Images_Digital_Edition_June_2019 JUNE 2018 images 25 INDUSTRY EVENT The Fespa Awards 2019 The winners and the runners-up in the two garment categories at the Fespa Awards 2019 once again demonstrated the vast creative potential of perfectly executed textile prints R ussian print shops were the big winners when this year’s Fespa Awards were revealed at the Fespa Gala Dinner on 15 May, with Russian decorators smashing it in both garment categories. Imaika won the Printed Garments category with its detailed Kratos and Boy print, while Teximport Group, also from Russia, won the Special Effects on T-Shirts, Garments and Other Textiles category with a three-dimensional Andy Warhol design. Entries for the Fespa 2020 Awards are open until 1 November 2019. The winners will be announced on 25 March at Fespa 2020 in Madrid, Spain. Special Effects on T-shirts, Garments and Other Textiles Printed Garments Winner: Teximport Group – Andy Warhol Eight-colour high-density plastisol screen print with 3D embossing featuring waterproof silicone and glue with metal foil applied on top. Printed using an M&R Challenger II OS press, Red Chilli D Quartz Flash and 13,000kg hydraulic (embossing) press Distinction: Teximport Group Red Machine Bronze: Imaika Squanch Party Silver: Screenprom Drahma Dragon Ultra Winner: Imaika – Kratos and Boy Printed for “a leading geek T-shirt brand in Russia” using Magna Colours white discharge base through a 100 mesh screen and Virus WOW Clear transparent pigmentable base through 120 mesh screens, on a Roq P10 automatic press and M&R Economax 2 dryer Silver: Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting Hadrada The Viking Distinction: Synia Bain De Soleil Electrique Bronze: Midi Print Music And Life Are All About Style