From A to B and back again

20th May 2019

The very last thing that I did at last week’s Fespa Munich show was to go to the organiser’s press conference, where Michael Ryan, group exhibition manager for Fespa, announced a brand new event, Sportswear Pro, for next year’s Fespa show in Madrid, Spain.

Visitors waiting to enter the Fespa 2019 show at the start of the first day.
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BPIF survey shows confidence falling

The British Print Industry Federation has shared the results from its latest Printing Outlook quarterly survey, which takes the pulse of how confident British printing companies feel about the market. Probably best not to read any further if you’ve heard enough about Brexit, and let’s face it, who hasn’t had enough of Brexit at this stage?

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Kornit announces new NeoPoly inks and printers

22nd May 2019

Kornit has announced new NeoPoly ink technology as well as a new direct to fabric printer, the Presto, a high volume industrial printer that does away with the need to pre- and post-treat the textiles, and does not consume any water in the printing process.

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EFI updates Optitex software

EFI has released a new version of its Optitex textile design software, with a new Print and Cut feature that enables printing of all garment patterns on a single roll. This alone should lead to significant savings in fabric roll inventory of 15-40 percent when compared to traditional methods.

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Materialise announces new software and partnerships

Materialise, which develops a wide range of 3D printing software, has announced a new version of its Streamics software, as well as a range of partnerships with HP, Nikon and Essentium in a growing sign that industry is taking 3D printing more seriously.

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EFI shows off new Pro 30f flatbed printer

21st May 2019

EFI had a packed stand at last week’s Fespa show, which is inevitable if you put a lot of large machines in a small space, and Ken Hanulec, vice president of marketing for EFI, rattled through a fair number of products at the press conference, but despite all this the company only really showed one new product, the Pro 30f flatbed.

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