Innovative Technology Boosting the Decorated Apparel Businesses
Gemini AutomART® reinvents the workflow for the decorated apparel businesses and empowers you now to make significant savings every step of the way, from product development, to applying decorations and manufacturing. With intuitive and efficient tools & features, our solution enables you to cut down the decorating time by 60%, while saving up to 30% on raw materials, consumables and the pre-sewing manufacturing time.
Since you don’t use a rotary phone anymore, why should you run your business using old technologies that don’t respond to current industry challenges?
Gemini AutomART® reinvents the workflow for the decorated apparel businesses and empowers you now to make significant savings every step of the way, from product development, to applying decorations and manufacturing. With intuitive and efficient tools and features, our solution enables you to cut down the decorating time by 60%, while saving up to 30% on raw materials, consumables and the pre-sewing manufacturing time.
Gemini AutomART® can drastically improve yield and productivity to boost all the decorated apparel businesses for Digital Printing, Laser Engraving and Digital Embroidery.
In the Digital Printing sector, Gemini AutomART® solution is based on the ability to handle high-quality printable content, throughout the entire workflow, from product decoration to manufacturing. This leads to automation and speed, improved quality, significant savings on resources and cost, high efficiency – a sum of key benefits which immediately enhance your business growth.
With AutomART® you can import graphical elements as PDF or Adobe Illustrator native files, straight into your favorite apparel CAD software, and they can be brought into the model file or kept as external references. Using intuitive, powerful features, you can easily apply the artwork elements directly on the patterns and quickly obtain identical aesthetics on the entire size set. For example, the Artwork Grading feature allows you to take full control on how artwork elements should behave, in terms of position and dimensions, on each size.
AUTOMATIC DISTRIBUTION OF VARIABLE CONTENT
If adding variable data on garments – like names and numbers, or even different artwork – had mainly been a manual process until now, our technology provides all the tools to automatically place personalized content on the garments, once an order is received. You avoid any troubles or mistakes when handling team and group orders, with individual preferences for each client in terms of artwork, style and body dimensions.
OPTIMIZED PRINT FILES
After the decoration and customization processes are completed, the automatic nesting app will create high-efficiency markers and output ready-to-print PDF files. Relying on an advanced proprietary algorithm, the print files created by AutomART® are highly optimized in terms of file size, therefore, you don’t have to worry anymore when sending long markers to the RIP software, as the file is small enough to be managed.
AutomART® COMPARATIVE CHART
THE CLASSIC WAY
THE CLASSIC WAY
THE CLASSIC WAY
Variable content, like names and numbers are, in most cases, added manually. Other variable artwork, like the sponsors’ logos, are manually replaced on each product.
Variable content, texts or artwork, are automatically replaced on the specific size, based on order details. The customization process requires no artwork imposition or pattern making knowledge.
THE CLASSIC WAY
Instant Savings with Sustainable Technology
In printwear industry, you deal with all kinds of challenges on a daily basis. You have to meet short deadlines and very specific products’ decoration requests, which usually leads to compromise between speed, quality and consumption. And yes, you handle all well and make good business out of it.
But if you do well, how about doing great? Gemini AutomART® is that new, disruptive technology which allows immediate business growth through higher savings and better efficiency. Our solution pushes you forward to improve and fully automate your workflows. You replace manual work, avoid human errors, enhance the products’ quality and get up to a 20% increase in productivity, without any additional investments in printing equipment.
SAVE UP TO 60% OF THE PRODUCT DESIGN TIME
One of the biggest challenges of the design stage is to accurately decorate each individual size of the products, in order to obtain similar aesthetics on the entire size set. In a non-apparel environment this often requires manually adjusting (reposition and/or scale) graphical elements and struggling for artwork alignment across seams and zippers. Unlike an image-editing application or any other apparel CAD software, Creative STUDIO, equipped with the AutomART® extension, allows you to immediately access smart imposition tools, performing simultaneous decoration of the entire size set. You can grade the artwork by automatically repositioning and/or scaling the graphical elements from size to size, you can auto-align the visuals across seams or zippers and also use other new and advanced features meant to simplify and speed up the product development.
SAVE UP TO 40% OF PAPER, PRINTING TIME AND TRANSFER TIME
Currently, almost 40% of printing paper remains white. It does not matter if this is due to manual nesting or to the heat-transfer process that requires a significant gap between prints (so the heat-press operators have enough freedom to accurately place fabric parts onto the transfer paper) – the “white paper” triggers a domino effect of generating waste, throughout all the next stages. Moving the printhead over and over those large white areas without printing translates to wasted paper as well as wasted time and energy for the printing and transfer process. Using AutomART® for product decoration, you directly benefit from the power of an automatic nesting engine, specially created for decorated apparel. Nest EXPERT generates high-efficiency markers (accommodating any of your cutting and transfer strategies) while giving you a helping hand on managing the fabric transformation during printing, as stretching and/or shrinkage can be now parameterized.
HOW ABOUT ZERO INK WASTE?
A Huge Leap in Sustainability, in Mass Production Sector
Arguably, the most polluting part of the entire fashion chain is dying or printing fabrics. Harmful chemicals and vast amounts of water are part of every fabric’s story today. Companies pushing digital printing as an alternative have great potential to change this. However, the change is slow, and the cost of digitally printed fabrics is still high for many mass-produced garments.
Evolution is not enough; the industry is waiting for something to shake things up. Gemini has the answer to this challenge with a game changing approach.
It is not simple, it requires all the players in the supply chain to adopt changes, but the reward is huge for the producers, buyers, and most of all for the environment. Let’s see this reward in numbers:
By adopting Gemini’s AutomART® Mass Print flow, digital printers can save no less than 40% of the ink, while the overall fabric consumption can drop by up to 30%.
Moreover, all the leftover fabric remains white, not printed, therefore easier to recycle, and the overall printers’ output can be boosted by up to 30%.
The above figures are staggering, so how can Gemini do this?
We change the way the orders for digitally printed fabrics are placed, how fabrics are printed and cut. You only print the fabric you actually use.
Why print this edge-to-edge fabrics? When you can print only what you need? Why print fabric which we already know will be discarded?
These are very simple questions; you don’t need to be Einstein to understand something is very wrong.
INSTEAD, GEMINI IS DOING THIS:
Design the products including their colors and prints.
Nest markers according to orders and generate print jobs.
Markers are cut on cutters with visual recognition.
WHAT YOU GET:
Spectacular Usage for Laser Engraving & Embroidery
One of the most powerful visual paradigms – What You See Is What You Get – is also applied by Gemini to manage special garment decorations.
We can process machine files for embroidery and laser engraving, which enables you to see them directly on the garment.
We help you to easily place them and find the right dimensions, size by size, using the same grading tools as applied to patterns.
You can see the realistic effect of the laser beam on each material type, so you can choose the exposure parameters.
You can play with threads and see how they look on the embroidery, alter the size, rotate, position, and then output the appropriate machine file.