The 6th All in Print China trade fair successfully concluded in Shanghai with 724 exhibitors - the largest number in the show’s history – from around the world and 76,818 domestic and international visitors – a 24.2% increase compared to the 2014 event. On 861,000 square feet of exhibit space, the latest development and trends of the global printing industry were presented with the theme “Discover the Future of Printing".
More than 100 domestic associations and groups attended All in Print China, in addition to 45 overseas buyer groups from more than 20 countries including the U.S., Germany, South Korea, Australia, India, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. Exhibitors praised the high participation of overseas buyers and the overall visitor quality and expertise.
All in Print China 2016 was held in five indoor and six outdoor halls, covering seven themes: digital pre-printing, integrated printing, package post-printing, label industry and flexography as well as the Innovative Materials Pavilion and the Innovation Factory special exhibit.
In the field of digital printing, many international and domestic brands including Fuji Xerox, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Screen, Epson, Fujifilm, EFI, and Founder Electronics, showcased their latest products and solutions for book printing, commercial document printing, packaging, label and large-format ink jet,
Developments in digital post-printing were showcased by HANS-GRONHI, Konica Minolta, Taiyo Kikai, ZTEC, Ginwave and iECHO among others.
Traditional offset printing brands such as KOMORI, HANS-GRONHI, Hangzhou CRON, ManRoland, Beiren Group, Zhongjing Group and Weihai Printing Machinery introduced their innovative solutions.
Flexography and package post-printing technology were an important part of the trade show and Taiyo Kikai collaborated with many partners to create the flexography pavilion. Also participating in this segment were Zhejiang Weigang, United Printing as the agent of Mark Andy and Kuen Yuh Machinery.
In the package post-printing field, “full waste removal” has become a focus as well as die-cutting automation. Tianjin Masterwork Machinery, Bobst, Eterna and Shanghai YOCO were among the exhibitors in this segment.
Printing ink companies (such as Bauhinia Variegata, Hangzhou TOKA, AYUSI Ink, Siegwerk and Hiway Ink) and printing plate material enterprises (including DUPONT, Chongqing Huafeng and Lucky Huaguang) launched their latest R&D products at All in Print China 2016 for the “Going Green” initiative.
The Innovation Factory special exhibit provided an overview of future printing technologies in the five segments “Future of Printing”, “Network Printing”, “Innovative Application”, “Green Printing” and “Printing Culture”. Informative speeches complemented the exhibits.
More than 60 printing forums, technical seminars and news conferences were held during All in Print China 2016. This included the 14th Cross-strait Printing Industry Exchange Conference & Silk Road Printing Development Forum 2016 and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference 2016. In addition, the “China Printing Forum 2016 & 16th Asia-Pacific Printing Forum” attracted experts from various printing industry organizations from China, the U.S. Australia, Japan, Malaysia, India, Philippines and other Asia-Pacific regions. The Third Council Meeting of the Second Information System Application Branch of the Printing Technology Association of China (PTAC) & “Cognitive Printing· Intelligent Future” addressed topics such as “intelligent manufacture of printing”, “Internet + printing” and “intelligent products (packaging and publication)”. The 1st Asia Jet Printing Forum 2016 &“JHF Cup” Asia Jet Printing Grand Prix focused on the large-format ink jet arena while the “Digital Printing in China” summit and the “Fuji Xerox· Keying Cup” Digital Printing Award highlighted digital printing technology innovation and developments in China.
The 7th All in Print China will take place in 2018 in Shanghai. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at All in Print China 2018, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: [email protected]; Visit our web site http://www.mdna.com; Subscribe to our blog at http://blog.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/Printing_MDNA