Sign and display printers from Australia and New Zealand are at Fespa in a buoyant mood, lifted by good levels of business back home, and looking to invest in the future.

Brother has moved into wide-format, launching its first entry into what it calls the industrial products market, the WF1-L640 roll-to-roll latex printer, which it says will be the first of many.

Media manufacturer Neschen, supplied in Australia by Starleaton, is highlighting non-PVC media on its stand, aiming to show visitors the benefits of alternative media.

Wrap media giant Orafol had several new PPF paint protection films at the show, and was demonstrating its PVC-free films, as the company continues its growth trajectory in ANZ.

Supplied in Australia by Spicers and HVG, Re-board had the Sustainable Spotlight stand built entirely out of its own product, as was Next's award-winning Clinique job in Sydney.

Supplied by Ball & Doggett, the Metamark range on media on show at Fespa includes self-adhesive material for applications across vehicle/fleet, including digital wrap film, coloured wrap films, decals, paint protection films, and reflective indoor/outdoor media.

Mimaki has launched its first DTF direct-to-film print system, the TxF150-75, which it says it provides an easy and affordable system for decorating apparel, in particular t-shirts.

The Roland DG stand at Fespa saw the company launch its large-format UV flatbed printer, the EU-1000MF, and launch a new direct-to-object printer, and a new direct-to-film printer.

Epson used its stand, or part of it, to show how a printshop could fit multiple technologies into its workspace to give it the ability to operate multiple revenue streams, and launched its new DTG/DTF printer.

Imaging giant Canon launched a new Arizona 1300 series with Flow technology, the innovative zone-free vacuum system that elimates the need for masking and taping on the bed.

Dimense is showing the latest, fourth generation, version of its one pass eco-friendly print and emboss systems on its stand at Fespa, highlighting how it offers new opportunities to print businesses.

Front and centre of the Mutoh stand is the new XpertJet 1462UF, described by Mutoh ANZ CEO Russell Cavenagh as direct-to-object printing on steroids.

Xeikon has an integrated Wall Deco Suite printing live, showcasing digital wallpaper printing, as part of a display which has some 30 different applications on the stand.

eProductivity Software Solutions, which provides purpose-built business and production workflow technology for print, showcased a range of its end-to-end offerings for wide format print businesses at Fespa.

EFI is promoting its vast array of print systems, highlighting the versatility of the printers in both production and applications, particularly with its range of hybrid print systems.


HP is demonstrating its water-based, sustainable printer portfolio, promising to enable printing of virtually any application, from posters, to soft signage, billboards, floor graphics, and decor.