FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul reflects on the year just passed and looks ahead to 2013, debating what platforms could be of interest to wide-format print houses looking to invest this year.
NEWS: The drupa committee has elected to keep its four-year cycle but shorted the show to eleven days, confirming the dates as May 31st to June 10th 2016.
OPINION: News has emerged that drupa is considering moving to a three-year cycle, but has anybody bothered to consider attendees in the ensuing battle with Ipex? James Matthews-Paul comments.
FEATURE: James Matthews-Paul returns from drupa 2012 with his head in the cloud and finds what he sees to be a significant change in the approach to colour and data management.
FEATURE: 'How many drupas have you done now?' is a common question heard in the aisles of the Messe Düsseldorf. James Matthews-Paul reviews the narrow-format developments at drupa 2012.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul presents her favourite software and innovative finishing equipment on show at drupa 2012.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul rounds up the new wide-format technology on show at this year's drupa.
FEATURE: A curious calm has come over the industry. It is holding its collective breath waiting for the imminent arrival of the drupa storm. Laurel Brunner previews the German show.
FEATURE: Visitors can expect to see a comprehensive range of low and mid-range ink-jet machines at this year's drupa. Sophie Matthews-Paul reports.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at some of the high-end wide-format platforms appearing at this year's drupa.
FEATURE: It's getting to that time of year when flights need to be booked and accommodation finalised for drupa.
FEATURE: The Olympics and drupa have more in common than their frequency. They are tests of endurance, organisational skills, mental acuity, physical prowess, budgets and emotional stamina.
NEWS: Next year's drupa printing industry trade fair will include a special exhibition on sustainability called 'Media Mundo @ drupa'.
NEWS: The organiser of drupa 2012 says its world tour, taking place in the run-up to the show, has reached a 'crucial phase'.
NEWS: Bernhard Schreier has been named as the new president and chairman of the exhibitors' advisory board of drupa.
FEATURE: From a technology point of view, or just as a social and networking event, drupa's appearance on the calendar starts to gleam with significance well in advance.
FEATURE: The technology and materials and all those must-sees. Is there anything to match drupa and can it ever be too soon to start thinking about it?
NEWS: The recently launched trade fair for digital printing, digi:media, is to become part of drupa 2012, in the form of the drupa innovation park.
FEATURE: Output's own events calendar for the sign-making, digital signage, wide-format print and production print industries.
NEWS: Global Graphics Software has announced the launch of its Harlequin MultiRIP 10, a RIP developed to help print houses expand into digital print.
NEWS: Conneticut-based Curtis Packaging has invested in a Scodix S digital printer, after its executives were impressed by the printer's performance at drupa and Graph Expo 2012.
NEWS: Seven new members have been added to the committee for drupa 2016, including 'global players' EFI and HP.
NEWS: Messe Düsseldorf and ESMA have announced a 'strategic co-operation' that will see the launch of a new trade show for the printed electronics market.
NEWS: Canon has reported a rise in production print sales since it exhibited at drupa earlier this year, with 65 high-volume machines purchased in the UK and Ireland.
NEWS: Ipex organiser Informa Exhibitions has announced that Ricoh has confirmed its 'major presence' for the 2014 show.
NEWS: GPT will open its doors to the industry to demonstrate new wide-format print technology at its Open House event in Reading on October 16th to 18th.
NEWS: UK-based Retail Services Group has launched a new venture, Retail Print, a provider of bespoke retail graphics.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at recent developments in packaging and labels.
NEWS: Color-Logic has commented on its collaboration with HP at drupa, which saw the two companies create a commemorative drinks can shrink sleeve.
FEATURE: Part two of James Matthews-Paul's interview with Jef Stoffels, EskoArtwork's marketing director, at drupa.
FEATURE: James Matthews-Paul meets EskoArtwork's marketing director Jef Stoffels at drupa, to talk about industry trends and Esko's position in the print industry.
NEWS: Finishing equipment manufacturer Autobond is celebrating its success at drupa with 'a full order book for at least the next six months'.
NEWS: Scodix says its drupa debut made history with around 30,000 visitors snapping up a sample, equating to one every two seconds.
NEWS: Grafitec Label Presses is to install the first EFI Jetrion 4900 in the UK after it secured a sale to Colorscan Imaging Products on the first day of drupa.
NEWS: The organisers of the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award say they were happy with the results of the second edition of the scheme.
NEWS: Vivid Laminating Technologies reports that it experienced a 'very successful' drupa 2012.
OPINION: The mega traditional press manufacturers have been relatively slow to embrace sustainability. However, once the turn is underway it is slow but decisive.
