Fespa to host Innovations and Trends virtual event

Fespa is set to host an Innovations and Trends virtual event (FIT) from May 26 to 27, providing wide-format and décor speciality printers with two days of the latest launches from leading global innovators in print.

Attendees will be able to learn what key print technology suppliers such as Durst, HP, Mimaki, EFI have developed in response to critical market trends.

They’ll also hear from PrintFactory about developments in colour controlled workflows across multiple print technologies to achieve the goal of common colour appearance. OneVision will present a road-map to fully automated workflows, where artwork files seamlessly pass through the system from order placement, pre-flighting and sign off, before print and final delivery.

Fespa said the focus extends beyond print to finishing and material innovation – Kongsberg will present its C series CAD/Cut platform with full automation potential for ‘lights-out’ production.

“This is all complimented by presentations from material manufacturers demonstrating the massive range of product opportunities to meet an ever-increasing diversity of applications like COVID-19 signage and all you require to capitalise on the rapidly expanding interior décor sector,” it said.

Whether businesses are intending to offer drop-shipping, web 2 print, more sustainable products or simply reduce overheads to remain competitive, Fespa aims to provide this vital intel at the online show.

“The post COVID-19 reboot requires further investment in business efficiency, which comes through more connected workflows with fewer touchpoints and faster response rates to meet customer expectations,” Fespa said.

“The amount of time saved by print buyers has been profoundly shifted by the innovations in web 2 print and online sales in the B2C landscape, making printers rethink the paradigm in search of growth. The confidence to invest comes from working with a supply chain that has a clear vision of the road ahead.

“Customisation and shorter runs cannot remain profitable without the required speed, quality and efficiency to satisfy today’s digital natives. Brand expectations on sustainability continue to encourage a more thoughtful approach to precious resources, where ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ are rightly replacing the ‘Take, Make, Waste’ model.”

According to Fespa, the 2 day programme also includes an opening session to consider the key trends affecting business development, followed by insightful presentations and the opportunity to meet the suppliers while networking with peers.

“With the first day focusing on wide-format graphics and the second honing in on printed décor, there is no doubt that it promises a worthwhile investment of your valuable time,” Fespa added.

Find out more about the Fespa Innovations and Trends virtual event and the opportunities it presents.

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