Future Links CW 1

Our very first future links in 2017 are all about trends in the printing industry. They give an outlook on drupa 2020, provide a forecast for the global 3D printing market and predict developments for the label and package printing industry. Additionally, they also look back on drupa 2016 and its great success.


Outlook on drupa 2020 and Upcoming Trends in the Printing Industry
After a very successful drupa 2016, the trade show will be held again in 2020. The shift to digital printing solutions, efficiency, production flexibility, high print quality, added value, a growing market for packaging solutions, and large-format color printing are key trends expected to evolve over the next four years.

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Outlook on the Global 3D Printing Market of 2020
For its recent report on 3D printing, Deloitte Poland compared and aggregated the results of several other studies and researches on that matter. According to its findings, the global 3D printing market will be worth $20.5 billion by 2020. This is four times higher than it is now. Among the reasons for this increase are the emergence of new, strong players in the additive manufacturing sector, improved materials and finishing capabilities. Additionally, the professional services firm also covered leading and emerging manufacturers in the professional and prosumer desktop 3D printing arena, which continues to be important.

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Outlook and Forecast for the Label and Package Printing Industry 2017
Industry experts from Labels & Labeling, Finat, European Flexographic Industry Association, Moorgate Capital, LPC, Nilpeter, HP, Yeikon, Trojanlabel, HP Indigo, Memjet, Armor, Pulse Roll Label Products, Linkz, International Hologram Manufacturers Association, QuadTech, NiceLabel, FLEXcon, Sistrade, Arrow Systems, INNOVATIVE LABELING SOLUTIONS, Geostick Group, and Pemara Labels Australia share their predictions for the label and package printing industry 2017.

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Review of 2016: drupa Was the Highlight of the Year
More than 260,000 visitors from 188 countries, 1,837 exhibitors from 54 countries, 11 days and huge deals: This was drupa 2016! The show was an indicator of what will be the key trends over the next four years – until drupa will be back in 2020. Be it a positive business climate, the fourth industrial revolution, digital direct to corrugated printing, digital embellishment, extended color gamut printing or 3D printing: These are the trends about vehicle will have a great impact on the industry.

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Review of 2016: drupa Opened its Doors with Many Deals and New Kit Launches
This is what happened at drupa 2016: Konica Minolta introduced a new inkjet press, Xaar launched its first aqueous printhead, HP had the biggest presence at the show, Benny Landa celebrated his birthday, Ricoh announced partnerships with Xaar and EFI, and many industry representatives invested in products by exhibitors such as Landa Digital Printing, Imprint Business Systems, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Xerox, Inca Digital Printers, or Koenig & Bauer AG.

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