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Large-format innovations at China Print 2017

Swarmed with a tide of trade visitors, predominantly from Asia, China Print 2017 marked success presenting a fresh range of innovations touching all quarters of printing, exclusively including large-format applications. SIGN & GRAPHICS gets a glance of the showcases of new machines and technologies for the signage and graphic art segment.

China Print 2017, which was organised from May 09-13 at New China International Exhibition Centre (Beijing), pulled a huge crowd of more than 2.5 lakh trade visitors, rushing predominantly from the Asian countries, including India. Of the total 1,300 exhibitors, some from the large-format sector revealed innovations to be embraced using latest technologies and machines. Major crowd-pulling exhibitors from the league were HP Inc, FUJIFILM, Mimaki, JHF, RICOH, Dilli, among others.

It was the ‘potential of latex’ that HP Inc revealed at its stall during the trade expo, demonstrating the whole gamut of applications including wall covers, traffic signs and corrugated prints. The company demonstrated its HP Latex 3100, showing live about the industrial printer’s competency and capability in diverse spectrum of applications. Similarly, showing its versatile large-format production printers, which included the R7000 Pro UV printer and others, JHF posed to be one of the crowd pullers at the expo.

On the other side of the show floor was FUJIFILM demonstrating its popular Aquity LED and other systems, which attracted a huge crowd. After all, worth mentionable in the league of those exhibitors showing large-format products and technologies were EPSON and Mimaki. The latter showcased a line of its widely acclaimed UV systems viz. UJF-6042, UJF A3 UV, CJV150-75, CJV150-107, designed for diverse applications.

All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), on the sidelines of the expo, announced that Chinese print and packaging manufactures have so far booked around 1000 sq ft space of its upcoming expo PAMEX 2017, which is scheduled from December 18-21 at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.