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Author: Val Hirst

FESPA to launch new Sportswer Pro event

FESPA has announced the expansion of its textile portfolio with the launch of Sportswear Pro, a new exhibition dedicated exclusively to sportswear manufacturing. The first event will run alongside the flagship FESPA Global Print Expo 2020, from 24th-27th March at IFEMA, Madrid, Spain. With a focus on the latest technologies in on-demand and customised sportswear production, Sportswear Pro will bring together suppliers of solutions for three key areas of sportswear manufacture: design (CAD/CAM and 3D body scanning); production (CMT [‘cut, make and trim’], bonding and knitting) and decoration (printing, engraving, embroidery and laser appliqué systems), as well as developers...

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Inkcups Introduces the Helix Hi-Fi

Inkcups has used FESPA Global Print Expo 2019, which is taking place this week in Munich, to launch its newest product, the Helix Hi-Fi, a seven-colour rotary digital printer that delivers photorealistic skin-tone matching with the addition of three new colour pockets. The Helix Hi-Fi, which can be found on the Inkcups stand (Stand H70, Hall A5), is an evolution of the Inkcups’ Helix printer and, in addition to Helix’s standard CMYKWV ink configuration, the Helix Hi-Fi offers three additional colours: light cyan, light magenta and light black. While the standard Helix already delivers excellent image quality, the addition...

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Solopress increases capacity with two Agfa Anapurnas

Southend-based print firm Solopress has signed a deal with Agfa for the purchase of two Anapurna H2500i LED hybrid wide-format presses, which will be driven by Agfa’s Asanti Production workflow. Simon Cooper, Managing Director at Solopress commented: “We decided to invest in the Agfa Anapurnas as they were positioned in the right place in the market considering the overall capital cost, whilst having the efficiency, quality and reliability we need from a trusted partner. Our wide format work is growing at around 35 percent year-on-year, and this equipment provides us with the overall productivity we need to service that demand...

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EFI’s new Fiery release delivers faster processing speed

At this year’s FESPA Global Print Expo, Electronics For Imaging is premiering in Europe new versions of its EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) for superwide-format printers. The newest-version Fiery proServer Premium with powerful GPU hardware acceleration combined with the latest Fiery DFE software, together deliver up to two times faster performance on EFI superwide-format printers. In addition, this software update supports more than 70 new third-party printers and delivers new colour, productivity, usability, and integration enhancements.  Thanks to the unique GPU hardware acceleration implementation and the tailored hardware configuration of the new Fiery proServer Premium platform, customers can do more work per...

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Mactac to showcase brand new cast wrapping film

 Fleet wrapping projects and affordable vehicle customisation have received a welcome boost with the launch of a new Mactac ColourWrap Series of cast films. The new Mactac ColourWrap materials, available in 50 different colours, are under the spotlight on Stand E50, Hall B5 at FESPA Global Print Expo in Munich this week. The Mactac brand now offers a cast wrapping film providing the flexibility and ease of use demanded by car wraps. Oliver Guenther, Senior Director, Marketing and Channel Strategy, said that the range offers access to materials that are not only affordable, but which also apply easily and...

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