PrintWeek's pick of the new wide-format products on show at Fespa
3A Composites Stand D30S
3A Composites will present new products including PET, highly transparent polyester sheets, high quality PVC rigid foam board Foamalite, 100% recyclable lightweight foam board Smart-X, and aluminium composite Dibond.
3M Commercial Graphics Stand D5S
‘High-performance technology with a sustainability edge’ will be the buzz phrase on the 3M stand. Featured will be the new range of Envision translucent films optimised for LED backlit signs, new patterns of 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes and new Dichroic films for interiors.
Alhstrom Stand P5S
Ahlstrom will showcase its Chantaffiche range of poster papers for outdoor billboard, street furniture and indoor applications. A special focus will be the Ahlstrom Chantaffiche Metalized, a ready-to-print metalised poster paper.
Anchor Magnets Stand N68S
On display at this stand will be Anchor’s signature products Magnetic Sheet, Magnetic Tape and Digi-Film. The company expects printers to be particularly interested in Magnetic Sheet and Digi-Film, both of which are printable in wide-format up to 1.6m. New for Fespa are a range of Boutique Magnets designed for high holding force but with a ‘soft’ cushioned touch
Antalis Stand F58S
Antalis will introduce new green media, a range of mobile display systems, dynamic signage products and products for carpet and wall decoration. The vendor will also be offering tips on using the Coala, Oracal, Avery, Forex and Dibond brands it supplies.
APA Stand Q82N
APA will present a range of cutting vinyls, glass and shop window, textiles, walls and interior decoration, wrapping, and digital printing substrates at Fespa.
Arlon Graphics Stand G20S
Arlon Graphics will showcase several new vehicle wrap films. On show will be the New Series 2300X which comes in carbon fibre and brushed metal finishes and an array of colours. Also on show will be the new Series 2600LX products, including Ultimate Premium-Plus, featuring a wide range of colours.
Asphalt Art Stand F61S
Asphalt Art will present a range of floor media solutions including those for indoor as well as outdoor campaigns, and those that don’t require lamination. This range includes Asphalt Art, a printable and trafficable aluminium foil for mid- to long-term applications.
ATP Systems Stand H35S
ATP will be showcasing its portfolio of double-sided adhesive tapes for the joining of printable textiles and banners. The range includes ATP’s innovative development for the bonding of PVC banners, called Bannerbond.
Avery Dennison Stand A44S
Avery is launching a new TrueImpact film range, which will be the focus of the stand. The range of self-adhesive graphics substrates are PVC-free and phthalate-free to offer enhanced sustainability. Also on show will be the vendor’s Supreme Wrapping Films and new film for latex inks.
BCP Fluted Packaging Stand B66S
BCP will be showing the new Ditto Formcore sign and display board, which it says offers a smooth surface, excellent printability, rigidity, stability and for a low financial and environmental cost.
Beaver Papier Stand M12S
Beaver Papier will be announcing new grades of lighter-weight economy dye-sublimation print papers. The company will be showcasing how its TexPrint range is suitable for customisation of athletic garments, soft signage, signs, banners, fashion textiles, trade show exhibits, snowboards, skis, cycle wear, ceramics, glass, metals, carpets, mouse pads and mugs.
Bordeaux Stand E10S
Bordeaux Digital will be exhibiting its range of inks, coatings and technologies for inkjet applications. Products on show will include enhanced latex ink developed for solvent inkjet printers equipped with Epson DX printheads. Other inks on show will include flexible and rigid UV and UV LED, together with new water-based dye digital ink for sublimation and direct printing.
Brook International Stand G57S
Fespa 2013 will see the launch of two new products to the Brook International range: Lightbox Acrylic and Plainweave WR. Lightbox Acrylic is designed for ‘Lightbox’ applications and high-impact graphics, while Plainweave WR is suitable for applications where a water-repellent characteristic is required, such as rucksacks and outdoor soft furnishings.
Cham Paper Group Stand J20S
Cham Paper will be showing live the latest development in Transjet dye-sublimation papers. Also on show will be the Exterio wet-strength poster and billboard papers.
Chemical Consultants Stand D2N
New at Fespa from US manufacturer Chemical Consultants will be water-based inks RFU Fluorescent colours, RFU Pure white and RFU Spot Black. There will also be new discharge inks along with a pigment mixing system called CMS (Colour Mixing System) for both discharge and water based inks.
