EUROPE’S LARGEST PRINT EXPO IN 2018 FOR SCREEN AND DIGITAL WIDE FORMAT PRINT, TEXTILE PRINTING AND SIGNAGE, FESPA GLOBAL PRINT EXPO TOOK PLACE IN MESSE BERLIN FROM 15-18 MAY.
The show was held in ten two-story pavilions at 700 booths
There were visitors from142 countries
Here is FESPA this year content:
- European Sign Expo
- the FESPA Trend Theatre
- Printeriors showcase
- Print Make Wear garment production feature
- Digital Corrugated Experience for packaging and point-of-sale (it was for the first time)
The dominant area of visitor interest according to the event registration data was digital printing - 44% of all visitors.
30 % visitors were interested in textile and fabric printing. Commercial print, finishing, design to print, sublimation printing and industrial printing also featured particularly strongly among visitors’ priorities for the event.
FESPA in partnership with InfoTrends made and analysed questionnaires of 1400 selected visitors
The main trends are:
83% of respondents state that they are optimistic for the future of their business (2015: 80%).
Individual and personalize printing.
Wide format product mix
Further growing potential for banners; signs, billboards, POS/POP displays, digitally printable self-adhesive media and décor applications.
Digital technology investment
Print businesses continue to invest into short runs digital technology.
UV, latex and direct and dye sublimation growing
declining use of solvent, water inks and analogue technologies.
Productivity is the dominant buying criteria.
Garment products dominate across all textile businesses, where sports apparel, fast fashion are leading. Digital textile printing is slower than in other segments but 56% recipients have made digital investments, and 19% plan to do so in the next two years.
Digital printing will expand to 12% of the textile printing production, today is about 5%.
Environmental investments are influenced by customer expectations regarding manufacturing and materials. 76% say that environmentally responsible products are shaping business strategy, including topic of energy-efficiency.
The winners of FESPA’s 2018 Awards
Companies from Russia were also among the winners.
Point of purchase products, plastic – Midi Print, Russia
Special effect T-shirt and garment printing – A-Desing Ink
T-Shirt and other garment – IMaika
Major Nissa StensArt partners at the show
Aleph Srl (www.alephteam.com)
Display 3 digital textile printers
-LaForte Optima Fabric185; direct to fabric printing on cotton with PIGMENT inks
-LaForte Optima Paper340; super wide dye-sublimation solution with our standard vacuum belt.
-LaForte Maxima Paper185; this unit will be equipped with new inks that will allow Aleph to enter into the Signage market
d-Gen (www.dgen.com )
Showed wide range of direct to garment and sublimation printers: Papyrus Grande, Papyrus Arete,
Telious Grande H12, Papyrus G5, Telious Hexa
For the first time digital textile printer Kyo Hybrid with screen printing section for White color to reduce printing costs was presented, which will have demand in textile countries particularly in India, Pakistan, Turkey and possibly in Russia.
Other our partners in textile finishing - Klieverik, SeTeMa, Cibitex displayed latest solutions for digital textile printing.