Bringing to life paper couture for the fashion runway
Fuji Xerox Singapore kicked off its inaugural Innovation Re:Mix Forum at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre on January 24, 2019.
An eventful one-day conference, the forum offered a unique look at digital transformation made possible through practical technology solutions and strategies.
It also featured top thought leaders across various sectors who are interested in exploring the latest strategies for digital transformation and address key challenges to creating an agile and smart business model.
Among the key highlights of the event was the Fuji Xerox’s innovation showcase where attendees were taken on an engaging journey across the company’s three experiential zones that each highlighted the company’s three intelligences.
- Machine Intelligence is represented through ‘The Re:Mix Collection”
- Digital Intelligence through ‘The Re:Mix Solution”
- Human Intelligence through ‘The Thinking Lab’
In particular, ‘The Re:Mix Collection’ showcased in the Machine Intelligence zone brought to life the versatile capabilities and creation possibilities of Fuji Xerox’s production presses through cutting-edge paper couture.
‘The Re:Mix Collection’ housed a central catwalk that hosted six exciting fashion shows throughout the day. During the shows, models donned the resulting lively paper dresses designed and printed by Fuji Xerox’s own specialists and equipment.
Making paper fashion possible with Fuji Xerox’s latest production presses
Fulfilling his desire to push creative boundaries, the three dresses, titled Warhol, Iridesse and Stanford, were designed by Senior Innovation Specialist Alex Kwok and his team of four.
The designs highlight the capabilities of Fuji Xerox’s next-generations presses series - Fuji Xerox PrimeLink™ C9070/C9065 Printer, Fuji Xerox B9 Series and Fuji Xerox Iridesse™ Production Press.
|Warhol, made possible by the Fuji Xerox PrimeLink™ C9070/C9065 Printer
This vibrant, origami-inspired dress was created using the PrimeLink™ C9070/C9065 Printer, a professional press, that gives the dress a young, energetic, and upbeat style.
Designed to be fully scalable, this new Light Production press meets the diverse print-on-demand and professional graphic communication needs of all office work environments. It is fully equipped with several cutting-edge colour printing features and is designed to produce prints with high visual fidelity which enabled the production team to produce the colourful creased leaflets, which was formed into paper fans draped around the dress.
Stanford, made possible by the Fuji Xerox B9 series
This edgy and chic dress brings to life the sharp black and white printing effects of Fuji Xerox’s B9 series. The dress printed from this machine is designed to look futuristic with its use of monochromatic gradation.
The B9 series allow strong productivity and stability for monochrome print-on-demand businesses. The GX Print Server with 64-bit architecture delivers high speed RIP and high image quality, achieved through the latest hardware and image processing technologies cultivated in the development of colour production presses.
Iridesse, made possible by the Fuji Xerox Iridesse™ Production Press
A powerful production press with the capability of layering metallic finishing was used to highlight the elegance of an evening dress, which was also the finale dress for ‘The Re:Mix Collection’ catwalk. Being the industry's first 6-colour print engine, the Iridesse™ Production Press made it possible to print Specialty Dry Ink under CMYK Dry Ink for the first time in the industry. This allows users to attain print with a highly reflective shine through underlying gold or silver dry ink with CMYK Dry ink.
The dresses will be displayed at the company’s level-1 showroom at Fuji Xerox Towers.
* Xerographic process. As of November 2017.