23 Apr 2019

Exhibitors and Sponsors Flock to FESPA 2010 as Market-leading Imaging Event

FESPA 2010

FESPA 2010 on track to be the largest ever industry event with a host of debut exhibitors and companies committing to their biggest ever stands

Exhibitor bookings for FESPA 2010 (22 – 26 June, Messe Munich), FESPA’s flagship global event for screen, digital and textile printing, continue to build momentum with 25,000 square metres of exhibition space already contracted. More than eight months before the show, over three quarters of the total exhibition area is now committed.

Expected to be the largest event for the image makers, FESPA 2010 has halls dedicated to screen printing, garment decoration and digital printing technologies. The exhibitor list includes a raft of first-time exhibitors, particularly amongst finishing and display companies including Elitron, Expo Concepts, McDisplay, Promic, Schilder, Showshop Display, VHF and Zemat.

The digital area at FESPA 2010 is on track to be the biggest digital exhibition in Europe, already greater in size than FESPA Digital 2009. The space allocated to digital exhibitors is already 80% contracted, with companies such as 3M, Durst, EFI, Epson, Fujifilm Sericol, HP, IGEPA, INX Digital, Mimaki, Orafol, Roland, and WP Digital, taking their biggest stands ever.

FESPA Fabric will be a specific event within FESPA 2010 focussing on garment decoration in particular. The event is rapidly gaining momentum and has spurred interest from associated decoration disciplines such as embroidery, laser-cutting, and rhinestone applications. FESPA Fabric exhibitors include first-time participants such as Anvil, E-nygma, Magna Colours, QCM, Secabo, and Stamion, as well as established FESPA exhibitors which have taken their biggest stands to date: Kornit; Falk & Ross; Polyone Wilflex, San Roque and Sawgrass. Screen printing guru Charlie Taublieb and Scott Fresener, owner of T-Biz Network International have confirmed key showcase sessions at FESPA Fabric.

FESPA 2010 sponsors renew support

Past sponsors of FESPA, including HP, EFI and Kiian have renewed their support for FESPA 2010 as Corporate and Platinum Sponsors respectively. Xaar will continue its relationship with FESPA as its Global Technology Partner for the event, and Durst will be FESPA’s first ever Innovation Sponsor. FESPA Fabric will enjoy the sponsorship of Kornit and Falk & Ross.

Frazer Chesterman, Managing Director FESPA, comments: “In this challenging climate, the fact that we are 25% up on bookings compared with the same period ahead of FESPA 2007 in Berlin is testament to FESPA’s market-leading position and indisputable reputation as a world-class exhibition organiser. With each show, FESPA attracts new exhibitors and visitor audiences and FESPA 2010 is on track to be the most important and largest global event the industry has seen.”

“FESPA continues to grow in importance, which is why, for the fourth year running we are supporting the event as Corporate Sponsor,” said François Martin, marketing director, Graphics Solutions Business EMEA, HP. “It is an ideal place for sign and display print service providers and suppliers to do business, network with their peers and attend informative seminars and conferences. We are looking forward to another successful FESPA and to sharing HP’s latest technology with the visitors to the show.”

Paul Cripps, Managing Director EFI Europe, comments: “Following a very impactful launch of our new VUTEk GS super wide format printers at FESPA 2009 in Amsterdam, EFI is really looking forward to FESPA 2010 in Munich. EFI has once more decided to extend its Platinum Sponsorship of FESPA, which remains one of the world’s most powerful marketing and sales events in the industry. The team at FESPA works with us closely to give us the best possible return on our investment. The innovations we launched this year at FESPA Digital used the best possible marketing platform available. At the tail end of the economic downturn, hopefully by June next year, we are confident that we will once more see a big return on investment in terms of sales at FESPA’s main event.”

Mark Alexander, Director of Marketing, Xaar, comments: “We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with FESPA as its Global Technology Partner for the third year running at FESPA 2010. FESPA’s events always provide us with the strongest platform to engage with existing and potential OEM partners and to speak to the industry’s movers and shakers to find out first-hand about the market’s inkjet technology needs and how Xaar can most effectively meet them.”

