Drupa 2024: 4 Key Learnings From Week 1

Date: May, 2024 | CategoryCompany Author: Myka Luchuk

Week 1 of Drupa has not disappointed – from incredible booths, engaging presentations, innovative solutions, and high foot traffic, it’s clear that the future is bright for the print and packaging industry.  

One of our biggest highlights has been engaging with current and prospective customers, putting faces to names in the print and packaging industry. These organic, personal connections continue to be a key contributor to our success, highlighting our passion for our product and customer experience.    

Here are some of the key trends we have noted in week 1:

1. A Focus on Sustainability 

This encouraging trend is evident throughout Drupa, with many exhibitors showcasing their sustainable packaging and solutions. Some of this year’s keynote speakers, such as Calvin Lakhan, a specialist in the field of environmental resource management and economics from York University, and Mark Maslin, Professor of Earth System Science at UCL and the Natural History Museum of Denmark, have also chosen topics to shine a light on the importance of environmental responsibility. 

Read this blog post to learn more about sustainable packaging.

2. The Importance of Artwork Management Systems (AMS)

Creating streamlined artwork management processes has been a hot topic amongst exhibitors and attendees alike. AMS provides centralized control over all artwork across every stage of production, providing consistency in all branded elements such as colours, fonts, logos, and more. Why is this so important? Print and packaging companies want to maintain quality control, not just for product appearance, but also to enhance regulatory compliance, reduce risk, increase efficiency, and get to market faster. 

Curious about how GlobalVision can be a part of this process for your business? GlobalVision hosts integrations with Esko, automating proofing and quality control throughout the artwork and content management process. Visit our booth during week 2, located at hall 8B, booth C32 to find out more.

3. Efficiency in Print and Packaging Processes

Regardless of their size, a common goal amongst print and packaging companies we have spoken to is to find solutions for scaling up their business. As manufacturers look to increase their production volume, this has generated intrigue into tools for efficiency in print and packaging processes. This means fewer steps, seamless integrations, automation tools, and reduced errors in inspections. 

Learn more about how GlobalVision has helped companies such as Smurfit Kappa Group increase efficiency by reading this customer story.

4. Braille Height Measurement

Drupa attendees have been excited by GlobalVision’s Detailed Braille Height measurement and inspection technology, which offers unmatched accuracy and speed that was previously not seen for braille inspections. This will allow companies to address unreliable and inefficient manual verification processes, reducing risks of incorrect braille translations, tactile issues, spacing errors, and spelling mistakes, all of which cause compliance issues such as financial penalties, recalls, risk to consumer and patient safety and damage to a company’s reputation. 

The Detailed Braille Inspection software is an integration into GlobalVision’s market-leading quality inspection product, GVD. Learn more about GVD and how it combines GlobalVision’s most powerful inspection tools into one robust application, ensuring the accuracy of files as they move along the quality workflow. 

Learn more about GlobalVision’s new Detailed Braille Height inspection software. 

As we look ahead to the final week of Drupa, we are excited to build new insights and connections. 

Visiting Drupa next week? Book a personalized live demo with us to see how we can enhance your inspection processes. Find us in hall 8B, at booth C32!