Kornit Digital has announced that its Apollo DtG platform is now commercially available after a four-and-a-half-year development phase and beta testing in real-time production.

Announced at Kornit’s Tel Aviv fashion week in spring 2022, Apollo has the capacity to decorate more than 1.5 million garments annually with a single operator. Backed by a proprietary automation system, the platform integrates drying, concurrently managing various garment types at up to 400 garments per hour, allowing it to handle both bulk and one-off demand. The Apollo system uses Kornit’s patented Max technology to achieve colour accuracy with Pantone and other spot colours.

Scott Valancy, COO at T-Shirt Central, one of Apollo’s beta sites, stated ‘Much like other Kornit solutions, we’re very pleased with the performance of the system.

‘Our team was not only impressed by its performance throughout the peak season, but also its ability to easily connect across our automation system to deliver vibrant, high-quality prints.

‘Apollo enabled us to easily meet increased demand with 24/7 availability without missing a beat.’

Chief executive officer at Kornit Digital, Ronen Samuel added, ‘Kornit Apollo is the most advanced and proven solution on the market allowing digital production to go mainstream – creating real business opportunities for brands, fulfillers, and retailers.’

Kornit also explained that brands, retailers, and screen printers can now embrace the power of high-throughput, shorten lead times, reduced total cost and improved margins for short-to-medium run production; along with the ability to adapt to market trends and ensured reliable, repeatable production.

In relation to the company’s promise of the Apollo improving on-demand production at scale Mr Samuel said, ‘Apollo came with the promise of transforming a legacy industry that was far too complex and slow.

‘With successful implementations at such high-profile customers, it’s clear Apollo is delivering on its promise.’