A hotbed of innovation in textile and garment manufacturing, ITMA 2019 is a key event for the textile printing industry. Bringing together manufacturers and suppliers from across the supply chain, 2019’s event was the biggest yet with a 38% increase in the number of exhibitors compared with the previous show. For Sensient, it’s a must-attend show that gives us the opportunity to meet with customers and partners face-to-face, share ideas and explore the biggest trends.

Prism Inks is pleased to announce its twentieth year as one of the industry’s most innovative and advanced ink manufacturers. Prism will commemorate the occasion with a number of promotional events for its customers over the next 30 days.

Ink designs are complex formulations and contain many different compounds which are individually selected by formulators to give certain performance to the final ink. From time to time, reclassification of ink ‘ingredients’ occurs which can have significant consequences on the availability of inks, either because a component is no longer suitable for use, or a more restrictive reclassification leads to a run on alternative options.

The development and manufacturing of digital large format printers is swissQprint's core business: their mechanics, control systems and software all take shape under one roof. Now, that roof also houses an ink laboratory.

Quality Print Services (QPS), a wide-format print specialist, key reseller for Roland DG and the main UK distributor of Nazdar digital inkjet ink products, has installed two new Roland Texart XT-640 printers at cycle jersey specialist EventureWorks. Both high-speed dye sublimation devices are running Nazdar's NDT600 Series bulk ink systems.

Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems, a global leader in the development of inkjet systems for wide format applications, has today unveiled Uvijet OX - its latest high performance ink set developed exclusively for use with the new Inca Digital Onset X HS UV flatbed series.

INX International Ink Co. recently completed expansion of its Research & Development complex in West Chicago, Illinois. The new construction project, which began in Fall 2017, has nearly doubled the amount of space and resulted in the hiring of more employees.

Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the appointment of Woodrow Williams III as Vice President of Global Manufacturing, effective June 10, 2019. Based in the USA, Woodrow Williams will oversee manufacturing operations and materials management for Nazdar's global manufacturing locations in Shawnee, Kansas and Stockport, UK.

Japan based wide format printer manufacturer MUTOH Industries Ltd., represented by Mutoh Europe nv for the EMEA business area, today announced that it has obtained Greenguard Gold Certification for its US-11 series flexible UV LED inks.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) today announced that it has acquired privately held BDR Boya Kimya San. Tic. A.S. Based in Bursa, Turkey, BDR is a leading manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks for industrial digital textile printing.

Roland DG Corporation, a leading supplier of digital print technologies with more than 35 years’ manufacturing expertise, is showcasing brand new and exciting solutions at FESPA Global Print Expo 2019. The award-winning new TrueVIS VG2 Series printer/cutters and VersaUV LEF2-200 UV-LED printer will be demonstrated live on the Roland DG booth (Hall A5 Booth H10). In addition, the booth will feature Roland’s most extensive portfolio of innovative technologies, reflecting the digital print pioneer’s industry-leading role as a key player across a broad range of markets, including sign, textile & décor, industrial and retail.

Sun Chemical will present its solutions for a variety of applications, on stand B4-K10 at FESPA 2019 (14-17 May 2019, at Messe Munich, Germany).

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the Océ Colorado 1640 large format digital printer has received Type II ASTM F793 certification without a topcoat or lamination for its inks when printed on the 20 oz. wallcovering base material by Roysons’ DreamScape, a vinyl and fabric wallcovering manufacturer for large format custom digital printing. Created and maintained by nonprofit trade organization The Wallcovering Association, Type II certification standards were developed to help ensure consistent quality, safety, and durability of mid to heavyweight wallcoverings in a wide variety of settings.

Successful legal suit filed against Nazdar and its German distributor Zaro, shows that FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems Ltd takes the protection of its intellectual property extremely seriously.

The leading UK manufacturer of LED lightpockets has announced it will no longer use solvent inks in the manufacturer of its core product ranges after 30th April 2019. Instead it will switch to using water-based ‘greener’ inks that are less harmful to the environment.

Flint Group, global leading manufacturer of printing equipment and consumables, announced the grand opening of its regional Technology Center Asia Pacific (ATC), located at the Shanghai Publishing and Printing College (SPPC), No.100 Shui Feng Road, Shanghai, China. The Technology Center allows continued expansion of technical support, services and provides a location for state-of-the-art development, plate manufacturing, training, and education. The company has invested about €2 million in the technology center, where Flint Group technicians cooperate with SPPC members in a 400 square meter space.

Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., the parent company of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, today announced plans to open a new sales subsidiary in Casablanca, Morocco, in preparation for a full-scale business launch into the African continent. Eyeing the future economic progress of Africa, the company will set up its very first office on the continent, Toyo Ink North Africa S.A.R.L., for the medium- to long-term timeframe, with paid-in capital of EUR 2.4 million.

“An Explosion of Possibilities” is the overarching theme of this year’s FESPA trade show in Munich, Germany. Marabu will be channelling this spirit by presenting its diverse inks for screen, digital, and pad printing, for both graphical and industrial applications. With its broad skillset, Marabu is a preferred partner for companies seeking new answers to their specific printing challenges.

Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, is proud to announce that Avery Dennison has awarded their advanced ICS Performance Guarantee for graphics printed with new TR2 eco-solvent ink and the new TrueVIS VG2 series 1625 mm and 1371 mm (64” and 54”) wide-format eco-solvent printer/cutters.

Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, today announced that the new TrueVIS VG2-640/540 wide-format eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutters with TR2 ink which launched globally yesterday are approved for the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty program.

Ricoh’s rapidly evolving portfolio will show FESPA visitors how they can profitably diversify their service capabilities and explore new markets.

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