Drupa is the largest printing equipment exhibition in the world and is held in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany every four years. The event hosts thousands of business machine specialists, along with corporate representations from big companies such as Esko, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Kodak, Canon etc.
The event is host to several new technologies being released and/or demonstrated, and as printing shifts from traditional means to more digital, companies are continuing to produce innovative office equipment that is beneficial to any business. Here are some of the highlights of drupa 2016.
Inkjet business machines a big trend of 2016
Inkjet was once again a big trend this year as a bunch of new inkjet business machines although corrugated packaging emerged as the key trend. Drupa is a clear B2B trade fair and platform for business decisions with some key stats to prove the success that it brought:
29% placed orders during drupa
30% are planning to place their orders after drupa
60% found new suppliers at drupa
Epson environmental business machine specialists at drupa
Epson Europe’s Executive Director Duncan Ferguson stated that this was “Epson’s biggest ever showcase of a complete range of inkjet printers for prepress, signage, photographic, textile and label applications.” Epson was also able to receive significant orders from companies around the globe, particularly for their SureColor SC-S signage range. All 13 of Epson’s newly launched printers within the last six months were demonstrated at drupa,
Reducing the environmental impact of technology is a big focus for Epson, with the design and precision of the inkjet printers and presses cutting down on waste and energy usage. To meet growing demand, Epson has also announced a $180 million (U.S.) investment in a new factory in Japan to triple printhead production capacity.
Sharp highlights print communication efficiencies
Sharp looked to provide new solutions for personalized printing and workflow with their flagship production business machines that are built for individual and high-volume digital printing. Sharp used their MX-M850/950 and 1100, and the colour production systems MX-6201N and MX-7001N to exhibit a number of practical applications to show how easy digital printing is.
Sharp is a leader in professional production systems, with high-performance capabilities in the area of black and white production for up to 110 pages. They’re an innovator in the digital printing field with printing systems that are built to have up-to-date daily digital interaction, networked databases, and CRM systems that lead to individual personalized documents.
Brock Office Automation is Niagara’s office equipment supplier. We’re verified Epson and Sharp dealers with an extensive line of products to meet your businesses needs. Connect with business machine specialists today to get your free office automation assessment and find out how we can help meet your printing needs with our business machines.