Everything began in1985, when Paolo Rigamonti opened his bussiness as photo engraver, the consisted in doing printing on the fabric through screen and cylinder.
In the traditional pritnig through screen and cylinder, you realized film, that were transparent , on which the designer uses an opaque ink. Each color is a film. During the engraving of the screen, the film is between the screen and the light. The film, with its opaque ink, allow to fix the coloring pasteonly in the part in which there is not the ink.
La Fotoincisione Nuova Zenith realized the printing with both the screen and with in rotary, through the use of cylinders.
The machine, suitable for this kind of printing, has variable length, that is it depends on the presence of number of printer rollers.The textile is stuck on a carpet which moves continually, dragging those rollers that, rotating, deposit different pastes on the textile. At the end of printing cycle, this textile peels off from the carpet and then come to be dried, while the carpet is running under the printing plane where it is washed and dried in order to be ready to receive another textile to print.
Fotoincisione Nuova Zenith, wanting to develope new and improvement soultions, began to invest in the drawing: it changed from the manual drawing to digital, that ensured to icrease the speed of the process and also the precision and the fial quality.
We are sure that a good printing comes from a good design.
In the mid-nineties, there was the necessity to have the samples on the fabric: customers did not considered the samples on paper not suitable to chose and to check the real colors of the variant. In this way, the customer could see directly the colors of variant on the fabric that they will have printed for the production.
Nuova Zenith, in order to satisfy the requests of customers about the samples, purchased the first small ink jet machine for the digital printing. In this way, it was able to give to customers sampling with high quality for those years.
Customers apreciated this new technology and at the end of nineties, Nuova zenith purchade the first ink jet machin for the small prouction: Mimaki TX2, that printed 3-4 metres per hour.
The digital printing began to increase but the quality was not comparable with the traditional printing in term of cleaness, sharpness and precision.
Hower, Nuova Zenith continued to believe in this capacity of the digital printing and so it decided to support the producers of the first digital machines in order to get better the technology. This shared study brought a good results along the years, with a quality and definition similar to traditional printing.
In 2000, The traditional printing, due to the evolution and the success earned by the digital printing, had a decline.
After improvement of the digital machines and the costancy in quality of the production, Nuova Zenith wanted to verticalize all processing in order to ensure customers the quality, the speed and the verticalization.
The verticalization was possible thanks to the acquired experience in 20 years of working and of continuous researches to get better the quality in the printing on fabric.
The preparation is an important and fondamental step in order to get a good quality, requested by customers. For this reason, the preparation was the first step to be internalized, realizing a unique machine, studied and develope by ourselves, that ensure the precision of grane line, thanks to intriduction of an inner corino in the preparation machine.
Along the years, Nuova Zenith inserted not only preparation but the steaming and washing. Now we are able to offer to our customers a verticalize service, from the preparation to the printing, to the steaming and washing where the printed fabric is delivered to customers.
Our phylosophy was apreciate: our customers (even the fashion and famous international brands) are satisfy and happy not only for the quality of the product but also for the professionalism of our team.
We believe in the necessity to develope the digital prinitg constantly, because it allow to have a constant development, both in term of enviromental protection, and of management and of final result.