Fespa Global Print Expo 2019 attracted 20,780 individual visitors from 137 countries over the four day show in May at Messe Munchen. Total attendance including repeat visits reached 34,104, with almost two thirds of all visitors committing two or more days to the show.
New from Perspex Distribution is Palboard, a multi-layered PVC sheet with a recycled foam PVC core. The manufacturer, Palram, has produced CNC templates - including trays, birdhouses and tables - to inspire users to get creative with the material.
Swanline Group has become the main sponsor of the first Corrugated and Print Show, running at The Convention Centre in Liverpool on 24-25 June, and organised by Fespa UK Association and the Sheet Plant Association (SPA) in recognition of the need to unify emerging digital print technologies and corrugated packaging communities.
Mimaki will use ITMA 2019 (20-26 June, Fira de Barcelona, Spain) for the first global showing of a digital textile printer featuring both direct-to-textile and direct-to-transfer print capabilities. It will also provide a sneak preview of its upcoming TA Job Controller software, specifically designed for textile production environments.
New from GMG is ColorProof 5.11, which provides automated notifications about new software updates. The so-called patches can be installed directly out of the application. In addition, the update to Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.1 brings more compatibility with the latest Adobe products.
EFI is partnering with Germany-based Robert Burkle to commercialise its decoration solutions in the wood industry, including single-pass EFI Cubik inkjet printers, EFI Inks, and EFI Fiery design, processing and colour management systems.