Yesterday Spicers and Kodak held a seminar at Spicers' offices, just north of Toronto entitled Drupa in a Day. The event featured Jim Hamilton, Group Director of Infotrends, who spoke to attendees about the trends and technologies stemming from drupa this past May. More than 60 people took part in the morning and afternoon sessions. The event also featured demonstrations of Kodak technologies including a preview of Prinergy 6, the latest Sonora process-free plate, and Kodak's ColorFlow Software. Spicers and Kodak also held a similar event in Vancouver on Monday.
Hamilton presented the outlook of the industry, including developments in the B2 format digital machines, both inkjet and liquid toner to the audience. He maintained that although there will be a shift towards digital cutsheet machines, that it will be gradual and that many of the machines demonstrated at drupa would not be available for several years.