drupa Global Trends Inkjet Spotlight 2018 – global survey confirms major impact in all markets and regions23 May 2018
The 5th Global Trends Report, published at the end of April, is well established as a unique annual survey of the state of print in all markets across the world. However by definition it cannot analyse all issues in the depth the drupa team would like. Hence the Spotlight report will take one important topic each year and ask our expert panel to examine it in more detail. This year it is the impact of inkjet printing.
Printers and suppliers from the majority of market sectors reported growing confidence in their companies’ economic performance. The opportunity was taken this year to track patterns of performance over the years. Packaging remains the most buoyant market and there has been a steady improvement in confidence over the five years amongst Commercial printers. Functional printers were following a similar positive story but there was a puzzling increase in uncertainty this year for both printers and suppliers to this market. Publishing printers probably face the most challenging strategic changes and there is a decline in assurance this year, despite the reducing threat from E-books.
To mark the next milestone in the commercial roll-out of its Landa S10 Nanographic Printing® Press, Landa Digital Printing is hosting over 100 of the world’s leading print and packaging houses at its facilities in Rehovot, Israel.
The world’s biggest and most important trade fair for print and crossmedia solutions sticks to its proven four-year cycle and will be held again in Düsseldorf from Tuesday, 23 June, to Friday, 3 July 2020. With this decision Messe Düsseldorf is responding to the numerous demands voiced by exhibiting industry players.
Ricoh has declared its intention to move further into the wide format sector by adding EFI VUTEk flatbed printers to its offering. The announcement made during Drupa 2016 means that Ricoh’s graphic arts offering is expanded further and is now a complementary product range encompassing flatbed, large format, continuous feed, cut sheet, software and consultancy services.