Fespa Digital 2014: stand by stand

Jenny Roper
Monday, May 5, 2014

Who's showing what at this year's wide-format expo in Munich.

PRE-MEDIA & SOFTWARE

Barbieri Electronic – stand B2 247

Barbieri manufactures intelligent colour measurement systems for professional digital printing. At Fespa Digital 2014, Barbieri will show, for the first time, the new SpectroPad Series 2, which builds on the features of its predecessor to offer several hardware, software and usability improvements. In combination with Digital Output Control it enables the operator to quickly and easily check the output consistency prior to running a job and works directly on the printer. The company will also showcase the Spectro LFP spectrophotometer for flatbed and roll-to-roll printers, and the Spectro Swing solution for solvent printers.

Caldera – stand B2 242

Wide-format software developer Caldera is preparing to launch new and updated products at this year’s show. Among the highlights will be updates to the company’s web-to-print solution, version 3.0 of Variable Display and the latest versions of its RIP software, and workflow system Flow+ 2.0. Caldera will be demonstrating WebShop’s Variable Size Product listing, and its ability to integrate directly with the Caldera RIP and Flow+. Flow+ 2.0 now boasts a better organised user interface that is customisable with shortcuts. The cost management feature previewed in version 1.6 has been extended to improve production costing, with the addition of new reporting options. Other updates include a calendar function, drag-and-drop job management, improved RIP interaction and the ability to create quote templates, manage jobs in several parts and add QR codes to quotes, orders and stock elements.

Colorgate – stand B1 269

On show on Colorgate’s stand will be its core product Productionserver, a modular RIP and colour management software used, says the company, by thousands of digital imaging end-users around the world every day. The company will also be showing how SmartControl offers a complete practice-approved industrial printing operating system.

EFI – stand B1 110

fespa-efiAs well as its Vutek HS100 Pro and GS3250LXr Pro printers, EFI will be showcasing the latest iteration of its Digital StoreFront. It will demo how version 7 is designed to combine the software’s SmartStore Builder interface with advanced HTML5 tools for optimised web-to-print storefront access across desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Advanced customisation can be carried out with direct HTML and CSS editing, while the software also features a re-designed interface for ease-of-use. The software also features EFI’s Digital StoreFront VWeb+ cross-media marketing module, which enables end-users to create and manage cross-channel marketing campaigns – including print, PURLs, email and SMS – track customer response and configure automated follow-up messages.

Esko – stand B2 238

fespa-eskoVisitors to the Esko stand will be able to check out the new developments in layout functionality within the i-Cut software suite – Esko i-Cut Layout+, a re-developed 64-bit application that runs on both Mac and PC platforms and is designed to make nesting and layout preparation intuitive and productive. The company will also be demonstrating ArtiosCAD and Studio structural design software for design of displays and other structures in 3D, and workflow automation with Esko Automation Engine to streamline and automate high-volume production. Also on display will be Esko Color Engine, with the focus on a new colour module for ink-saving, and, when integrated in an automated workflow, to save on job set-up time. Lastly, online editing capabilities integrated within Esko’s workflow solutions will be demonstrated on the Esko booth by Chili Publish.

Grafco AST – stand A1 562

At Fespa, Grafco AST will launch multi-channel spot colour separator software, a screen printing Xerio RIP and high-definition second-generation stochastic screening and digital proofing software. On the consumables side, it will launch new screen printing ink for high-definition printing and screen printable primers.

Koch – stand B5 125

Koch APL Systems provides an ERP MIS Solution for the screen print, large-format printing and signmaking industries. The performance related print calculation is the main component of the APL system and is fully integrated in its Web2print solution, and in new launch for Fespa APL WEB, and in the APL B2B web business user service. 

Onyx – stand B2 140

Onyx will be introducing 21 new Onyx 11 features and enhancements at Fespa, focused on simplifying print production, optimising colour output quality and expanding software connectivity within the print production environment. These new developments include Onyx 11 Thrive, Onyx 11 ProductionHouse, Onyx 11 PosterShop, Onyx 11 RIPCenter, Onyx RIPCenter Textile Edition, Onyx PosterShop Textile Edition, Onyx ProductionHouse Textile Edition,Onyx Textile module for Onyx Thrive. New functionality in Onyx Textile Edition software is designed to help achieve the client’s desired results quickly and easily. A single, simple process streamlines job preparation and enables printers to run their entire shop using one RIP and print workflow product, says Onyx.

Optimus – stand B1 538

Optimus will be showcasing Optimus Dash MIS system and how its software modules can help automate the fundamentals of estimates and job bag creation, along with an integrated approach to stock control, purchasing, e-commerce and accounts. Another Optimus product, Cloud, will also be showcased. Optimus will also showcase Cloud Mobile’s real time MIS tablet device ordering capability.

RealTimeDesigner – stand A2 360

RealTimeDesigner specialises in dynamic imaging, print-on-demand, web-to-print and online design technology. The company launched in 2006 as a consumer-driven online design platform, and has since expanded its reach to support e-commerce applications for numerous print and manufacturing processes. The company is now releasing a set of new integration and design tools.

Riso Kagaku Corporation – stand A1 560

In February 2014, Riso launched a new digital screen maker, the GoccoPro QS200, as the high-end version of the GoccoPro100 launched in 2011. The GoccoPro series is a “computer to screen” system using thermal technology. At Fespa the company will be highlighting three key features: the fact it only takes the QS200 three minutes to expose an image on A2-wide screens; the simplicity of the QS200 automatically starting the process of exposing an image on the screen when artwork data is sent from the PC; and its clean operation, with the system eliminating the need for water, emulsions and chemicals.

SAI – stand B2 120

fespa-saiVisitors to SAI’s booth will be the first to see a demonstration of the all-new SAI Flexi and Flexi Design, the first digital printing and signmaking software available via monthly or yearly subscription, the company claims. SAI’s new subscription-based software is designed so that customers benefit from the latest updates and can take advantage of the cloud window to enable file storage, image sourcing and other web-based services including the SAI cloud mobile app for on-the-move job reports for Android and iPhone/iPad. SAI Flexi offers a design, RIP, vinyl cutting and print-to-cut workflow that drives up to five devices simultaneously, while Flexi Design includes design features and can send files to a remote SAI Flexi, PhotoPrint or even Onyx, RasterLink, and VersaWorks.


PRESSES

Agfa Graphics – stand B1 380 and 390

Agfa Graphics will be showing the latest additions to its portfolio of wide-format printers. These include the enhanced range of Anapurna engines, as well as the new Jeti Titan S/HS true flatbed UV-inkjet printers, which combine speed with “exceptional” print quality. All printers are part of a package including dedicated inks as well as Asanti workflow automation software, which will drive all engines on the booth. Also on show will be Asanti StoreFront, a cloud-based web-to-print system that helps users expand their activities and explore new markets.

Brother – stand A1 260

Brother will show its GT-3 Series, a single-platen white ink direct-to-garment printer. The company will be showcasing, it says, how the new GT-3 Series’ industrial printheads help deliver high productivity, durability and reliability.

