The following is an overview of what DRUPA 2000 represents to a number of web offset press manufacturers in terms of relationships with current and potential customers.
Eric Short, RDP Marathon: DRU-PA 2000 highlights the importance of high-quality web offset printing in a digital environment. RDP identifies the need to operate significant capital equipment investments in an environment that is becoming entirely digital in terms of print management and workflow.
Roger Hollando, Hantish: DRUPA, to our company, means what it does for most important manufacturers—that is, to show our customers that we offer more and more technologically advanced products, responding to their needs and future plans.
Dennis Stotts, Didde Web Press: DRUPA is the grandaddy of graphic arts trade shows and, as such, attracts a worldwide audience. Participation is required to maintain a global image and to renew and strengthen relationships with current and future customers.
Chuck Gath, Web Press Corporation: Since it is the largest print show of its kind in the world, it means a lot to our company. It shows our commitment to the international, as well as domestic, marketplace.
Roger Kaughman, King Press: Exports make up about 50 percent of King Press sales, so we are looking forward to DRUPA 2000 as an opportunity to visit with our many loyal international customers. We are also eager to show the international web offset market the advantages King has to offer in our newest Print King IV.
Ken DeVito, Timsons: The DRUPA exhibition has always been very important to us because the majority of our customers attend. This year is of greater importance because of the debut of so many new innovations. Timsons has become a leader in book production, and because of this, our customers expect these introductions. Not only do we know each customer's specific needs before we manufacture their press, we build a communication foundation so strong that the printer receives exactly what he or she has envisioned.