Printers vs. pandemic
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Trade Show: DS Printech China

Printers vs. pandemic

How can digital and screen printers and equipment suppliers support the textile industry during the coronavirus pandemic? Exhibitors taking part in the first edition of DS Printech China from 28–30 October 2020 will show how it's done: they are providing resources to produce masks and other protective equipment or offering new services to strengthen customer relations despite social distancing measures.

May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic still has a tight grip on the world and is affecting all areas of life. It therefore remains vital that we do everything we can to prevent the spread of the virus and to cushion its impact where possible. Several digital and screen printers and equipment suppliers who will be taking part in the first DS Printech China in Shenzen from 28–30 October 2020 are living up to their social responsibilities, supplying resources and skills to fight the pandemic. “We are glad to see that digital and screen printers in the textile industry have played an important role in assisting the frontline pandemic response,” says Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

The Canadian apparel company Gildan is using its production plants to manufacture face masks and protective aprons. Together with business partners, it is thus helping to address the current shortage of these items. As a leading provider of domestic sewing equipment and industrial solutions for the printing and sewing sector, Brother International Corporation will also donate up to 100 industrial sewing machines to support the production of personal protective equipment. Beijing JHF Technology, a leading manufacturer in the global inkjet printing industry is meanwhile providing funding of USD 170,000 to support the containment of the virus in the Chinese province Shandong. Customer relations during social distancing: in order to ensure trouble-free operations, the Taiwanese supplier ATMA has devised a contingency plan which backs online customer services, video demos for device installation and more. All of the above will be exhibitors at the DS Printech in autumn.

Messe Frankfurt is organizing DS Printech China for the first time this year in collaboration with its partners China Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (CSGIA) and Guangzhou Teyin Exhibition Service. Two become one: DS Printech China unites CSGIA and Textile Digital Printing China under one roof at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center.

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Press release: "DS Printech China 2020 exhibitors contribute to fight against COVID-19


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