At the Future Interiors Manufacturing Show 2018 in Dubai from September 16th -18th at Dubai World Trade Centre, Canon Middle East highlights the disruptive power of digitally printed décor and the opportunities it presents for the retail, corporate, home and hospitality segments. The changing trends and expectations for décor to be more adaptable, personalised and dynamic, calls for the right technologies, and the right consultancy. Providing a solution to dynamic customer preferences, Canon is showcasing its latest developments in digital wide format production, supported by extensive applications expertise, at the industry event, to inspire visitors to explore new creative product opportunities while maximising productivity to meet rising demand.
Ayman Ali, Senior Marketing Manager – B2B, Canon Middle East, said: “In today’s personalised, customised world, digitally-printed interior décor is transforming the spaces we live, work and play. Digital technology introduces the opportunity for customers to produce a wide variety of high value décor applications to meet new and evolving demands, differentiate themselves and explore new revenue streams to maximise profits. With an integrated portfolio of solutions and services, Canon is committed to ensuring that businesses keep pace with the rapidly-growing market, driven by evolving customer demands.”
From business and industrial environments to the new wave in home entertainment, the growth in markets that are now exploring decorative applications will see the industrial print sector reach more than $107 billion by 2020. This provides wide format print providers with a wealth of opportunities to deliver the mass customisation demands of today and the future. Canon flatbed and roll-to-roll solutions are designed to handle the broadest possible range of substrates, integrating a range of workflow, software and finishing devices to create optimised end-to-end solutions.
With capacity expansion high on the agenda for most wide format print service providers (PSPs), Canon is demonstrating several important innovations to help customers increase production, manage growing job volumes and meet ever tighter customer deadlines. Visitors will witness the versatility and speed of the Océ Colorado 1640 roll-to-roll printer, designed to deliver quality, productivity and profitability, featuring Canon UVgel technology.
In addition to this, Canon will also demonstrate the award winning Océ Arizona series of digital flatbed printers, capable of handling a wide range of innovative applications. Through the incorporation of technologies like varnish, white ink printing, and a choice of smart cutting accessories, digital flatbed printing increases the freedom of product design making prototyping, personalised or customised production economically feasible.
At the event, Canon will present the concept of a hotel environment with all elements of the space printed on Canon products, demonstrating a wide range of décor applications and the opportunity for PSPs to diversify into new markets by extending their applications portfolio.
Changing consumer requirements and demographic trends also demand that hotels, events and hospitality spaces evolve their offering to include comfort and functionality while creating desirable and memorable spaces. The retail sector also faces increasing pressure to capture customer attention, corporate environments are becoming more flexible and individual consumers demonstrate an increasing desire to customise and personalise their domestic living spaces to reflect their individuality. Canon demonstrates, through this unique hotel concept, how digital printing can transform a space and enables artistic expression, from fine art and wallpaper to self-adhesive windows and floor graphics.
“The flexibility of the latest printing technology means that interior spaces can now be custom designed and easily updated using a range of printed graphics and surface décor techniques, without compromising on quality. At Future Interiors Manufacturing Show 2018, we aim to introduce our partners and customers to the vast creative and commercial potential of digital technology and the opportunity to refresh and update interiors inexpensively within reduced timeframes,” continued Ayman.
Canon will be present at the Future Interiors Manufacturing Show 2018 from 16th to 18th September 2018 at Sheikh Saeed Hall 3 at the Dubai World Trade Centre Exhibition Centre.