With less than a week to go until Fespa 2017 opens its doors, organisers have released more details of the technology that will go on display.

The show runs from May 8-12 in Hamburg and a number of Kiwi signmakers and suppliers will make the journey to Europe, where they will see the latest technology, equipment, consumables and materials for speciality print.

Neil Felton, chief executive for Fespa, says, “Fespa events have a deserved reputation as the leading global launch platform for wide format printing and signmaking technologies, and Fespa 2017 will be no exception. In the last few weeks, exhibitors from every product area have confirmed exciting debut products at this year’s exhibition.

“Our own visitor research affirms that technology innovation is the leading driver for attending industry exhibitions, and that Fespa plays a vital role in shaping PSPs’ investment plans. 41 per cent of visitors to our 2015 global print expo in Cologne planned to invest within six months of attending, and with over 100 new products to be shown at Fespa 2017 we expect the exhibition to have a similar influence on technology implementation among speciality printers in the coming year.”

The show covers 10 halls and 1000 brands. It features dedicated trails for textile printing; printed interior décor; and corrugated and signage. The show catalogue provides all necessary exhibitor information, as well as detailed floor plans to ensure visitors locate the suppliers and solutions they are looking for.

Some of the technology launches and highlights revealed by exhibiting suppliers to date include:

  • Canon’s, Océ Colorado 1640, the first wide format roll-to-roll printer based on Canon UVgel technology
  • HP’s latex print-and-cut solutions to simplify and accelerate sign and display production
  • EFI’s new Vutek 3r roll-to-roll LED printer
  • Fujifilm will present an exclusive technology preview of its new modular in-line flatbed production system, built on UV technology
  • Inca Digital’s new software suite, IncaConnect, which it says provides greater visibility and workflow management on its Onset and Spyder printers
  • Mimaki’s UJF-MKll family; its latest generation of small-format UV flatbed printers
  • OKI’s new white toner printer for its Pro Series Graphic Arts portfolio, designed to enable graphic arts professionals to meet evolving market demandsThe new MS110-DDS production unit from Sakurai, for screen production
  • Massivit’s new 1800 3D printer

Finishing technology includes the SP2000 large-format laser cutter from Trotec and the Zünd G3 3XL-3200 cutting system.

In textiles, visitors will see the Avinci DX3200 printer from Agfa; the Kornit Vulcan; Colorjet’s entry level TXF digital textile printer; and the latest ROQ Hybrid printer

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