Canon Europe – stand B1 310

Visitors to the Canon stand will see the hardware, software and substrates that represent the full breadth of Canon’s offerings, says this vendor. On the stand will be Océ Arizona UV flatbed devices, with Canon showcasing its ability to print on “an almost limitless” range of substrates. Also on show will be roll-fed printers, both inkjet and Océ CrystalPoint hybrid technology, including the Océ ColorWave 900, the Océ ColorWave 650 and, for photo print quality, a Canon imagePrograf. Workflow software, finishing equipment and Canon’s full range of substrates will also be on show. Canon Europe will also be showcasing a variety of customer success stories and applications, including bespoke printed wallpaper and laminate flooring.

Colorific – stand B1 440

Colorific will launch its first wide-format print-and-cut machine at Fespa 2014, the UV640PC. The 1.6m (64in) printer combines the benefits of solvent and UV-curable chemistries to provide a cost-effective alternative to latex, while offering photo-realistic print quality, says Colorific. Based on a Roland VS640i chassis, Colorific’s UV Light inks are apparently a key feature of this new engine. Outgassing is eliminated and shrinkage nonexistent, claims the vendor, meaning that output is immediately dry and ready for application. The aim is also that production costs for a square metre of print using Colorific’s SUV formula are dramatically reduced. The UV640PC also incorporates Epson’s latest print-head technology, the DX7, giving resolutions up to 1,440dpi in high-quality mode. Production mode allows for 21sqm/hr.

D.gen – stand A1 250

Textile sponsor D.gen will be showing its new upgraded 3.3m-width direct-to-fabric Teleios Grande printer with disperse dye and speeds up to 200sqm/hr. It will also show its Artrix GTII, a printer suitable for any kind of fabric with pigment inks, and its first paper transfer printer, the Papyrus Black.   

DGI – stand B2 418

Newly launched at Fespa will be Digital Graphics Incorporation’s (DGI) FG-3206 3.2m soft-signage and home textile printer. Another launch will be the FD-1904 1.9m digital direct textile printer featuring a new type of Kyocera printhead designed to improve speed and productivity up to 140sqm/hr (80sqm/hr in production mode, 600dpi). Then there will be the DP-1604 ultra-high resolution printer. With its 720dpi resolution and up to 50sqm/hr speed, the DP-1604 is a print industry milestone, says DGI.

Direct Color Systems – stand B2 391

Direct Color Systems recently released the latest addition to its popular Direct Jet small-format UV LED printer line, which enables users to create flat and ‘Textur3D’ photo-quality prints on signage, Braille signage, promotional products, awards and industrial parts. The new Direct Jet 1024UVMVP is designed to increase profitability by producing more in less time, with the same “industry-leading print quality that users have come to expect from DCS.” New features include a Bulk Ink System, Precision Dot Control, programmable and automatic circulation system of the entire white ink vessel, and a 3.5in (89mm) LCD touchscreen display.

Durst – stand B2 110

Durst will present a range of new and updated large-format printers. Two new products on show will be the Durst Rho P10 200/250 HS Series with LED pin curing and Durst Rho 312R roll-to-roll UV printer with Variodrop technology. The new Rho P10 HS Series has double the productivity of the original P10 models, says Durst, and features Durst Quadro Array printheads. The new Rho 312R offers high production speeds and Variodrop technology. The 12-picolitre drop size is designed for excellent image quality with resolutions of up to 900dpi and it is capable of printing up to 240m²/hr in high-speed mode or 122m²/hr in POS mode. 

DYSS – stand B2 260

DYSS will be showing its new launches, the GM3042 and GM6042 (Turbo) small flatbed UV GM Series printers, designed for small-quantity production. The series uses UV ink that can print on various materials with the possibilities expanded by the addition of white and varnish ink. The GM series is equipped with a self-developed LED UV lamp that has a low power consumption to minimise maintenance, cost and guarantee use over a long period of time. The machine is small and light enough it can be installed on a desk, says DYSS.

EFI – stand B1 110

fespa-efiEFI has revealed it will be making important announcements relating to its UV-curable technologies this Fespa. It will also be demonstrating how the Vutek HS100 Pro now features a variety of automation options to remove manual intervention and speed up throughput, with fully automated loading and unloading now available. The vendor will be showcasing this 3.2m combination flatbed’s Pin & Cure technology for accurate droplet placement and control of gloss, satin and matt finishes. EFI will also have on show the latest Vutek addition to incorporate LED lamps, the GS3250LXr Pro, the first dedicated roll-to-roll production printer to incorporate EFI’s ‘cool cure’ technology. It will be demo-ing its greyscale printheads for high image quality and its green credentials, including lower power consumption and no emissions or VOCs.

Epson  – stand B1 250

The full range of SureColor printers will be demonstrated by Epson at Fespa, including three 64in SureColor SC-S wide-format signage printers, three SureColor SC-F dye sublimation printers (including the new SureColor SC-F7100) and the SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-garment printer. Also on display will be soft signage, apparel, gift and promotional products to demonstrate the flexibility of the SC-F Series dye-sublimation printers and their Epson UltraChrome DS ink, a specially-developed new aqueous ink. Finally, Epson’s first direct-to-garment printer – the SureColor SC-F2000 – will be demonstrating fast, efficient t-shirt printing.

ESC – stand B1 518

ESC will be presenting the new digital large-format flatbed printer series ESC-Praktika, available in print sizes of 1,615x2,500mm and 1,600x3,000mm. According to the company, the use of ‘nano colours’ enables the printers to work with difficult materials such as glass, ceramics, leather and metal. Also on show will be the large-format ESC-Jetrix series, the Mimaki small size digital printers, as well as various systems for textile decoration: the ESC-DTG direct textile printers, the ESC-TransSlam transfer system, the ESC-DTG Blizzard pre-treatment equipment and the ESC-Decos and Decor machines for the application of decorative materials. 

Fujifilm – stand B1 530

On show at the Fujifilm stand will be the Inca Onset, its flatbed platform for producing high quality display POS images on rigid and flexible media. It features a range of material handling options and scalable architecture to allow platform expansion, in terms of printheads and ink configurations, without replacing the machine. Then there will be the Acuity Advance Select dedicated flatbed printer series (with roll option) for high-quality POS and signage onto rigid and roll materials at up to 64sqm/hr true production speed. Also on show will be the Acuity LED 1600, suitable for rigid and very thin flexible materials with best in class productivity of 20sqm/hr, and Uvistar, designed for super-wide graphics and suitable for display and POS with roll media. On the consumables front, Fujifilm will showcase euromedia, a range of hundreds of media products for water-based, solvent and UV printing and laminating. 

Gandy Digital – stand B2 450

The latest advances in Gandy Digital’s Digital Pred8tor, Domin8tor, Viper and Sl8te printers are just the tip of the iceberg into James Gandy’s vision of the future in grand-format digital printing and manufacturing, says the company. The new Sl8te family of hybrid and true flatbed UV printers will be the focus of the Gandy stand at Fespa.

