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FESPA 2020 set to bring colour to life

FESPA 2020 set to bring colour to life

The international specialist print community is due to descend on Madrid this spring for FESPA Global Print Expo 2020, which will take place on 24th–27th March and is Europe’s largest exhibition for screen and digital wide format printing, textile printing and sign making.

Sign and print companies will be able to experience the latest innovations in screen and digital printing presses, consumables, workflow, and colour management. Gold exhibition sponsors include first-time FESPA exhibitor, HanGlory, the Shenzhen-based specialist provider of digital UV hybrid and flatbed printers, along with HP, Mimaki, and Brother.

Neil Felton, CEO of FESPA, says: “For decades, FESPA exhibitions have been the foremost forums for experiencing the latest and greatest offered by manufacturers serving the specialist print industries. As such, FESPA exhibition booths are famed for being an engaging blend of colour and cutting-edge design, as exhibitors compete to capture the attention of visitors, and FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 will be no different.”

Print Make Wear, FESPA’s fast fashion factory, was one of the most popular features at FESPA 2019 in Munich. It returns in Madrid in 2020 and will act as the physical link to the co-located Sportswear Pro exhibition. Mimaki, Kornit, Drytac, Antalis, Roland, and Berger Textiles are among around 20 exhibitors who will collaborate to create a live end-to-end production process for sports and athleisure garments.

Among the many textile printing solutions that will be shown at are HP’s recently launched HP STITCH S1000 126-in Printer and the HP STITCH S500 64-in Printer, providing dye sublimation production for soft signage, sportswear, fashion, interior décor textiles industries and beyond. With fast, precise colour-matching, these solutions deliver continuous high-quality prints on paper and fabric with simplified operation at high productivity levels. Visitors will find HP on Stand C10, Hall 5.

Visitors will also be able to experience a new hybrid digital textile printer from Bihong Printing Equipment on Stand A10, Hall 3, while a new addition to the TexJet series of direct-to-garment printers, the TexJet shortee2, from specialists Polyprint SA, can be found on Stand C40, Hall 3, and new organic cottons, recycled polyester and eco fabrics from Premier Digital Textiles on Stand A121, Hall 3. Berger Textiles will also be showing a new range of sustainable textile products, all manufactured in Germany, on Stand B30, Hall 7.

Visitors to the Mutoh stand, Stand B95, Hall 7, will be inspired by multiple application possibilities for sign and display, digital transfer, direct textile and specialty/industrial applications. Mutoh will present the XpertJet 1641SR and the XpertJet 1682SR, its two new 64” wide, high quality and high productivity piezo drop-on-demand roll fed solutions for sign and display. These printers feature a dual ink option including a new seven colour ink set, along with multiple product enhancements. Mutoh will also exhibit its second generation direct-to-object printers, the XpertJet 461UF and the XpertJet 661UF, as well its new ValueCut II sign cutting plotter range, thus signalling its commitment to sign cutting and the print-to-cut industry.

HP (Stand C10, Hall 5) will show the new HP Latex R Printer Series Edition 2020. The HP Latex R Printer Series range has the ability to enhance any rigid or flexible substrate with amazing colours, offering the versatility to expand into new applications. HP will also exhibit the HP Latex 1500 Printer, the HP Latex 570 Printer, and the HP DesignJet Z9 dual roll 44-in PostScript with Vertical Trimmer.

The Canon stand, Stand A60, Hall 7, will bring a full line-up of end-to-end solutions to the show, including the Arizona flatbed series and Colorado roll-to-roll series. These include the Canon Arizona 1300 series with a roll media option, the Canon Colorado 1640 in line with cutting technology from Fotoba, and the Canon Colorado 1650. Canon will also exhibit its Xpert software solution that simplifies and automates complex print jobs and its Touchstone textured printing solution, along with software and finishing solutions from partners.

