The three companies – Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, China Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (CSGIA) and Guangzhou Teyin Exhibition Service (GZ Teyin) – confirmed their cooperation on the new event at a cooperation agreement signing ceremony in Shanghai on 30 October. The fair, DS Printech China, is a rebranding of their existing events: the 30 year-plus CSGIA and the concurrent Textile Digital Printing China. The rebranded fair will relocate from Guangzhou to Shenzhen from October 2020 and take place at the brand-new Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Centre.

DS Printech China is a strategic expansion by the three co-organisers into the rapidly growing digital printing sector. The location and timing of the fair, together with each organisers’ unique expertise and experience, will provide valuable new opportunities for their existing and potential clients. The fair is expected to feature around 600 exhibitors across a 40,000 sqm space.

“DS Printech China is a welcome addition to our global Texpertise Network of textile and textile technology events,” commented Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. “We are confident in the future of our partnership with our co-organisers, CSGIA and GZ Teyin, due to the leading position of their current fairs in the country. Digital printing has been recognised as a key trend at many recent editions of Messe Frankfurt’s textile events, including Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, which both include a digital printing zone, as well as in fairs such as Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess in Frankfurt. This fair will offer our network of textile players a dedicated space to explore this technology further, while also being well positioned to meet major manufacturers in South China.”

Chen Yingxin, Secretary General of the Printing Technology Association of China, parent organisation of CSGIA, at the signing ceremony, noted the high market potential for the new fair. “Digital printing and screen printing is a vibrant market, particularly in China. Over the past nearly four decades, we have grown a network of professionals who have led the way in printing technology development. Organising this fair with Messe Frankfurt, with their experience and expertise in the global textile industry, will help suppliers to attract more potential clients from the worldwide apparel industry who want to invest in innovation.”

“The current fairs in Guangzhou and Shanghai have served the industry well – CSGIA for 30-plus years, and Textile Digital Printing China for over 10 years,” noted Jiang Wen Quan, Chairman of GZ Teyin. “Together, they have become the go-to events for producers and buyers of digital printing and screen printing products in the country. China has a strong reputation for investing in the latest textile technologies, so this is where leading companies have come to highlight their latest developments. And as part of Messe Frankfurt’s Texpertise Network, the international exposure for these companies is sure to increase.”

The product groups on offer will include digital textile printing equipment, transfer textile printing equipment, textile printing ink jet equipment, sublimation transfer ink, sublimation paper and other suppliers. As well as this, equipment and materials will be available for screen printing, stamping, silk printing and heat press transfer. Accessories and printing and pigment paste will also be available.