A new pavilion and sustainability spotlight launch are two new content led features for Fespa Global Print 2022.
Spotlight on sustainability
Fespa’s Sustainability Spotlight feature encourages speciality printers to make more sustainable and environmentally conscious choices for their business. Industry experts will provide useful, informative and actionable advice around environmental best practice.
Graphics producers and textile printers can view a wide range of material samples on display. They will learn how to produce innovative but sustainable finished products. The headline sponsor for the feature is HP. In addition, the stand will be recyclable and reusable, made using products from Reboard Technology.
During the event, industry experts will host a series of informative talks. Subjects include sustainable materials to use for graphics and textile applications; how to reduce energy consumption; carbon footprint facilities and benchmarking; how to make supply chains more transparent; and how print professionals can avoid greenwashing.
Michael Ryan, head of Fespa Global Print Expo, says, “Building a successful and profitable business is every entrepreneur’s number one goal. However, the print community has an obligation to sustainability too. As a result, this is becoming a priority for print buyers.
“Becoming sustainable means understanding the whole operation and the opportunities and risks. These need to be addressed, now and in the future. Our goal with the launch of Sustainability Spotlight is to inform the print community of the different options open to them. They can then progress along the path towards sustainable operations. We want to show print businesses how to meet changing customer demands. At the same time, how to increase productivity and profitability, while making meaningful improvements to their supply chain and efforts to decarbonise.”
This year’s event sees the launch of the Associations Pavilion. Its celebrates the talent of Fespa’s international member community.
The Pavilion gives members of Fespa’s worldwide network of associations the opportunity to showcase their talent through samples of their screen and digitally printed work. Visitors can learn how the diverse applications were printed and finished. It involves members from 16 countries, including Japan, Thailand, Mexico and South Africa.
Back by popular demand, Printeriors will connect brand owners, designers and architects with PSPs and manufacturers. They can explore the latest trends in décor and design. This showcase will bring illustrations to life across a range of textiles, wallcoverings, furnishings, flooring, fine art, lighting and accessories.
Fespa has collaborated with illustrator Jasper Goodall. His work is being curated and developed through design, manufacturing and onto finished products by Fespa Textile Ambassador Debbie McKeegan.
Highlighting the multiple opportunities for printers in the world of interior and exterior décor, visitors can experience an interactive world of flora and freshness of the natural world as they move through a collection of seven themes: Tropical Verdure; Nature’s Canopy; Opulent Lux; Aqua Mist; Surface Micro; Organic Flora; and Cacti Geos.
The World Wrap Masters returns with 3M as vinyl partner and HP as print partner.
As in previous years, participants will wrap cars and surprise objects in a series of timed battles. The judging panel comprises past Wrap Masters winners and experts. In the event’s biggest ever final to date, 12 successful semi-finalists will go head to head to compete for the title of Wrap Master 2022.
Michael Ryan adds, “With new content streams and enthusiastic participation from our partners and Association members, Fespa Global Print Expo 2022 will be a must-attend event for the print community. Print professionals stand to gain so much by investing in time away from their day to day operations to boost their knowledge, network with peers and be inspired by other people’s creativity.
“A new pavilion and Sustainability Spotlight are exciting for us. With brand new content streams, visitors will leave Fespa brimming with innovative ideas, fresh insights and valuable contacts, primed to make positive changes and enhance their offering.”
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Learn more about Fespa Global Print Expo 2022 and to register to attend
Visitors receive a €30 ($48) discount on the cost of their entry ticket by using code FESM213.