HP – stand B2 210

Throughout the show, HP will demonstrate the capabilities of its HP Latex – including the just-launched Latex 300 series – Designjet and Scitex solutions. These include roll-to-roll, hybrid and flatbed printers for low- and high-volume printing. The HP stand will feature inspiring examples of flexible and rigid projects, such as signage, vinyls, banners, retail graphics, and corrugated displays. HP will also showcase indoor graphics and creative interior decor applications printed with HP Latex Technologies. HP will be demonstrating how latex technologies can be used to drive new revenue streams beyond traditional signage applications, such as in wallpaper printing, canvases, and textile printing for soft signage and furnishings.

Jetrix – stand B1 265 and 370

Exhibiting on the Inktec stand, Jetrix will show the KX7 at Fespa, a large flatbed roll-to-roll option digital printer. This is designed as the next generation of the Jetrix UV Printer, featuring Jetrix’s new special formula UV ink and an in-built primer for super-strong adhesion. The company will also exhibit new dye-sublimation and eco solvent inks.

KIP – stand B2 410

KIP will be exhibiting its Fast Colour System. The dry toner colour printer range offers high print speeds with high-capacity paper handling and low-cost operation, as well as a wide range of features for greater productivity, media versatility, networkability and flexible system configurations, says KIP. 

Kornit Digital – stand A1 119

Kornit Digital will be exhibiting its new six-colour Avalanche Hexa fashion and sports apparel printer, entry-level Breeze, Paradigm II model and high-speed Storm II printer. It will also be launching a Kornit QuickP Plus workflow package for direct-to-garment printing. The package consists of design, ordering, inventory, management and print workflow tools and is designed to reduce the time to prepare files. The target market for the software is small to mid-sized t-shirt and garment printers 

Mimaki – stand A1 110

fespa-mimakiMimaki will be presenting two printing solutions: the JFX200-2513 entry-level UV inkjet flatbed and the Tx500-1800DS direct sublimation printer for the textile and soft signage industries, which will make its European debut at this show. An early version of the JFX200-2513 was unveiled as a prototype at Viscom Düsseldorf in November 2013 and will be commercially available in Europe after Fespa Digital 2014. It features, says Mimaki, a compact footprint, an affordable price, variable dot function, white ink, and two different ink types. These ink types are LH-100, a hard UV cure ink with high rub and chemical resistance, and LUS-150, a low-cost UV cure ink with suppleness that extends to 150% with no cracking for materials to be applied to curved surfaces. Mimaki will also be showing the Tx500-1800DS direct sublimation printer.

Mutoh – stand B1 550

Mutoh Belgium is taking three brand new printers to the show, including its first LED UV models. The firm will be displaying its portfolio of large-format equipment including the latest additions to the ValueJet family, covering sign and display, indoor and digital transfer as well as direct to fabric applications. Mutoh’s showstopper will be the new ValueJet 1638X sign and display printer for long term outdoor and indoor prints. The new 64in-wide ValueJet 1638WX dye-sublimation printer for high-speed applications will also be presented. 

Reggiani Macchine – stand A1 358

Reggiani Group will be showcasing the Reggiani ReNoir Plus machine, available in 1,880mm, 2,400mm, 3,400mm and capable of printing with reactive, disperse, pigment, acid and sublimation disperse inks. The machine is able to manage both fabric and paper. Thanks to the industrial fixation system it is now possible, says Reggiani, to cure in line. The ReNoir Plus is also claimed to be environmentally friendly thanks to water-based inks and low consumption, and has achieved Green Label certification.

Roland DG – stand B1 230

fespa-rolandRoland DG’s flagship product the Soljet Pro4 XR-640 will be on show in Munich come 20 May. This printer-cutter offers reliability, versatility and speed,says the vendor, and uses the new, EDP- Eco-Sol Max2 ink in white, metallic silver and light black. Metallic silver can be used to simulate gold, bronze, copper and over 500 other metallic colours. Light black ink is used for grey gradations. These inks are also available on the new VersaCamm series, with Roland also demonstrating the VersaUV LEF-20 at Fespa. The vendor will demonstrate how the machine prints text and images on a variety of items including iPhone and tablet covers, pens, Plexiglas photo cubes, golf balls and other objects or plates up to 100mm high.

Screen – stand B2 171

Screen’s Truepress Jet W3200UV flatbed printer was unveiled at Fespa last year. This year visitors will not only see it printing at top speeds of 85sqm/hr but will also see high-speed lenticular and multi-layer applications, designed to demonstrate the advanced drop control of this printer. The six-colour-plus-white Truepress Jet W3200UV can print onto a wide range of rigid and flexible media up to 3,200x1,600mm in size and up to 50mm thickness, and is designed for the POS, signage and interior decor markets. 

Seiko Instruments – stand B2 240

Seiko Instruments will show its signage printer, the ColorPainter M-64s, launched last year. Seiko’s booth will boast a Neon Room showing ‘Night Graphic’ applications of ColorPainter W Series Neon Ink. Also demonstrated will be the high-productivity printer ColorPainter H2P and its large-capacity ink system designed to shorten set-up times and, by using VX ink, reduces ink costs to less than €1/m². The firm will also showcase its affiliate SII Printek’s drop-on-demand piezoelectric printheads. Printek’s 1024GS printhead and the new RC512 recirculation printhead are designed to achieve higher jetting frequency rates. Two types of initial drop size (7-picolitre and 12-picolitre) are available.

SwissQprint – stand B1 350

The SwissQprint UV inkjet systems portfolio comprises Oryx, Impala and Nyala. All models are flatbed printers with add-on features as required. Examples include the roll-to-roll option for printing on flexible materials, and the board option that offers a simple method of printing on oversized formats. In addition to the CMYK standard, the machines can be equipped with light colours, white, varnish, primer and spot colours thanks to a maximum of nine colour channels. The 9-picolitre droplet size produces a visual print resolution up to 2,160dpi. The firm will showcase new developments including a new model with a larger printbed and faster output, and new special effects print capabilities.

Thieme – stand B1 570

Thieme produces screen printing and digital printing systems, from classic graphic printing to highly specific functional coatings, through to the integration of printing processes in complex manufacturing procedures. The company will be highlighting how its offering ranges from standard machines to printing lines put together according to customer specifications at Fespa. New for this year’s show will be the Thieme D digital printing system.

Xerox – stand B2 360

Xerox will be showing its wide-format IJP 2000 at Fespa, a high-speed, high-quality, single-pass inkjet printer that operates at up to 420sqm/hr. The company will be talking visitors through how the IJP 2000’s water-resistant inks produce instantly dry prints on a variety of materials such as banner fabric, tear resistant Tyvek, gloss and satin photo papers and back-lit or stoplight films. This, says the company, makes the printer ideal for indoor signs, posters, and banners, in addition to presentation graphics, maps and exhibition and event graphics. The IJP 2000 is powered by the Caldera GrandRIP+ and will be displayed with a variety of finishing partners.


POST-PRESS

Cameolaser – stand B2 244

Cameolaser will present the new Fusion laser cutter at Fespa. The Fusion comes with an engraving area of 813x508mm or 1,016x711mm and boasts a new servo motor so that substrates, particularly acrylic, can be cut with clear and smooth edges. New features like LED lighting, a joystick for manual control and a job time calculator will also be highlighted. The machine is also available as a fibre laser model.

