The interior decoration industry is set for a new era of creativity utilising digital technologies. It’s a sector that has continued its meteoric growth throughout the pandemic. Driven by consumer demand, supply chain issues which have encouraged nearshoring and the increasing requirement for customisation and reduced stock holdings.
Digital technologies continue to drive market change throughout the printed interior decoration sector and Printeriors showcases their application.
Inspired by the botanical gardens in Madrid, the 2021 Printeriors design collection features flora and fauna. The intricate patterns and details of nature have been captured by the talented photographer and illustrator Jasper Goodall and his creations offer a visual bridge between the world of graphics and the interior décor industry. The stand is designed, sourced and curated by myself, Debbie McKeegan, an award-winning textile designer and digital print pioneer in collaboration with the industries specialist applications teams, digital machine manufacturers and countless material suppliers across Europe.
Image Credit: FESPA | PRINFAB | PREMIER DIGITAL TEXTILES
Caption: Products on display have been manufactured using leading technologies across the digital spectrum and encompass Dye Sublimation, Disperse and Pigment printing, UV and Latex technologies.
With the help and support of Graeme Richardson Locke and the Fespa team, this year’s showcase goes beyond previous editions and aims to deliver a comprehensive snapshot of the digital technologies available and how they can be utilised across the sector.
No surface is safe from digital disruption. You can now print onto almost any surface, at any volume. The Interior sector offers a whole host of opportunities for convergence into new markets. Products on display have been manufactured using leading technologies across the digital spectrum and encompass Dye Sublimation, Disperse and Pigment printing, UV and Latex technologies.
Image Credit: Fespa | Premier Digital Textiles | Kornit Digital
Caption: Materials include: Natural fibres, synthetics and recycled products alongside a growing selection of sustainable and responsibly sourced options with an environmental focus.
Textiles, wallcoverings, laminates, metallic and hard surfaces, carpets, lighting, Lightboxes, Acoustic surface treatments, decorative elements, fine art and accessories. Materials include: Natural fibres, synthetics and recycled products alongside a growing selection of sustainable and responsibly sourced options with an environmental focus.
Technologies for this year’s Printeriors event include:
Durst, EFI, HP, Mimaki, Vieka, Zimmer, Epson, Kornit Digital, Canon, SwissQ, and Agfa.
Sponsors and partners include:
Premier Digital Textiles, Prinfab, Chromaluxe, EFKA, Vivalyte, CMYUK, RA Smart, Lionpic, Loose Button, Parlour Made, Surface Print, Texo-Trade, Pongs, Art Systems, Eye for Colour, Imageco, Mediaco, Soyang, Sentec International and Dreamscapes.
Sustainability is a crucial element of the stands design and has been a primary focus as the project has evolved. The stand is constructed using sustainably sourced materials wherever possible, including low carbon aluminium and will be utilised for future editions of the Printeriors series.
Credit: FESPA | PREMIER DIGITAL TEXTILES | RA SMART
Caption: No surface is safe from digital disruption. You can now print onto almost any surface, at any volume. The Interior sector offers a whole host of opportunities for convergence into new markets.
All Printeriors partners and sponsors have worked tirelessly to showcase the latest innovations and applications across the Décor marketplace, often in challenging circumstances, working remotely to bring this showcase to fruition.
The Printeriors feature is a tribute to the talent and passion of our industries print professionals and it has been an honour to deliver this showcase and to work amongst each and every technology provider, print practitioner and supplier. I hope that you enjoy all of our joint endeavours.
Discover the latest innovations in interior printing at the Global Print Expo 2021, Europe's leading exhibition for screen and digital wide format print, textile printing and signage. Discover the latest products, network with like-minded individuals and explore new business opportunities. Register now and use promo code FESM126 to receive a discount of 30 euros.
by Debbie McKeegan