China Print 2013 concludes devising a driving force actuating the industry to grow

Witnessing book binding machinery and solutions in plenty, the postpress products dominated segment wise display, followed by the prepress (CtP solutions), digital and packaging solutions

With participation of 1,326 exhibitors from 28 countries or regions, the eighth Beijing International Printing Technology Exhibition (China Print 2013), held during May 14-18 at New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, concluded devising a driving force actuating the graphic art industry to grow significantly. Witnessing book binding machinery and CtP solutions in plenty along with innovative technologies and products from other segments of the graphic art industry, the five-day event also featured 60+ forums, conferences & seminars, including China Print Summit (CPS 2013), Functional Printing China, Global PRINT, ASIA PRINT, India Day (May 16), etc, making visit to the show rewarding inclusively. A brief.

Held in eight halls of New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC) and eleven temporary halls covering 1,60,000 sq m total show area, marking sixty percent increase from the previous event (China Print 2009), China Print 2013 has again firmly established itself as Asia’s biggest event for the print industry. In this show, 1,326 exhibitors from 28 countries or regions participated, which also depicts around four percent increase in exhibitor number from China Print 09 (CP09). With the concept of ‘Grow Beyond Limited’, this edition of China Print succeeded in attracting 183,809 visitors indicating thirteen percent increase in visitor entries from CP09. Delegates of print shops came not only from countries in Asia, such as India, Taiwan, and the Philippines, but also from Central and South America and Russia. Organising on the sidelines of the show, sixty plus forums, conferences & seminars, including the third FORUMPI, the G7 Printing Standard Forum, China Print Summit (CPS 2013), Functional Printing China, Global PRINT, ASIA PRINT, India Day (May 16), China Print Awards, etc made China Print 2013 more fruitful for all attendees. At the same time, the organizers also hold a series of activities covering digital printing, green, standard, packaging, label, and inkjet segments. With such features, China Print became not only a stage for printing machinery manufacturers, but also a grand gathering of the printing industry, sponsored by Printing and Printing Equipments Industries Association of China (PEIAC) and China International Exhibition Center Group Corporation, and organized by China Print Show Company (CPSC).

Presenting a number of innovations and advancements in the printing industry, under the theme ‘Green, Efficient, Digital and Intelligent’, China Print 2013 significantly proved successful in all perspective, giving the participants quite reasons to smile. The participation of conventional printing press manufacturers such as Heidelberg, KBA, Komori and manroland; digital printing press manufacturers such as HP, Kodak, Canon, Ricoh, Fuji, Konica Minolta; and major manufacturers from China as Shanghai Electric Printing and Packaging Machinery Group, Beiren Group, Hans- Gronhi, Masterwork, Founder, etc made the show comprehensive in terms of range of exhibits. However, witnessing book binding machinery and solutions in plenty, the postpress products dominated segment wise display, forming almost thirty percent of the total display at the show. The next major segment of exhibits was prepress (CtP solutions)/digital solutions accounting for almost nineteen percent share and leaving offset printing segment at about sixteen percent.

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