From September 8 to 12, 2013, print13 will be held at McCormick Exhibition Center in Chicago. The theme of this exhibition is "innovation integration and exchange", including offset printing, digital and composite technology, commercial and packaging printing, publishing, direct mail, short print and marketing products and services. This exhibition will bring a feast to visitors.
The influence of American print exhibition is declining
Compared with drupa2008 and chinaprint 2013, and ipex2014, which will be held next year, print 13 exhibition is quite low-key. This low-key has dual meanings. Although there is no news of large-scale exhibitors withdrawing from the exhibition, there are no reports of hot exhibitors.
As one of the four internationally recognized printing exhibitions drupa, IPEX, print and iGAS in the world in the past, in addition to drupa still maintaining a strong market appeal, the latter three exhibitions have inevitably fallen, and the scale of the exhibition is even less than that of China print and all printing exhibitions in China. Taking 2008 as the watershed, this trend is more and more obvious.
In September 2009, as the first international large-scale printing exhibition after the global financial crisis, print09 was carried out in a low-key manner. According to statistics, print09 has more than 680 exhibitors, with a total booth area of 62000 square meters, attracting 10500 enterprises from 94 countries. The last print05 had 954 exhibitors with an exhibition area of 83000 square meters, and the last print01 had 893 exhibitors with an exhibition area of nearly 100000 square meters. It can be seen that compared with print01 or print05, print09 has shrunk significantly in terms of exhibitors and booth area.
This can also be confirmed from the development track of the American printing industry. Since the impact of the financial crisis, the U.S. printing industry has been declining. From 2000 to 2012, the number of U.S. printing enterprises has been reduced from 39035 to 27977. However, the United States is still the world's largest printing market. In 2011, the output value of the U.S. printing industry was $145.12 billion. Although China ranked second, the output value of printing was $73.309 billion, only half of that of the United States. This means that despite the downturn, the U.S. printing industry still has a huge market demand, and the market influence brought by print13 cannot be underestimated.
The number of print13 exhibitors was basically the same as that of the previous session
According to reports, print13 exhibition will still have more than 700 exhibitors, bringing the world's most popular new digital, offset and composite printing machines. Focus on relevant equipment, unique new applications and new product promotion. The number of exhibitors is basically the same as that of the previous exhibition. In addition, more than 60 simultaneous events will be staged during print13.
It is only more than a month before the exhibition. According to the current feedback, Heidelberg has clearly indicated that it will withdraw from the exhibition. Its booth area in print09 can reach 30000 square feet (about 2800 square meters), but gaobao, Gauss, Manroland rotation system, MBO and other companies have clearly indicated to participate in the exhibition.
Among them, Gauss will continue to take "see things differently" as the theme of the exhibition, show the new Gauss magnum compact model to American users, and hold the signing ceremony of the first Gauss Sunday vpak; Gaobao will display libida 164 and its high-speed rotary inkjet printing solution, gaobao rotajet76, which was just launched in February. Gaobao hopes to help customers increase profits and enhance competitiveness with its unique automation system and services. Roland rotary systems will share their experience with the audience at that time and how to ensure the optimization of the printing workshop technology of core customers, And how to use the existing infrastructure to actively manage services; MBO, a post press service manufacturer, also said that it would launch a revolutionary new product - Modular folding device M80 at print13 exhibition to face the current rapidly changing market demand. Among these exhibitors, only gaobao made it clear that it would not participate in ipex2014 next year.
The organizers strive to make the exhibition unique
Although the prospect of print13 exhibition is not optimistic, the organizers of the exhibition still strive to make the exhibition a comprehensive printing exhibition integrating digital printing, offset printing, flexo printing, hybrid printing technology and commercial printing, and interpret the exhibition theme of "innovation, integration and communication" through some attractive new pavilions.
The new exhibition hall unveiled in print13 exhibition has a new postal logistics document processing center. This will be the world's largest postal exhibition, where visitors will be able to find the latest equipment, software, consumables, research reports, market data, best practices and unprecedented one-stop marketing solutions.
Photo gallery will also be a new highlight in print13 exhibition. The exhibition hall will display the latest photos, photo books, large-scale full-size imaging technology, related equipment, products, software services, etc.
Large format printing allows people to see the new profit points of the printing industry. Print13 also focuses on large format printing and launches a new large format printing hall. This pavilion is sponsored by the international identification Association (ISA). In this professional Pavilion, visitors will see the most popular output equipment, software, media / substrate, ink, post press equipment, and new applications and innovations of large-scale printing.
In addition, print13 exhibition also has some other exciting new exhibition halls, including news newspaper printing hall, printing workshop hall, future printing hall, green printing hall, prepress / software hall, education main street hall, new exhibition hall for Industry newcomers, printrve hall, etc. Among them, the future Printing Museum will include the most popular printing technologies, including printing electronic products, 3D printing and RFID tag printing; The printerve Pavilion will showcase face-to-face "social media", while the green printing Pavilion will showcase products and services that include sustainable development and eco-friendly.
It is noteworthy that CPP Expo 2013 will also be held in the same Pavilion as print13. It is reported that this is the first cooperation between the two sides in history. This cooperation enables the audience not only to explore the latest pre press, post press and digital printing technologies, but also to obtain many solutions for packaging printing.
The curtain of print13 exhibition has opened, let's look forward to it.