FESPA position re: COVID-19

FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 will take place as scheduled from 24-27 March 2020 at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, Spain, along with the co-located exhibitions, European Sign Expo 2020 and Sportswear Pro 2020. FESPA takes the concerns of exhibitors, visitors and partners regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as novel coronavirus) very seriously. Safety is always first priority, and FESPA wishes to take proactive steps to minimise the risks to all participants at the March 2020 events in Madrid. As such, the FESPA Board and Senior Management Team is actively monitoring all developments relating to COVID-19, guided by latest information from WHO (World Health Organisation).

Sappi Europe to increase prices for Woodfree Coated and Woodfree Uncoated paper grades

Sappi Europe to increase prices for Woodfree Coated and Woodfree Uncoated paper grades by 5-8% for all Export markets with immediate effect.

Revamped World Wrap Masters feature to return to FESPA Global Print Expo 2020

World Wrap Masters, FESPA’s popular vehicle wrapping competition, will return with reinvigorated displays and a new scoring system to FESPA Global Print Expo 2020, taking place from 24 – 27 March 2020 at IFEMA in Madrid. The competition will take place in Hall 2 for the full duration of the event, where visitors will see a host of talented wrappers showcasing their wrapping skills whilst competing for the title of World Wrap Master 2020 champion.

Color-Logic expands Pattern-FX library

The Color-Logic library of Pattern-FX embellishments has been expanded to 80 different designs, all of which are readily available to Color-Logic designers and licensed Color-Logic printers. Commenting on the expanded library, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: “Preparing complex, recurring patterns has traditionally required many hours of effort by graphic designers, but the Pattern-FX feature in the Color-Logic software suite makes the job effortless and trial-and-error free. Using Color-Logic Pattern-FX, even relatively unskilled designers and prepress operators can confidently execute complex designs and offer print customers an astounding array of pattern choices.”

Mondi’s BarrierPack Recyclable helps consumer goods brands advance their circular economy goals

Mondi, global player in sustainable packaging and paper, had its award-winning BarrierPack Recyclable all-polyethylene film certified for recyclability. This lightweight mono-material offers a more sustainable packaging solution for diverse applications ranging from stand-up pouches for dishwasher tablets to resealable pouches for organic dog food.

The Felix Schoeller Group is celebrating its 125th anniversary

The Felix Schoeller Group was founded 125 years ago this year. Founded in 1895 in Osnabrück, Germany, by Felix Hermann Maria Schoeller, the Felix Schoeller Group now has worldwide operations with around 3,600 employees at 12 sites producing specialty papers, including digital printing papers, decor papers and release liners. The company has a clear vision of its future and is resolute in its intent to turn that vision into reality.

Ghent Workgroup announces new webinar

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is happy to announce the new webinar about PDF transparency on Thursday March 26 at 4pm. This webinar will be presented by Andrew Bailes-Collins (Enfocus) and is intended to help designers better understand native transparency – the benefits and challenges – and the use of best practices to avoid common print problems associated with transparencies.

Brixen Water Light Festival

Once again, the Brixen Water Light Festival shines even bigger and brighter in May. The success of last year's edition as to the number of visitors, the wide coverage from the international press and the number of light events has led to a new, even more spectacular Brixen Water Light Festival this year. Many novelties this year start from the important partnership with Durst, which thanks to its philosophy is in ideal symbiosis with the festival. Durst Group is a manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies with its headquarters in Brixen.


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