23 Sep 2019

Innovations in Garment Decoration at New FESPA Fabric Event

 

Fespa Fabric

FESPA 2010 (22 – 26 June, Messe Munich) heralds the launch of FESPA Fabric, a comprehensive ‘show within a show’ focussing exclusively on garment decoration.

Occupying a whole hall at the exhibition, FESPA Fabric has been conceived to give textile print professionals, garment producers, fashion technicians, retailers and apparel brand owners access to the latest sector news and developments, and a chance to see the innovative techniques, technologies and consumables that will help them differentiate and add value to their products while optimising productivity and profitability.

At around 8000m2, FESPA Fabric will be more than 30 per cent bigger than previous garment decoration zones within FESPA shows. The event features a world-class line-up of the leading innovators and solution providers in the garment decoration community, including event sponsors Falk & Ross, Gildan, Kornit Digital, as well as other leading industry names such as Heinz Walz, Polyone Wilflex, Quaglia, San Roque and Sawgrass.

FESPA Sales & Marketing Director Marcus Timson comments: “Garment decoration is heavily dominated by the screen printing process, which still offers unique flexibility, creativity and productivity for garment producers. In that respect FESPA, with its deep screen heritage, is the natural home for an event focused on garment decoration, and our show has always attracted a sizeable global audience from this market.

“Building on this track record, we were keen to add more value for these visitors, by giving this part of the FESPA show its own clear identity, and channelling more effort into making it a holistic event experience, with features and educational activities specifically tailored to the interests of this specialist audience.”

Visitors to FESPA Fabric will have the opportunity to see the latest advances in manual and automatic screen printing, digital direct-to-garment technology, drying and heat transfer technology, laser cutting and design software. They will also be able to network with screen printing machine manufacturers, ink innovators, garment producers, and embroidery and flocking specialists to inspire them to take their businesses forward.

Timson continues: “Like all service providers, today’s ultra competitive environment means that garment producers need to stay abreast of technical developments and look at opportunities to achieve greater production efficiencies or speed up time to market. More importantly, in the ultra fast-moving fashion sector, innovation equals differentiation. Garment producers, whether small craft-based businesses or larger volume producers, need to open their minds to new techniques, processes and value-adding applications that can help their customers to create garments that respond more quickly to changing trends, meet consumer demand and gain competitive advantage.”

Fabric Live! is a daily fashion show at FESPA Fabric, featuring show sponsors Falk & Ross and Gildan. A live commentary will provide expert insights into the textiles, inks and processes involved, and the audience will have a chance to network with industry insiders at the Fabric Bar within the Fabric Live! area.

Charlie’s Hub is the place for visitors to find world renowned garment printing expert Charlie Taublieb. He will provide practical demonstrations and valuable insight to help printers hone their techniques and get the most out of their equipment to produce high quality printed fabric products. Garment guru and owner of T-Shirt Biz International, Scott Fresener will be delivering garment decoration master classes every day from 10:00h to 14:00h. Both experts will be on hand to discuss key trends, processes and technologies and answer questions.

Event supporters IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) and WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) will also provide input to ensure that FESPA Fabric visitors can access the latest information about issues such as environmentally sustainable garment production and compliance.

To find out more about FESPA Fabric visit the show microsite at www.fespafabric.com

For general information about FESPA’s flagship global 2010 event, visit the main event web site at www.fespa2010.com

Fespa Fabric Show

 

Epson to Highlight Inkjet Solutions at IPEX

Epson Logo

The global launch of the Epson Digital Label Press

At Ipex 2010, Epson (Hall 10 Stand C260, NEC, Birmingham) will showcase its range of production-level inkjet printers that combine quality, flexibility and productivity to deliver innovative products for commercial packaging, proofing and display graphics applications.

Solutions for the packaging and labelling sectors feature strongly in Epson's newest innovations, and the company will launch its Digital Label Press at the show. Featuring Epson's acclaimed Micro Piezo inkjet technology, the press is aimed at companies wishing to produce short runs of high quality labels cost effectively. It delivers smooth gradations and superb colour quality on a wide range of versatile media, including standard semi-gloss, film and matte label stock up to 320 microns in thickness and rolls from 80-330mm wide. The Digital Label Press prints at production speeds of up to 5 metres per minute, and uses Epson's enhanced 6-colour pigment ink system to reproduce colours with remarkable accuracy.

Also on show will be the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 inkjet printer, demonstrating contract packaging proofs and accurate sample production. The Stylus Pro WT7900 offers sophisticated colour management and precision printing on a variety of flexible film, paper and metallic media. Using the Epson UltraChrome HDR-White inkset, it produces the wide colour gamut and accurate spot colours required by the packaging industry. A key feature is its ability to deliver high density white tints and accurate overlays using a world-first, water-based white ink developed specifically by Epson for this printer.

