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FESPA Digital 2016 to become biggest digital event to date

Covering 42,000m2, FESPA Digital 2016 aims to become the biggest digital event to date and will mark the 10th anniversary of the exhibition.

19th January 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Amsterdam

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable, Interiors

FESPA Digital, European Sign Expo and FESPA Textile 2016 have all sold out, with just under two months to go until doors open on 8 March at the RAI Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, organisers report.

Covering 42,000m2, FESPA Digital 2016 aims to become the biggest digital event to date and will mark the 10th anniversary of the exhibition since its launch in Amsterdam in 2006.

European Sign Expo has exceeded all expectations and is 250% larger than the inaugural event in 2013, and FESPA Textile 2016 is the first textile event, taking up two dedicated halls, as well as a textile trail around the exhibition.

FESPA Textile

Textile printing is going to e one of the key focuses of the joint event. Whether your output is apparel, soft signage, roll-to-roll for fashion or roll-to-roll for interiors, FESPA Textile offers visitors the opportunity to get to grips with the different printers, inks, dryers, transfer machinery, embroidery and substrates on the market. At FESPA Textile, the following technology will be presented:

  • Direct-to-Garment (DTG) is suited to low quantity requirements, uses digital inkjet technology to directly print onto garments.
  • Embroidery is often used for brand motifs, promotional clothing and business uniforms.
  • Heat transfer lends itself to low quantity runs or one-off prints. It involves printing the design onto a special type of transfer paper that is applied to the garment using a heat press.
  • Embellishment is the application of sequins, rhinestones, beads or other items, added to garments to provide extra detail to a printed design.

FESPA Digital Textile Conference 2016 will also present a great line-up of digital textile printing experts will share their experience and insights on the latest innovations, products, trends and trade secrets.

FESPA Digital

Over the last ten years FESPA Digital has been one of the most creative and inspirational platforms for innovations within the wide format digital printing industry. Organisers have witnessed exponential year-on-year with more and more print service providers switching from analogue to digital print.

With over 450 exhibitors displaying their latest solutions across wide format digital print, textile print, signage and printed interior decoration, FESPA Digital 2016 is expected to be the most comprehensive display of speciality print technology, products and applications, combined with educational content, demonstrations and live features.

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