NEWS: Epson has reported twice as many sales lead volumes at drupa 2012, compared with the last show in 2008.
NEWS: Bordeaux Digital Printink says it has appointed new resellers and received new OEM opportunities following a 'very successful' drupa show last month.
NEWS: Renz says the launch of two new binding and punching systems at drupa was a success, and led to a 50 percent increase in orders compared to drupa 2008.
NEWS: Canon has released a statement detailing its appearance at this month's drupa print trade show in Germany.
NEWS: Ricoh has reported a successful appearance at drupa 2012 in Düsseldorf in Germany, with 'thousands of print service providers from all across the world' visiting Ricoh's stand.
NEWS: Northampton-based digital print company Boyall Graphics received an HP Print Excellence Award in the Labels and Packaging – Speciality Printing category.
NEWS: Mimaki reports that it enjoyed 'major success' at this year's drupa, with 'strong lead generation' and sales as well as a positive reception for its new products.
NEWS: Presstek collaborated with digital finishing company Highcon at drupa, to demonstrate a complete digital solution for the folding carton market.
NEWS: Azimuth Print has purchased a new Horizon AFC-566F automated B2 folding system from IFS at drupa.
NEWS: Fujifilm has hailed its showing at drupa a 'resounding success' with its largest-ever number of sales and more than 7,000 leads.
FEATURE: Kodak's Chris Payne talks with James Matthews-Paul about the company's drupa splash and what we could expect in four years' time, in the third part of this interview.
FEATURE: In the second part of his interview, James Matthews-Paul asks Kodak's Chris Payne his opinions on the future of the printed product.
FEATURE: In years to come we will look back on drupa 2012 and it will be clear that it was the drupa when print started moving into the cloud for real.
FEATURE: In the first of a three-part interview, James Matthews-Paul talks to Kodak's vice-president of commercial marketing, Chris Payne, about the company's Chapter 11 situation.
NEWS: FastAnt has completed the purchase of an HP Scitex FB7600 industrial press at drupa, after the machine came top of the company's comparison tests.
NEWS: Memjet has marked its first showing at drupa with a raft of product and strategic partnership announcements, with OEMs including Océ and Fuji Xerox.
OPINION: James Matthews-Paul offers tips on how to use Twitter for business effectively.
NEWS: Visitors to Landa's Nanography presentation at drupa were treated to a pre-show performance, with dancers appearing in costumes printed on Mimaki's textile solutions.
NEWS: EFI has confirmed it signed a deal for a Jetrion 4900 UV ink-jet press to Czech Republic-based label convertor KZK at drupa.
NEWS: Epson's SureColor SC-S30600 has received the European Digital Press Association Award for the Best Wide Format Roll to Roll Printer up to 1.6m.
NEWS: Hira Print Solutions has purchased a new six-colour manroland Roland 706 LV HiPrint press for its new printing facility in Mumbai, India.
NEWS: Leaderform has purchased a second Screen Truepress Jet520ZZ ink-jet web press at drupa.
FEATURE: We've been staggering around the halls of drupa for what seems a lifetime. We keep hearing about improvements in new engines that are very difficult to put into a meaningful context.
NEWS: Following the sale of the first Uvistar Pro8, Fujifilm has announced further sales agreements at drupa.
NEWS: EFI has launched a new addition to its VUTEk range capable of high-quality output at production speeds on its booth at drupa, it says.
NEWS: Bordeaux Digital Printink is demonstrating its new water-based ink, PRDS, on a Speedjet Subly 180 wide-format printer at the drupa show in Germany.
FEATURE: Were there fewer familiar faces from the UK's display producers at drupa? I've been here for more than a week and I've certainly bumped into lower numbers than I usually do.
NEWS: HP has released details on a number of environmentally conscious initiatives tied in with its Indigo range at drupa.
NEWS: CP Bourg has revealed its new Bourg BB3102 perfect binding system at drupa, suitable for up to 350 books per hour.
NEWS: Agfa Graphics is currently showcasing its :M-Press Leopard at drupa, following EDP naming the machine being named Best Wide Format Imaging Printer.
NEWS: Vivid Laminating Technologies has revealed an upgraded Polarsign wide-format laminating system at drupa, as well as spreading the word about the recent rebrand of its ProLife film range to Boss.
NEWS: Canon and Océ are presenting their co-developed range of products at drupa, marking the companies' first joint outing since Canon's acquisition of Océ was finalised.
NEWS: Fujifilm has announced the first unit of its Uvistar Pro8 printer has been sold to Glav Print of Moscow, days after the machine was launched at drupa.
