Exhibitors demonstrated a wide range of products at the Asia Print Expo. The event took place from 21 to 23 February 2019 at the BITEC Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.
With 80 companies exhibiting, local and international PSPs had a whole host of technology to discover, with some exclusive products shown for the first time in Thailand.
Exhibitor highlights included:
Best In Ground Co., Ltd debuted the Massivit 1500 3D printer by Massivit 3D for the first time in Thailand. The printer is a mid-entry-level industrial 3D printer that can print models up to 1.5m tall, 1.5m wide and 1.2m in depth. It is a fast 3D printer that uses Massivit 3D’s own proprietary GDP technology and is suitable for a range of markets.
Chaiyaboon Brothers Co., Ltd presented Direct Color Systems’ UV LED printer, which features the TEXTUR3D printing process that uses one ink type to print on a variety of substrates including plastic, metal, wood and acrylic.
Inkcups featured live demonstrations on of its Brite ICN 2200PS and ICN 2200LI-2P pad printers. ICN 2200PS produces high quality one and two-colour prints on T-shirts, while ICN 2200LI-2P is a high-speed printer for printing on shoe insoles. Inkcups also hosted a live plate-etching demonstration on its laser plate-making system, the ColbaltONE, which boasts fibre laser technology able to precisely etch spot sizes down to 50 microns for over 30,000 impressions.
Technology 2004 Co., Ltd is a Thai importer and distributer specialising in creating, printing and cutting designs to suit PSPs’ needs in packaging, signage and textile. At Asia Print Expo, Technology 2004 showed its latest range of large format inkjet printers, cutters, plotters, laser cutting and engraving machines.
Epson Thailand showcased its printing technology for the textile and outdoor advertising industries. Epson Thailand unveiled its advertising signage printers, the Epson SureColor S-Series and Epson SureColor B-Series, which can print products for both indoor and outdoor applications. Epson also presented its SureColor F-Series for textile printing to demonstrate the production process from pattern printing to the finished product, including pillows, scarves, t-shirts and bags.
The inaugural Print Make Wear Asia also took place at Asia Print Expo, which was sponsored by Easiway Systems, Vastex and PSI Marketing.
Vastex showcased its manual screen printing machine, which requires fewer operators resulting in lower overhead costs as well as a dryer and flash unit.
Gildan presented its printable garments, which were printed live during the exhibition.
Easiway demonstrated how three minute stencil reclaiming can be made possible by the Easiway SUPRA, which reduces pre-press staff and makes the most of mesh fabrics.
In addition, visitors took advantage of the other free features, including the Wrap Masters Asia competition, where 30 competitors battled it out to be crowned the winner, as well as a packed programme in the FESPA conference theatre.
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