Print4All, recently held in Milan, Italy, at the Fiera Milano exhibition center, welcomed 246 companies and 20,922 operators to the show.
Of the visiting operators, 44 percent were owners, CEOs and managers, while 32 percent were represented by technical figures, fundamental for the selection and evaluation of the technologies to be included in their companies.
Additionally, 42 percent were looking for innovations related to printing solutions, while raw materials, components and equipment in the press room, a primary objective of 24 percent.
Foreign operators attended from 66 countries, including 71 percent from Europe and 12 percent from North Africa.
The ten most-represented countries were Spain, Germany, Switzerland, France, Slovenia, Algeria, Romania, Albania, Poland and Egypt.
The first edition of the Best in Show Award, was added to this year’s show. Four finalists: sustainable and recyclable packaging that guarantees the same correct food preservation as a plastic film, presented by Bobst; a label made with elaborate techniques, presented by Cartes; a customization project, through printed wallpapers, of hospital environments, presented by Fuji Film; and a brick that is entirely recyclable because it comes from sugar cane, presented by IMS Technology.
The final prize was awarded to the Cartes valance for the Bacca Nera label, the result of the use of new materials and gluing techniques.
This year, Print4All was included in the format of The Innovation Alliance, the event dedicated to instrumental mechanics, which takes place in four contemporary events from a supply chain perspective.
The Innovation Alliance — which includes Ipack-Ima, Greenplast and Intralogistica Italia and Print4All — will return with the same composition from May 27-30, 2025, at Fiera Milano.