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On-Demand Car Wrapping with UV Print Technology

MTR Indoor Outdoor Signing, a sign maker located in Limburg, The Netherlands, recently invested in the UCJV300-160, the latest large format, UV LED curable integrated printing/cutting machine from Mimaki One month in, owner Marco Tobben wonders how they ever managed without it.

Deliveries of new short-staple spindles, long-staple spindles, and open-end rotors respectively improved by 21%, 46%, and 24% from 2016 to 2017. The number of shipped draw-texturing spindles and shuttle-less looms increased by 23% and 13%. Shipments of new electronic flat knitting machines and finishing machines of the category "fabric discontinuous" each rose by 44% year-on-year. In contrast, deliveries of circular knitting machines stagnated in 2017 (+0.12%) and finishing machines of the category "fabrics continuous" fell by 2%.

Interior designers and architects all over the world are raving about the Squid® textile window decoration offering clients a printable privacy solution. After last year’s successful participation in FESPA 2017, the Belgian company returns to FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 in Berlin to expand its distributor range and feel the market for some novelty textile teasers. Squid will be in Hall 3.2 at stand C30.

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and Pantone LLC, announced today that their cloud-based digital color standard ecosystem, PantoneLIVE™, will include the official spectral data from the popular Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors System for cotton and nylon and the Pantone Matching System (PMS) for plastics and coatings. For the first time, color specifiers and manufacturers will have instant access to up-to-date spectral values for Pantone Colors for plastics, coatings and textiles, including the Pantone Color of the Year 2018: PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet. The new offering, PantoneLIVE Production – Plastic, Coatings and Textile, integrates with X-Rite color management tools to ensure seamless color communication from design to production, improving consistency between design intent and finished products.

Mimaki is focused on promoting the analog-to-digital transformation of printing processes in the textile and apparel market. This includes developing a total solutions approach, from pre-processing through printing and post-processing of digitally printed textiles. To that end, Mimaki Europe has established a joint venture with BOMPAN S.r.l., a leading distributor in Italy that has longstanding experience in the textile industry and has had a trusted business relationship with Mimaki Europe for more than two decades. Mimaki Europe retains a 51% ownership of the joint venture, known as Mimaki Bompan Textile S.r.l., and the majority of directors, including the CEO, Hirokazu Hayashi. Massimo Bompan is serving as Chairman of the joint venture company.

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