Printeriors at FESPA Global Print Expo will offer visitors a comprehensive showcase of sustainably produced interior décor, with a clear emphasis on applications manufactured using environmentally responsible processes and ethically sourced materials. The conference programme for the new Sustainability Spotlight feature comprises 42 individual sessions, free to attend with a FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2022 entry ticket.
Located in the South Entrance of the exhibition, Printeriors incorporates seven themed zones decorated using nature-inspired designs by artist Jasper Goodall. The feature is designed to deliver an immersive visual and tactile experience that encourages visitors to touch and feel, and to actively use the space for networking conversations or relaxation.
Printeriors 2022 is a diverse collection of digitally printed applications, the result of collaboration with some 30 partners. The showcase includes textiles, wall coverings, floor graphics, window films, printed carpets, rugs and cushions, leathers, ceramics, metal and lenticular artwork, display signage, decorated tabletops, fine art prints, lighting and lightboxes, and acoustic fabric walls.
Deluxe Partners Drytac, HP and Kornit bring a range of environmentally responsible innovations to Printeriors in Berlin. Printed glass films with embedded textures from Drytac have been used to embellish mirrors, with other vinyl products featuring on floors, walls and display signage. HP’s Latex 800W printer has been used to produce layers of white ink to create new decorative surface effects, in addition to textiles, wall coverings and graphics visible across all seven collections. The Surface Micro zone features several textile applications printed by Kornit on organic materials using its waterless NeoPigment technology, as well as XDi 3D applications such as gold textures.
The Tropical Neons and Surface Micro themes feature printed leathers produced by Premium Partner Brother, while the Cacti Geos and Organic Flora zones will glow with neon printed wall coverings from Mimaki. Other contributing partners include Agfa, Ava Cad/Cam, Canon, Chromaluxe, Durst, SwissQPrint, CMYUK, Dufaylite, EFI, EFKA, Eye 4 Colour, Imageco, John Mark, Pongs, Premier Digital Textiles, PressOn, R A Smart, Sentec International, Veika Dimense and Zimmer.
Free guided tours
Free guided tours of Printeriors are available at 11.00 am and 3 pm on the first three days of the show, and at 11.00 am on the final day. Host Debbie McKeegan will explain the design process, production methodology, and the materials and digital technologies used to manufacture all the products on display.
FESPA has published its comprehensive conference programme for the new Sustainability Spotlight feature. Sustainability Spotlight comprises 42 individual sessions, compiled with the needs and interests of FESPA visitors in mind and delivering important insights on a host of topics geared towards helping print and visual communications businesses operate in an environmentally responsible way.
Located in Hall 25, Stand C50, all Sustainability Spotlight sessions are free to attend with a FESPA and European Sign Expo 2022 entry ticket. The conference runs from 10:30 am on Tuesday 31 May to 1:30 pm on Friday 3 June.
Sustainability Spotlight is sponsored by headline supporters HP and Re-board Technology, premium partners Antalis and Drytac, as well as partner Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute GmbH & Co.
The full programme will be chaired by Francisco Lozano Winterhalder, Biologist and Master Lecturer on sustainability and circular economy at ESADE Business School. Further sessions will be delivered by speakers from organisations including Bluedesign Technologies, HP and Kongsberg Systems.
All Sustainability Spotlight sessions are in English. There is no need to pre-book sessions and there are no COVID restrictions for entry to the conference area.