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FESPA 2017 announces seminar programme


announced its comprehensive seminar programme, delivering key insights and market knowledge across the sign making, digital, screen, industrial, textile and interior printing industries. Developed with some of the leading experts within the industry, the FESPA seminar schedule offers educational content from key note speakers, which will be delivered daily in one seminar theatre. Through inspirational content FESPA is able to provide delegates with a varied schedule of bitesize seminar content created with specialty printers and sign makers in mind. The seminar programme will cover a range of topics, focusing on the use of digital, screen and textile print technology in a variety of scenarios. Delegates attending these seminars have exclusive access to and will benefit from specialist learning opportunities, insights and discussions with respected industry

figureheads who will be on hand to provide invaluable knowledge and

understanding across a wide portfolio of printing applications.

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FESPA 2015’s conference area

Duncan MacOwan, head of events and new media at FESPA, said: “This year we have consolidated our educational offering into one main seminar theatre. The theatre, located on the show floor, will address the needs of visitors to FESPA 2017, European Sign Expo and Printeriors. Consolidating the theatres also means that visitors can plan their visit to FESPA efficiently and do not have to worry about missing out on valuable content due to clashes.”

Seminars will kick-off from 2pm on Monday, May 8 and run until 1pm on Friday, May 12.

Mr MacOwan concluded: “Providing a unique knowledge sharing hub, the FESPA 2017 seminar programme allows like-

minded industry professionals to gain access to and discuss a mix of technical and business knowledge, ensuring individuals have the tools to take their print business to the next level. “Covering topics from direct to garment and promotional products to industrial inkjet and business solutions, the programme is specifically tailored to the needs of attendees, delivering professional insight that can help to shape and transform industry practice moving forward. FESPA 2017 is taking place at Messe Hamburg in Germany from May 8 to 12 2017.

● You can read more about what FESPA 2017 has to offer on pages 54 and 55.

A&E launches first Repreve recycled core spun sewing thread


merican & Efird has launched an industry first in the shape of Perma Core – a recycled core spun industrial sewing thread made using Repreve. Unifi, the makers of Repreve, turns plastic bottles into 100% recycled polyester fibre, which is then made into products sold by leading consumer brands and retailers. Perma Core using Repreve combines a recycled continuous filament polyester core and A&Eʼs signature quality polyester staple wrap to produce a high quality, eco-friendly industrial sewing thread. Chris Alt, A&Eʼs senior vice president of global sales, said: “Perma Core using Repreve provides an eco-friendly core spun sewing thread solution without sacrificing quality or sewing performance as seen in some existing recycled threads in the industry. “Perma Core using Repreve is extremely versatile and

can be dyed, finished and delivered from any of A&Eʼs global colour range. The portability of this product is important to our global customers and prospects that are already incorporating Repreve fabrics into their products allowing them to complete their sustainability efforts in a cost-efficient way, no matter where in the world they place their sewing production.”

Jay Hertwig, vice president of global brand sales, marketing and product development for Unifi, added: “Consumers are looking for products and brands that are environmentally responsible from start to finish. With Perma Core using Repreve, brands can be confident that their products are sewn with eco-friendly thread.”

Michael Nash D ue to continued

business growth, DTG Solutions has appointed Michael Nash to bolster its team to support the ever growing number of customers looking to invest in a genuine Epson-branded DTG printer solution.

DTG Solutions director, Maneesh Patel, said: "With years of experience in the imaging and print industry, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and insight with him. We are glad to have Michael on board as he is especially keen to assist start- up businesses making their first moves into the lucrative direct to garment printing business."

Perma Core using Repreve

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