FESPA today (22nd July) announces that the flagship Global Print Expo will return to Berlin, Germany in 2022, together with its co-located event for non-printed signage, European Sign Expo. The events will be taking place at the Messe Berlin from Tuesday 31 May to Friday 3 June 2022.

Quality Print Services (QPS), the one-stop shop for the wide-format print market, has been announced as the official UK distributor for ColorJet's leading range of UV flatbed and soft signage printers.

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, is pleased to announce the winner of its 2021 Digital Textile Innovation Awards. A collaboration between Mimaki and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) MFA Fashion Design program, the contest presented emerging young designers with the challenge of incorporating digital textile printing into their cutting-edge fashion collections. The award for the top prize was the opportunity to have the winner’s senior thesis collection printed and sponsored by Mimaki USA.

Cosmo Speciality Chemicals, a 100% subsidiary of Cosmo Films Ltd., launches COSMOTEX AVB, containing a new antiviral and antibacterial agent that is effective against the human Coronavirus (229 E, ISO 18184) and suitable for all types of textiles including garments, home furnishing, and bed linens. Tested at Biotech Testing Services, Mumbai, COSMOTEX AVB kills 99.9% pathogens and remains active against pathogens even up to 50 washes and keeping the environment hygienic and safe from foreign living objects.

Having undergone further development, the new cradle feeder 100 now offers even more functions and is smarter than ever. The cradle feeder 100 comes with an integrated cut-off system, intelligent controls, and smart roll-off features that take textile cutting to new levels of productivity and automation.

HP has announced a new EMEA-wide webinar that will showcase how using leading HP Stitch dye sublimation printers with partner technologies can help users access a wide range of work within the soft signage sector.

Kornit Digital, a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced Buffalo, New York-based Oxford Pennant is implementing the Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro system for digital direct-to-garment (DTG) production on demand.

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, has today announced that Arjen Evertse has been appointed as General Manager Sales, EMEA, effective 1st September 2021. After founding a business to support the adoption of Mimaki technology in Eurasia, this increased responsibility and exciting new challenge is the latest step forward in Evertse’s successful 12-year long Mimaki career.

British Fabric Printing (BFP) has installed a Mimaki TX300 pigment ink printer and Klieverik VERTEX calender press from CMYUK. This enterprising start-up has been trading online for the past 5 months and in that time has output 650 plus orders.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has enhanced the world’s fastest digital textile printer, the EFI™ Reggiani BOLT. The upgrade is a combination of hardware and software enhancements that will minimise artefacts, compensating for missing nozzles that may occur over time and enhancing uniformity to deliver smoother solid colours. The upgrade also delivers improved quality and smoother gradients, plus it enables faster printhead replacement and drastically increases file processing speed by up to 200% for large, complex files.

Epson America today (24th June) introduced the 24-inch SureColor® F570 Professional Edition desktop dye-sublimation printer. Ideal for professionals creating promotional products and apparel decorations, including personalizing awards, mugs, mousepads, and garment embellishments, the SureColor F570 Pro is engineered to deliver fast, reliable dye-sublimation printing right out of the box with demanding color accuracy requirements. The SureColor F570 Pro includes Epson Edge® Print Pro software with Adobe® PostScript® 3™ and PDF Print engines for professional results.

Graphics One is pleased to announce the imminent launch of two new rotary oil-based 3-in-1 calendars for dye sublimation and direct printing fixation applications. GO’s new Xpress 47-inch C-1200 and 67-inch C-1700 calendars combine “best in class” capabilities with GO’s value pricing.

Prior to the pandemic, textile printing was one of those things we´d probably all considered. Perhaps for printing flags, fabric banners or soft signage? Or for supplemental production such as interior décor and soft furnishings? Maybe even for direct-to-garment T-shirts, sportswear printing and short-run fashion designs?

Ottimo Digital has invested in a 3.2m wide Kleverik GTC 101 3500-calender press from CMYUK. A highly versatile piece of equipment for the widest range of applications within digital textile production, it handles both dye-sublimation transfer printing (paper to textile) and dye fixation of direct printed dispersed dyes or pigments.

The new, industrial, entry-level EFI™ Reggiani BLAZE scanning printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is making its debut at the ITMA Asia tradeshow, 12-16 June in Shanghai, China. The high-quality printer is an easy-to-use, smart solution to help textile companies blaze their successful trail into the world of efficient, sustainable industrial inkjet printing. It is equipped with EFI Reggiani’s state-of-the-art technology, offering the highest quality, reliability and flexibility on the widest variety of designs.

The new Avinci CX3200 is a dye-sublimation roll-to-roll printer that can print either directly to textile or on transfer paper. It delivers high productivity and a consistently vibrant print quality on a wide range of polyester-based fabrics.

PRINTING United Expo is on track to be the global printing event in 2021. The first in-person industry event of significant magnitude since its inaugural 2019 Expo, the fall event — which takes place at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 6-8 — is welcoming printing’s leading companies to display their newest technologies coming to market on-site.

Sappi, a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, offers Transjet Tacky Industrial, a coated dye sublimation paper for digital transfer printing, specially developed for high-speed inkjet printing on highly elastic textiles. Also new is the uncoated dye sublimation paper Basejet, which has been developed for light designs for high-speed digital printing of fashion and home textiles.

Roland DG is set to assert the company’s position as a leading global provider for the textile printing sector at this year’s FESPA Innovations and Trends: Printed Clothing virtual event on 9-10 June. Roland DG’s team of experts will be shining a light on the latest innovations in the industry, as well as Roland DG’s established solutions, championing the flourishing textile personalisation market.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, today announces Johannesburg, South Africa-based apparel decorator Vic Bay Apparel has implemented two Kornit Storm HD6 systems for sustainable, single-step production on demand. This installation answers increased demand for small orders and high-colour graphic designs, resulting from a dramatic growth in their e-commerce operation.

This year, EFI™ Reggiani celebrates 75 years of heritage, innovation and glamour in the textile world. As part of its anniversary celebration, the textile technology innovator is revealing the imminent launch of three new, state-of-the-art digital textile printers.

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