More FESPA highlights: Printers get first look at HP's super wide dye sub Stitch; Durst’s hybrid printers for large format; New metallic colours from Avery Dennison; Adobe unveils Textile Designer Plugin; ONYX 19 showcase; HEXIS celebrates
The HP Stich S1000, a super wide dye sublimation printer launched at FESPA this week introduces dye sublimation ink into HP’s Thermal Inkjet printing technology to meet demand for polyester-based textiles for fashion, home décor and soft signage.
The HP Stitch S1000 is a 3.2 meter (126-inch) dye sub printer that brings fast speeds, high uptime and unattended shifts. Fully automatic maintenance ensures optimal image quality without user intervention, while saving time with easy media loading and unloading by a single operator.
HP Stitch S1000 is ideal for medium and large print service providers to boost production of textile applications in the soft signage market, including backlits, frontlits, and interior décor such as curtains, upholstery, and sofas.
The new HP Stitch portfolio includes the 1.62 m (64 inch) HP Stitch S300 and S500 printers.
“HP’s expansion into the textiles industry solidifies our commitment to making digital printing accessible to all. The new super wide HP Stitch S1000 removes major complexities from dye sub printing, with industry leading technology and high-quality prints at unrivalled speed,” says Santi Morera, Head of Graphics Solutions Business at HP.
New Durst hybrid printers for large format
Durst, manufacturer of digital printing and production technologies, has launched the P5 350 (pictured above) and P5 210 printing systems for large format specialists based on the P5 technology platform.
On its booth, Stand J10, Hall b4, Durst is also presenting the P5 250 HS printing system, unveiled in 2018 and now upgraded. Durst is also introducing its own modular software solutions, Durst Workflow, Durst Analytics and Durst Smart Shop, to provide customers with an automated production unit from "pixel to output". The offering is completed by consulting, training and integration services of Durst Professional Services.
P5 350/210 - The new versatility
With P5 350 (print width up to 3.5 m) and P5 210 (print width up to 2.1 m), Durst is expanding its P5 portfolio with two new hybrid solutions. The new printing systems can print on both roll media and boards. With a unique multi-roll option for the P5 350/210, users can load rolls during printing to reduce setup times and increase efficiency. The printing systems are equipped with energy-efficient LED technology and are supplied with integrated Durst Workflow Print software and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics. Both print systems offer up to 1200 dpi, multi-track options for up to 6 parallel boards, automatic media width and thickness detection, foldable and smooth-running roller tables and a secure ink refill system. Both systems can be equipped with peripheral systems for ¾ automation or full automation.
P5 250/200 HS - the new productivity
With the further development of the HS-Series, the P5 portfolio offers two industrial printing systems with print widths of up to 2.5 m. The P5 250 HS and P5 200 HS feature MEMS printhead technology and achieve with 5pl highest print quality at print speeds of up to 600 m²/h. The printing systems can also print on roll media and boards and also enable sensor-controlled double-sided printing on roll media. They're also supplied with the integrated Durst Workflow Print software and the monitoring tool Durst Analytics. In addition to the highest print quality of up to 1,200 dpi, the printing systems offer dual-track options for boards and a secure ink refill system and can be equipped with peripheral systems for ¾ automation or full automation.
For more information, visit: www.durst-group.com/p5
New metallic colours from Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison is launching a ‘ravishing’ set of three new metallic colours at FESPA this week: Gloss Metallic Fun Purple, Gloss Metallic Passion Red and Satin Metallic Energetic Yellow.
“Avery Dennison encourages vehicle wrappers to ‘power your emotion’ with a ravishing set of three new metallic colours!” said an Avery Dennison press release.
With superior performance, fast and easy application and removability thanks to Easy Apply RS Technology, the Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film range allows for quick and simple positioning and air bubble-free application.
The 80-micron premium cast vehicle wrap film, with 12-year durability, is ideal for full and partial vehicle wraps. The latest colour additions are all available by the metre and can be ordered as full, part, or custom slit rolls.
