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FESPA 2017 Preview – Printers

Mimaki at full throttle

Mimaki 3D printing solution

Mimaki will have its biggest presence ever at FESPA 2017 with two stands totalling 534 square metres. Mimaki Europe will be located in the Digital Hall (Stand A25, Hall A1), where it will be demonstrating a wide range of solutions for the sign, display graphics and industrial print sectors, along with a technology demonstration of its unique 3D printing solution.

The company will also have a presence in the Textile Hall (Stand -C50, Hall B6), where visitors will be able to see demonstrations of Mimaki ‘s latest range of textile printers, including the recently introduced dual-ink Tx300P-1800 and the high-speed direct-to-textile Tiger-1800B, both of which have been updated to simultaneously load both textile pigment and sublimation dye inks, thus enabling the use of a single printer to output directly to a wide range of textiles, without the need to change ink systems. For high-volume production requirements, the Tiger-1800B has a maximum printing speed of 390 square metres per hour.


3D Printed Model

In the Digital Hall, Mimaki will be showing four solvent printers and up to six UV printers, together with two cutting solutions,while also introducing a prototype of its 3D printing solution, a UV-curable four-colour printer that will be able to generate products featuring more than 10 million colour combinations.Mimaki’s printer and ink technologies facilitate high-quality 3D printing that can create fine, precise and incredibly detailed products, such as the intricate scale model of a castle and a traditional Japanese doll that will be shown on the stand. Another unique feature of this printer is its clear ink that can be combined with coloured ink to create half colour transparent models.

In addition, Mimaki will also be showing its JFX200-2531 production flatbed printer, with its larger table, for the first time inmainland Europe.

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End-to-end solutions from Roland DG

Roland DG Fespa splash

On Stand E20, Hall B7, Roland will be showcasing products from across its extensive portfolio, including digital wide format printers, cutters and integrated print & cut devices, UV-LED flatbed printers, dye-sublimation solutions, and more.

Visitors will also be invited to enter a competition that could help them secure their very own CAMM-1 GR-640 cutter. Launched in March, CAMM-1 GR cutters boast the fastest throughput in their class, delivering up to 1,485mm per second, backed by up to 600g of downforce. Performance-enhancing features include an intuitive overcut function that emulates tangential cutting to deliver sharp, clean corners on challenging media and a dual position cutting carriage for standard and perforated cutting, which is ideal for die-cut decals.

Roland will also be showcasing its TrueVIS next-generation integrated print & cut range, including the latest addition to the TrueVIS family, the SG series. The TrueVIS range delivers the highest levels of printquality in terms of vibrancy, colour gamut and intricate detail, all of which will be demonstrated on the stand.

Other attractions will include Roland’s innovative instant personalisation solutions, such asthe VersaUV range of UV-LED flatbed printers, which print directly onto virtually any object or substrate and include a customer-friendly software interface. Visitors will have the chance to try out this dynamic technology for themselves and take home a unique personalised memento.

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Epson showcases fashion, garments and décor

Richard Quinn Printed Collection - Epson

Epson has teamed with fashion and décor designers to showcase the quality and potential of its SureColor dye sublimation and direct to garment (DTG) digital printers on Stand D45, Hall A1.

The stand’s fashion space will showcase beautiful haute couturewomenswear designed by Richard Quinn and printed by him onto fabric and Mylar foil using an Epson SureColor SC-F dye-sublimation printer.  Since he graduated from Central St Martins, London, last year, Richard has won the international 2017 H&M Design Award, is one of Dazed Magazine’s ‘Dazed100’ cultural influencers in 2017, and has just been named the British Fashion Council’s ‘One to Watch’ in 2017. He is currently setting up his own digital/screen print studio using Epson technology in London, where he will design, print and make his collections on site, as well as running digital print workshops for new designers.

The Epson garment space will feature innovative touchscreens developed by YRStore, which allow customers to create their own designs for T-shirts, polo shirts, sweat shirts, hats and more. In this area, visitors will see samples of T-shirts featuring beautiful designs produced by Richard Quinn and French T-Shirt specialist Ranitex, and the SureColor SC-F2000 DTG printer will be in action demonstrating why this desktop model is so popular with garment producers and retailers.

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The magic of Inca

Inca SpyderX

Inca Digital will be exhibiting at FESPA for the first time in its own right, on Stand D51, Hall A4, with the exhibition providing the company with the perfect platform to showcase a range of new products and technologies.

It will be showing on a themed stand that will illustrate the full scope of its inkjet innovations and will also feature a renowned magician, who will be demonstrating the magic of Inca through the use of bespoke illusions and performances.

Taking centre stage on the stand will be the latest version of the SpyderX, a flatbed machine that offers the added functionality of roll-to-roll printing, which will be shown printing onto a range of substrates. Launched in 2016, the SpyderX has been developed to meet the increasing market demand for a cost-effective mid-range printer that is capable of delivering the highest quality prints on a wide variety of substrates. Also on show will be Inca’s new IncaConnect software suite that was developed in response to the need for greater visibility and management of the workflow process for the Onset and Spyder machines.

Other stand attractions will include Inca Genius, Inca’s service for the industrial market, via a showcase and demonstration videos.

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ColorJet debuts the Softjet

ColorJet India, India’s largest manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers, will be showcasing the Softjet digital printer on Stand G62, Hall B5.

A further addition to its range of machines designed to product soft signage applications, the Softjet uses environmentally friendly inks to print directly on to polyester based fabrics that can be used to provide banners, flags, hoardings and flexible and backlit displays

Available in both 2.5 and 3.2 metre print widths to accommodate a wide variety of different applications, the Softjet has already been successfully installed in several countries across the world.

