FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 will see the international print community converge in Madrid during March 24-27. Europe’s largest exhibition for screen and digital wide format printing, textile printing and sign making will see latest developments in each area even as Print Make Wear, the fast fashion factory which was a favourite section last year, returns.
Print service providers and sign makers 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 which was one of the most popular features at FESPA 2019 in Munich, is returning 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 FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 are HP’s recently launched HP Stitch S1000 126-in Printer and the HP Stitich 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 also be able to experience a new hybrid digital textile printer from Bihong Printing Equipment, a new addition to the TexJet series of direct-to-garment printers – the TexJet shortee2 – from specialists Polyprint SA, and new organic cottons, recycled polyester and eco fabrics from Premier Digital Textiles. Berger Textiles will also be showing a new range of sustainable textile products, all manufactured in Germany.
The exhibition will showcase new developments in digital and screen printing. Screen printers can expect to see a range of new products in the halls at FESPA Global Print Expo 2020, ranging from heat transfer materials from SEF to the EconoRed III Conveyor Dryer from Vastex International. There will also be exhibitors demonstrating new advances in ink technology. Ahlstrom-Munksjö will exhibit sustainable and innovative fibre-based solutions, including new wall coverings for eco-solvent printing.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)