Digital textile printing is a booming sector. More and more printer manufacturers respond to the increasing demand for performant production tools. Despite this evolution, the pre-press and RIP software tools remain mostly separated from the post-printing process, which in most cases requires cutting the printed content. Another significant problem is that nesting efficiency of common imposition software is poor compared to the high efficiency encountered usually in textile nesting and cutting.
Cutting printed fabrics or other flexible materials raises particular problems and usually requires dedicated algorithms to compensate the media distortions occurred during print, transfer or curing.