DYSS – stand B2 260

A well as the new SM Series of printers, DYSS will be showcasing its new X5-1600 digital die-cutter, designed to build on the X7 and compactness of the X5-1300 series. 

Elektronik & Sign – stand B2 372

Elektronik & Sign specialises in the manufacture and worldwide distribution of high-end CNC milling machines, such as its EasyWorker milling machines, which can cut cardboard, paper, cork, acrylic materials, wood and metal. Plasma cutting as well as robot welding is also possible. Visitors to the company’s booth at Fespa will see the EasyWorker MasterPro² CNC milling machine live in action. The company will be demo-ing its high-resolution servomotors, automatic tool changer and Z Double Head Module. Particular focus will be given to the cutting of acrylic glass.

Esko – stand B2 238

fespa-esko-kongsburgEsko will show the Kongsberg C64 cutting table for the first time in Europe following a successful launch last autumn at SGIA in the US. This table is designed for 24/7 production and semi-industrial environments and is unique in its ability to handle materials up to 3.2x3.2m, says Esko. Kongsberg C Series cutting tables are designed, thanks to their carbon traverse beam, not to decelerate when cutting demanding materials and are capable of working with substrates from paper and textiles to fluted board, plastics, aluminium composites and (unique to the Kongsberg C) corrugated up to triple-wall thickness. Another family of cutting tables that Esko will showcase for the first time in Europe at Fespa Digital is the Kongsberg V-series. Available in two configurations, the V-series tables are aimed at sign and display as well as packaging applications. Visitors will also see new Esko i-Cut software suite developments (see Esko’s Pre-media section entry).

Eurolaser – stand B2 400

Eurolaser will be positioning itself as a leading manufacturer of high-end CO2 laser machines for the cutting, engraving and marking of non-metals at Fespa. Typical materials its machines can process are acrylic, wood, plastic foils or textiles. The vendor will demonstrate how a modular concept underpins its systems.

Flexa – stand B2 350

Flexa is an Italian manufacturer of machines for the digital printing industries, such as sign makers, digital printers, road signs manufacturers, screen printers, and advertising and display producers. At Fespa it will showcase its New Extrim 1,600mm electric cutter and new workflow for post-press solutions.

Fotoba – stand B2 230

Fotoba cutters feature a “unique” system that aligns automatically to the image side in both X and Y axes, says the vendor. At Fespa it will be demo-ing its new XLD170 WP with REW 104/160 as a complete solution for a fast and reliable cutting and rolling of wallpaper and poster jobs.

GCC – stand B2 148

GCC manufactures UV curable inkjet printers, laser engraving/cutting/marking systems and vinyl cutting equipment. At Fespa it will show its wide format cutters for cutting and sandwich materials used in the POS market. These include the Rhinocutter, a new entry-level solid cutter available in widths of 2.6m up to 3.6m, the Jumbocutter that can process up to 5.3m, and the Inpro range of cutters, GCC’s fastest range. At Fespa, the company will show its new touchscreen computer system for easier handling, integrated calculations and cutting smooth Forex and other breakable materials. It will also showcase its JC-241E and JC-241UV print and cut machines.

Kala  – stand B1 320

Kala, a French manufacturer of wide-format laminators, offers a range of laminators up to 2m wide suitable for a range of budgets, and heat transfer calendars. Kala will launch a new XY automatic trimmer at Fespa.

ModulMounter – stand A1 130

Danish company ModulMounter will be showcasing its flatbed-laminator, offered in three widths and in a basic length of 2m or 3m which can be extended in 1m steps. The machine can be completely disassembled for access to the customer’s location, says the vendor, and there is no obtrusive bridge over the roller. The table surface can be delivered with MDF-plate or glass, and laminating is possible over the full length  of the table. 

Ribamatic – stand B1 355

Ribamatic offers manual/automatic roll slitters, also known as roll cutting machines, for the wide-format digital printing and sign industries. At Fespa the vendor will be showing how the slitters can process a wide range of materials such as 3.2m and 5m PVC banners, vinyl rolls, polyester rolls, papers, leathers, fabrics, foam tapes, application tapes, self-adhesive, EPDM, rubbers and gaskets. The new roll slitting machine TOP3.5 will be officially launched at the show. This machine, equipped with feeding rollers, can process rolls up to 5m wide. The Artik 1.6 will also be on the stand, a machine that Ribamatic claims to be “the fastest and easiest way to slit small rolls”.

Robart International – stand A1 171

Robart International will show its newest developments in slitters, rewinders and the automatic stop RG-Rewinder at Fespa. These machines are designed to enable the vinyl, magnetic, flock and flex-distributor to be able to deliver same-day orders up to 1.6m width.  

Summa – stand B2 438

At Fespa, Summa will exhibit a wide range of vinyl and contour cutters, as well as an advanced engineered flatbed for high-volume and digital print shops. Also on show will be Summa’s latest development, the DC5(sx) printer/cutter, the successor of the DC4(sx). The new DC5 printer/cutter has a variety of performance-enhancing features, says the vendor, including more media widths, an ethernet port, and a more modern new user interface. 

Topcut-Bullmer – stand A2 220

Topcut-Bullmer offers a wide range of cutting equipment for different industries, including for the printing and packaging industry as well as for signage, automotive, textiles, tarpaulin and composites. The firm’s kit cuts single plies, high plies and multi-layer in different widths and lengths. Materials that can be used include: fabric, foil, adhesive, mesh, Dibond, Forex, acrylic and MDF. The machines also cut graphite, foam, PVC, glass fibre, pre-impregnated composite fibres and carbon accurately, thanks to a multifunctional and modular cutting head.

Trotec Laser – stand B2 330

The Trotec Laser team is aiming to show visitors “tips and tricks for laser processing” at Fespa. The laser company will showcase how the camera system of its laser engraving and cutting machines allow users to cut printed materials with intricate shapes and with impressive attention to detail. In the spotlight will be the large-format laser engraver Speedy 500, the Speedy 400 and the Speedy 300 flexx. Trotec will also present “a solution for high volume paper processing”.

Valiani Cutting Machines – stand B1 153

Valiani Cutting Machines will be showing its Mat Pro UltraV flatbed cutting plotter, designed for sheet die-cutting, packaging prototypes, mock-ups, signs and labels. The UltraV is a medium-format professional cutting plotter capable of cutting, half-cutting and creasing, V-Cut/embossing/debossing and crop mark detection. The UltraV can be used on a broad range of materials up to 5mm. Markets and applications include garment patterns, cutting and marking, shoe pattern cutting and marking, package design, prototyping, monument and stone, offset printing blankets and building architectural models, making this machine ideal, says the vendor, for processing all materials which cannot be cut or fed through a roll-to-roll cutting plotter. 

