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Mimaki has announced it will have a significant presence at FESPA Digital 2016, scheduled for 8th – 11th March 2016 in Amsterdam.

Located in Hall 1, Stand E15, Mimaki’s stand will be one of the first that visitors to the show will encounter and it will not disappoint. Alongside the Mimaki team, the company's exclusive UK and Irish distributor Hybrid Services Ltd will have key personnel on the stand to welcome customers and resellers from the region visiting the show.

“FESPA Digital is an important European exhibition,” says Hybrid’s National Sales Manager for Textile & Apparel, Stephen Woodall. “It affords us the opportunity to reveal new products and welcome visitors to an international stage.”

“At FESPA Digital, we will be showing our broad portfolio of printing and cutting systems,” says Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “You can also expect to see some surprises in the form of new product announcements. Visitors will see real-world examples of the innovative applications Mimaki systems can create in both sign & display graphics, as well as digital textile printing and garment decoration. In line with the superheroes theme of the show, be sure to look for the superheroes portrayed in our samples, which visitors will be able to take away with them. We are again sponsoring the Wrap Masters competition, and we will be wrapping a vintage Audi at our stand as part of the final competition! We also invite visitors to relax in our Coffee Corner with refreshments and good conversation. FESPA Digital is always an exciting show, and we expect it to be so again this year.”

Wrap Masters Competition: Crowning a superhero

Mimaki and Avery Dennison are joining forces as sponsors of the World Wrap Masters competition, which will run across the four days of the show. From 8th – 9th March, the competition begins with the FESPA European Wrap Masters competition, where wrappers will battle it out to participate in the World Wrap Masters Series Final on 10th – 11th March, where the European Wrap Master will join winners from South Africa, Mexico, Denmark, Eurasia, Brazil, Ireland and France, who have already qualified. Series finalists will compete to become FESPA World Wrap Master 2016 by wrapping Audi A1 Sportback vehicles using materials printed by Mimaki, as well as more challenging items, including clogs and a superhero-related item. This annual competition is an event that show visitors will not want to miss.

Digital Textile Conference

The one-day Digital Textile Conference being held on 8th March in conjunction with FESPA Digital 2016 will feature an international line-up of digital textile printing experts, including Mike Horsten. He will be speaking at 15:30 on the hot topic of Digital Print in Fast Fashion. “We had great success at Heimtextil in January with our full line-up of solutions that make it easy for visitors to expand their digital textile printing capabilities or implement new ones, printing vibrant, durable colours on a broad range of materials. We are pleased to be bringing these solutions to the FESPA Digital audience as well,” adds Horsten.

“The Digital Textile Conference is an ideal opportunity for visitors interested in finding out what’s happening at the cutting edge of the textile sector to benefit from some expert insights,” remarks Hybrid’s Woodall. “Mimaki’s peerless textile printing heritage puts us in a very strong position and we’ll have a number of our latest textile offerings on the stand for people to investigate further.”

Inspiration for a profitable future

"With our full portfolio of current and brand-new products showcased on the Mimaki stand, there will be no lack of inspiration,” Horsten concludes. "We believe that visitors to our booth will leave the show with several new ideas that will make their businesses more profitable in the future, and we look forward to talking with them to learn how we can help even more.”