Drupa full of must-sees is a must-attend

Jo Francis
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hands up who's going to Drupa?

If you're not, because you're too busy, or you think it's too expensive, I urge you to think again.

This has all the hallmarks of being an extra-special Drupa. It's always an amazing event, but the number of must-see exhibits this year really is going off the scale.

This morning we learned that Fujifilm will unveil a new digital inkjet web press at the show, which makes at least five brand new must-sees in that space including KBA, Timsons, Komori and Landa Digital Printing.

In digital sheetfed we've gone from having a couple of B2 offerings to a whole swathe, and (that man Landa again) a new B1 device.

In terms of where future print tech is heading, this Drupa is shaping up to be a watershed.

I think it's also going to provide a much-needed boost of positivity. Seeing all of the very many clever things the industry's manufacturers are working on across all areas of print production in one (albeit enormous) space is going to be an absolute tonic.

Considering the relatively short distance between us here on the small island and Dusseldorf, even from the pointy bit at the top, it is quite simply crazy not to jump on a plane, train or automobile in order to be there.

I can confidently say that the Messe showground is going to be awash with printers who will have travelled from every far flung corner of the globe to do just that.

There's still a fortnight to get organised, and the show itself runs for two weeks. So you've got a month. Please don't miss out.



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