Zünd – stand B1 140

fespa-zundThe primary focus of Zünd’s stand at Fespa will be on increasing efficiency throughout the production workflow. Stand highlights will include the G3 M-2500 tandem cutting system, which can be loaded or unloaded while in operation, and features the new, “ultra-fast” high-performance oscillating tool, the Electric Oscillating Tool, EOT-250. Other highlights on the Zünd stand will be a fully automated cutting system configured for processing rolls of substrates up to 100kg, and the S3 automatic sheet feeder, which minimises operator intervention. All the kit on display at the show will be powered by the latest version of the Zünd Cut Center digital workflow suite.


CONSUMABLES & ANCILLARIES

3A Composites – stand B1 345

3A Composites will be showcasing Lumex highly transparent polyester sheets (APET and PET-G) with fire classification B1; Foamalite high-quality PVC rigid foam boards with optimal printability, good structural properties and weather resistance; Kapa board, which combines light weight with rigidity; and Dibond, which, thanks to a special lacquer system, boasts distinct haptic pattern.

A Berger – stand A1 260

A Berger will show textile media for all digital printing technologies up to 5m. Applications include light-boxes, ‘frameless’ frames, banner displays, flags, stretched canvas, interior design and home decor. Beside this, a range of accessories for textile finishing like flat profiles, loop and hook tapes, flag belts and others will be presented.

Alizarin Coating – stand A2 429

Founded in 2004, Alizarin Coating manufactures heat transfer material. It will be showcasing its inkjet heat transfer paper, colour laser heat transfer paper, eco-solvent printable flex, PU cuttable colour flex and more.

Antalis – stand B1 555

Antalis says it will use Fespa to introduce “innovative and green media”, a range of mobile display systems as well as dynamic signage. As well as launching a new range of Coala Display systems and new products for carpet and wall decoration, it will be talking to visitors about the Coala, Oracal, Avery, Forex and Dibond brands it supplies. 

APA – stand A1 450

APA will present a range of cutting vinyls and products for glass and shop windows, for textiles, for walls and interior decoration, for wrapping and for digital printing. 

Arioli – stand A1 480

Arioli provides a series of steam agers for textiles printed traditionally or digitally. It also provides washing machines, dryers, Sanfor treatments and stenters. This year the Arioli division MHM will introduce a “new concept in textile screen printing” with the latest MHM iQ-Oval, which the company says offers high productivity and complete versatility. The company will also show the digital printer Ariojet, designed for the direct-to-garment sector in combination with screen printing applications and the latest steamer dedicated completely to digital textiles. Arioli is also working on a project to create a new roll-to-roll digital printer, that if not shown during Fespa Digital 2014 will be presented after the show.   

Arlon Graphics – stand B1 130

Arlon Graphics manufactures a line of high-quality pressure-sensitive cut vinyl, flexible substrates, and automotive and print media films for the digital imaging, signage, vehicle graphic, automotive and screen printing industries. Perhaps best-known for its Ultimate PremiumPlus automotive wrap film, the company will be showing how this suits high-end car wraps and provides a wide choice of colours. Arlon’s Ultimate PremiumPlus, Hi-Tech, and PerformancePlus can also be applied indoors and used for architectural and design purposes. All brushed and matt finishes are printable on UV, latex and solvent print systems and gloss finishes are printable on UV. The adhesive system with X-Scape technology is compatible with most smooth surfaces such as indoor walls, unfinished dry wall, architectural panelling and any standard sign board substrate. And the film is flexible enough to take extreme bends and stretches, says the vendor.

Arplen – stand B1 354

Arplen supplies canvases and textiles for the fine art and digital printing industries. Its range includes cotton, poly-cotton and polyester based, for water-based, solvent, eco solvent, latex and UV curable inks, self-adhesive, silvered, fire-resistant, matt, satin and glossy finishing, fine, medium and coarse texture. Over the past year, Arplen has enlarged its range of water-based canvases and this will be its focus at Fespa.

Aslan – stand B1 245

Aslan’s product range includes self-adhesive products for various markets and applications such as graphic applications (signmaking and digital printing), painting and lacquering works, sandblasting works, architecture and room decoration, office and organisation, the production of lamp shades, book protection and repair, hobby and crafts, industrial applications and contract coating. Aslan focuses on developing tailor-made solutions instead of producing high-volume products for mass markets. Requests from customers and markets continuously generate new ideas, says the vendor, which are transferred into self-adhesive Aslan-branded products. At Fespa, the company is planning to launch a new range of printable self-adhesive metal effect films.

Aurich – stand B1 252

Aurich specialises in customised technical textiles. The company supplies industries including the flag, construction, automotive and shoe industries. Its products include knitted fabrics made of polyester, and polyamide and fabricated, dyed, finished, and/or coated fabrics. Aurich produces a range of knitted and woven fabrics for digital sublimation and transfer print.   

Beaver Paper and Graphic Media – stand A1 155

Beaver Paper and Graphic Media is a US-based manufacturer of paper, tissue and graphic fabrics in the dye-sublimation and digital print industry. Beaver’s new utility textile grade sublimation paper, TexPrint UT, will be the focus of its stand. It will talk visitors through how it is engineered as a unique lightweight medium for high-speed digital sublimation printers.

Bodo Industrial – stand B1 546

Bodo Industrial manufactures and exports plastic sheets, especially PVC foam sheets, PVC Celuka sheets, rigid PVC sheets, acrylic sheets and PP hollow sheets. 

Borchert + Moller – stand B1 515

Borchert + Moller supplies textile printers with transfer foil such as flock and flex foil. It also works in conjunction with Mimaki CJV printers to produce transfer foils for solvent and eco solvent printers. At Fespa the company will be drawing attention to its new digital printable effect foil for textiles, Bomo-Flex Print Snow Flake.

Bordeaux Digital Printink – stand B2 340

fespa-bordeauxBordeaux Digital Printink will exhibit a range of inks, coatings and technologies for “almost every inkjet technology and application” at Fespa. Products on show will include new printer specific ink solutions designed for Roland Pro4 and Epson SureColor printers. These formulations are the only inks available that are fully compatible with OEM, claims Bordeaux. Other inks on show will include flexible and rigid UV and UV LED inks, together with water-based dye digital inks for sublimation and direct printing. Eco solvent, mild solvent and true solvent inks on show will include Bordeaux’s Mix & Match ink for Mimaki, Mutoh, Seiko, HP, Agfa and others. Its range of varnishes on show will include UV curable coatings, water- and UV-based liquid laminates and coatings for wide-format and digital presses.

Bruxsafol – stand A1 175

Bruxsafol’s product line-up covers high-quality films for a variety of applications in the architectural and automotive segments. They include colour change films for car wrapping, premium line PWF (Platinum Wrapping Film), Designfilms for wraps (carbon-look), paint protection films and automotive window films, including safety and security films. Besides the standard colour range, exclusive colours of PWF are also available. Additionally, Bruxsafol offers training in application. Launched for Fespa will be a new series of stone protection films, STX-155 and STX-160 RC.

Candex Displays – stand B1 539

Candex Displays’ range includes pop-up stands, scrolling roll-up banners, interchangeable cartridge roll-up cassettes, portable lightbox, X-banners, L-banners, flying banners, giant poles, literature stands, folding panel kits, banner lights and hard cases. The vendor also provides customised products. 

