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Final Report All in Print 2016
All in Print China 2016 Successfully Concludes with Visitors Reaching 76,818
On Oct. 22nd, 2016, the 6th All in Print China successfully concluded in Shanghai. Embracing the theme, “Discover the Future of Printing", it comprehensively showcased the advancements in printing technologies in recent years, vividly embodying the vitality and dynamic awakened by the latest developments. The trade fair effectively highlights the importance of innovation, upgrading, integration and development in the printing industry. All in Print China 2016 provided a “grand feast” for the printing industry.
All in Print China 2016’s grand scale featured an exhibition area of 80,000m2 to host 724 exhibitors - the largest number in the show’s history - coming from countries and regions from across the world. It has become a window through which visitors worldwide can follow the latest development trends of the global printing industry. During the five-day exhibition, All in Print China 2016 was consistently trafficked with domestic and international visitors, totaling as high as 76,818, an increase of 24.2% from 2014.The total number of person-times reached 109,710 –setting a new record as well. The fair embraced more than 100 domestic associations and enterprise groups, and received above 45 overseas buyer groups from more than 20 countries including the US, Germany, South Korea, Australia, India, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, etc. It was highly praised by exhibitors for its visitor traffic and overseas buyers; for its visitor quality and its expertise.
Exhibiting frontier technologies through seven theme pavilions, leading the future development of the printing industry
All in Print China 2016 employed five indoor and six outdoor halls to cover a total of seven themes: digital pre-printing, integrated printing, package post-printing, label industry and flexography, as well as two featured themes developed with the latest technologies and frontier fields in mind: Innovative Materials Pavilion and Innovation Factory.
In the field of digital printing, many international and domestic brands showcased their latest products and solutions, including Fuji Xerox, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Screen, Epson, Fujifilm, EFI, and Founder Electronics. Highlights included RICOH Pro VC60000 solution, Fuji Xerox Versant™ 3100 Press&Versant™ 180 Press, Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C71cf ink control system and Fujifilm Acuity LED 3200Rwide-format UV, which made impressive debuts in China. Various exhibitors featured solutions targeting book printing, commercial document printing, packaging, label and large-format ink jet, covering most market segments.
Adapting to the developments in digital printing in depth and breath, numerous digital post-printing technologies have attracted attention; HANS-GRONHI, Konica Minolta, Taiyo Kikai, ZTEC, Ginwave, iECHO and many other brands appeared at the fair. The laser die-cutting engraving machine by HANS-GRONHI can be widely applied to cardboard, label and packaging; the JETvarnish 3DS automatic camera ARC technology by Konica Minolta provides high-precision spot varnishing for all digitally-printed pieces, and endow them with various touch effects; the TRD multifunctional label post-printing processing machine by Taiyo Kikai integrates unreeling, rectification, cold ironing, flexible varnishing, hot lamination, UV glue lamination, die-cutting, leaflet cutting, waste removal, slitting and winding, and has become a major “all-purpose” product for label post-printing.
Relying on continuous innovation and consistent quality, traditional offset printing brands such as KOMORI, HANS-GRONHI, Hangzhou CRON, ManRoland, Beiren Group, Zhongjing Group and Weihai Printing Machinery have gained trust within the industry. KOMORI gave visitors a detailed introduction to its brand-new solution showcased at drupa 2016; the Shinohara 92 Series by HANS-GRONHI, the digitalized offset printing equipment installed with Hangzhou CRON’s EZcolor system, the JD4920 folio multi-color printing machine exhibited by Zhongjing Group, the WIN924 by Weihai Printing Machinery and so forth have attracted much attention among visitors.
At All in Print China 2016, flexography and package post-printing technology also grabbed visitors’ attention. Taiyo Kikai collaborated with many partners to create the flexography pavilion. Its STF-340unit-type flexo press, for narrow-format label printing also performed well. Also presented were the ZJR-330 unit-type flexo press exhibited by Zhejiang Weigang, innovative applications of 2200flexo press, P series flexo press and digital flexo press exhibited by United Printing as the agent of Mark Andy, the flexible-intaglio combined unit applicable to flexible film packaging and cigarette packaging exhibited by Kuen Yuh Machinery.
In the package post-printing field, “full waste removal” has become an innovative focus while die-cutting automation has seen further improvements. Tianjin Masterwork Machinery showcased its MK21060FCSB dual-unit full-waste removal die-cutting stamping press based on “dual-unit + full-waste removal”, and debuted its first all-purpose full-waste removal die-cutting machine MK 1060CSB, developed through strategic cooperation with Heidelberg, along with its MK520FC digital integrated die cutting & foil stamping machine. Bobst debuted its SP106 ER full-waste removal die-cutting machine specifically developed for the Chinese market, which can separate cartons automatically. Eterna, a member of the Bobst Group, also showcased three high-quality post-printing products. Shanghai YOCO exhibited its JY-106EB full-automatic dual-purpose die-cutting machine (for both finished product separation and waste removal), which attracted much attention at the fair.