Mondo Times - The Worldwide News Media Guide

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Mondo Times (www.mondotimes.com) is the worldwide media guide, providing fast access to newspapers, magazines, radio and tv stations and news agencies worldwide. They also provide detailed contact information for American media to Mondo Times members.

'Mondo' is Italian for world, and the basic mission of Mondo Times is to give you quick access to current news, events and information from around the world.

In more technical terms, Mondo Times is a gateway service and reputation manager for mass media on the World Wide Web.

This service is unique in providing a single point of access to all kinds of mass media (newspapers, magazines, radio, TV and news agencies) all over the world. And MT provides much more than just a list of links.

Here you can rate the quality and political orientation of every media outlet, and share your views about their performance (or lack thereof).


All Kinds of Media

Slowly but surely, the World Wide Web is delivering on its potential as an integrated multimedia service. The old distinctions between traditional media outlets are increasingly blurred, with newspapers streaming video and TV networks offering detailed text analysis.

In light of how the media world is changing, it makes sense to provide access to all kinds of mass media in one place. Mondo Times does that and more.

 

More Than Access

Mondo Times offers convenient access to mass media worldwide, but it's also a reputation manager. That is, it's designed to help you assess both the quality of each media outlet and the political views which influence its output. For more details see the Rating Guide.


Your Participation

The Internet is a powerful medium for creating, distributing and exchanging information. But at the large majority of web sites, information flows in one direction only and the "audience" must take what it is given. The lack of collaboration and interaction is a huge lost opportunity, we believe. When people collaborate, new information is generated and new value is created.

On the Internet we don't have to be limited to the role of a viewer in an audience, unable to contribute in a meaningful way. The old media model treats the user as a passive recipient of someone else's ideas rather than an active participant in the process of creating information and ideas. The power of the Internet is in doing, not viewing, and Mondo Times was developed in that spirit.


About Mondo Times

Mondo Times is produced by Mondo Code LLC, an online production company based in Boulder, Colorado USA. Visit their website at http://www.mondotimes.com

 

Océ Technologies Wins Strategic Vendor of the Year

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Océ, an international leader in digital document management, today announced that it has been recognized as the 2009 Strategic Vendor of the Year by ReproMAX, a premier global network of independent reprographers and printers. Océ was selected for its exemplary contributions and commitment to the field of reprographics and was honored during the ReproMAX annual Fall Executive Conference in Chicago on September 10–12, 2009.

"We appreciate the opportunity to serve the ReproMAX membership in our common goals of gaining market share, embracing technological advancement and operating rewarding enterprises," said Patrick Chapuis, President, Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America. "Océ is committed to maintaining a close working relationship with ReproMAX's leadership and its members and is honored to receive the ReproMAX 2009 Vendor of the Year award."

Each year, ReproMAX acknowledges industry pioneers for their contributions to the field of reprographics. These annual awards consistently garner a great deal of participation from its member firms in support of ReproMAX's vendor partners. Océ has been a long standing supporter of the ReproMAX network through its workflow solutions and large format printers and scanners.

"It is a tribute to Océ that so many ReproMAX member firms made the effort to recognize the company's contributions during this past year and ReproMAX continues to look to Océ as a leading industry partner," said Rick Bosworth, President of ReproMAX. "Industry education, training and information sharing are critical elements to moving our mutual interests forward. As technology and processes change, we see opportunities to grow our businesses together."

Through its proactive involvement with ReproMAX, Océ has been able to strengthen relationships with new and existing reprographic customers. Additionally, Océ has educated, trained and informed a significant number of ReproMAX firms on strategies for improving their businesses. Added Chapuis, "Océ is committed to delivering an innovative approach to technology and business processes, and we look forward to strengthening our offerings to capitalize on the improvement of the economic environment."

Ipex 2010 Launches Ipex TV to Help Global Print Community Stay Informed

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The organisers of Ipex 2010 have launched IpexTV – a new section on Ipex’s website (www.ipex.org) to engage with both its exhibitor and visitor communities in a more creative and interactive way. Starting in November, the Ipex team will upload regular ‘video-blogs’ to communicate news about Ipex 2010 initiatives, visitor and exhibitor updates as well as broadcast short interviews with prominent industry figures.

