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18th July 2017, Shanghai

ShanghaiTex to explore digital printing applications

With high precision, flexibility and energy efficiency, digital printing has gained the attention from various industry players. With a focus on short production cycle, low-volume and on-demand production, ShanghaiTex 2017 this November will unleash the latest digital printing technology and application under the "customisation" trend, bringing its great development potential towards industry 4.0.

Following its popularity from the last edition, the Digital Printing Machinery Zone will expand to cover three halls at ShanghaiTex 2017, and has received substantial support from renowned exhibitors such as Zimmer, Mimaki, Konica Minolta, Durst, Epson, MS Specialty, EFI Reggiani, Toshin, Meijia, SPG Prints, Fujifilm, Atexco and Human Digital etc.

Belt-Type Direct-to-Textile Inkjet Printer "Tiger-1800B", by Shanghai Mimaki Trading. © ShanghaiTex

With an exhibition area of more than 100,000 square meters, ShanghaiTex 2017 expects the participation of over 1,200 exhibitors and over 50,000 professional buyers for commercial exchange. “The shows' display on the latest digital printing equipment and technologies will help industry players to transform their businesses and unlock their potential,” organisers report.

On display

Shanghai Mimaki Trading will introduce its Belt-Type Direct-to-Textile Inkjet Printer Tiger-1800B, which features 16 printheads, a maximum print speed at 385 m2/h, and a flexible droplet print mode selection. Extensive optional units are also available for accommodating various applications, while the large-sized ink tank (10 kg) ensures cost-effective print operation. It also comes with a high-performance software RIP TxLink3 Standard, which offers powerful colour replacement functions to represent desired colours.

Epson SureColor F7280, by Epson (China). © ShanghaiTex

Epson (China) will showcase its large format printer Epson SureColor F7280. With widths up to 64-inches, Surecolor F7280 comes with Epson's exclusive PrecisionCore TFP print head and an integrated roll-to-roll media support system with high accuracy winding, which ensure its high performance. The use of Epson's latest dye-sublimation ink technology – Epson UltraChrome DS with High Density Black – also offers a low total cost of ownership, the company explains.

Concurrent events

With the technology development over the past few years, the applications of digital printing have extended and are no longer limited to fashion and garment. Digital prints are also found in shoe upper design, luggage, home textiles, car interiors and accessories, etc.

During the show period, organisers will host a seminar The Latest Digital Printing Trends, where experts will cover the wide applications of digital printing, and discuss hot topics regarding customization and sustainable solutions. The organiser will also collaborate with Intech Digital Technology for onsite display and activity, where visitors will be able to learn more about the use of digital printing on denim.

ShanghaiTex is sponsored by Shangtex Holding Co Ltd, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-council and China Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai Chamber of Commerce; and is organised by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, Shanghai Textile Technology Service & Exhibition Co Ltd. and Shanghai International Exhibition Co Ltd.


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