Tukatech unveils first-ever virtual digitizing, home printing system
Posted April 16, 2020
LOS ANGELES – There have been many firsts for Southern California-based Tukatech Inc.
Today, the leader in fashion technology announced the first-ever virtual digitizing and home plotting/printing system to the apparel industry. These new features, accessible through TUKAcad subscription, allow users to digitize patterns on any flat screen and print them in the comfort of their home, no need for a clunky station with large digitizing and plotting equipment.
Users can access the Virtual Digitizer in TUKAdesign (pattern making and grading system) to trace physical patterns using a flat screen monitor in place of a digitizing board. Digital photos or scans of patterns can also be imported for a more flexible workspace.
Plotting is now possible with any home printer. The new printing tool breaks the pattern pieces across a grid of standard-sized pages. A simple layout guide shows where to join the pages, at which point the pattern pieces can be cut out with scissors. Watch an overview of Virtual Digitizing and Home Printing.
"As people continue to work from home due to COVID-19, these new features become significant for designers and pattern makers. They can easily equip themselves with a complete end-to-end solution without the bulk. One CAD system, a monitor and a printer are all you need," says Sean Kim, director of Technical Services at Tukatech.
Earlier in January, Tukatech disrupted the industry with the first ever Automatic Pattern Making solution, TUKA-APM. With TUKA-APM, a person of any skill level can complete a graded pattern in seconds.
"Since the start of Tukatech in 1995, my focus has and remains to simplify the product development process. Tukatech is known to be the innovators of fashion technology and the first to introduce many new features and solutions," said Ram Sareen, founder and CEO of Tukatech. "The virtual digitizer and home plotting features not only simplify the process but put less strain on those strapped with cash and do not have a digitizer or a plotter in their current budget. This is an affordable and quality option for home businesses to help run their business.”