We've got our walking shoes ready for a week in Düsseldorf. The print industry's massive show has already kicked off, and we cannot wait to get there. The Drupa organizers have forecast 300,000 visitors before the show closes on June 10.
We will be covering the show for you all.
Konica Minolta are launching the UV inkjet KM-1, the 3,000 B2+ sheet per hour machine of which we have had tempting glimpses since the last Drupa! Print quality is very close to offset, and this on a huge breadth of media, from 0.06mm to 0.6mm
Xerox are presenting the two machines representing their arrival in the sheet-fed inkjet market, the Brenva HD and Trivor 2400
Landa might not have actually delivered anything at all yet, but they are presenting a new technology, lossless foiling with "Nano-metallography"
Canon / Océ are showing off the new ColorStream 6000 Chroma which uses high-pigment load Chromera inks to produce good coverage on very light stocks
Fujifilm's Onset X series of wide-format machines demonstrate the scalability of their ranges and the productivity of the Dimatex printheads
We will be gleaning all there is to know about funtional printing, and more general 3D additive processes; the latest concepts in cross-platform digital marketing; and how trends and developments in customization and packaging substrates have brought us into the Print 4.0 world.