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The appearance, performance and safety of commercial, industrial and residential buildings can be transformed with a new range of Architectural Window Films revealed this week by Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions at FESPA 2018. The portfolio includes films for Solar and Safety window film applications, giving installers a very wide range of choices when planning building improvements.

Croatian general commercial print service provider Grafoprojekt is embracing new production opportunities after investing in Europe’s first Ricoh Pro T7210 UV flatbed solution, supplied by Ricoh partner Eurocop. The 100 square metres per hour Greenguard certified system has allowed the operation to explore new markets and win new business.

Color-Logic has certified the Komori H-UV press for metallic printing using the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System.

HP Inc. unveiled its new DesignJet Z Printer series at FESPA Global Print Expo to showcase innovative large format technologies offering amazing image quality and fast, simple output for print service providers (PSPs), retailers, and creatives to deliver beautiful photos, impactful graphics and technical applications.

Mimaki has announced that its production-class Tiger-1800B digital textile printer family has been enhanced with new features and capabilities as the company continues to drive higher quality in digital textile printing. The Tiger-1800B MkII, which will debut at FESPA 2018, offers an additional high-quality mode at 1,200dpi and several enhancements to improve quality, including reduction of banding and other printing defects.

At the FESPA Global Print Expo, HP Inc. invites attendees to experience the latest technology innovations that empower print services providers (PSPs) to “Say Yes” to any print job that can be imagined.

EFI continues to revolutionise the future of printing by introducing new technologies at this year's FESPA Global Expo in Berlin. At hall 2.2, stand B30, EFI™ will unveil its next-generation hybrid flatbed/roll platform technology - the EFI VUTEk® h series printers built from the ground up to offer higher quality, more capabilities and better productivity up to 109 boards per hour.

At FESPA 2018 (Messe Berlin, 15-18 May 2018, Hall 3, Stand A40/B40), Canon is showcasing its extensive range of solutions to help print and marketing service providers (PSP/MSPs) diversify their applications portfolios and boost productivity, guiding customers on the many potential routes to success.

For installers seeking an ‘edge’ with their car wraps, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions is releasing some further additions to its premium car wrap ranges Supreme Wrapping™ Film and Conform Chrome at FESPA 2018. The addition brings the total colour count across the two ranges to more than 100.

swissQprint once again provided a surprise at FESPA 2018. The Swiss developer and producer of high-end large-format printers presented a new generation of machines – five of them, in fact: Nyala 3, Impala 3 and Oryx 3, together with the speed models Nyala 3S and Impala 3S. Each of these LED flatbed printers has the accustomed add-on features, which now include an extended roll to roll option that was also shown for the first time at Fespa.

Mimaki Europe has announced that the company’s UCJV Series with LUS-200 inks will carry the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty; the most comprehensive finished graphics warranty in the industry. The warranty will be available in Europe from mid-summer 2018.

Mimaki has announced it is demonstrating the Rimslow Series; a complete, end-to-end digital textile and apparel printing ecosystem at FESPA 2018, scheduled for 15 to 18 May in Berlin. Mimaki is located on Stand 1.2-D20/D30 at the show. The ability to acquire a complete system from a single supplier makes it easier for businesses to enter the digital textile and apparel printing market, and for existing textile and apparel businesses to add digital printing to the mix to complement conventional textile printing processes.

FESPA today reveals the headline findings of its 2018 Print Census, conducted in partnership with InfoTrends, a division of Keypoint Intelligence.

Today at the FESPA Global Print Expo, HP Inc. unveiled the HP Latex R2000 Printer, the first hybrid solution for rigid and flexible sign and display printing in one device. HP announced its new Rigid Technology at the ISA Sign Expo in March, highlighting how customers will now be able to expand their offering into new, high-value applications while also opening fresh creative ideas and concepts for sign and display.

Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, speciality and packaging papers, graphic (printing and writing) paper and biomaterials, today reported it is exhibiting at FESPA Berlin for the first time. Following the Cham Paper Group acquisition, Sappi is presenting solutions in the fields of dye sublimation papers, inkjet papers, silicone base papers and containerboard at the show.

Today, Onyx Graphics, Inc. announced the launch of ONYX 18, the newest version release of the company's award-winning wide- and grand-format software. ONYX 18 introduces new colour technologies for colour accuracy, consistency and conformance to standards such as G7 and Fogra that print service providers can prove to their customers; and is the first solution compatible with iccMAX, the new standard recommended by the ICC for all wide- and grand-format print applications including textile and soft signage. The new release brings next level power and reliability to the entire portfolio of ONYX products with the latest Adobe® PDF Print Engine (APPE 4.8), a high speed, high fidelity print platform for increased consistency and reliability across proofing cycles. Combined with new dynamic tools for print production and optimised out-of-the-box presets, ONYX 18 delivers fast, superior output for all wide-format printing applications.

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