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Print China 2015 set s new benchmark
representatives of the major exhibitors.
Zhang Jianmin, secretar y-general
of the digital and internet printing
sub-association of PEIAC gave a
comprehensive introduction covering
China’s printing industry.
Li Chen, secretar y-general of
the China Print Awards Committee
introduced the preparation progress of
Sun Tiebing, executive vice general
manager of the Print China Show
Company, spoke about preparations for
Print China 2015.
Other speeches came from Xu
Jianguo, chairman of PEIAC, Cai Weici,
special advisor of the China Machinery
Industry Federation and Huang Ling,
inspector of Guangdong Provincial
Press and Publication Bureau.
Most of the world’s big names in
print will exhibit at the show including
industry stalwarts like Heidelberg,
manroland, Komori, Canon, Konica
Minolta, Ricoh, Fuji, Dinga, Hans
Gronhi and Tianjin Masterwork. During
the media week representatives from
these vendors delivered presentations
on their exhibiting plans as well as the
new technologies and products to be
unveiled at the exhibition.
Overseas media representatives have
had an opportunity to preview the event
venue and to get a taste for the show,
visiting the Shengtu Machiner y and Luk
Ka Creative and Cultural Centre, and
the Guangdong Modern International
Representatives from all
provincial printing associations and
some professional domestic media
participated in an industrial exchange
activity held in Dongguan Exhibition
International Hotel hosted by PEIAC.
The international media week
provided a forum for the show
to promote itself, with access to
information and industry experts via
inter views and other activities. The
organising body used the week to build
a dialogue and interactive platform
between the six parties: government,
associations, sponsors, exhibitors,
visitors and media.
Print China w ill set up special halls
and zones such as the Comprehensive
Brands Hall, the Digital Printing
Hall, the Label Printing Hall, Printing
Materials, and the Consumables Hall.
The show will also feature national and
regional pavilions for the US, Germany,
Italy, South Korea, India and China’s
Taipei. The Fine Press Products A rea
will gather technologies and equipment
from related sectors.
Key events that will take place
during the exhibition include the
third International Forum on the
Development of Printing Technology,
the fifth China Print Awards Ceremony,
and the fifth Member Congress of Asia
Print China will host more than 40
seminars and promotions.
Print China marks some major
THIS year, the Year of the Goat, will see
several important milestones for the
The year marks the end of the
twelfth Five-Year Plan of China. For
the printing industry this will trigger
a reflection on how it has maintained a
trend of sustainable, stable and healthy
development in the five year period.
The total output of China’s printing
industry exceeded RMB one trillion for
the first time in 2013, making China
the second largest printing market in
the world. This has special significance
for the world’s printing industry
manufacturers and suppliers. Many
European manufacturers have already
migrated production to China and this
trend looks likely to continue.
With the ongoing development of
China’s printing industry, the grow th
rate of its digital printing industry also
In 2013, the output of China’s
digital printing industry reached RMB
10.3 billion, up by 63 per cent on the
prev ious year. The country has some
2,488 companies exclusively or partly
engaged in digital printing, while the
number of digital production presses
stands at 7,715, both rising by more
than 200 per cent compared to the
prev ious year.
Exper ts forecast that the output of
China’s printing industry will surpass
RMB 1.1 trillion in 2015, up by 50
per cent compared to the goal set in
China’s eleventh Five-Year Plan. They
also expect the digital printing output
to exceed 20 per cent of total national
Another important event for the
industry, drupa 2016, looms large
over all other trade shows. Known as
the Olympics of the printing industry,
drupa features as the largest global
expo for the sector.
Now in a three-year cycle, drupa
continues to dominate in terms of size
but it has had to adapt to stay relevant.
In A sia, Print China has established
itself as an event with relevance
particular to the region and it now
Print China sets space aside for digital technology
MOUNTING demand for a specific digital
area has been answered with the organising
committee opting to set up a modern digital
printing pavilion after repeated negotiations
with the show’s venue, the Guangdong
Modern International Exhibition Centre.
The committee wanted to fully reflect
the theme of a green, efficient, digital and
intelligent exhibition and to show the
advanced technology and achievements
in digital print. Organisers say the pavilion,
designed to combine the efficiency and
quality of traditional printing with flexibility
and convenience of digital printing, offers
a better experience for domestic and
international professional buyers.
The space has attracted global companies
who want to exhibit at the show. The list of
well-known companies includes HP, Konica
Minolta, Canon, Screen, AGFA, Epson, Fuji
Xerox and Founder.
The two-story building will have a first
floor area of 12,000sqm with a height of 15m
and a floor loading capacity of five tons.
The second floor will also cover an area of
12,000sqm with a height of 10m and a floor
loading capacity of two tons. The pavilion will
be equipped with a full set of supply systems
of water, electricity, gas and an optical fibre
network, which can fully meet the technical
requirements of installation, transportation
and start-up of digital printing equipment.
Organisers add that the new pavilion will
further improve the software and hardware
facilities of original Dongguan Exhibition
Centre and enhance its resource allocation.
It also provides printing practitioners with a
space to visualise digital printing technology.
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