FESPA, the global support organization for screen and digital printers, is introducing a new digital textile conference to run alongside its FESPA Digital 2008 exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, in April.
Organizers say the new conference is in response to exponential growth in the use of wide-format digital printing technology for textile applications.
“The conference, Digital Printing for Commercial Success, will take place March 31–April 1, and is being delivered by FESPA in partnershipwith industry publication Digital Textile e-Broadcast. There will be a strong focus on examining the market opportunities that have emerged as digital printing technology for textile output has matured. Speakers will include some of the business pioneers of digital textile printing in fields such as garments, fashion fabrics, and soft signage. There will also be expert projections on the future of the technology and the sector’s prospects for further growth.
Conference moderator and digital textile expert John Scrimshaw says that textile printers have a wide array of equipment and ink chemistries to choose from, and as many different markets to explore.
“We’re confident that this conference will help put the various technologies into their commercial context, not just describing the latest print head, ink, or software package, but explaining the potential of the various digital textile printing markets and identifying which technologies work best in them,” says Scrimshaw.