FESPA introduces FIT – FESPA Innovations and Trends, a new series of live virtual events aimed at helping printers plan effectively for their business recovery.
The new interactive live online events are each themed around a particular area of technology and applications, giving visitors a focused environment to engage with new products and explore trends. The first two events in the series will take place in May and June 2021 and are as follows:
FESPA event on wide-format graphics: 26-27 May 2021
Focussing on wide-format graphics and the evolving printed décor market, this event will showcase innovations from a range of leading technology, software, and substrate suppliers.
Durst will be highlighting its latest P5 portfolio; EFI its new EFI Vutek Q5; HP the new Latex 700 and 800 portfolios; Kornit Digital will explaining how printers can harness its NeoPigment inks; Mimaki will presenting its new 100 series of UV, solvent, and sublimation printers; OneVision, highlighting its end-to-end automation suite; and PrintFactory will be discussing the benefits of using correct workflow and color management tools.
Other participating suppliers include Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Aleph, Aslan, Avery Dennison, Dataline, Elitron, Fotoba, Hanglory, Kala, Klieverik, Kongsberg, Mactac, Mutoh, Pigment.Inc, PlastGommet, Pongs, STS Inks and TTS.
Printed Clothing: 9-10 June 2021
The second FIT event focuses on the textile printing and garment decoration sector, covering direct-to-garment (DTG), screen printing, software, and materials.
B-Flex will be showcasing its growing heat transfer vinyl portfolio; EFI Reggiani will be introducing its integrated offering for digital textile production; Gemini CAD will be highlighting its software solutions for fashion designers, manufacturers, and e-commerce brands; Kornit Digital will be presenting the latest Kornit HD industrial DTG printers; Polyprint will be presenting its DTG & Direct-to-fabric (DTF) printers and pre-treatment machines; PrintFactory will be highlighting its suite of textile software tools; Roland will be introducing a new compact DTG printer, and ROQ will be showing its latest innovations in automatic screen printing and hybrid printing.
Other exhibitors include technology suppliers INO, Klieverik, Lotus Holland, Melco, Pigment.Inc, Sport PrintLab, Vastex, customized software solution provider Zakeke, and transfer film producer COVEME.
Each FIT event will feature a minimum of 16 exhibitors presenting their products and solutions. Visitors will have open access to virtual demonstrations, exhibitor insight, and Q&A sessions. Participants can see the complete event program in advance to plan their time, and the online platform makes it easy to join live chats, network via video chat, and schedule timed meetings.
FESPA FIT events are free to attend for visitors, but numbers are capped to manage the quality of the interactive experience for printers and suppliers alike.