EFI is using Fespa Global to introduce the Vutek Q3h XP 3.3m-wide flatbed/roll-fed LED printer, plus the next generation 3.2m EFI Pro 33r roll-to-roll LED printer.

Mimaki Europe has announced a Kebab HS attachment for its UJF series flatbed printers, allowing 360-degree printing on cylindrical and tapered objects.

Tom Bowtell, chief executive of the British Coatings Federation, has been re-elected as president for a second two-year term. Monica Alcala-Saavedra, of the Mexican Paint and Printing Ink Manufacturers’ Association, has been re-elected vice president.

Agfa has rebranded its inkjet printer portfolio under the banner ‘Powerful by Nature’. The announcement was made at Fespa Global where the company is also giving three new inkjet printers their global debut. 

Soyang Europe has acquired the stock and intellectual property (IP) of specialist textiles supplier Brook International. The agreement will see Brook International’s products integrated into the Soyang Europe portfolio, and distributed from the company’s facility in Altham, Lancashire. Soyang Europe will also take on Brook International’s supply chain.

EFI has specified UFabrik Soft Blackback Textile as a key part of its stand design for Fespa Global 2024. In addition, the EFI Pro 33r UV LED roll printer, being unveiled at Fespa Global, will be using UFabrik UV Blackback and UFabrik Backlit for all its live demonstrations. The materials will also be used for demonstrations on the EFI Q3R roll-to-roll printer on the stand.

Mimaki Europe has announced that its textile pigment transfer printing system, Trapis, previewed at Itma 2023, will be commercially available from Fespa Global.  

PlastGrommet is to launch its Evolve Air&Wedge Welder at Fespa Global, where it will run live demonstrations of the system, which features both hot air and hot wedge, giving users the ability to hem, web tape, pole pocket, hem with cord and banner joining at speeds of up to 20m/min. 

Vanguard Europe has partnered with Grup Transilvae in Romania. The agreement will cover sales, distribution, service, ink supply and ongoing sales support.

Mimaki’s exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland, Hybrid Services, has announced a UV print-and-cut solution comprising the JFX600-2531 large-format flatbed UV printer and the CFX-2531 flatbed cutter. They will be demonstrated together for the first time at the Mimaki Experience Centre in Amsterdam during Fespa Global 2024.

Global Out of Home revenue looks set to exceed 2022's $36.8bn, with six factors set to drive further growth in 2024 and beyond according to World Out of Home Organisation (WOO) president Tom Goddard speaking at its first in-person Africa Forum in Cape Town.

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