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 the nesting efficiency of the common imposition software is poor compared to the high efficiency that is usually encountered in textile nesting and cutting.
The cutting of printed fabrics or of other flexible materials raises particular problems and usually requires dedicated algorithms to compensate for the media distortions occurred during printing, transferring or curing.