FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 is almost here! Already the excitement is building for the May 14 – 17 event. This year’s show in Munich again combines the Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo. There will be new features and events and certainly new products that will help you launch your printing business into the future. Here are 5 must-see, must-attend activities for print service providers who want to grow their business or expand into new markets.
Mike Wozny’s Trend Theater Talk On Soft Signage
If you want to expand into printing on textiles, you do not want to miss Mike Wozny’s talk. The growing popularity of textile-based printing does not show signs of slowing, and the demand for soft signage is continually growing, especially for use in trade shows, exhibits, and retail applications including POPs.
Soft signage, also known as SEG frames, presents a tremendous opportunity for printers and puts the days of printing signage on PVC, vinyl, and paper behind us. Here are three advantages:
Soft signs are:
- Cost-effective to create
Mike Wozny is the Senior Product Manager at EFI. He will present Growth Opportunities and Big Profit in Soft Signage on May 14, 11:30-12:00.
Wrapmasters: Think Beyond Cars
It’s exciting and educational and not just for car-wrapping pros.
Experts from around the world will go head-to-head to compete for the FESPA World Wrap Master 2019 crown. While they reveal their magic, you can learn about tools and problem-solving tricks that will help you improve your own car-wrapping service to help you earn more profit per job.
But wrapping goes beyond cars.
Print shop owners can learn from these car-wrapping masters how to apply vinyl wrapping to other applications. If you are a PSP and want to expand into offering 3D applications beyond traditional 2D signs and banners, add Wrapmasters to your schedule.
You can also see experts wrap 3D-printed models with vinyl at the stand of Massivit 3D. Book a private consultation
You asked for it, FESPA delivered. In response to so many requests to improve color management processes, FESPA is introducing Colour L*A*B* this year.
At Colour L*A*B* there will be a range of specialist suppliers, live demonstrations, and tours led by color management consultant, Paul Sherfield. Paul will explain processes in detail and be available to answer questions.
Book your 45-minute tour as soon as possible to ensure you secure a slot.
Ask The Experts
Are you eager to see a range of new technology and machinery? Are you wondering if you will want to take home more than your budget allows? If you need advice, FESPA is providing an Ask The Experts stand: ESMA Pavilion (Hall A6, booth A70).
Independent print consultants will be on-hand to offer free, unbiased advice in private sessions. (It is recommended you book ahead on the FESPA app available on the App Store and Google Play.) This is a terrific opportunity to seek objective advice from industry experts on digital printing technology, industrial printing applications, and business innovation.
Ask The Experts available at FESPA Global Print Expo include:
Roland Biemans, LMNS: Expertise in opportunities and challenges in new business development, technology chain to value chain, and digital textile printing
Steve Knight, Digital Direct Technologies: Expertise in core inkjet technologies and specific market applications as well as inks and design consultancy
Oliver Kammann, K-Flow Consulting: Expertise in color management workflow for industrial printing, color profiling on glass and plastic containers, and profiling technologies for industrial decoration
Thomas Poetz, 3T Inkjet Textile Consulting: Expertise in customized business and technical solutions enabled with inkjet technology, decoration of surfaces such as textiles, leather, wallpaper, non-woven, aluminum, glass, packaging and corrugated board
Jochen Christiaens, Inkjet Consulting Christiaens: Expertise in inkjet printing including turning applications from analog towards inkjet printing, and business development
Philipp Klinger, Softcon: Expertise in turning industrial production from analog to inkjet, screen printing, color management industrial printing applications, and the RIP software in industrial printing
Stephan Geitel, Stephan Geitel Consulting: Expertise in large format digital textile printing, transforming from analog to digital printing, and workflow
European Debut Of The Massivit 1800 Pro
Massivit 3D’s stand will bring you into an exciting and inspiring “Duty Free Zone.” Be sure to stop by to grab a beer, see the new Massivit 1800 Pro, and learn about large format 3D printing.
Large format 3D printing is the next evolution of wide format printing.
You will see:
- The European launch of Massivit 3D’s newest large format 3D printer, the Massivit 1800 Pro
- Live demonstrations on the 1.8-meter tall 3D printer
- Wrap experts finishing 3D-printed models with vinyl wrapping
- Creatively-shaped soft signage frames 3D-printed in only 1.5 hours
- Giant 3D-printed displays and signage in many different applications
Last year, two industry analysts visited Massivit 3D’s stand. We were able to catch their excitement on camera about the technology’s potential for wide format printing companies.
Visit Massivit 3D at stand B5-F49 underneath the flying 3D-printed airplane. You will hear how entering the world of 3D is allowing PSPs to deliver their customers’ messages and dreams, even when the deadline is super-tight, causing other print shops to decline. Book a personal tour now.
An Explosion of Possibilities
With over 700 exhibitors in six halls, FESPA 2019 promises to be an explosion of possibilities, all geared to launch your business into the future. Get ready to take off!
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