Digital and textile printing manufacturers are all set to present the latest technologies and applications to the speciality print sector at FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 to be organised in Munich during May 14-17. The expo will see print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers gather to experience variety of print technologies, consumables and materials.
With Print Make Wear one of the key features at this year’s Global Print Expo, textile is set to be a key talking point at the event, counting over 160 exhibitors showing textile solutions. First time exhibitor Omniprint will be using FESPA 2019 as a platform for displaying its range of direct-to-garment (DTG) printing technologies, including its latest system, the Cheetah Industrial DTG. With quality prints up to 1800dpi, the Cheetah is one of the fastest industrial DTG printers on the market, boasting high print quality and compatibility with a wide range of materials, including 100 per cent polyester and cotton/poly blends.
Digital sublimation and direct-to-textile printers will also be a key feature on the Mutoh stand. Visitors will be able to see first-hand the high speed ValueJet 1948WX digital dye-sublimation printer, with print speeds ranging from 125 m²/h to 195 m²/h. The system is ideal for businesses looking for a printer capable of handling high volumes and intensive use.
FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 will see the world premiere of Karibu, the first roll-to-roll printer from swissQprint. Little is known about the new system at present, but the Swiss company will come with a range of standout features, including a roll handling system that enables fast loading, a finely segmentable vacuum system, new output software, and a bespoke ink set.
Canon will exhibit its range of wide format digital print and automated workflow solutions, including the successful Océ Arizona flatbed series and the Océ Colorado printer, featuring Canon UVgel technology. The new Océ Arizona 1300 Series will be displayed for the first time at an international event since its launch in February 2019. The Océ Arizona 1380 GT model will show customers how it can help them produce an even broader range of applications working with almost any rigid or flexible media. The new printer will be demonstrated with Océ Arizona Xpert, an innovative software solution that simplifies and automates complex print jobs, including multi-layered and double-sided applications.
Ricoh will also present its assorted solutions designed to support and improve print production environments. Among these systems will be the Ricoh Pro L5160 latex roll-to-roll large format printer, designed to deliver broader job capabilities, as well as faster short run production and elevated productivity. The printing system delivers increased performance, while also reducing maintenance requirements and outstanding quality.
SPS TechnoScreen will introduce the new SPS ASTRON QX, a full servo-driven cylinder machine designed for high-end industrial screen printing applications. The key features of the new system reflect the gradual introduction of camera control and registration systems that’s been taking place in the screen printing industry for the past decade.
There will also be a section on inks. German ink manufacturer, Marabu will be presenting its offering for screen, digital and pad printing, for both graphic and industrial applications. International ink manufacturer, Sun Chemical will also showcase its portfolio of screen, industrial, wide format and super wide format inkjet inks. Mimaki Europe will exhibit its recently launched UV-curable metallic ink, MUH-100-Si. As more print technology providers continue to embrace greener practices, Brand Management Group, the official partner of HP Large Format Media, will be placing special focus on HP’s latest sustainable solution for printed canvases, a huge market segment in the wide format print industry.
Roz Guarnori, exhibitions director at FESPA, comments: “The best feedback we’ve received from our visitors in the past is that they learn something new at every FESPA event and we are confident that they will once again be inspired by what’s on show. FESPA is known as a platform for product launches and innovation, and we’ll be expecting more announcements from our exhibitors before the beginning of the event.”