The printer comes complete with a proprietary AIVC technology that ensures consistent print performance by maintaining constant jetting conditions in varying environmental conditions, and also features an automated feed and take-up system, to facilitate long, unattended print runs.

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InkTec gets into the zone

JETRIX LXi8 LED-UV flatbed printer

InkTec will be using the opportunity of the show to debut its JETRIX LXi8 LED-UV flatbed printer for the first time in mainland Europe.

Visitors to Stand C20, Hall B5 will be able to se the LXi8, which is designed for the production of short-term outdoor signage, window graphics, inerior décor and industrial applications, running at top production speeds of over 205sqm per hour, while at the same time, delivering optimal printing results with InkTec’s latest generation LED-UV ink.


In addition, InkTec will be using three special zones to highlight its latest innovations in inks and media.  The Solvent Zone will feature EcoNova Aurora and EcoNova Maple,  InkTec’s latest premium eco solvent inks for use with Roland and Mimaki plotters equipped with DX7 printheads. They offer a wide colour gamut, plus excellent scratch and alcohol resistance.  In the Sublimation Zone, InkTec will showcase its anti-aggregation technology, which ensures particle stability and an enhanced printing performance, while the Media Zone will feature Inktec’s latest media, including a new HP latex compatible material available in a choice of satin and gloss finishes.

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Increase revenues with Massivit 3D

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies will use the show to demonstrate how companies can increase their business revenues and enhance their competitive edge with its flagship Massivit 1800 3D Printer.

Highlighting how the Massivit 1800 enables the rapid creation of unique eye-catching applications beyond those that can be achieved with 2D large format printing solutions, the showcase of sign and display projects on Massivit’s stand (Stand C20, Hall A4) will include an eye-catching 1.6 metre illuminated fragrance bottle, an intricate 1.5m ‘spilled’ milk carton and a 3.2m-tall mythical Greek sculpture.

Visitors will also be able to see and hear how Massivit 3D’s customers are pushing the boundaries of the technology and exploring next generation applications. The line-up will include specialist 3D print provider, OMUS, which created the ‘world’s first’ 3D printed pop-up store for luxury fashion house, Louis Vuitton.

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New print solutions from Durst

Rhotex Printers

On Stand A20 in Hall B7, the Rho P10 250 HS Plus and Rho 512R Plus, the new industrial-grade Rhotex 325 and Rho WT250 printers will be demonstrated by Durst.

The Rho P10 250 HS Plus is a further development of the popular P10 series, claiming a 40 percent increase in productivity and a 15 percentdecrease in ink usage. The printer incorporates a special facility to enable roll-to-roll double-sided printing. The Rho 512R Plus printer has a 1,200 Fine Art printing mode and includes a new V-cut system.


The new 3.2 metre-wide industrial-grade Rhotex 325 and Rho WT 250 printers are based on Durst Water Technology. They are thus more environmentally friendly as well as being capable of opening up new market opportunities for machine owners beyond the company’s UV portfolio.

With the DSR Automatica-E, Durst will be unveiling an initial system for its imaging segment. This stand-alone kiosk-type system is equipped with 120-degree camera technology, which will be shown integrated into a textile workflow programme. Durst will also be showcasing Durst Analytics, a new software solution for its OS (Operating System).

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Add value with Mutoh

Mutoh ValueJet printers

Exhibiting on Stand A15, Hall A1, Mutoh will launch its new flatbed LED UV printer and two new dye sublimation printers. The company will also debut the new LED UV ink set that has been developed for use with its hybrid ValueJet LED UV printers.

The ValueJet 626UF direct-to-object LED UV and ValueJet 1604WX dye sublimation printers arenew additions to the ValueJet family. Visitors will also be able to see printers the 1938TX and the VJ-626UF LED UV as an addition to the award-winning VJ-426UF flatbed LED UV printer series, the industrial-grade 1948WX, the budget-priced 1604WX dye sublimation printer and the hybrid 1638 LED UV.

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Swiss printing appeal

Nyala LED Press shot

SwissQprint will be introducing new large format flatbed printers on Stand C50, Hall B7, which build on a mechanically refined foundation to deliver even greater precision and which also feature UV LED technology.

The company will be releasing full details at the show and will be also be running live demonstrations.

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Agfa hones in on UV LED curing technology

Agfa hones in on UV LED curing technology
Avinci DX3200

The JetiTauro H2500 LED will be the flagship product in Agfa Graphics’ wide-format UV-inkjet printer portfolio on Stand E20, Hall B5.

A 2.5metre wide hybrid UV inkjet printer with an integrated roll-to-roll system, the JetiTauro H2500 features continuous and automated feeding of a wide range of flexible and rigid media, including several types of corrugated board anduses LED-curing technology as an alternative for the high energy-consuming mercury bulb lamps.

In addition, Agfa Graphics will also be showing a selection of its other UV inkjet printers with LED curing, including thenew Jeti Ceres RTR3200 LED, which combines high productivity with excellent image quality on a wide variety of roll-to-roll media,together with the  sixcolour, plus white Jeti Mira 2732 HS LED flatbed, which features a  highly versatile moving gantry solution and will also be equipped with an optional dockable roll-to-roll option at the show.

The hybrid Anapurna H3200i LED will represent the complete range of Agfa Graphics’ Anapurna printers with LED curing technology for indoor and outdoor applications up to 3.2m wide on  a broad range of substrates.

Visitors will also be able to see Agfa Graphics’ automated Asanti workflow software driving all of the print engines, whichoptimises and automates the preparation, production and finishing steps of signage products.

A further stand highlight will be the Avinci DX3200, Agfa Graphics’ new soft signage printer,which will be making its European debut, while other products on display will include Agfa Graphics’ specially-formulated UV LED inks.

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