Indian Wedding Albums: Big Potential in a Growing Market

Lior Meron
 Mar 19, 2013

The Indian graphic arts market as a whole is fascinating and fast growing. However, there is one area of particular interest for digital printing: the wedding industry. According to recent research, there are around 12,000 weddings held every day in India and around 1.5 million photos are taken on each of these wedding days. All of these marriages have the potential to drive the production of multiple wedding albums and related photo merchandise.

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Kosign 2012 – The Korean Market Shifts to UV and Textile

Lior Meron
 Dec 20, 2012

The Kosign (Korea International Sign and Design Show, November 22-15 in Seoul) show is the main sign and design related exhibition in Korea. Sponsored by DGI, the biggest Korean wide format printer manufacturer, Kosign is a large event with around 12,000 attendees and 190 international exhibitors covering 14,000 square meters of show floor space. The first time I attended Kosign was in Seoul in 2002 and ever since then I have tried to attend it every year. One of my most distinct memories of that first show was the low temperature in Seoul (-10 centigrade) and the strong smell of solvent. At Kosign 2012, there was hardly any solvent in the air. Instead, new UV-based products were all over the show floor. Read more »

Shanghai Sign Show – Big Event, Big UV, Big Changes

Other Posts
 Jul 18, 2012

Last week several InfoTrends employees visited the Shanghai Sign Show so we wanted to provide a summary of the event in advance of our detailed show review just as we have with recent drupa coverage (http://store.infotrendsresearch.com/product_p/125310.htm).
For some of us it was the first time attending, others have been attending this Shanghai show for more than 10 years. There are four major impressions made on us here in Shanghai:

  • the show is huge
  • there are many more UV-curable printers than expected
  • there are huge changes taking place in the wide format market here in China that have implications for manufacturers around the world
  • there is an increasing focus on new markets such as textiles and ceramics.

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