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Drupa Wraps up 2016 Show,
Announces 2020 Edition
As its 2016 show came to a close in early June, drupa reported a preliminary attendance count of 260,000 hailing from 188
countries - down slightly from the 314,000 at the 2012 show,
though with a higher number of attendees per day. (The 2016
show was 11 days, compared to 14 days four years ago.)
More than 1837 exhibitors filled 19 halls at the Messe
Düsseldorf exhibition center.
The organizers reported widespread interest in a number of fledgling initiatives like the drupa cube seminar area,
drupa innovation park, 3D fab + print zone, and special areas
dedicated to packaging and printed electronics, all technologies with noticeably more exhibitors and attendee traffic
than at the previous drupa. A post-show release from Messe
Düsseldorf announced that "one in two drupa visitors were
interested in the various special shows and lectures."
"The print industry is constantly reinventing itself
and offers a wealth of high-potential facets," adds Claus
Fashion Institute Students
Design Printed Textiles
Kornit and the Fashion Institute of
Technology (FIT)'s third annual student
competition, themed "Wearable Water,"
challenged Textile/Surface Design scholars to create textiles to be printed on the
Kornit Allegro roll-to-roll textile printer.
Jihee Che's "The Sulawesi Sea: Save the
Coral Reefs," took first place; the design
was crafted "to remind people of the
seriousness of environmental pollution
and endangered species," according to
The winning designs will be
featured at Kornit's booth at this September's SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. FIT's
Fashion Design students will compete
later this year using the Textile Design
submissions to create finished garments.
Bolza-Schünemann, chairman of the drupa committee
and of the board at Koenig
The show also announced that it will return to
a four-year cycle in response
to "numerous demands
voiced by exhibiting industry
players." The next iteration is
now set for June 23 through July 3, 2020, once again returning
to Düsseldorf, Germany.
Henkel, Tekra Announce Partnership
Henkel Adhesive Technologies' Electronics division has reached a distribution
agreement with plastic film and adhesives provider, Tekra. The latter will provide
sales, technical consultation, and post-sale service for Henkel's conductive inks,
thermoformable products, force sensing materials, PTC formulations for heating
elements and transparent coatings, and more.
Garment Decoration Industry Benchmarking Report
SGIA's annual benchmarking survey
of the garment decoration community
forecasts a generally positive outlook
for the industry. Based on responses
from 87 garment decoration businesses in the first quarter of 2016,
the report reveals the following:
* In 2015, 57 percent of companies made a production-related
purchase of more than $5000. Of those,
54 percent made a purchase of more
than $50,000. Similarly, 62 percent plan
a purchase of more than $5000 in 2016,
and half of those plan a purchase of at
* Broadly speaking, digital
printing software and screenmaking
tools were the most common purchases of 2015. The most frequently
purchased type of screen press was
an automatic; the most commonly
purchased digital technology was a
dye-sublimation printer measuring
less than 96 inches.
* Respondents saw the B2C and
e-commerce markets growing the
most rapidly, while the product areas
with the most growth were performance apparel and T-shirts.
* The median sales growth
was 13 percent. Seventy-five percent
of companies said both sales and
production levels have increased;
44 percent said they had increased
their number of employees.
* Overall, 75 percent of respondents reported a positive outlook on
the industry's future.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Screen Printing - June/July 2016
Screen Printing - June/July 2016
Industrial Printer Expands with Inkjet
Production: Tortoise or Hare?
What’s Next for Single-Pass Inkjets?
DTG: Life in the Fast Lane
Print, Flash, and Rock ‘n’ Roll
Screen Printing - June/July 2016