Out soon: 4th drupa Global trends Report 2017

General confidence amongst printers and suppliers for 2017 but mixed fortunes for markets and regions alike / Strong plans for capital investment with Finishing the No.1 priority and Sheetfed offset leading press investment plans

Following the successful drupa in Spring 2016, this 4th annual Global Trends report gives the detailed evidence to support the thesis that globally Print is recovering well from the double challenge of the 2007/8 economic crisis and the strategic shift towards digital communications.

Sabine Geldermann, Director drupa, Messe Duesseldorf, said, “Last year’s drupa showcased a global print industry that has regained its confidence in the future, with lots of fresh technology and applications demonstrated to enthuse both printers and their customers alike. This report shows that whilst levels of confidence vary between regions and markets, overall the print industry is on the up and will invest strongly to secure a prosperous future.”

Recruited from senior managers who visited drupa last year, almost 850 printers and over 300 suppliers representing all regions and markets participated in the survey run by Printfuture, the specialist print consultancy and market research company. “All printers, whatever market or region they are based in, know that if they are to succeed in the long term, they must continue to adapt to the ever changing market and economic conditions. This needs a ruthless approach to efficiency and automation while at the same time learning new skills and adding new added value services. Nevertheless it is ple... [read more]


drupa 2020 Dates Brought Forward by 1 Week

World’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will be held from 16 to 26 June 2020

The dates of the world’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will be brought forward by one week: drupa is to take place now from Tuesday, 16 June, to Friday, 26 June 2020. This was agreed by the drupa Committee and Messe Düsseldorf at their meeting on 15 February 2017. The key argument for this decision was the fact that in some European countries as well as German states the summer holidays would have already started during the initially planned dates (23 June to 3 July 2020). By changing the dates Messe Düsseldorf is responding to requests voiced by both exhibitors and visitors alike.

Explaining the move Werner Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, said: “When we decided to stick to the 4-year cycle of drupa in consultation with the leading representatives of the industry during drupa 2016, the majority of holiday d... [read more]

Successful 4th Packaging Inspiration Forum of PrintCity

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH can look back on a successful  4th Packaging Inspiration Forum in Hamburg together with the PrintCity and their members. The companies invited to introduce new trends, procedures, materials as well as viability of the current and future packaging industry and to study and discuss together with 100 attendees of the forum for the fourth time already from November 09 – 10.


In addition to various presentations on the subject, the event is characterized by individual breakout-sessions, these are different workshops about packaging-specific topics, as well as extended networking breaks.


The detailed program of this year:




Werner T. Fuchs, marketing and advertising expert

Packaging is more than a matter of taste
Neuroscient... [read more]

Renewed fair success for WEILBURGER Graphics in China

WEILBURGER Graphics was represented together with its long-time Chinese partner Leading Technologies Co., Ltd. (LEADINGTECH) also this year at the All in Print China in Shanghai from 18. – 22. Oktober.


The All in Print which takes place every two years since 2003 is hosted by a fair cooperation of Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Beijing Keyin Media & Culture Co., Ltd. . This year, at its sixth performance with more than 90,000 m², over 700 exhibitors could be achieved.


Günter Korbacher, Managing Director of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, who attended the exhibition to support Managing Director William Huang and his team LEADINGTECH on-site, comments on the successful exhibition appearance as follows: “It is no longer a secret that the Asian market is booming and that also the packaging sector... [read more]

New distribution partner of WEILBURGER Graphics for Vietnam

This year, WEILBURGER Graphics, a Franconian specialist for lacquer, inks and adhesives, was able to win a new distribution partner for the graphics industry in Vietnam. In its region, Toàn Ấn Co., Ltd. (TAC Total Print) is reckoned as established and high-graded retailer and importer for the graphics industry and covers almost all sectors of the printing industry in this connection. As first common project, the both companies exhibited from 5th to 8th October 2016 at the Vietnam PrintPack in Ho-Chi-Minh-City (Saigon).


Günter Korbacher, Managing Director of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, who took part in the trade fair about the common appearance: “The PrintPack in Vietnam at which we were presented for the first time together with TAC this year was very successful with almost 15,000 visitors on only three trade fair days.” Günter K... [read more]

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