Cham Paper Group – stand A1 210

Cham Paper Group is a manufacturer of high-quality coated papers for dye-sublimation, large-format printing and high-speed inkjet web presses. At Fespa it will show Transjet Boost, an instant-dry dye-sublimation paper for industrial print machines. It dries even highly saturated colours at print speeds of 300sqm/hr and beyond, claims the vendor, which visitors can see for themselves at live demonstrations at the Cham Paper stand. It will also highlight its outdoor paper Exterio Scrolljet, a wet-strength and tear-resistant substrate for sustainable mega-scroller advertising without the need for lamination, and Promoprint papers for high-speed colour inkjet for direct mail and marketing collateral applications.

Chemica – stand A1 160

Chemica will be exhibiting together with its subsidiary, heat presses manufacturer Sefa and will show the ready to apply transfers from its Italian subsidiary Stilscreen. Also on show will be a new ecological vinyl flex, which is 100% phthalates free and quick to apply, and new thin printable media for sublimation ink.

Chimigraf – stand B2 420

Chimigraf offers a range of inkjet inks including UV, LED, solvent, mild-solvent and true eco-solvent inks for wide- and super-wide format digital printers. The company is also involved in industrial applications such as corrugated, ceramic, decorative wood and glass.

ClingZ – stand B1 177

ClingZ will showcase its new Ztac products, premium graphic films designed with a low-tack coating allowing the film to adhere firmly to glass and other smooth surfaces, but be removed easily without leaving a residue. The range includes white or clear film, or the Ultra Clear for “ultimate clarity”. The films are compatible with both UV-curable wide-format and offset printers and are available in 54in rolls in lengths of 18m, 46m or 76m, or in sheet sizes of 510x690mm or 690x1,020mm. Ztac is applied using a squeegee and easily removed with a soft peel.

Concordia Textiles – stand B1 136

Concordia Textiles will celebrate its fifth participation at Fespa Digital this year. In Munich it will show more ‘2in1’ products such as stretch fabrics, blockouts and high-quality woven fabrics. The 2in1 concept is designed to enable printers and distributors to use one stock item for all available ink technologies. One side is printable with eco solvent, UV-curable and latex inks, the other side with direct sublimation or disperse inks. 

Contra Vision – stand B1 400

Visitors to Contra Vision’s stand will be introduced to the Contra Vision Performance range of perforated materials. Contra Vision can also advise visitors looking for new ways to promote brands or extend the reach of advertising. The Queen’s Award-winning firm will introduce visitors to new widths and product formats and the newly launched Contra Vision Impress technology.

Cooley Group – stand B2 320

A recent collaboration with HP now enables Cooley Group to manufacture and distribute globally its non-PVC recyclable banner solutions utlising colourPro technology. These are optimised for use with HP latex inks. Products presented at Fespa will include Enviroflex, the material used to wrap London’s iconic 2012 Olympic Stadium. The Enviroflex line of eco conscious print media products includes a 5m, 120g, PE front-lit banner, and 200g and 225g billboard substrates, and Fespa launches, Enviroflex PE with ColorPro Technology (non-PVC front-lit banner), Enviroflex EU (front-lit, 200g) and Enviroflex PE (back-lit banner).

De-Mill – stand A1 585

De-Mill’s stand will be made from 100% D-board, a high-quality graphic carton board. The exhibitor is encouraging visitors to come and see how the material was used to create the stand – from the walls, to the furniture and all the materials used. DBoard can be UV printed and is supplied in thicknesses of 5mm up to 30mm thicknesses and dimensions up to 1,600x3,050mm. 

DHJ International – stand  B2 212

DHJ International’s Decoprint products can be used for a wide number of applications such as back-lit light boxes, frameless displays, indoor murals and art reproduction. At Fespa it will showcase a new line of direct dye disperse media for back-lit and blockout applications.

Drytac – stand B1 191

Drytac is an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets. With solvent acrylic, emulsion acrylic and hotmelt adhesive coating technologies, Drytac offers products for walls, floors, windows and doors. Drytac also offers pressure-sensitive and heat-activated adhesive coatings. At Fespa it will launch several new products. A highlight will be the “revolutionary” line of ReTac removable and repositionable print media, compatible with UV, solvent, eco solvent, latex, water-based and Memjet print technologies. Other launches include a new premium line of DecorTac self-adhesive permanent and removable printable wallpapers; WallTac, a new outdoor self-adhesive printable wall covering film; and ViziPrint, a new line of printable window films. Also launched will be printable self-adhesive vinyl media Spectrum.

DyStar – stand A1 125

DyStar manufactures dyes, pigments, chemicals and digital printing inks for the textiles industry. At Fespa, it will showcase its Jettex digital printing inks, ranging from reactive, acid inks to disperse inks, and how these are designed for long-run performance on high-speed industrial digital printers. In addition there will be a preview of some newly developed inks. DyStar will also show its Sera and Evo products for preparation of textile substrates for digital printing.

Easy – stand B1 529

Easy will present a wide ranging assortment of premium inks for large-format printers at Fespa Digital 2014, it says. It will exhibit its alternative Eco-Sol-Max2 for the Roland Soljet Pro 4 XF-640 and Soljet Pro 4 XR-640. It will also show its alternative eco solvent ink in white and metallic silver for Roland printers with silver and white option, and alternatives for the discontinued inks of HP DesignJet 8000, 9000 and 10000.

Endutex – stand B2 119

Endutex, based in Portugal, produces PVC and non-PVC coated fabrics for digital printing with many seamless widths from 1.1m up to 5m. The company’s range of materials includes front-lit, back-lit, blockout, mesh, canvas, textiles, truck and specialities for different indoor and outdoor applications. It will highlight at Fespa its Recytex and Terratex collections (100% recyclable and PVC free) for applications including banners, blockout, products for light boxes and roll-up displays. Also on show will be the E-Decorin Collection, for indoor decorations including wall and floor coverings, and the new Sublitex collection, textile materials for dye sublimation, latex and UV inks.

Expolinc – stand B2 416

A new Expolinc base for its magnet frame and a new stationary display for directional signage will also be exhibited on the company’s stand. In addition a selection of high-quality banner systems and displays will be presented.

Folex – stand B2 200

Folex will present its latest range for the ‘Print On’ arena, focusing on its media for large-format inkjet and digital presses. The newly expanded Folex-Regulus portfolio includes materials for POS roll-up, pop-up, back-lit, window graphic, banner, fine art paper and canvas products. Also demonstrated will be the Reprojet family of pigment and eco solvent films suitable for screen and flexo film separations. Finally films, papers and t-shirt transfer media for digital presses, such as HP Indigo, Kodak Nexpress, MGI, Xeikon, Xerox, etc, will be presented.

GEW – stand B1 116

UV curing equipment manufacturer GEW will launch the latest developments in LED curing for wide-format inkjet printing at Fespa. The new range of high-performance UV LEDs augment GEW’s energy efficient arc lamp curing technology by bringing smaller, cooler and more controllable options to market, says the vendor. 