‘Going Green’ is always a goal in the development of printing technologies. No matter it’s offset printing, digital printing, flexography, pre-printing or post-printing process, both international and domestic brands have always strictly adhered to the concepts of energy saving, consumption reduction, green development and environmental protection. Raw materials suppliers, as the source of consumables for printing, have also increased their R&D of green products. At All in Print China 2016, the printing ink-type enterprises (such as Bauhinia Variegata, Hangzhou TOKA, AYUSI Ink, Siegwerk and Hiway Ink) and printing plate material-type enterprises (such as DUPONT, Chongqing Huafeng and Lucky Huaguang) launched their latest R&D products to add a feel of ‘green ’to the fair.
The independent exhibition of technologies and products have further highlighted the themes and trends in the industry to create a multi-perspective integrated exhibition of printing innovations. The Innovation Factory, in particular, provided an intensive exhibition of future printing technologies, consisting of five segments, “Future of Printing”, “Network Printing”, “Innovative Application”, “Green Printing” and “Printing Culture, ”providing a centralized display of the latest and most popular upcoming technologies and applications. It’s ample exhibition area (1,500m2), prominent position (N1 entrance), colorful booth design, a rich collection of 30 printing & packaging solutions alongside 22 informative speeches, it became the focus on the first day of the fair.
60+ professional activities and gathering of industry elites to discuss the future of printing
More than 60 printing forums, technical seminars and news conferences were held during All in Print China 2016 (based on current data) and provided numerous opportunities of information and idea exchange for visitors.
On Oct. 16, the 14th Cross-strait Printing Industry Exchange Conference & Silk Road Printing Development Forum 2016 and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference 2016 were successfully held.
On Oct. 17, “China Printing Forum 2016 & 16th Asia-Pacific Printing Forum”, the main forum of All in Print China 2016, gathered experts from various printing industry organizations of China, US, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, India, Philippines and other Asia-Pacific regions, as well as Artron, Evergreen, 98ep.com and other prominent enterprises with rich experience in greenness, intelligence, creativity and interconnection. The international representatives offered comprehensive international visions and innovative ideas for visitors from all over the world.
On Oct. 18, the Third (enlarged) Council Meeting of the Second Information System Application Branch of the Printing Technology Association of China (PTAC) & “Cognitive Printing· Intelligent Future” took place, facilitating in-depth discussions and exchanges around topics of “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, inviting many top-end experts and suppliers to discuss new technologies, ideas and direction of the jet printing industry. On the afternoon of Oct. 18, the Catalog of Green Raw &Auxiliary Materials 2016 Edition was formally launched with over 200 people in attendance, including the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China (SAPPRFT), the leaders of various provincial, municipal and district printing associations, the representatives of printing enterprises, raw and auxiliary suppliers, dealers, and e-commerce platforms and media.
On Oct. 19, the success of “Digital Printing in China” summit forum and “Fuji Xerox· Keying Cup” Digital Printing Award highlighted pace of digital printing technology innovation and and developmental in China.
On the morning of Oct. 20, the sponsor representatives of All in Print China 2016 held its “Indian Day”& India Visitor Group Reception Ceremony. Kamal Chopra, Chairman of the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), attended the ceremony along with more than 100 colleagues in the printing industry. The occasion also witnessed the 2016 "Sun Cup" Awards Ceremony of Asia Label Printing &Global Label Technology Summit Forum, sparked from multiple perspectives of new business types, new technologies, and new services, analyzing the approaches of transforming and upgrading the label printing enterprises and strengthening their competitiveness, and provided precious information for broadening the ideas and visions of the label industry chain.
The 8th Council Meeting of Whole-army Printing Association was also held during the fair (Oct. 19-23), during which many exhibitors including Fuji Xerox, Hangzhou CRON, Konica Minolta, Screen, Lemel, Tiancen, Esko-Graphics, ZTEC, Print Home, LUSTER Light Tech and Focusight held a rich variety of technology debuts, signing ceremonies, appreciation dinners and related events.
See you at All in Print China 2018!
All in Print has been successfully held for six editions between 2003 to 2016, not only accompanying the growth of China’s printing industry, but also becoming one of the key exhibition showcases for the Chinese and the global printing industry. Our explorations of the future of printing will never stop - we look forward to seeing you at the 7th All in Print China in 2018.
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