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FESPA postpones 2021 Global Print Expo in Amsterdam to October 2021
FESPA has postponed its 2021 Global Print Expo and the co-located European Sign Expo from March until October 2021, while remaining at the same venue, the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Designing for the South African Market and leveraging Digital Print Technologies
As the digital textile marketplace expands worldwide it strategically fills the gaps where analogue industrial production was once the key player. The high-volume rotary production of the past has been replaced in some instances by hybrid supply or has ceased entirely to exist in its previous volume meterage. Digital textile technology now enables customised production at any volume.
An opulent performance
Torbjorn Johansson and Eva Théen-Johansson of Swedish digital textile specialist Tobex explain how the firm won gold in the roll-to-roll printed textile category at the 2020 FESPA Awards.
Slowing down fast fashion
As the founder and CEO of London-based not-for-profit garment manufacturer, Fashion Enter, Jenny Holloway wanted to do things differently. Now, with COVID and Brexit reshaping the commercial landscape, her ideas have never been more relevant.
Exhibitor community lines up for FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 in Amsterdam
FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2021 (9-12 March 2021, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands) are attracting a growing line-up of exhibitors, all enthusiastic to engage with customers and prospects face-to-face after a year reliant on digital platforms to communicate and share product news.
Roll-to-roll branding at the ANOC World Beach Games
The Look Company won a 2020 FESPA Gold Award in the roll-to-roll printed textiles category with this event branding project for the ANOC World Beach Games, and also won the Best in Show Digital Award. We spoke to Jacob Burke, President of the Look Company Middle East, about his double success.
New heights in t-shirt design
Elixir Unlimited in India won a 2020 FESPA Gold Award in the special effect on t-shirt, garments and other textiles category. We spoke to the firm’s owner, Pradeep Periwal.
Inks for textile printing
Nessan Cleary discusses the numerous types of textiles, from natural materials to synthetics, all of which require different types of inks and treatment.
To New Shores
The COVID-19 crisis has caused several problems for suppliers in the printing industry. This is due to the significant fall in machine sales. Sonja Angerer discusses how printers can learn a lot for their future business by observing the actions of hardware manufacturers.
Bringing colour back! FESPA launches campaign for March 2021 expo
FESPA has launched the promotional campaign for its March 2021 event, scheduled to take place at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 9 to 12 March 2021.
Epson digital printing technologies continue to advance the digitisation of the industrial textile p
Epson technologies have been at the forefront of the textile industries evolution and the development of new emerging markets. Duncan Ferguson is the vice president of commercial and industrial printing for Epson Europe, and responsible for Wide Format Textiles and Labels. In our latest interview we discover how Epson is driving change and how the industry must evolve at speed to meet both consumers expectations and the evolution of the global textile marketplace.
What's driving change and accelerating demand for digital printing?
Debbie McKeegan speaks to Duncan Ferguson, the Vice President of Commercial and Industrial Printing for Epson Europe. Debbie asks how Epson is driving change and how the industry must evolve at speed to meet both consumer expectations.
Roland DG launches ‘secret weapon’ for textile print
Roland DG has announced the launch of the ZT-1900, its largest textile printer to date that it said will help users take advantage of a number of major trends in the market.
CottonBee, a print on demand success story driving sustainable production on demand
As the Textile Industry shifts further towards a sustainable future the growth of print on demand is accelerating at an unprecedented pace. Digital technologies have democratized the print space – enabling an explosion of entrepreneurial growth within the marketplace. In our most recent interview, Michał Laskowski
Textile printing technologies for next generation, Northumbria University invest in the hp stitch
As the Textile industry shifts to a digital future the technologies and software that will facilitate this seismic shift are of critical importance to the education of a new generation of design and print practitioners. Practical experience is an essential learning tool - it is the bedrock of all teaching and both inspires and generates new applications that push the boundaries of creativity.
2D design and 3D visualisation in fashion printing
3D design can streamline systems, enhance sustainability and – in times such as the COVID crisis – even maintain the concept-to-shelf cycle during unexpected challenges.
Accessibility to Digital technologies - Northumbria University invest in the HP Stitch
As the Textile industry shifts to a digital future the technologies and software that will facilitate this seismic shift are of critical importance to the education of a new generation of design and print practitioners.
FESPA Awards 2020 winners announced
FESPA has announced the winners of this year’s FESPA Awards, its annual celebration of excellence in the global speciality print and visual communications community.
The importance of textiles in the reinvention of the print industry
Textiles have a huge part to play in the reinvention of the print industry. What we print onto is equally important to the technology that facilitates the decorative surface printed product.