Grafityp – stand B1 220

fespa-grafitypThe Belgium-based vinyl manufacturer will focus on new PU films, non-PVC print films and new cast Graficast automotive and decor media at Fespa. The new Grafityp PU films TPU10, TPU15 and TPU20 (100, 150 and 200 microns respectively) are designed for protecting vehicles. The thinner versions are designed for paint protection whereas the thicker ones are more suitable for stone chip protection. Grafityp will also introduce its new Colibri non-PVC print films which come in a top-coated as well as a non-coated version. Graficast automotive and decor films already come in various patterns and colours and feature cast matt, carbon, brushed aluminium, colour wave, stardust and leather look finishes. At Fespa Digital, Grafityp will introduce various new metallic and ‘stardust’ films to this range.

Guandong Italia – stand B2 245

Trick of the light and special effect media will be shown by Guandong Digital Media. Highlighted at Fespa will be its new Glittering Metal substrate, a multi-layer PVC-PET that consists of a silvery sandblasted face film, and a mirrored back for a mirror effect. The spotlight will also be on Canvas Super White, suitable for backlighting, and Ferite, a multimedia film for upgrading interiors. One Way Vision Night&Day will also be displayed, as will PolyFlat, a plastic multi-layer substrate.

Heathcoat Fabrics – stand B2 142

Heathcoat Fabrics is presenting its range of high-definition, direct-digital, print-ready textile substrates for the flag and banner industry. Heathcoat is the EU manufacturer of HDtec, a range of high-definition direct digital print-ready textile substrates. Heathcoat’s textile products can be treated for flame retardancy to internationally recognised standards, and are designed to have excellent rigidity, heat stability, transparency and fray resistant durability.

Hexis – stand A2 210 and 205

Hexis is a manufacturer of self-adhesive vinyl films and digital printing media for large-format inkjet printing used for signmaking and vehicle marking. The company specialises in pressure-sensitive adhesive coated thin plastic films and pioneered its own process to produce high performance multi-layered cast vinyl films. New launches for Fespa will include flex films for textile marking and double layered cast vinyl for large-format inkjet.

Heytex – stand B1 215

New textiles from the Heyblue digitex range for dye-sublimation applications, for back-lit and interior design applications for example, will be the focus of the Heytex stand. Heytex specialises in coated and laminated fabrics for large- and super-wide format printing for indoor and outdoor applications – flags, poster walls, billboards, banners, object and trade fair design, interior design, wallpapers, point of sale displays
and truck tarpaulins, are all included. The Heyblue digitex textile range is pitched as ideal for indoor applications.

Hönle – stand B2 243

Hönle will introduce its latest UV curing products for inkjet printing at Fespa Digital. The portfolio ranges from efficient UV lamps to “state-of-the-art” LED technology. The high-power UV products of the innovative jetCure-series are designed to offer “excellent” curing even at high speed. A focus will be the LED Powerline products, which offer high irradiation intensity up to 20,000mW/cm². These are available in different exposure widths and wavelengths. 

Huntsman Textile Effects – stand A1 147

Huntsman Textile Effects will present the latest developments in the field of water-based inks for industrial printheads. New launches include Terasil Subli XKS sublimation inks and Lyosperse XKS pigmented inks for high-speed digital printing using Kyocera printhead technology. Also premiering will be the new Eriofast Jet Black XKS 2500 reactive inks, which can attain deep black results on cellulosic fibres.

Inglet – stand B1 325

Inglet offers a range of vertical cutting machines for the wide-format print industry. The highlight of its Fespa stand will be its new InBlade vertical cutter. The InBlade cutter is designed for rigid and semi-rigid materials. Inglet will also showcase its successful model Verdi Twin, which boasts two multi-substrate cutters in one, and has a maximum cutting height of 3,050mm.

InkTec – stand B1 265 and 370

InkTec will show dye-sublimation and eco solvent inks at Fespa. The SubliNova Sure is a dye-sublimation ink specially formulated for Epson SureColor F-series printers. The colour gamut of SubliNova Sure is wider than the original ink, according to the exhibitor. The EcoNova ID is eco-solvent ink which can be compatible with Mimaki, Mutoh and Roland plotters.

Innova Art – stand B1 151

Innova Art will showcase its whole portfolio of products at this year’s Fespa Digital show. Alongside Innova’s inkjet substrates will be the JetMaster display systems range, including the recently launched direct print photo wrap frames for flatbed printers. The new JetMaster direct print photo panels will also be on display with demonstrations of the JetMaster photo wrap and photo panel on the stand throughout the show. Following its preview last year, the final new eco-solvent/latex line-up will be shown on the Innova Art stand alongside a preview of the new ReTac repositionable adhesive, designed for a variety of print display options.

Intercoat – stand B1 451

Intercoat will showcase repositionable adhesive M1-Multitack for home decoration, Shopstick Decor, for POS decoration, and Intercoat Overlamination Films.

JM Technical Textiles – stand B2 220

JM Technical Textiles will launch a new light reflecting textile substrate for digital print. Its range of textile substrates are compatible with UV-curable inks, latex inks including those by HP and Mimaki, solvent inks, water-based inks and sublimation inks.

J-Teck3 – stand A1 220

At Fespa 2014, J-Teck3 will showcase J-Cube RF40/KF40, a new series of digital inks for sublimation and direct-to-fabric printing on polyester. The series, featuring J-Teck’s Cluster Technology, has been developed for digital printers equipped with Ricoh and Kyocera printheads. Other digital water-based inks from J-Teck’s range will be on display, including the J-Next Subly, suitable for Epson DX6 and DX7 printheads, the J-Eco Line disperse dyes for direct and transfer printing on polyester, and the EPS system for double-sided direct-to-fabric digital printing. The company reports that it is working on a new digital ink for industrial applications which will apparently be ready just in time for the show.

Kiian Digital – stand A1 240

Kiian Digital is a manufacturer of inkjet inks, with roots in industrial, speciality and screen printing products. It develops inks for a wide range of applications such as sportswear, promotional wear, visual communications and graphic arts. Kiian Digital supplies its products via a global dealer network as well as through private label and OEM partners. The company is to unveil its latest extended colour set, Digistar K-One, at the show.

Lintec Graphic Films – stand B2 264

fespa-lintecLintec Graphic Films, supplier of premium window films and durable label substrates for screen and digital applications, will present a range of its latest high-end products on its stand at Fespa Digital. The company’s selection of high-end glazing enhancement films will showcase UV and eco solvent printed applications for both architectural and POS use. Also on display will be Lintec Graphic Films’ range of durable marking substrates that are developed to withstand extreme climatic, chemical and mechanical exposure. Other variants offer tamper-proof qualities. Designed for industrial screen printers, these products serve a diverse number of applications across a range of sectors. 

Liteks – stand A1 245

Liteks manufactures both digital printing canvases and artist canvases. Its range is 100% cotton, which the company says ensures a natural feel and look. The company uses acrylic, rather than PVC, components in its canvases for better environmental performance. Liteks will launch a transparent coated cotton canvas with a natural look for inkjet printing at the show.