NEWS: Media manufacturer Ilford is showcasing the environmentally friendly qualities of its display products at the Green Printing Park at drupa.
FEATURE: Part two of James Matthews-Paul's interview with EFI's Frank Mallozzi at drupa.
FEATURE: James Matthews-Paul catches up with EFI's Frank Mallozzi at drupa.
NEWS: The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) School of Print Media is holding its alumni reception tonight (May 8th) at drupa, sponsored by Xeikon.
NEWS: Paper manufacturer Sappi is showcasing the latest addition to its range of packaging media at drupa, which the company says will deliver greater 'shelf shout'.
NEWS: Two machines from Screen have made their international debut at drupa: the wide-format Truepress Jet W1632UV, and the Truepress Jet L350UV UV ink-jet label printing system.
NEWS: HP is demonstrating its 1m-wide full-colour HP Inkjet Web Press at drupa this month, featuring technology that will be available from 2013.
NEWS: Kodak has revealed a number of new publishing and packaging solutions at drupa this week, and is inviting attendees to hear how its printing products are used by existing customers at its K-Zone live presentation theatre.
NEWS: At drupa, Ricoh has demonstrated a future cross-media service called Clickable Paper.
NEWS: Fujifilm has commenced its showing at drupa with a raft of product launches and technological developments.
NEWS: Print pioneer Benny Landa has announced the launch of six new digital presses using his new Nanography technology.
NEWS: The world-wide launch of Hybrid Software's Proofscope Live software will take place at drupa today (May 3rd).
NEWS: EFI has unveiled the latest addition to its VUTEk series of wide-format printers, and an extended offering in its cloud-based software solutions at drupa 2012.
NEWS: Ricoh has announced its presence at drupa, beginning today (May 3rd), is carbon neutral thanks to its on-site printing activity complying with its Carbon Balanced Printing Programme and recycling initiatives.
NEWS: Epson has unveiled six new wide-format and label printers at drupa today (May 3rd).
NEWS: Ilford has unveiled two new additions to its Omnijet commercial printing material range at drupa.
NEWS: Students from the Deutschen Journalistenschule (DJS) in partnership with the VDP will present a bilingual newspaper project, entitled ink., at drupa.
NEWS: Vits International is set to unveil its new batcher/stacker and digital cutter at drupa, the company has announced.
NEWS: TecnauGroup, formed of Tecnau and LasermaxRoll, will showcase new integrated finishing solutions at drupa.
NEWS: The market opportunities for micro-publishers will be presented at a seminar by HP and Creative Printers Network at drupa.
NEWS: GMG has announced that it will launch its OpenColor and CoZone products at drupa next week.
NEWS: Digital Information will present a new double-sided printing system designed for photobooks, posters and POS applications at drupa from next week.
NEWS: Mimaki will demonstrate its latest printer developments and applications at drupa next month, including the new Mimaki JFX500-2131 UV-LED flat-bed.
NEWS: Kodak is to stage a 'dramatically expanded' presentation of its K-Zone discussion format at drupa next month, with 60 sessions.
NEWS: Kern states it will demonstrate its latest inserter at drupa, said to be the 'world's fastest'.
NEWS: Epson has announced its new SurePress ink-jet digital label press will be shown for the first time at drupa next month.
NEWS: ErgoSoft and Tucanna are to show drupa visitors their 'complete and fully automated' print workflow solution.
NEWS: Agfa Graphics has integrated the web-based Chili Publisher document editing software into its new cloud web-to-print solution, :Apogee StoreFront.
NEWS: HP's stand at drupa will include an exhibition of new digital printing and workflow solutions as well as financing and business development resources with the theme of 'Print Your Future'.
NEWS: A number of exhibitors' stands at the upcoming drupa show will feature Summa cutting plotters, the manufacturer states.
NEWS: Visitors to drupa will have the opportunity to win a remote audit of their standards compliance courtesy of KEE Consultants and Alwan Color Expertise.
NEWS: Vivid Laminating Technologies has announced it will show two prototype auto feeders for its Matrix MX-370, MX-530 and MX-700 machines at drupa.
NEWS: HP is to host an Eco Leadership Forum at May's drupa, with a panel of printing industry experts coming together to discuss sustainability.
NEWS: Prati will showcase its Saturn Plus TE 330 label slitter inspection rewinder on Nikka Research's stand at drupa next month.
NEWS: Bordeaux will present its expanded range of ink-jet solutions for packaging, textiles and electronics applications at drupa.
NEWS: Agfa Graphics will demonstrate two versions of its wide-format, UV-curable :Jeti 3020 Titan printer at May's drupa show in Düsseldorf.
