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drupa

20.04.2021 - 30.04.2021 | Germany, Duesseldorf

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drupa is the world’s largest and most important fair for the printing and media industry. drupa’s product range is impressive, featuring both traditional and pioneering technologies for pre-press and pre-media, printing (machinery, appliances and accessories), book binding and print finishing as well as paper converting services including packaging production, materials and consumables. Innovations, know-how, trends, new fields of business in the printing industry merge during drupa and show up the development of the sector and the future of the media. As the most important industry platform drupa regularly sets new records with the numbers of international exhibitors and visitors taking the opportunity to do business worldwide, concluded deals rising to more than 10 billion Euros during the trade fair.

Categories

Prepress and premedia

  • Publishing software
  • Software for packaging prepress
  • Workflow and data handling software
  • Software for multimedia
  • Encoding and identification software and equipment
  • Input devices
  • Output devices
  • Equipment & systems for printing forme production
  • Colour matching systems

Print

  • Sheet-fed offset printing machines
  • Web-fed offset printing machines
  • Flexographic printing machines
  • Letterpress machines
  • Gravure printing machines
  • Hybrid printing machines (combination of methods)
  • Digital printing machines and digital printing systems
  • Screen printing machines
  • Pad / tampon printing machines
  • Printing machines and systems for special printing applications
  • Peripheral equipment
  • Rollers, cylinders and sleeves

Postpress and paper converting

  • Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • Paper converting for stationery
  • Paper converting equipment for the paper industry
  • Paper converting equipment for the packaging industry, packaging production
  • Paper converting equipment for hygiene products
  • Paper converting equipment for technical paper products
  • Machines for the production of die-cutting formes
  • Encoding and identification systems

Paper and substrates

  • Graphic paper – web printing paper
  • Graphic paper – cut-size paper
  • Paper, cardboard and board for packaging
  • Tissue
  • Paper, cardboard and board for technical and special applications
  • Films / foils
  • Other substrates

Inks and consumables

  • Offset printing inks
  • Flexographic printing inks
  • Gravure printing inks
  • Screen printing inks
  • Toners and inks
  • Coatings / varnishes
  • Chemicals
  • Anti-setoff powder
  • Printing formes / coating formes / embossing formes
  • Printing blankets, packing materials and sleeves
  • Dampening solution additives & printing aids
  • Washing agents & maintenance products
  • Adhesives and glues
  • Bookbinding materials
  • Embossing and laminating materials
  • Encoding and identification materials
  • Photographic materials
  • Conveyor belts and tapes
  • Anti-marking solutions

Components and infrastructure

  • Network systems
  • Room climate & conditioning
  • Extraction and ventilation systems
  • Waste removal and recovery systems
  • Conveyor and transportation systems (no floor conveyors)
  • Archiving and documentation
  • Measuring and testing equipment
  • Measuring and testing tools
  • Spare parts, wearing parts and lubricants
  • Control, feed-back control and drive technology
  • Paper handling, machines for sheet, reel and pile handling
  • Sound insulation
  • Knives & grinding machines
  • Light sources for reproduction techniques
  • Ink milling and mixing machines
  • Ink agitators and mixers
  • Ventilation systems (central compressed air supply)
  • Expanding shafts and couplings

Services and software

  • Address services
  • Basic and further training
  • Consulting services
  • Image archives and image data bases
  • Data processing services
  • Print services providers
  • Printing forme producers
  • e-commerce for the printing industry
  • Financial services & insurance services providers
  • Research and development
  • Used machinery dealers
  • Mailing and postal services providers
  • Machine transportation and machine mounting
  • Software
  • Industrial associations and professional organizations
  • Certification, testing and standardization
  • Embossing forme manufacturing

Others

  • Applications for printed electronics / printed functionalities
  • Applications for nanotechnology
  • Trade and technical literature, technical dictionaries
  • Trade press, trade magazines
  • Trade directories

Key Statistics

Exhibitors: 1,837 from 54 countries

Trade Visitors: 260,000 from 188 countries

Journalists: 1,900 from 74 countries

Special Info

Cycle of event: Every four years

Link to the organizer’s website: drupa