Latest in screen and digital printing at Fespa 2018

There were a host of exhibitors showcasing the latest technology, equipment, inks and materials for digital and screen wide format printing and signage applications during Fespa 2018, which concluded recently.

25 May 2018 | By PrintWeek India

Digital print highlights included HP’s industry debut of its Latex R Series, the first true hybrid technology combining HP’s flexible printing capabilities into rigid printing, as well as the introduction of its breakthrough HP Latex white ink.

Mimaki showcased its new UCJV300-160 series, which was introduced in September 2017, as well as the 3DUJ-553, Mimaki’s first foray into the 3D printing market, while Fujifilm presented two new high end platforms – its new super-wide format platform, the Acuity Ultra, and its new Acuity B1 modular system, previewed at FESPA 2017.

Fespa 2018 marked the first opportunity in Europe to see Canon’s new elevated printing solutions for its Océ Arizona series and Zund showcased the numerous applications possible with its digital cutting systems and workflow solutions.

There was also be an array of inks for multiple applications on display, including the latest screen, inkjet and flexo inks from Nazdar Ink Technologies and new products from Sun Chemical for screen, digital, textile and industrial printing.

For visitors interested in industrial printing, ESMA (European Specialty Printing Manufacturers Association) hosted an Industrial Print Showcase, which highlighted a variety of samples provided by ESMA members and their customers. Application examples included printed flock wallpaper, printed and flock glass, membrane switches, digitally printed interior décor items, 3D printed objects and direct-to-shape printed PET bottles.

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