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FESPA 2019 to focus on printed fashion textiles

The Print Make Wear fast fashion factory feature at FESPA Global Expo 2019 in Munich (14-17 May 2019) will double in size compared with its launch in 2018, say the organisers. HP, Mimaki and EFI are among those who will be demonstrating their latest technologies.

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"Independent market insights and visitor feedback reinforce the rising levels of interest in textile printing, while our own FESPA Census in 2018 indicated that sports apparel and fast fashion are two of the most dynamic growth applications in our community,” said FESPA head of events, Duncan MacOwan. “Visitor response to the first Print Make Wear feature last year was extremely positive, with more than 2,000 visitors taking part in our expert-guided tours."

Taking the form of a live production environment, Print Make Wear addresses every step in the garment production process, from planning, design and prepress, to printing, drying, cutting, sewing, welding and embellishment, to packing and retail display.

At FESPA Global Print Expo 2019, the expanded feature will allow more space to showcase a comprehensive range of garment printing technology solutions and consumables, as well as incorporating a staged area for presentations and debates and a catwalk for fashion shows. There will be two separate guided tours, one with a focus on direct-to-garment production and the other tailored to visitors interested in roll-to-roll production.

Technologies showcased within Print Make Wear 2019 will include direct-to garment digital and screen printing presses with both automatic and manual presses printing on water-based inks, while the roll-to-roll digital technologies will include dye-sublimation as well as other textile print technologies, with the support of brands including Adobe, Adelco, EFI, HP, Mimaki, Vastex MagnaColours, Easiway and Premier Textiles.

The garments produced and modelled within Print Make Wear will carry a series of designs on the theme of 'Elements', with the tagline Inspired by Nature - Powered by Print, which have been created specifically for FESPA by photographer and illustrator Jasper Goodall. FESPA is also working with fashion designer Aminah Hamzaoui, who is collaborating on the design of the garments being produced using the roll-to-roll technologies.

Print Make Wear is free to attend for registered visitors to FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 and the co-located European Sign Expo. Guided tours can be pre-booked at https://www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com/features/print-make-wear/print-make-wear-tours

For more information about Print Make Wear, visit www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com/features/print-make-wear

To pre-register to attend FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 visit www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com 
and use code FESM906 for free entry.