|Epson to expand product line-up at Fespa 2019
Expect some new products on the Epson stand at FESPA 2019 in Munich in May. The company will remain tight-lipped about the details ahead of the show but it says there will be new models in its large format printers sector.
Phil McMullin, sales manager of Epson UK, says: “We will unveil two new products at the show but will not give details at this stage. Visitors will be able to see the benefit Epson can offer by having control of the print engine, printhead and inks and how open minds and R&D can help us bring new ideas to the development of printers. We recognise that the printing industry needs productive and cost-effective solutions that are flexible and versatile in what they can do.”
Epson Edge Print software for S-series and F-series printers will be highlighted. This software supports Epson’s Precision Dot technology, including its halftone module, look-up tables and micro-weave combining to make an instantly noticeable difference to print quality. In addition, Epson is continuing to expand the range of available colour profiles to optimise print quality on the most commonly used media.
The stand will be production focused but also eye-catching and among the new designs will be work produced by university fashion and textiles students. This year there has been proactive connections with Birmingham City University, University of Westminster and Central St Martins – each fostering the textile and fashion designers of the future. Epson has a record of using their work in the décor and furnishings of the stand and this is set to continue.
There is also an expectation of new commercial materials, including faux leather, which will be displayed on stand.
Epson will introduce some new production grade media to fill a gap in the Epson portfolio of photo papers. It will be available in gloss and semi-gloss surfaces at 200gsm weight and is aimed at Epson T series and P series users producing photos and high end posters.
Other décor, giftware, signage, proofing, photography and backlit products will also be seen and produced on the stand.
Phil McMullin says: “Printers are looking for innovation in the digital inkjet technology available to them, but also applications that can offer customers new products and solutions. We believe our stand will give them plenty to think about, showing solutions that meet various budgets and different production environments. I urge visitors to come to our stand and to discuss ways of harnessing digital technology for future growth.”