We have just returned from the specialty printing exhibition drupa 2016, which we attended as visitors. There we spent three full days, checking out the latest machinery and materials, that the printing industry had to offer. We were mostly interested in the latest developments in video inspection and barcode solutions. Our team also managed to catch up with some of our industry partners.
The drupa is the largest printing equipment exhibition in the world, held every four years at Messe Düsseldorf in Germany. The next drupa edition is set for 2020. The name of the event is a blend the German words ‘Druck und Papier’ (print and paper). The popularity of the event is aptly demonstrated by the more than 300.000 visitors, with around 1800 exhibitors from over 50 countries.