What’s more, IpexTV is open to anyone who would like to provide feedback on what Ipex means to them. The organisers are challenging the international print community to use their mobile phones, digital video cameras or webcams to tell them about their objectives for visiting Ipex, expectations of the upcoming event or general thoughts about the show. Anyone interested in participating should go to www.ipex.org/meanstoyou to find out more.

The most creative videos will be posted on the Ipex website so peers will be able to comment and vote on the clips. Videos with the most votes will be put to a final and the winner will receive a VIP Ipex experience

Comments Nick Craig Waller, Ipex 2010 Marketing Director: “Following the revamp of our website with a number of enhanced features for visitors and exhibitors, our web traffic has gone through the roof, indicating the importance of ipex.org as an important planning and research tool. Now we’re going one step further with IpexTV.

“From choice, innovation, knowledge to business opportunities, Ipex means a lot of different things to different people. While there is a fun element to IpexTV, there is also a more serious message here. For the success of Ipex, it is absolutely crucial that we keep our ears to the ground and communicate as much feedback from all our stakeholders with regards to the event. Ipex TV is another vehicle to achieve exactly that by encouraging greater communication throughout the industry.”

Following the speedy spread and development of social media, the Ipex team has already begun to embrace various platforms successfully by building online communities on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter where their dedicated groups discuss Ipex-related questions. In addition, the team uses these sites to conduct quick surveys and keep followers informed about the latest event developments, updates and news.

“With Ipex being an event where new technology comes to life – many prototypes seen at drupa will become commercially available at Ipex – it’s only appropriate that we should embrace technology in the run up to the show which will further allow us to keep an open dialogue with as many international groups in the industry as possible”, Nick Craig Waller concludes.

Colourgen Announces Solid Financial Result Despite Recession

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Colourgen has announced its financial results for the fiscal year ending June 2009. The company’s revenue was down 8% to £11million, with an operating profit of £240,000.

Jeff Biggs, Managing Director of Colourgen, says “In a year which has seen the overall large format print market shrink by more than 20%, our 8% revenue drop represents a significant achievement. We have retained profitability despite the global recession and the weak pound, while maintaining a healthy balance sheet and strong lines of credit. We also took full ownership of our AmBer Centre premises in Maidenhead, which puts us on an excellent financial footing for the future.”

During the year, Colourgen launched a number of new products to the UK market, including high-performance H & V series solvent printers from Seiko II and a range of new laminators from Kala. The company also launched its own range of Elite Essentials inkjet media, which offers high quality, value solutions to many of the most popular printing applications. “To remain profitable, we have brought overheads in line with the business opportunities, without compromising customer service levels. We continue to respond to customer demand by developing our product portfolio to include the best new printers, laminators, consumables and software, as well as our own value media brand, which has proven to be a real success. We also continue to put our support, maintenance and engineering capabilities at the forefront of the business, ensuring customers get the best possible return from their investment,” adds Biggs.

Biggs concludes, “Our solid performance through this difficult time, together with some exciting new developments on the way, means we are in an excellent position to take full advantage of the upturn in the economy. Performance so far this year is positive and we look to return to year-on-year growth as quickly as possible.”

Sign & Digital UK announce launch of the new show website

Sign & Digital UK 2010

Sign & Digital UK announce launch of the new show website

Sign & Digital UK is delighted to be able to reveal a new website, complementing the evolution of the show’s branding with the aim of having an ‘easy to use’ website improving the exhibitors and visitors show experience.

With the re-structure of the website, this new and improved service is geared towards bringing the introductions of new show features, such as the NEW Demo / Software theatre, to your attention.

The site will continue to bring the latest exhibitor news / launches, FREE seminar programme - including the return of the popular ADOBE sessions and other important show information to your fingertips.

In addition the new website features that have been added will help you make the most of your visit to the show – see the NEW ‘Special Offers’ page, where visitors can come to the show to get the best deals, a link so you can follow us on the social networking site Twitter and an improved ‘plan your day’ section that offers the visitor more in depth search criteria to allow them to personalize and plan their visit.

This ‘must attend’ event, held at the Birmingham NEC between 13-15 April 2010, remains the only proven trade show for the UK visual communications industry. To make sure that you are a part of this unique and unrivalled opportunity, REGISTER for FREE entry now by visiting www.signanddigitaluk.com.

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