What a fantastic day at Drupa 2024 Twenty-seven, PMT students had the incredible opportunity to dive into the world of printing technology and innovation. The day was packed with insightful tours, engaging with industry leaders, and experiencing the latest advancements firsthand.

Highlights of the Visit

Canon in Hall 8a: The excursion kicked off with a visit to Canon in hall 8a. The warm welcome and detailed tour provided by Canon were unforgettable. PMT students witnessed cutting-edge technology that is shaping the future of printing, from high-speed digital presses to sustainable printing solutions. Every moment was a learning experience, and it was inspiring to engage with professionals who are at the forefront of the industry. 

Solema at Müller Martini: The excitement continued as PMT students explored the future of automation with Solema at Müller Martini. The demonstrations of the latest in robotics and industry innovations left everyone in awe. The practical applications of these technologies in streamlining and enhancing production processes were particularly enlightening.

HP’s Innovations: HP provided an incredible tour, showcasing their latest technologies and innovations. The students were amazed by the advancements in digital printing and the emphasis on creating more efficient and environmentally friendly solutions. Seeing what’s next in the industry truly inspired the group and broadened their understanding of the potential changes coming to the print world.

Meccanotecnica’s Automation Trends: Exploring the latest trends in automation at Meccanotecnica was another key highlight of the drupa experience. The students saw firsthand how automation is revolutionizing the industry, making processes faster, more efficient, and highly precise.

Comexi Insights: A fantastic time was had at Comexi, where students gained great insights and unforgettable experiences. Their innovations in packaging and print technology demonstrated the dynamic nature of the industry and the constant drive for improvement and sustainability.

Special Participation at China Day 2024

A significant moment for the students was HdM’s invitation to speak at China Day 2024 at Drupa 2024 in Düsseldorf. The event featured presentations by Mrs. Klose from Intergraf, the European printing association, and Minister Cai from China, who discussed the industry and policies in their respective regions. Prof. Dr. Volker Jansen from the institution spoke about the European development of the printing industry and future trends.

Chinese press manufacturers showcased their latest innovations and shared their perspectives, revealing the growing influence of the Chinese printing industry on the global stage. The conference was a fruitful exchange of ideas and highlighted the collaborative potential between regions.

This excursion to Drupa 2024 was more than just an educational trip; it was an inspiring journey into the heart of the printing industry. Gratitude is extended to Canon, Solema, HP, Meccanotecnica, and Comexi for their hospitality and insights. A special thanks to HdM for the opportunity to participate in such a prestigious event.

The students returned with a wealth of knowledge, new connections, and a renewed passion for their studies and future careers in the industry. Drupa 2024 has truly opened their eyes to the possibilities and exciting developments in the world of print and media technology.

Leave a Comment