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Fespa 2019 promises 'explosion of possibilities'

The countdown to Fespa 2019 has begun as the global wide-format print expo unveils its latest branding and strapline.

With the promise of an 'Explosion of Possibilities' for visitors, next year’s Fespa show will take place from 14-17 May at Messe Munich, Germany. It marks 20 years since its first appearance in the city in 1999. It has subsequently returned to Munich in 2005, 2010 and 2014, a destination which consistently ranks highly in visitor feedback.

Head of marketing Sarah Farrell said: “Our new strapline speaks to the huge amount of diverse possibilities and opportunities that will be available. Visitors always tell us they feel like a kid in a candy shop when they come to Fespa."

Fespa also used the findings of its annual Print

Konica Minolta enters augmented reality market

Konica Minolta has moved into the augmented reality (AR) market with the launch of a flexible cloud-based tool that can be used to bring printed material to life.
Launched around a month ago, genARate, which requires no coding or previous experience to use, overlays digital content such as video, animations or 3D models onto printed materials.

Targeted users include commercial printers, agencies, central reprographics and marketing departments.

With the genARate Studio augmented reality tool

ColorJet India associates with Digital HiRes in Spain and Portugal

India’s one of the biggest manufacturer and exporter of wide format inkjet digital printers ColorJet India has appointed Digital HiRes from Spain, as its distributor in Spain and Portugal. Digital Hires, which was set up in 1992, is one of the successful and renowned distributor in Spain, Portugal and the UK, of digital treatment of images and printing systems for the printing industry.

The Spanish company will be marketing all the variants of digital printers from ColorJet like UV, soft

Full-year and Q4 print revenue up for HP

HP Inc’s revenue increased by 12.3% for the full year and by 10.3% in Q4, with sales in its Printing division up by 11% for the full year and by 9% in Q4.

The manufacturer recorded total sales of $58.5bn (£45.7bn) for the 12-month period ended 31 October 2018, up from $52.1bn a year earlier. For the three-month Q4 period its revenue was up from £13.9bn a year ago to $15.4bn.

Revenue in the firm’s printing division grew from $18.7bn to £20.8bn for the full year, and from $4.86bn to $5.3bn in

Memjet and MGI Form Strategic Inkjet Technology Partnership

MGI becomes a global OEM partner and integrates Memjet’s DuraLink printing technology into its new B1 Inkjet Printing and Embellishment Press for high-volume print and packaging markets

Memjet has announced that MGI Digital Technology, one of the leading French manufacturer of digital printing presses and finishing solutions, has integrated Memjet’s DuraLink printing technology into its new AlphaJET B1 Inkjet Printing and Embellishment Press. This is the first 40-plus-inch sheet-fed press to