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PRINT 01: General trends

Jul 12, 2001 12:00 AM

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Print 01 arrives at a particularly promising time in terms of major technological trends. Coming about 16 months after Drupa 2000, Print will present market-ready products that have evolved from technological demonstrations and prototypes seen at the German show.

Print also comes at a time when more of the industry is adopting digital workflows.

Among the major themes of PRINT’s exhibits will be:

  • New presses and pressroom systems that combine high quality with extensive automation to boost productivity as never before. These displays will embrace sheetfed and web offset, flexography, gravure and other technologies.

  • Digital workflows that unite all steps and processes in print design and production in a single data flow, and link print to other elements of the broad communications and marketing environment.

  • Digital printing, in both toner-based variable-data and direct-imaging configurations. Both strategies are being widely adopted throughout the industry.

  • Package printing and converting. Print 01 will bring the closely related printing and converting disciplines side by side so that specialists in both areas can explore all the opportunities created by their convergence.