CIP4 and Messe Düsseldorf Announce ‘JDF Experience Parc’ at drupa 2008
“JDF Experience Parc” and “JDF Experience Theater” to be Part of Expanded drupa Innovation Parc
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—January 24, 2007—The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress (CIP4) and Messe Düsseldorf announced the JDF experience parc at drupa 2008.
At drupa 2004 approximately 50 exhibitors demonstrated JDF-enabled systems and software, most for the very first time. For many, drupa 2004 was the “JDF drupa”, heralding the introduction of JDF-enabled process automation for the printing industry. Since 2004, JDF has moved past the initial hype and speculation to become a core technology for competitive printers around the world.
At drupa 2008, JDF programs will be incorporated into the very popular and expanding drupa innovation parc. “drupa has a long history of being an event where key changes in the printing industry are first seen,” commented Manuel Mataré, drupa 2008 Project Director at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. “with drupa 2008 we expect to see the market for JDF-enabled products to fully bloom. Many new JDF-enabled products are anticipated as well as JDF features and options on new versions of well-known systems and equipment.”
The innovation parc at drupa 2008, dedicated to the showing of new and innovative technologies, will take up almost all of Hall 7 at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds. A primary feature of the drupa innovation parc will be the “JDF experience parc”; an area dedicated to companies that will demonstrate JDF systems and software, as well as interoperability with other exhibitors in the JDF experience parc. Already 20 companies indicated that they plan to participate in the JDF experience parc and 30 or more companies are expected to exhibit JDF-enabled products in the JDF experience parc. “While there are always surprises to be found at the drupa innovation parc, digital printing systems and JDF-enabled systems are the two areas where we are seeing the most new and innovative developments, and often they overlap,” explained Bernd Zipper of ZIPCON Consulting and drupa Special Events Coordinator. “The JDF experience parc should have many surprises of its own and many printers will find themselves spending an entire day just at the drupa innovation parc and the JDF experience parc.”