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Top Printing Technologies One Should Not Miss at Drupa 2020 Germany

The most-awaited event of the year – Drupa 2020 is just around the corner and the entire print community is feeling the ripple of excitement already. We are pretty thrilled! Are you?

Held in every four years in Düsseldorf Messe – a trade fair ground and organizer based in Germany, Drupa Print Show 2020 is the leading international trade fair for packaging production, print and cross-media solutions, also industrial applications – especially in  markets such as cosmetics, luxury goods, consumer goods,  bank and safety technology, and many more. It is a gigantic event where companies from around the world gather to encapsulate the developments in the printing industry, exhibit the latest and greatest in print technologies, and foretell its future, exchanging ideas and information.

Set to be conducted between the 16th to the 26th of June, the Drupa Trade Fair 2020, like its previous editions is going to witness a massive gathering of renowned representatives from the entire global printing and cross-media industry.

The entire city of Dusseldorf will turn into Drupa City, a joint initiative of Messe Düsseldorf and Destination Düsseldorf, whose goal will be to communicate and market the theme of Drupa 2020 – “Embrace the Future”, throughout the city and its residents by means of traveling shows, 3D laboratories and fashion shows with dresses made out entirely out of paper and much more in the campaign.

What will you see?

Drupa event is a massive international trade show, and there’s going to be a huge exchange of information about the latest trends in the print technologies; hence, here are the highlights of some of the top trending ones right now in the print market that you can witness at Drupa print show.

Digital Textile Printing 

Textile printing

With the inception of new digital printing technologies and inks, a wide range of possibilities has opened up for producing textile products that are adapted to the customer’s specific requirements such as residential sector, interior furnishings, fast fashion, decorative fabrics, banners, sports clothing, and many other applications.

The global digital textile printing market which was valued at $1,245 million in 2015 is expected to cross $3,943 million by 2022 which shows the demand for it in the print industry. Digital textile printing which was earlier limited to garment and apparel is now meeting the growing demands for advertisements and corporate brandings, such as flags, retail graphics, and banners.

“Touchpoint textile, a new special show for digital textile printing applications, is premiering at Drupa 2020 in Hall 4. – Drupa”

Here you will witness new opportunities for digitalization & direct customer interaction. The micro-factory set up at the show will demonstrate how digital textile printing, cutting, and color management can be integrated in a fully connected production environment.

It will be interesting to see, which of the trending printing methods – digital, hear press or inkjet is contributing the most in the growth of digital fabric printing. In addition, web-to-print solution provider like DESIGN’N’BUY is going to demonstrate a complete web-to-print solution that is going to change the buying and selling of customized digital textile online, for digital textile printing companies.

Custom Packaging

Breaking the traditional way of offering labels and packaging products, companies today are shifting towards smart packaging solutions that are not only innovative but are eco-friendly too. With the advancements in the field of digitalization, lots of innovations are being done in the customizing and personalization area.  And, DESIGN’N’BUY is going to unveil custom packaging design software that will enable offering on-demand personalized packaging products in every size and shape like the folded box, labels, corrugated boxes with a live 3D preview (360 degrees) before ordering.

Since packaging has become an essential part of any business model, companies are shifting towards various types of packaging trends like personalized packaging, eco- & user-friendly packaging, flexible packaging, re-cycled packaging, vintage packaging, minimalist product packaging, sustainable packaging, playful packaging with vibrant colors, creative designs, and gradients, and packaging with clean and transparent labeling. Therefore, one can only imagine what more the global digital printing packaging market has to offer at Drupa – June 2020 which will further elevate the unboxing experience of customers.

3D Printing

Again, in Drupa 2020, the touchpoint 3D fab+print is going to bring the latest and best of 3D printing techniques and tools for print services providers as well as machine manufacturers and users from, for example, the design and packaging industry, automobile manufacturing, and dental and medical technology. Visitors will also be offered sessions from internationally top-class speakers and future-oriented presentations.

Check out fully 3D Design Studio by DESIGN’N’BUY for personalizing any product from sports jerseys, shoes, helmets and sports gears to furniture and interior décor. Fully integrated with advanced eCommerce solutions, it brings a complete business solution to print service providers to offer customization and 3D preview to target consumers.

Future Technologies

Visitors at Drupa in Germany are going to witness some future technologies for the automation of production processes, smart factories, and collaborative manufacturing. Big data, the Internet of Things, Cloud computing,  robotics,  & artificial intelligence will change the work and market environments.

Check out DESIGN’N’BUY automated print software for workflow automation right from online ordering to output generation and job completion. There are added software modules for instant quotations, print outsourcing, crowdsourcing of designs and collaborative printing.

In a nutshell, 

Too much is happening in the print industry which is why this fortunate gathering of global print companies and print experts at Drupa 2020 in Germany is a must-go event for print professionals and service providers.

Since Design’N’Buy is the leading provider of the complete web-to-print solutions, the team is gearing up to meet and discuss web-to-print and print eCommerce needs with their customers and visitors. Don’t miss to get a personalized consultancy with a live demo at booth no. 7A-E23 and learn more about Design’N’Buy and its world’s leading innovative and technology leading web2print and online design tool solutions.


Saumya Nawab
Saumya Nawab

Saumya is a skilled marketer who manages marketing communications at Design’N’Buy. From content and social media to branding and PR, Saumya looks after all aspects of digital marketing meticulously at Design’N’Buy. She collaborates extensively with the sales and operations teams to provide the best service to her clients. She proudly holds a masters degree in business administration and a diploma in international businesses.

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