The maturation of inkjet 2.0 was certainly a prevalent theme at drupa 2016, but the emphasis shifted beyond more “traditional” inkjet applications such as books, direct mail, transactional and commercial printing. Instead, production inkjet and toner equipment manufacturers unveiled numerous offerings within the digital package printing space — especially for folding cartons, corrugated and labels — earning drupa 2016 “The Digital Packaging drupa” moniker.
Scodix has entered into a strategic global partnership agreement with Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS), a division of Avery Dennison, to acquire 10 Scodix Ultra Pro Digital Enhancement presses. Representing the most substantial deal in Scodix history, the companies will work closely together to implement the 10 finishing systems — with the full range of Scodix enhancements — strategically across Avery Dennison RBIS' key production facilities worldwide.
The following is a sampling of just some of the new products that were featured at drupa 2016.
Scodix has announced a very successful drupa 2016 with over 100 new customers from 21 countries added to its books.
After 11 days at drupa 2016, the 1,837 exhibitors from 54 countries unanimously reported excellent business deals, extremely promising contacts and a positive outlook for the global printing industry. The mood could hardly have been better: the investment climate is extremely good and has by far exceeded all expectations.
At drupa, XMPie will demonstrate a broad range of applications, from packaging through direct mail, promotional and informational.
Held once every four years, drupa has historically been a bellwether of product development cycles.
I attended the recent Dscoop Americas event in San Antonio and was struck by a few trends, such as value-added special effects, digital laser cutting, PrintBeat (which will be the heart of PrintOS for HP Indigo users), the overlap of inkjet and electrophotography, and Print in 8 (the idea that print could be delivered anywhere in the world in eight hours).
A recently installed Scodix S digital enhancement press has helped win several new clients at Triaz Digital Printing. With a production facility in North Austin, Texas, the firm has been a vital supporter of the Tejano and Texas music scenes, providing print services and CD replication for such Grammy award-winning artists as Willie Nelson, Little Wayne and Ruben Ramos.
A Scodix Ultra Pro System with In-line Scodix Foil station has been sold to Glenview, Ill.-based Dreamworks Graphic Communications.