Ink manufacturers showcase a wide range of new products during world’s largest printing exhibition.
David Savastano, Editor07.29.16
Every four years, drupa, the world’s largest trade show covering the printing industry, returns to Messe Dusseldorf in Dusseldorf, Germany. This year, more than 260,000 attendees walked the 19 halls and approximately 1.8 million square feet of drupa 2016.
This year’s drupa was held over 11 days, down from two weeks in 2012, and attendance declined from 314,000 in 2012. The trend was clearly toward digital and packaging printing, and among the nearly 2,000 exhibitors on hand were many ink manufacturers, who highlighted new products and services.
EFI made a major announcement at EFI CEO Guy Gecht discussed the company’s new EFI AquaEndure water-based inkjet inks for packaging.
“Everyone has figured out that the combination of water-based inks and UV is a holy grail, but the ability to print it is key. This will really help our inkjet platform become more successful,” Gecht said. He added that AquaEndure will be ready in 2017.
“With the Aqua
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