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TPF 2017 to focus on trending topics of digital printing
Apr '17
Courtesy: TPF
Courtesy: TPF
Several product and technical presentations will be held at the 2017 Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Fair (TPF 2017) that will take place from April 19-21. Over 230 companies will showcase their innovative new technologies and products at the fair. Workshops will also be held to share knowledge about digital printing and its development.

The focus of TPF 2017 will be on top trending topics of digital printing, such as applications of digital printing, ink technology, print head technology, design software and printing design trends. Industry specialists will share their viewpoints to help companies stay competitive.

Tansy Fall, WTiN, editor digital textile will give a speech focusing on global market growth trends and key technologies driving the digital textile industry. It will cover differences between regional markets and looks at 2017 growth predictions. This will be followed by a technical presentation by Lubrizol.

A Digital Design Master Class will be organised by Walan College to focus on pattern design and fashion industry and live painting communication by Chiara Caimi, Anteprima Disgeni Srl. Followed by ‘Chinese Pattern Designer Training and Practice and Live Painting Communication’ by Kim Namwon, pattern designer from Korea; deputy general manager & creative director, Zhejiang Walan Culture & Creative Co.

The next session will be on ‘Breaking the traditional concept, to achieve a multi-purpose digital application of new technology’ by Steven Zhou, TA sales division manager, Mimaki. This presentation would focus on achieving a multi-purpose digital printing technology through digital design and digital printing. This will be followed by a seminar ‘Reshape Pattern and Design New Future’ by Guoping Yu, GM, Zhejiang Walan Cultural Creativity Co Ltd.

Michele Riva, sales & marketing director, EFI Reggiani will speak on ‘Drivers for change in textile’. This will be exploring the digital textile ecosystem. It will be followed by a talk on the topic ‘Filtration Knowledge You should Know in The Textile Ink’ by Mark Chen, senior sales manager, Hangzhou Cobetter Filtration Equipment. Jim Lee, international marketing director, China Glaze Group Application will speak on Digital Textile Pigment Inks this will highlight major application areas of digital textile pigment inks.

Day 2 will begin with ‘Textile In-jet Printing Standard Implementing’ by National Standardization Technical Committees. It will comprise of Inkjet Ink for Digital Textile Printing in four parts – Part 1: Reactive Dye Ink by Guosheng Qin, manager director, Hongsam Digital Science & Technology, Part 2: Disperse Dye Ink by Yongzhong Tian, manager director, Zhuhai Print-Rite New Materials Corporation Ltd; Part 3: Acid Dye Ink by Chunxue Wang, chairman, Shandong Limei Jetink Technology; and part 4: Pigment Ink by Guosheng Qin, manager director, Hongsam Digital Science & Technology.

The workshop area (N4) will hold a workshop on demands and applications of digital textile printing by Tansy Fall. Fall will talk about digital textile trends and applications. The workshop would focus on retail trends driving digital textile applications and would look at the potential for more technical finishes in relation to a drive for sustainability in the textile industry. A panel discussion will be hosted post this session with leaders from dying factories, designers, fabric manufactures, etc. There will also be digital textile printing software workshop. (KD)

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