion pieces with a limited amount of time and resources. The episode, called Sink or Swim, will air on October 6.

Project Runway, which has been called “a lesson in fashion” by the Washington Post, is now running its fifteenth season. Judges include Heidi Klum, Marie Claire’s creative director Nina Garcia, creative director for Brooks Brother Women, fashion designer Zac Posen and mentor Tim Gunn, who once again will have the power to “save” one designer from elimination.

In the Sink or Swim episode, previewed at http://kornit.info/2dhn5vk, the challenge is to create a swimsuit and cover-up design. The candidates are told that they can create a custom design which would be printed and returned to them the following morning. Heidi Klum also announces that the winning design would be shown as part of her swimwear line. The technology partners enabling the super-fast turnaround are Kornit Digital and Kornit user Papilio Prints in New Jersey.

The production technology used is called Kornit Allegro. With its print width of 1.8m, it is the world’s only single-step digital textile printing system designed for high-speed end-to-end production, using Kornit’s patented NeoPigmentTM printing process. The system features an integrated pretreatment technology and works on a variety of fabrics, both natural and man-made fibers and blends. It is the only industrial textile printer available today that integrates all production steps in a single, integrated production line, removing the need for complicated pre- and post-treatments such as steaming and washing. In fact, it is the fastest way from digital designs to the finished fabric. Relying on Kornit’s proprietary process, textile companies and brands can shorten their turnaround times, cut intermediators and eliminate inventory cost. Because of its resource-efficient technology, saving energy and water, the Allegro is also a top choice for environmental protection, can be located practically anywhere and is especially suitable for local production requirements, a growing trend fueled by the internet.

About Kornit Digital

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq:KRNT) develops, manufactures and markets industrial and commercial printing solutions for the garment, apparel and textile industries. Leading the digital textile printing market with its exclusive eco-friendly NeoPigment process, it caters directly to the needs of the entire textile printing value chain, from designers to manufacturers, apparel decorators and fashion brands. With its immense experience in the direct-to-garment market, Kornit Digital is also revolutionizing the roll fabric industry with its single step solution that enables printing with a single ink set onto multiple types of fabric and with no additional finishing process. Founded in 2003, Kornit Digital is a global company with offices in the USA, South America, Asia Pacific and Europe and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit Kornit Digital at www.kornit.com.

About Project Runway

Hosted by Emmy Award winner, supermodel and fashion connoisseur Heidi Klum, the hit Emmy-nominated series Project Runway provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion, under the watchful eyes of mentor and co-host Emmy Award winner Tim Gunn and judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen.

Project Runway is produced by The Weinstein Company, Bunim/Murray Productions, Full Picture Entertainment, and Heidi Klum Company. Executive producers include Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company) and Patrick Reardon and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Jonathan Murray and Sara Rea of Bunim/Murray Productions, Heidi Klum, and Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture Entertainment. Mary Donahue and David Hillman of Lifetime also executive produce, and Gil Goldschein and Teri Weideman of Bunim/Murray Productions serve as Co-Executive Producers.

Press release
Kornit Digital North America
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Press contact:
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Source: Kornit Digital Ltd/globenewswire

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Macy’s Black Friday commercial features Ariana Grande, Clinton Kelly, Heidi Klum, Ryan Seacrest, Jessica Simpson, Thalia Sodi and Martha Stewart

Ariana Grande, Clinton Kelly, Heidi Klum, Ryan Seacrest, Jessica Simpson, Thalia Sodi and Martha Stewart help Macy’s get ready for one of the biggest shopping weekends of the season

NEW YORK, 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beginning today, Macy’s (NYSE:M) customers will get a sneak preview of what happens behind the scenes in preparation for one of the biggest shopping events of the season in the retailer’s new Black Friday commercial. The TV spot’s star-filled storyline features Ariana Grande, Clinton Kelly, Heidi Klum, Ryan Seacrest, Jessica Simpson, Thalia Sodi and Martha Stewart helping prep for the big weekend. Previewing today on youtube.com/macys and scheduled to break on television on Sunday, Nov. 22, the commercial reminds customers to shop Macy’s starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving for the best deals, plus a chance to instantly win $1 million in Macy’s gift codes and branded prizes.

Macy’s stars, including Ryan Seacrest, prep for one of the biggest shopping events of the season in Macy’s new Black Friday commercial. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Who better than an ensemble of Macy’s stars to bring a new level of fun and excitement to this year’s Black Friday commercial,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “From Clinton Kelly helping an elf dress her best and Jessica Simpson slashing prices toThalia Sodi leading a dance in her department and Ryan Seacrest hosting it all, fans will see their favorite celebrities getting Macy’s ready to offer the best deals on the most desirable gifts this holiday season. Only Macy’s can give America a Parade on Thanksgiving and the biggest sale of the year on Black Friday.”

Reinforcing why America’sDepartment Store is the best place to shop on Black Friday weekend, Macy’s Black Friday Ensemble features Macy’s stars as they spend Wednesday night prepping the store for one of the biggest sales of the season.

From 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 through 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, Macy’s will offer more than 400 doorbuster specials across apparel, cosmetics and fragrances, home and more, while supplies last. For shoppers looking to get a head start on their Christmas lists, Black Friday prices will be available at macys.com all day on Thanksgiving. Click here for a complete list of doorbuster specials.

Beginning at store opening on Thursday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 29 at store close, customers shopping at Macy’s stores with Macy’s mobile app will have a chance to instantly win $1 million in Macy’s gift codes and branded prizes – including a Macy’s shopping spree, home makeover and trips to New York City. To register for “Macy’s Black Friday Walk In & Win” and view Official Rules, visit macys.com/win.

Visit macys.com/stores for local information, as Black Friday hours may vary by store.

For more information on Macy’s Black Friday event, merchandise images and a full list of all doorbuster specials, please visit http://pimsmultimedia.com/macys-holiday2015/black-friday.php.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 775 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

Source: Macy’s

Macy’s Media Relations
Holly Thomas, 646-429-5250
holly.thomas@macys.com
or
Julie Strider Fukami, 646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

 

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Macy’s stars, including Ryan Seacrest, prep for one of the biggest shopping events of the season in Macy’s new Black Friday commercial. (Photo: Business Wire)

Macy’s stars, including Ryan Seacrest, prep for one of the biggest shopping events of the season in Macy’s new Black Friday commercial. (Photo: Business Wire)