On Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, Printing Industries Alliance held a Post-drupa Report in New York City.
The 2016 Must See 'Ems winners have been revealed and will be on exhibit at Graph Expo 16, coming Sept. 25-28, 2016, to Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. Chosen by a panel of industry experts, these innovative technologies represent the most compelling advances in 11 categories spanning the entire graphic communications industry. "Every year, the Must See 'Ems competition is one of the highlights of the Graph Expo and PRINT shows," says Thayer Long, president of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC). "This year is certainly no exception with an exciting lineup of new technologies and innovative advances in each category and industry segment."
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).