Talking Digital Print at Digetex with Tansy Fall of WTIN

With growth predicted for the UK digital textile printing market, established businesses in the UK are being provided with more and more opportunities to evolve. However, can this growth be supported by the industry? WTiN visited prominent specialist digital print business Digetex, who custom print for Interiors, Homeware, Fashion and Contract clients worldwide, based in Manchester, UK, to talk to creative director Debbie McKeegan, whose use of digital has seen the company go from strength to strength.

As a newly appointed board director for FESPA UK, McKeegan is looking to instigate more communication between the print world and designers, and likewise the academic institutions that train designers and technologists, in order to build a stronger industry.

McKeegan says: “[Designers coming out of university] need a more commercial grounding in their education, and maybe that is lacking in the education sector because there is lack of knowledge. A kind of post-generation gap, because textiles in the UK has a little bit of a demise, or rather a large demise, in the 90s, so there’s a 20-year generation gap […] and I don’t think students necessarily leave with the tools and the skills that they need to go out there and get employment.


March 17, 2016 by debbie mckeegan