We are accustomed to seeing and reading about wallpaper being produced on inkjet machines but now we have Xeikon machines tradionally used for business and label applications using toner to produce beautiful wallpapers.
FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 opens today occupying ten halls and running over four days, at Messe Berlin, Germany. We know that many from Australia and New Zealand have travelled to Germany to visit the show in order to witness the launch of new products.
For Fespa 2018, Agfa Graphics makes a bold move with an immersive booth concept that uses virtual reality and interactive sensory experiences to introduce its next-generation inkjet printing solutions.
Currently, there is a specific global raw material shortage affecting UV curing inks. This impacts supply of a UV photoinitiator commonly known as “TPO.” While supply of TPO comes from several different manufacturers, a key chemical feedstock used in the manufacture of TPO (and other similar photoinitiators) comes from one main upstream source in China.
In May 2018 Hexis are presenting the new market positioning of their paint protection film “BODYFENCE” at two major exhibitions, Automechanika (Dubai) and FESPA Global Print Expo (Berlin).
Metamark has announced its acquisition of Trimwel, the company’s long-standing Irish distributor. Under Metamark’s ownership, Trimwel will continue to operate as a distribution business working with a growing range of customers, typically sign and graphics manufacturers in the region.
Drytac will be showcasing its new look alongside additions to its key product lines. New products on show will include Drytac's ColorCapture range of wallcovering products designed to allow customers to pick and mix the perfect media solution for their application, plus additions to the SpotOn and Polar media portfolios.
A quick assembling and easily changeable display, suitable in almost every setting.
Ricoh, a name most would not associate too closely with sign and display, is making quite a splash at FESPA 2018.
Roland DG Australia are excited to announce that Roland DG Australia Service Agent, Peter Holbrook, and Mark Johnson of Aarque in New Zealand both won awards as a part of the Roland DG Global SE Awards.
MS Printing Solutions in Italy is probably a little known supplier to our shores however they are a global player and will be a major exhibitor at the upcoming FESPA show. They have just launched their new JPK LED UV roll to roll printer and is deserving of our own attention here in our region. They have not asked us to promote them with a view to finding a distributor however should a local distributor be interested, it is reasonabe to expect that they would want to supply into our market.