NEWS: Alwan has announced the launch of an 'entirely updated range of products' at next month's drupa.
NEWS: The Hauchler Studio, an international school for design, print, media and paper converting in Germany, will provide advice on vocational training at drupa.
NEWS: Grafibind Holland is to present a range of Kirk-Rudy products for the direct mail, newspaper and card industries at drupa.
NEWS: Mutoh's stand at drupa 2012 next month will demonstrate the 'realigned' manufacturing process of its digital wide-format printers.
NEWS: Screen's B2 sheet-fed Truepress Jet SX ink-jet printer now features board-printing capability, which will be on show at drupa.
NEWS: News of EFI's comprehensive hardware and software portfolio appearing at drupa is augmented today with details on its latest high-speed digital engine.
NEWS: Sumbel has announced that it will show a number of new products on its stand at drupa this May.
NEWS: Picon is to host 18 British print suppliers in 800sq m of stand space across five halls at drupa 2012.
NEWS: Scodix will launch new finishing products at this year's drupa, including Braille and glittering processes.
FEATURE: Why do people really visit drupa? How many are trotting out to Düsseldorf having established that their pockets are deep and their financial advisers friendly?
NEWS: Presstek is to exhibit its new offset digital press, the Presstek 75DI, at May's drupa print show in Germany.
NEWS: HB Fuller has commented on its recent acquisition of industrial adhesive business Forbo Group.
NEWS: Print industry equipment distributor Intelligent Finishing Systems (ISF) has released details of activities and launches it plans for drupa.
FEATURE: We are caught up in a frenzy of pre-drupa news, and it can start to feel more than a little overwhelming.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul has the scoop on HP's latest addition for drupa – a new B2 press, the Indigo 10000.
NEWS: Digital Information will exhibit its Preproofer and InkZone products at its 'legendary' Colorbar at drupa.
NEWS: Chili Publish will launch Chili Publisher 3.0 at this year's drupa.
NEWS: Kodak has announced three major new digital printing technologies at a pre-drupa press event, from which James Matthews-Paul reports for Output.
NEWS: Fujifilm has announced a technology showcase of a new B2 digital press for folding carton printing, which it plans to unveil at drupa 2012.
FEATURE: In the last installation of his FESPA Digital 2012 round-up, James Matthews-Paul discusses attendance, user experience at corporate stands, problems with wayfinding and more.
FEATURE: FESPA's visitors last week were invited to explore the wider opportunities of printed matter, and while a couple of key names were absent there were some valuable new additions to the exhibitor roster.
NEWS: Screen will commercially launch its digital sheet-fed Truepress JetSX printer at drupa, as well as demonstrate the latest improvements to the Truepress Jet520.
NEWS: The largest display to date of Canon and Océ's combined production print solutions will be on show at drupa.
NEWS: Knife and paper cutting tools provider hagedorn will be at drupa, where it will be presenting new business models for potential resellers.
NEWS: Ricoh says its presence at drupa is intended to help printers move with the times, with a new printer, software and an environmental impact reduction scheme.
NEWS: DPLenticular has praised the inaugural Lenstar Lenticular Print Award as a 'great success' and expects this year's scheme to be 'a much bigger event'.
NEWS: Shuttleworth is to present the latest version of its management information system (MIS) at May's print trade show drupa.
NEWS: May's drupa printing industry trade fair will feature the latest developments in ROI360's software suite Pageflex.
FEATURE: I like the idea of industry awards that demonstrate the skills of the users of digital printing equipment.
NEWS: Despite Kodak's financial woes, the printing technology company has announced it will be 'in full force' at this May's drupa trade show.
NEWS: Delphax Technologies will present a new digital printing system, powered by Memjet technologies, at this May's drupa print trade show.
NEWS: Digital Print Innovations (DPI) says it is 'looking forward' to presenting the Virtu Quantum from Polytype at drupa in May.
NEWS: The first public demonstration of the new Virtu Quantum wide-format digital ink-jet printer from Polytype will take place at drupa, it has been announced.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines what to expect this year at FESPA Digital in the first of two previews.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at the production print side of the industry's show calendar.
FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns gives her round-up of this year's key European trade shows for the sign and display industry.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks back on a difficult 2011 and predicts the trends for the production print market in 2012.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at the latest printer releases in the production print market.
NEWS: Printer manufacturer HP has announced its search for entrants to the first ever HP Print Excellence Awards.
FEATURE: So the news on the street is that another new print exhibition has been launched in the UK.
OPINION: Grey is not that easy to get in the digital market but over the years it has become more and more of a standard.