Visitors to Agfa on Stand D10, Hall 5, will experience the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED in action, the award winning printer that enables smooth, detailed UV-cured prints up to 3.3m wide at up 453 m²/h. It combines vivid six-colour print quality (plus white or primer) with extreme productivity, low ink consumption and cutting-edge automation. Also operational on the stand will be the hybrid Anapurna H3200i LED, a mid-range six-colour + white hybrid LED-curing inkjet system designed for a variety of rigid and flexible substrates up to 3.2 m for indoor and outdoor applications.

Visitors can expect new product announcements from Epson, which will be showing on Stand B20, Hall 3. To be revealed on the first day of the exhibition, these new innovations will include products for commercial signage and display, dye sublimation, digital textile print for wallpapers, vinyls, PVC and new printing solutions for direct-to-garment product.

Screen printers can expect to see a range of new products in the halls, ranging from heat transfer materials from SEF on Stand A35, Hall 3, to the EconoRed III Conveyor Dryer from Vastex International on Stand C30, Hall 1. CHT the producer of speciality chemistry, will be showing a whole range of new screenprinting products, including a new generation of silicone and water-based pastes and pigment colour solutions on Stand D40, Hall 1.

Visitors interested in the hybrid approach can visit Digital Screen Printing Technologies on Stand B40, Hall 1, where it will be specialising in the production of hybrid transfer technologies, including release liners, inks, adhesives and anti-migration ink and additives. In addition, EXILE Technologies on Stand C10, Hall 1, will show the new SPYDER III Computer to Screen System, incorporating the latest phase-change printhead technology. It operates faster and at double the resolution of its predecessor, providing sharper detail, finer halftones and smoother gradients. It can also print smaller font sizes and more detailed vector and bitmap graphics, thus making it ideally suited for industrial screenprinting applications.

Among exhibitors demonstrating new advances in ink technology at will be Zhuhai Print-Rite New Materials Corporation on Stand A40, Hall 3, with its new high penetration sublimation ink for chiffon, and DAF KİMYA İÇ VE DIŞ TİC. A.Ş. on Stand A12, Hall 1 will show its unique range of hybrid water-based and plastisol products that include textile screenprinting inks, textile sublimation inks, as well as ecological pigments and PVC-free and phthalate-free plastisol inks. Sun Chemical will demonstrate its extensive portfolio of inks with highlights expected across the categories of wide-format, textile, and screen and industrial, on Stand D10, Hall 7.

On Stand B40, Hall 7, Ahlstrom-Munksjö will exhibit its range of sustainable and innovative fibre-based solutions, including new wall coverings for eco-solvent printing. On show in Madrid will be two new non-woven wall décor products, specifically designed to assure excellent printability with eco-solvent inks. On Stand C35, Hall 5, Antalis will launch the new Coala Interior Film range, designed to realistically recreate the look of natural materials for application to walls, doors, ceilings, furniture, elevators, partitions, and so on. It will be available by the metre and is easy to apply, facilitating a perfect application on any furniture contour or shape.

As automation becomes ever more important in driving efficiencies and protecting margins, visitors can expect to experience many new advances in software. Esko Graphics, showing on Stand A10, Hall 7 will demonstrate a range of its solutions including ArtiosCAD Preflight, Automation Engine, Share & Approve, and Kongsberg X Edge. New RIP technology from CADlink Technology Corporation will be exhibited on Stand B31, Hall 3, including its new Digital Factory RIP Software (wide format print and cut RIP software), and Digital Factory UV Edition Software (RIP software specialising in UV design and production). New colour management solutions at FESPA this year will include the Sublisplash Driver – Colour Management Software Solution for Sublisplash Inks, from Print Equipment on Stand E20, Hall 3.

In addition to showing products from over 500 exhibitors, FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 will connect visitors with industry leaders via a range of content-rich exhibition features designed for knowledge-sharing, such as Colour L*A*B*, the Trend Theatre, Printeriors, Print Make Wear, FESPA Awards, and FESPA World Wrap Masters. To further explore these features, visit:

To see the full exhibitor list for FESPA Global Print Expo, click here:

For further information on FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 and to register to attend, visit:

 For free entry use code FESM218, which will also grant access to co-located show European Sign Expo and Sportswear Pro.

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