Kornit Digital Unveils New Apollo Platform and Enhanced Atlas MAX PLUS

By Dustin Shrader , Managing Editor

Image by Kornit Digital LTD.

July 10, 2023

Kornit Digital LTD., Rosh-Ha`Ayin, Israel, recently showcased the Kornit Apollo platform at ITMA 2023 along with the Kornit Atlas MAX PLUS system for decorated apparel, which now incorporates smart curing, flexible pallet sizing and autonomous calibration.

Enabling digital production to go mainstream, Apollo allows customers to become more agile, drive revenue opportunities, shift to localized production, and ease complex workflow processes by offering large-capacity and high-quality-driven players the opportunity to adopt digital versatility and a quick time to market, according to Kornit.

The Apollo platform is built on the Kornit MAX technology and is a streamlined single-step solution for nearshore short- and medium-run apparel decoration. It is designed from the ground up to decorate 400 unique garments per hour. Automated loading and unloading, integrated smart curing, and inline garment type adjustment yield higher output and reduced labor for optimized profitability.

The platform helps fulfiller and brand supply chain managers gain ultimate visibility into their production ensuring consistency and operational control across multiple systems and locations. This pairs with on-demand production strategies to continuously fulfill orders of multiple sizes, strengthen supply chains, and shorten fulfillment times.

“The fashion and textile industry has remained at a crossroads—aware of its limitations but lacking a clear solution for moving from wasteful, inefficient production models,” says Ronen Samuel, Chief Executive Officer at Kornit Digital. “Offering a true platform for agile, high-throughput digital production on demand, Apollo transforms what apparel producers and brands can do. It empowers them to meet the creative inspirations and ever-changing demands of a global community with capabilities to fulfill those expectations, with quality, consistency, sustainability, and the necessary profitability to scale no matter what unforeseen trends await.”

The new Atlas MAX PLUS system takes Kornit’s Atlas MAX platform to the next level, by increasing productivity of 150 garments per hour with integrated Smart Curing, Rapid Size Shifter pallets and autonomous calibration. Also showcased was the Kornit Atlas MAX POLY, ideal for transforming professional and recreational sportswear, teamwear, and licensed gear to inject new life into apparel by leveraging Kornit’s MAX platform. The Atlas MAX POLY is an efficient specialty system for polyester decoration, also covering blends, tri-blends, and other synthetic fabric combinations. The solution can deliver colorful and vibrant prints using innovative neon inks while supplying retail-grade quality and durability.