Printing Impressions Bindery and Postpress News for March 2009

BIRMINGHAM, UK—July 2, 2008—Following the official launch of Ipex 2010 at the highly successful Stars in Print reception at Drupa 2008, which was attended by over 90 of the industry’s senior management, the Ipex 2010 organizers are thrilled to announce that they have sold out its pre-media and digital solutions halls 9, 10, 11 and 12. Major exhibitors in these halls include HP, Kodak, Ricoh, Agfa Graphics, Epson, Canon, Screen, Xeikon, Konica Minolta, Canon, Fuji and many others, some of which have significantly increased the size of their stands. In particular, Konica Minolta has increased its footprint by 400%; Canon by 91%, Fuji by

BIRMINGHAM, U.K.— 29/05/2008—Ipex 2010’s new dates and layout have been greeted enthusiastically by leading industry suppliers, with Heidelberg, Kodak, Canon and HP among the leading industry suppliers already allocated space on the exhibition floorplan. “Industry reaction to our innovations for Ipex 2010 has been extremely positive,” says Ipex 2010 event director Trevor Crawford. “The new, later dates – 18th to 25th May – avoid major international public holidays and should move us into a generally warmer climate. In addition, locating the exhibition solely within the new halls, accessible via a single main entrance, simplifies navigation and makes it much more likely that visitors will

NOT MANY Americans made the trip to the largest English-speaking trade show in the world in 2006. In Europe, virtually everyone carries a passport for identification, but here in the U.S. a driver’s license is the norm. Because our country is so large and self-sufficient, Americans are generally loathe to travel internationally. So Americans are not expected at IPEX, the once-every-four-years trade show held in Birmingham, UK. But, in many respects, it is our loss. Those who made the trip for the eight-day show saw the latest in printing technology across a wide spectrum of processes and business applications. Although the number of

NAPA, CA—Tapp Technologies, a wine label producer, has expanded into digital printing by installing a pair of seven-color HP Indigo ws4000 narrow-web digital color presses. ( HOLLAND, MI—The Printery, a division of SVH Group, revealed that Haworth Inc. is using its Online Printstore to manage their print purchasing, distribution and inventory activities. Haworth is a manufacturer and distributor of commercial office furniture. It intends to make branded sales and marketing materials directly available to its sales and administrative staffs via the online store. ( BIRMINGHAM, UK—Virtual Literature Management (VLM), an all-digital print shop, reportedly has achieved a milestone with a

BY MARK SMITH Trade shows probably are not the most accurate indicator of an industry's vitality. When the show is IPEX 2002—the international printing exhibition held in Birmingham, UK—it's even harder to draw any direct conclusions about the North American market because of the show's strong English and broader European flavor. Still, there is an understandable temptation to try to gauge the current state of the market based on the tone of major industry events. The organizers of IPEX report overall attendance at the 2002 show hit 65,451 people, which represents about a 30 percent decline from the final count for IPEX 98. Overseas visitors reportedly

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