Clear Focus Imaging Stand P24N
Clear Focus Imaging will showcase its line of self-adhesive and non-adhesive perforated window-marking films, debuting PosterVue, the company’s new non self-adhesive value-priced product for POS, retail window posters and brand marketing. ClassicVue 1550, SuperVue 2050 and ImageVue 1540 will meanwhile be showcased for those interested in building wraps and transit advertising.
Clingz Stand N1N
ClingZ, is showcasing its ClingZ Wide Format product for the first time at Fespa 2013, demonstrating how this market too can benefit from an electrically charged printable polypropylene film that, according to the manufacturer, adheres to virtually any dry indoor surface.
Coldenhove Papier Stand N25S
Coldenhove Papier will be showcasing its newest product, Xtreme, for high-speed printing and drying. It will also be offering advice on the the Jetcol brand, for water-based inks, oil- and solvent-based inks, textiles and hard substrates.
Concordia Textiles Stand A62S
At Fespa Concordia Textiles will introduce the Soltexco range with a new superior coating technology for wide width polyester fabrics up to 3.1m.
Folex Stand G36S
Folex will focus on its media for large-format inkjet, membrane switches and digital presses. On show will be the the newly expanded Folex/Regulus portfolio including materials for POS, roll-up, pop-up backlit, window graphic, banner, fine art paper and canvas products. Also demonstrated will be the Reprojet family of pigment and ecosolvent films suitable for screen and flexo film separations.
Heathcoat Fabrics Stand K62S
Manufacturer of the HDtec range of high definition direct digital print-ready fabrics, Heathcoat will be showcasing its new heavyweight knitted banner fabric (220gsm).
Huntsman Textile Effects Stand E40S
Huntsman Textile Effects will present its range of water-based inks for the textile printing industry. New launches will include the lightfast Terasil XKS HL range for automotive and outdoor fabrics.
ImagePerfect Stand B44S
Apparently 50 products will be on display at the ImagePerfect stand. These will include ImagePerfect Signage self-adhesive films, speciality durable window films, digital self-adhesive films, match-component laminates, banner and mesh substrates, and finishing, cleaning, installation and graphic removal tools.
InkTec Stand N35S
InkTec will showcase new dye-sublimation inks, one of which is specially formulated to suit plotters equipped with TFP heads, another for DX7 and DX5 heads. InkTec will also offer details of new eco solvent inks compatible with Mimaki, Mutoh and Roland DG plotters.
Innova Art Stand D34S
Alongside Innova’s inkjet substrates will be the JetMaster Display Range, with the recently launched Direct Print Frames for flatbed printers. The new JetMaster Photo Panels will also be on display, with demonstrations throughout the show.
International Coatings Stand H54N
International Coatings will showcase its latest non-PVC line of textile screen printing inks as well as its range of non-phthalate plastisol- and water-based inks.
J-Teck3 Stand J30S
The J-Teck3 stand will highlight the company’s J-Next Subly, the new-generation digital ink range featuring the cluster technology and suitable for piezo printers. Other digital water-based inks of J-Teck’s range will also be on display: J-Eco Line disperse dyes for direct and transfer printing on polyester, pigment inks for graphic and textile application, and EPS System for double-sided printing in digital direct-to-fabric printing process.
Lintec Graphic Films Stand N45S
Visitors to the Lintec stand will be able to view and test Lumisty window film, which changes from translucent to transparent depending on the viewing angle. Also on display will be Lintec Graphic Films’ range of durable marking substrates developed to withstand extreme climatic, chemical and mechanical exposure, and in some cases boast tamper-proof qualities.
Mactac Stand N5S
Mactac will showcase self-adhesive technology including a new range of films and laminates suitable for retail stores, offices, reception areas, exhibitions, lobbies, bars, restaurants, hotels and the home.
Marabu Stands E5N and C10S
A special focus at the Marabu stand this year will be on the new UV-curable IMD ink Ultramold UVPC, and UV-curable hot-foil primers to print onto glass. Also on display will be the new waterbased sublimation ink Texajet DX-STE and the waterbased liquid coating Marashield WA-FXG which will be shown live on a StarLam 1.6 machine.
Modern TransCopy Stand K17N
On display here will be Modern TransCopy’s newest laser transfer paper, designed to transfer isolated full-colour images, letters and numbers on dark fabrics without trimming the paper. The vendor will also launch a next-generation laser transfer paper, Fun style, for white and light-coloured fabrics.
