Editions   North America | Europe | Magazine


Premium Commentary & Analysis

Report from virtual.drupa 2021: Well-Attended Sessions, but Few Product Introductions

Drupa 2020 never happened, and drupa 2021 fell victim to the pandemic as well—but was transformed into a virtual drupa for 2021. European section editor Ralf Schlözer attended and provides an overview, some highlights, and overall impressions from virtual.drupa 2021.


Our mission is to provide cogent commentary and analysis about trends, technologies, operations, and events in all the markets that comprise today’s printing industry. Support our mission and read articles like this with a Premium Membership.


About Ralf Schlozer

Ralf Schlözer is a technology analyst for print with 30 years’ experience in the industry and a passion for discovering new technologies and print applications. 

He is available for consulting and speaking engagements. Contact Ralf at [email protected]


By Jamie Walsh on Apr 26, 2021

Thanks for your reflections Ralf - I think many will have a similar view to you. From the hardware perspective, I don't think you can beat the up front and personal opportunity that face to face events offer. That ability to truly evaluate the quality of a a printed piece, to size up a piece of kit and to discuss the pros and cons with knowledgeable staff can't be beaten. It will happen again.


By David L. Zwang on Apr 26, 2021

Great overview.. Thanks Ralf.. I too am ready for the return of live events, perhaps not in the volume of the past, but there is something important about serendipitously tripping over new tech and old friends...



Join the discussion Sign In or Become a Member, doing so is simple and free