Reinforcing its leading position in the large format market for exterior and interior graphics, Epson will also demonstrate the Stylus Pro GS6000 eco-solvent type printer. This 64" large format printer with UltraChrome GS inkset offers a very wide colour gamut in a printer designed for both indoor and outdoor applications. The inkset allows the production of high-impact, high quality durable prints, enabling printers, copy shops and sign shops to extend their business into higher quality and more demanding applications such as airport and exhibition graphics.

Finally, the company's range of award-winning Epson Stylus Pro inkjet printers will be in action demonstrating large format photographic, fine art, poster and proofing applications in association with leading software partners.

IPEX takes place from 18-22 May 2010.

Sign & Digital UK 2010 – Register for chance to win an Old Trafford VIP Package

 

Old Trafford

While the main priority for visitors attending the UK’s premier trade event for the visual communications industry is to do business, there are a plethora of other reasons why attendance at Sign & Digital UK 2010 is essential. This years show aims to provide the visitor with the best experience yet.

As well as the usual feast of exhibitors and networking opportunities on the show floor, there are some other exciting benefits to be taken advantage of. As usual, entrance to the event is FREE, all you need to do is simply register online.

Sign & Digital UK brings you the best visitor competitions, and this year is no different. We are offering the opportunity for you and a guest to win VIP tickets to a match at Old Trafford. As part of the package, which is being sponsored by Hybrid Services, you will receive over night accommodation, food and refreshments, entertainment, the chance to meet a famous face and utilise on-site parking.

To register for FREE entrance into the 2010 Sign & Digital UK show, and for further information and to enter the visitor VIP competition visit www.signanddigitaluk.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The exhibitor list keeps on growing, and some of the latest to book stands include; agripaflex Ltd, Autobanner, CNC World, Eurostand Display Ltd, Fattorini, Isik Plastik, Polychromal b.v , Profile Tension Systems, The Magic Touch and Taylor Signs

In addition to some of the new exhibitors, some of the biggest names from industry have signed up including Hexis, William Smith, Roland DG, Oce, Hybrid Services/Mimaki, Grafityp and Fujifilm Sericol and many more.

Another fantastic seminar programme is on the cards, with Terry Steeley from Iridius giving demonstrations, tips and creative solutions on Adobe Creative Suite 4, including Photoshop, Bridge, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro and Snow Leopard. Also part of the seminar programme will be Corel, who will be demonstrating their latest technology. There will also be more information coming soon on the NEW Software Theatre so keep your eyes peeled!

Following the success of FREE internet access last year at the Sign Makers Bar, this popular feature area returns to the 2010 floor plan. Take a break from the show, it’s a great place to meet industry movers and shakers, network with your peers, pick up your emails and recharge your batteries.

 

6th HP Digital Production Forum and “Digital Printing Meets Finishing” Open House in Hamburg

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"Pure digital print" is the theme of the four-day digital printing event, from 24-27 February, in Quickborn, near Hamburg.

The event, which HP is organising with finishing partner Horizon at Horizon's new German headquarters, comprises the 6th HP digital production forum as well as the "Digital Printing Meets Finishing" open house.

The event is aimed primarily at print service providers and marketing decision-makers who want to get into digital colour printing or who want to expand their digital print service.

The central approach of HP is partnership with customers to help them build their business capabilities and grasp new opportunities.

At the 6th HP DP Forum, which takes place in the first two days, there are two principle themes on the agenda:

"From web-to-print to web-to-business" shows the benefits, applications and earning potential of web-to-print solutions. HP Indigo customer Claus-Peter Scorsch, of novaconcept Schorsch, will give a practical insight into the day-to-day workings of web-to-print applications as tailored solutions for customers and sales channels.

Stefan Hase, owner of consultancy "Wirkung Plus" and of the first German sales academy "Eins Plus"Sales, will speak on strategy and business expansion in the printing sector.

The "Digital printing meets Finishing" open house is a Horizon GmbH. Event and will explore comprehensive end-to-end digital print solutions as well as the high value results possible with the HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press and Horizon finishing systems.

The 6th HP Digital Production Forum takes place on 24 - 25 Feb 2010 from 9.30 -12.30. To register for this event, please visit: www.hp.com/de/dp-forum

The Digital Printing Meets Finishing" open house form HP and Horizon takes place 24 - 26 February 10.00 -18.00 and on the 27th from 10.00 - 16.00.

International Ipex 2010 Media Summit announces Impressive Line-up

Ipex 2010 Logo

The Ipex organisers have revealed the final line-up of companies that will participate at the Ipex 2010 Media Summit, which will take place from 7th – 11th February at the ExCeL Centre in London. Canon Europe, C.P. Bourg, Domino Printing Sciences, Fujifilm Europe, Océ, Pitney Bowes, Red Tie, Ricoh and Xerox will give journalists from over 100 global publications an exclusive preview on what they will showcase at Ipex 2010.

