Kornit and Amazon: Shaping the Future of the Textile Industry

By Pete Basiliere / Published:

Kornit Digital, a leading provider of inkjet presses for the textiles and apparel industry, recently expanded its relationship with Amazon, which agreed to purchase $400 million of Kornit's printers and supplies over five years. Buyers of digital textile printers should monitor Kornit's growth and Amazon's expanding in-house printing initiative that, combined, could shape the industry's future . . .

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About the Author

Pete Basiliere

Pete Basiliere provides research-based insights on 3D printing and digital-printing hardware, software and materials, best practices, go-to-market strategies and technology trends. Pete has more than four decades of engineering, operations management and thought-leadership experience in the printing industry. His expertise ranges from letterpress, offset and inkjet printing to 3D printing hardware, software, materials and services. Formerly Gartner’s Research Vice President – Additive Manufacturing, Pete wrote Gartner’s 3D printer market forecasts, co-authored its annual Hype Cycles for 3D Printing and either wrote or contributed to more than 100 reports on 3D printing technology, trends and uses. Before joining Gartner, Pete worked in roles as a multi-site Printing and Mailing Operations Manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Purchasing Manager at direct mail fundraising firm PVA-EPVA, and Engineering Manager at NEBS (now Deluxe) where he was responsible for manufacturing equipment selection, plant layouts and new product development.