“This conference is unrivalled by any other specialised textile conference. It provided delegates with the opportunity to hear industry experts discuss a range of topics and share their in-depth knowledge and experience.”


““It provides printers interested in this sector a real opportunity to learn about the market and identify which technologies would work best for them.” 

2 October 2014



Sesto San Giovanni

Delegate Fee:

€ 150
Non Member 
€ 180  

What is the Digital Textile Conference

As digital textile continues to push the boundaries of innovation within wide format print production, the need for information is in greater demand, that's why on the 2nd October 2014, FESPA will be delivering another of its successful Digital Textile Conferences in Milan.


This one day conference will provide an international line-up of digital textile printing experts, ready to share a wealth of knowledge, experience and insight into the latest innovative products, trends, case studies and trade secrets.


This is your opportunity to gain exclusive insight into the future direction of DTP and gain practical tips on embedding innovation in your business, while networking and connecting with global leaders of the print industry.


Simultaneous translation will be available for all sessions in English and Italian.


Topics will include:

  • Market updates
  • Industry strategies
  • Transfer Vs direct printing
  • Digital fashion
  • Sportwear and apparel
  • Serving interior markets
  • Environmental impacts
  • Digital textile inks
  • Case studies from leading printers and end-users and much more




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Mark Abramson is CEO of ThinFolio, a company that makes custom wallets that are individually printed, cut and sewn for every customer.


Scott Donovan

Scott has an extensive background in product development, manufacturing workflows, digital asset management, color profiling, printing and training in Conventional and Digital printing processes.



Marco Olivotto is a colour correction guru from Nogaredo, in the hills near Rovereto, Italy. Since 2013 he's been writing for the magazine Fotografia Reflex



Ron Gilboa

Director of InfoTrends' Functional & Industrial Printing Advisory Service and has been involved in graphic communications since 1980. Ron's skills and experience span print industries including industrial, functional, general commercial, direct mail, transaction, packaging, and photo printing as well as vertical industries.



Melanie Bowles

Senior Lecturer in Digital Textiles at Chelsea College of Art and Design. She is an author, practicing designer and researcher: a member of research cluster Textile Environmental Design (TED); the Textile Futures Research Center (TFRC); and The Slow Textile Group.


Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt is a clothing and jewellery designer working primarily in the entertainment industry. Based in Los Angeles, his clients include Madonna, Cher, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Fergie, the Black Eyed Peas, Steven Tyler, Deborah Harry, Ozzy Osbourne, Tina Turner and many others.


Prof Dr Marc Van Parys is head of research lab TO2C which conducts applied research on the latest breakthrough technologies such as atmospheric plasma, laser-engineering, coating technologies, including hotmelt and UV-coatings and digital technologies.


Andreas Skantze

Andreas has worked with super large format images for almost 25 years. Big Image was printing digitally as early as 1989, and a lot has happened since producing large format visual experiences for creative and demanding clients.


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FESPA is a global federation of 37 national associations for the screen printing, digital printing and textile printing community. Founded in 1962, FESPA organises the leading exhibitions and conferences for this community, and reinvests profits from these activities into the global print community.
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