In addition to presentations from exhibitors, the Ipex organisers will also update the media on the current shape of the event as well as new visitor features and initiatives. There will also be a presentation from Pira International about The Great Print Debates at Ipex 2010 - a panel debate that will tackle some of the most critical issues facing the print industry today. Nick Devine, the Print Coach, will be talking about the new seminar sessions at the Printers’ Profit Zone at Ipex 2010.

Comments Trevor Crawford, Ipex 2010 Event Director: “We’re delighted with the level of interest in the Summit from exhibitors and the tremendous commitment from the international media. In holding the event we’re able to further support our exhibitors in targeting the media with their key messages and providing the press with an exciting preview of what Ipex 2010 has in store.“

Jan Hol, Océ’s Senior Vice-President, Marketing Communications, says: "In light of the envisaged transaction between Océ and Canon, we expect strong interest from the media. Océ's presentation will focus on highlights of the envisaged deal and will provide an overview on our latest inkjet and toner based solution highlights for full colour high volume production printing. And we also anticipate making an important announcement on the day that will be of interest to visitors to Ipex!”

Graham Moore, Director of Business Development, Production Printing Business Group at Ricoh, says: “We see the Media Summit as a major platform from which we can reach the wider European production print marketplace with a demonstration of the forward strides Ricoh is making.”

Ronald van Hees, Director of Marketing at Pitney Bowes DMTi Europe, states: “We are enormously excited by Ipex and see February's Media Summit as an ideal opportunity to begin the buzz around Pitney Bowes' presence at the event.

"Pitney Bowes' Ipex 2010 focus is on the integration of print and mail, demonstrating how bringing these two functions together can create significant efficiencies and more optimised ways of working. Key to this integration is Pitney Bowes' new IntelliJet Printing System - a new production colour printing system for high-volume transactional mailers that is already gaining headlines across Europe and North America.

"With the addition of the IntelliJet Printing System to the Pitney Bowes portfolio, the Pitney Bowes stand will be the only place that Ipex visitors can see solutions that play across the entire full integrity end-to-end output management, production colour digital printing and Mailstream production process.

“The Ipex 2010 Media Summit will come at a crucial time in our preparations for Ipex, as it offers a great opportunity to network and to communicate our plans at the show to an international audience.”

Daniel Vande Poel, Managing Director at C.P. Bourg Group says: “We have chosen to participate in the Ipex International Media Summit as part of our core marketing strategy. Although the company has been a leading supplier of print finishing equipment for nearly 50 years, for much of that time many of its products have been sold under other labels through partners such as Xerox, HP Indigo, Kodak and Océ, Heidelberg and Canon. With thousands of users of Bourg equipment benefiting from the in-line solutions, C.P. Bourg Group is now adding focus on marketing its own brand through its global distribution network.”

“At the Ipex Media Summit we’ll outline Xerox’s plans for the show which includes technology advancements and enhancements, workflow and business development solutions – all geared to help graphic communications providers succeed in an ever-changing business environment,” says Eric Armour, President, Global Business Group at Xerox. “Our presentation will also feature customers from around the world discussing how they are growing business and generating new revenue opportunities with Xerox technology and services. Xerox’s all-digital stand promises to be an exciting place at Ipex 2010.”

Agfa Graphics Partners with Global Imaging Inc. at 2010 FASTSIGNS Vendor Show

Fastsigns

Agfa Graphics, in partnership with Global Imaging, announced today that the :Anapurna Mw UV Inkjet printer will be demonstrated at the 2010 FASTSIGNS® Vendor Show (Booth 700) January 29th -31st, 2010, at the Austin Convention Center. Global Imaging is Agfa’s newest national wide-format partner, with over 14-years of experience selling fully integrated systems into the sign and digital market.

"The teams at Global Imaging and Agfa are focused on helping clients address their business challenges before recommending equipment, thereby laying the groundwork for a successful and profitable investment. This year's FASTSIGNS Vendor Show is an opportunity for these businesses to refocus and gain information on the newest technologies that will aid in the economic recovery. This is exciting for the industry and a great way to start the year," said Michael White, Wide-format Sales Manager, Agfa North America.

Agfa's current portfolio of inkjet solutions provides a wide spectrum of capabilities that extend beyond traditional sign and display applications with higher speed and higher quality at an affordable investment. The all-new :Anapurna Mw adds single-pass pre-white and multi-pass post-white to the :Anapurna M series. This creates new possibilities for printing on transparent material and backlit applications or printing white as a spot color. The combination of photographic reproduction quality with white functionality makes the :Anapurna Mw a standout in the marketplace.

In addition to selling these great new printers, Global Imaging can assist FASTSIGNS franchise stores with selling their current equipment to make room for new technologies through their Global Garage division. Today, the Global Garage is the premier marketplace for print professionals wishing to buy, sell or find quality used commercial printer equipment.