Onyx Graphics to Showcase ONYX 19
Onyx Graphics, is showcasing its ONYX 19 software exclusively at FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 in Munich. Following the successful sneak preview at ISA Sign Expo 2019 in Las Vegas last month, visitors to the Onyx Graphics stand at FESPA will see the full product that introduces the Spark Engine and DeviceLink+ - specially designed to reach new heights on all print applications including soft signage and textile. Visitors to FESPA can see ONYX 19 on the Onyx Graphics stand F40 in Hall B5.
Building upon the award-winning ONYX 18.5 software — using Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.1 and winner of several top product awards throughout 2018 for best colour management, best RIP and print workflow solution — ONYX 19 introduces the Spark Engine, a new performance platform built for unrivalled speed, performance and reliability, and DeviceLink+, an all-new system of colour management controls to achieve consistent colour across an entire site.
“ONYX 19 is the culmination of 30 years of innovation in the wide-format print industry,” said Kevin Murphy, president and CEO of Onyx Graphics. “With the speed and performance increases from the new Spark Engine, coupled with next generation colour management using DeviceLink+, print service providers can reach new heights using ONYX 19.”
Adobe Textile Designer Plugin for Adobe Photoshop
“Adobe Textile Designer was conceived to help designers make prints for fashion and fabrics for furnishing,” said Mike Scrutton, director – Print Technology & Strategy for Adobe’s Print & Publishing Business Unit. “Designers can be creative today, without worrying how they will print tomorrow. Adobe Textile Designer is flexible to allow traditional screen and engraved roller printing, as well as the latest digital techniques.”
The Adobe Textile Designer Plugin for Adobe Photoshop will be shown in the Print-Make-Wear exhibit at FESPA.
Adobe Photoshop is a valuable tool for fashion and décor artists to translate their vision into an eye-catching design, and a printable pattern. However, even with the power of Photoshop, repeating artwork often means repeating steps, which can be cumbersome, and can undermine the creative impulse.
Adobe Textile Designer Plugin for Adobe Photoshop will help fashion and décor artists to streamline this process. It is basically a set of tools which enable greater creativity and productivity in designing prints for fabrics. Designers can build and preview repeating patterns, define separations, and work with colorways, all within Photoshop, while keeping every element editable, and reversible, until the design is ready for printing. Like most Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Adobe Textile Designer supports non-destructive elements, with independent layers, adjustments, filters, and allowing users to place an Illustrator smart object (vector) in a Photoshop design that can be edited later. After a design is ready to print, designers can save their work in various formats, and can include XMP metadata in their output files that will be used in the fabric production process.
Adobe Textile Designer Plugin for Adobe Photoshop is now in beta. So it is free for anybody to try out, test and provide feedback to Adobe. For more information, please visit https://adobe.com/go/TextileDesigner
HEXIS celebrates its 30th anniversary at FESPA 2019
HEXIS is attending FESPA with two main objectives in mind, to celebrate its 30th anniversary and to demonstrate its commitment to design and innovation.
HEXIS is one of the most popular manufacturers of self-adhesive film for its product quality. HEXIS was founded more than 30 years ago in the advertising sign industry and has established itself as a global leader in the automotive and public transport sectors.
On its stand (A4-M50), HEXIS will be presenting a complete range of solutions that help optimise creative potential and productivity, emphasising in particular its already broad product portfolio for markings, signs and vehicle protection (BODYFENCE).
The innovations include carbon, rainbow and chrome effects within its car wrap range, as well as the introduction of its HEX’PERIENCE service offer.
This service is unique in the market and gives all decoration professionals free access to a huge online library of HD textures, which can be downloaded at https://www.hexis-graphics.com/en/hexperience/ and be adjusted to suit the individual’s taste.
The company is once again organising its “The Battle” wrap contest on its stand, where the best installers will battle it out.