NBC Stand E14N
NBC will introduce several new products to its portfolio of screen printing meshes, which currently includes nylon, polyester, stainless steel wire and the TLC polymer V-Screen.
NE Plastics Stand P56S
NE Plastics will be showing its range of flat- sheet and roll media products along with examples of its in-house fabrication processes. New products being featured will include the latest Foamalite foam PVC products newly enhanced for digital flatbed printing; the all-new ‘wall legend’ digital wallpaper; and the Ilford range of roll media, featuring a new nano solvent range.
Neenah Lahnstein Stand A70S
On the Neenah Lahnstein stand will be substrates for digital wall decoration, such as the varitess range, which combines nonwovens with modern toner and inkjet print technologies. Visitors can also examine the vendor’s range of weather-resistant substrates for indoor and outdoor advertising.
Orafol Stand Q10S
Orafol’s display will include a range of large-format digital printing materials, CAD/CAM vinyls, car wrapping films and industrial adhesive tapes for sign and graphics. Live car wrapping demonstrations will be performed each day.
Permajet Stand P1N
Permajet will be offering live demonstrations of its PermaProtect range of varnishes in gloss, satin and matt finishes. It will also be showcasing its range of gloss, oyster (satin/lustre), matt or double-sided, substrates and range of smooth, textured and fibre-based fine art papers.
Sawgrass Stand N55N
Sawgrass Europe will introduce SubliJet-R sublimation ink for the Ricoh SG 7100DN. A high-yield gel-sublimation ink, SubliJet-R provides excellent runability and low image cost, says the vendor.
Sensient Imaging Technologies Stand D40S
New to the Sensient Imaging Technologies stand for this year will be the ElvaJet SY270 range of inks for Kyocera printheads and the ElvaJet PE500 series of pigmented inks for cotton printing.
SFC Stand M1N
SFC will showcase large-format printing media, including a solvent-based PET banner, backlit film, easy banner, roll-up banner, water-based materials, and UV-curable based and latex printable media.
Signtrade Stand K40S
Signtrade will present several new inks from Nutec including the new eco-solvent ink Emerald E10. The new Signracer 163++ with 2 DX-5 printheads with the Emerald inks will also be presented. Also highlighted will be a non-hazardous Emerald E12 ink and a solvent-free and non-hazardous component Bio Dome material.
Solter Stand H61N
Solter will be represented by UK distributor Marathon Threads, and will be demonstrating its range of CAD cut vinyls and colour digital transfer films for garments.
Stahls Stand H10N
Stahls will introduce the new and improved Cad-Cut material ‘Sportsfilm’ with a new sticky carrier which aids easy weeding, and fine detail cutting. Also on show will be Stahls’ range of Cad-Cut and print & cut materials, media papers and custom heat transfer systems and services.
Sun Chemicals Stand B20N
Printing ink and pigment producer Sun Chemical will showcase its capabilities across screen and digital processes, as well as in industrial applications and promises a host of exciting launches.
Tesoma Stand F47AN
Tesoma will show a new Compact dryer system, which it says, benefits from "energy-efficient, process-optimised air volume, and multifunctional versatility".
Texo Trade Services Stand H15S
Supplier of transfer printing media TTS will be showing TexoTrans SX sublimation transfer papers covering printing applications from A4 desktop up to 3.2m grand-format, and for soft signage and sportswear applications and hard substrates. Also on show will be TexoFabrics for transfer and direct dye-sub printing with water-, oil- and solvent-based dye-sublimation inks.
William Smith Stand A64S
The launch of a new non-PVC wrapping film from 3M will be a highlight of William Smith’s stand. Visitors can try their hand at applying colour change and digital printing films, including 3M and Arlon wrapping films for surfaces with deep recesses and for gently curved surfaces, as well as iSee2 Total Wrap coloured car-wrapping films. They can also see a demonstration car showing the finished effect of colour change wrapping using 3M 1080 Series and Arlon Ultimate PremiumPlus.
X-film Stand N18N
X-film will show its new X-art wall fleece which is free from PVC and glass fibre and suitable for indoor use. The synthetic paper can be individually printed and is designed for wall tattoos decoration. Users do not need any special knowledge for application, says X-film, with its semi-permanent acrylic adhesive allowing corrections to be made as its applied.