Marabu – stand B2 332

A special focus of the Marabu stand will be the UltraJet DUV-A and its compatibility with Canon Océ Arizona and Fuji Acuity printers. Also in the spotlight will be the solvent-based MaraJet DI-MS, which offers an enlarged colour gamut with coloured metallic effects. Also on show will be the TexaJet ink series, sublimation inks for transfer, hybrid, or direct printing. For ultimate mechanical resistance, metallic effects can be over-varnished with the water-based liquid coating Marashield WA-FXG without impairing the brilliance of the metallic, says Marabu. New products for Fespa include the UltraJet DLE-A 191 metallic, MaquaJet DA-E for PVC self-adhesive films, an extended portfolio of solvent-based Plug&Print alternative inks, and the TexaJet DI-7047 and disperse inks for digital direct printing onto textiles.

Nazdar – stand B2 115

Nazdar inks are primarily used by printers in the POS, banner, container, industrial, metal, nameplate, membrane switch, roll label, sign and textile decorating markets and can be used in presses including Roland, NUR, Scitex, Mutoh, Canon Océ, Mimaki, Gandy, HP, Epson, Agfa and Teckwin digital printers. 

Orafol – stand A1 380

On the Orafol stand will be a live car wrapping demonstration with the latest wrapping films by Orafol. The vendor will showcase its full range of coloured plotter vinyls – all of which conform to the EU REACH regulations and are lead chromate-free. Main brands include Oracal, Orajet and Oraguard.

Palram – stand B1 274

Palram will be exhibiting Palight Digital, a high-quality, lightweight PVC board, with a smooth and uniform surface and bright white base. Palight Digital is designed for POS, exhibition stands and booths, and other signage and graphics applications.

Premier Textiles – stand A1 177

On display on the Premier Textiles stand will be examples of its reactive and pigment enhanced print base fabrics. The exhibitor will be showing 10 new print base fabrics developed to look and feel like cotton and linen, but with the benefit of extra strength and durability. These are suitable for sublimation and transfer printing methods.

Sefa – stand A1 160

French firm Sefa designs and manufactures high-quality heat-transfer presses, and pre-treatment and drying systems. Based on significant experience, its wide range of machines and solutions, standard or custom built, are now being used across Europe for applications such as t-shirts, sports goods, caps, luggage, rigid substrates like aluminium, ceramics, MDF, mugs. The company says its major models will be presented including the new Clam Pro designed for retailers, the high-output dual plates, Duplex Auto Maxi, and the new Slide 1280 for large-format sublimation, as well as a new large-format heat press range with multi-zone temperature control to sublimate high-definition images and pictures on rigid substrates such as aluminium and wood.

Sensient Imaging – stand A1 123

Sensient Imaging Technologies develops sublimation inks for textile printing. New launches at Fespa will include the ElvaJet SY370 range of inks for Kyocera printheads, the ElvaJet PE500 new series of pigmented inks for cotton printing, and the ElvaJet PE570 range of pigmented inks for cotton printing with machines equipped with Kyocera printheads.

Signtrade – stand B2 221

During Fespa Digital 2014, new inks from Nutec and new textile and water-based inks will be presented by Signtrade. Highlights will include the Nutec eco solvent inks Emerald E10 and E12 as well as UV inks. The Amethyst A50-UV-MP inks will be presented on the new Signracer 2512 UV with high-power LED lamps. The solvent printers will be presented with the E12 inks.

Sihl Direct UK – stand B1 120

The focus of the company’s stand will be the recently launched Solvent Photo Paper PE 240, developed especially for eco solvent and solvent inks and particularly, thanks to a high-gloss surface, metallic inks. The substrate is available in 30m-long, 1,372mm-wide rolls. 

Solunaris – stand A1 455

Solunaris will showcase its new generation of Antelos inks for use in the latest industrial high-speed printheads. These include the Antelos R-RC reactive ink range for digital textile printers with Ricoh Gen4 and Gen5 printheads, the Antelos Deep Black R-KY deepest available black reactive ink, developed for latest industrial high-speed printheads, and Antelos Infusion transparent ink.

Stadur Produktions – stand B2 538

Fespa visitors will find the following products on the Stadur booth: Viscom Sign Easyprint, featuring pure white surface skin and a high-performance Stadurlon material; Viscom Sign SF, a dual-sided hard PVC foam skins; Stadur Viscom Edge, a self-adhesive protection profile available in 10mm and 19mm; and self-adhesive coating board Stadur Viscom Fix.

Sun Chemical – stand B2 446

fespa-sun-chemicalAt Fespa Digital 2014, Sun Chemical will showcase its capabilities across digital processes through its Streamline and SunJet brands. It will also be educating visitors on its solutions for enabling marketers to better manage their brand colours, protect product integrity and introduce security features that defend against counterfeiting. 

Text Trade Services – stand A1 360

Text Trade Services (TTS) will present, at Fespa, a new reflective fabric which can be printed with sublimation transfer. The fabric is coated with transparent reflective dots that makes it reflective in the dark, but doesn’t compromise the density and gamut of the colours that can be achieved in the daytime, says TTS. 

Tivuplast – stand A2 110

Tivuplast is an Italian company specialising in the production of sustainable honeycomb cardboard products. The company provides specific products for a variety of sectors: furniture, wrapping, packaging, digital print, logistics and transport. At Fespa the vendor will add to its Nidoboard range a new honeycomb paper, which is fire retardant and, according to the manufacturer, environmentally friendly.

Universal Woods – stand A1 271

Universal Woods offers a range of media, including ChromaLuxe HD photo panels, table tops, dry erase boards, display signage, as well as Unisub personalised products for promotions, gift and awards. At Fespa the vendor will launch new sublimatable Unisub products, sublimatable Unisub items with a golden finish and ChromaLuxe framing options.

Williams – stand A2 145

Williams’ Neobond aluminium composite panel range for indoor and outdoor advertising, signage, digital printing, POS displays, exhibition stands, interior design, as well as for the building industry will be the focus of this booth. The product series includes Digital for direct digital printing on flatbed printers, Sign, Brushed, Mirror, Sparkling, Wood and Stone, Copper and Stainless Steel.

Xaar – stand B1 170

Visitors to the Xaar booth can learn about the range of manufacturing sectors that have implemented Xaar’s inkjet technology in order to drive down costs, reduce waste, improve processes and move to just-in-time high-volume production, says the manufacturer. Visitors will learn how the printheads are used globally for decorating, patterning, applying coatings or adding structure to a variety of industrial and consumer products.

Yupo Corporation – stand B2 460

At Fespa Digital, Yupo Corporation will show its products that stick without adhesive: YupoTako, YupoJelly and YupoStatic. These products stick to flat and rough surfaces and can be removed as many times as needed leaving no residue, says the vendor. All three are 100% recyclable. Yupo will also display FPU and Block-Out, a strong synthetic paper made of polypropylene, designed to give a high-quality and durable image when UV printed, and with a matt surface. Yupo FPU is 100% recyclable. 

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