FESPA Amsterdam opens with livestreams for those who can’t be there

With Australian and New Zealand travellers unable to attend this month’s FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo in Amsterdam due to COVID-19 border closures, a livestream will be held over three days from October 12 including presentations from companies including Durst, Mimaki, Roland DG, Brother and Canon.

To view the livestream, please click here and click on the “FESPA Live” tab. The livestreams will be available from October 12.

The expo, which runs from October 12 to October 15 at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, marks the first time in 18 months that the wide format, screen and textile printing and garment decoration sectors, plus signage industries, have been able to come together for a trade event.

New products released

A number of new products have already been announced ahead of the show.

These include a the new P5 350HS Automat printer – a variation on the machine installed recently by Avon Graphics in Melbourne – from Durst as well as a number of product enhancements and software developments from this Italian manufacturer.

Durst Oceania managing director Matt Ashman can’t make it to Amsterdam due to COVID border closures, but is looking forward to welcoming Australians to Berlin next year.

A new flagship inkjet printer from Agfa will also be unveiled, as well as new some releases from Mimaki including a high-volume UV flatbed printer and a series of desktop 3D printers.

There will also be direct-to-garment machines from ROQ International unveiled and a new flatbed printer from SwissQPrint, available in Australia through Pozitive.

Companies including bergertextiles, Canon, Guangdong Italia and Roland DG will also be demonstrating their recent innovations for the first time in a live setting.

European Sign Expo

In the co-located European Sign Expo, participants will be able to see developments in channel lettering, digital signage, dimensional signage, engraving and etching, illuminated displays, out of home media, LED and sign solutions.


This section of the show will include bespoke interior decor applications ranging from soft furnishings and accessories, through to table top films, window treatments and wall coverings. This part of the show seeks to show how print can transform interiors and highlights opportunities in this market.

The applications will focus on the theme of ‘nature’.

Exhibitors include Chromaluxe, EFKA, Pongs, Premier Digital Textiles and Vivalyte.

World Wrap Masters Europe 2021

The World Wrap Masters Europe 2021 will also be held.

This is the European leg of the popular vehicle wrap competition.

The winner will be crowned the “Wrap Master of Europe 2021” and will then compete against other regional winners at the World Wrap Masters Final 2022 which will take place in Berlin at next year’s FESPA Global Print Expo.

FESPA CEO Neil Felton said, “After such a long time, it feels great to be ready to open a live FESPA event. We can’t wait to welcome our community back and feel the buzz of a live show, enjoy meeting people face-to-face again and see the latest innovations.

“We’re confident that these events in Amsterdam will inspire speciality print and signage businesses as they turn their attention to the future and focus on business recovery and long-term growth.”

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