InPrint 2017 features strong conference and supporting programme

On November 14-16 the industrial print industry will meet at InPrint 2017 to view and discuss the latest ideas and technologies in industrial print. In addition to the activities on the exhibition stands, visitors will benefit from a strong supporting programme, including keynote speeches, expert talks, a podium discussion and the innovation awards, making this an event suitable for those involved in the integration of printing processes into manufacturing lines.

Taking place at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany, InPrint 2017 features 154 exhibitors from 19 countries, all presenting key technologies, components and services in functional, decorative and packaging printing applications. The exhibition is complemented by a supporting programme designed to give additional insights into the latest developments and emerging technologies in speciality, screen, digital and inkjet printing.

Industry professionals will present practical solutions for printing on metal, plastics, textile, glass, ceramics, wood and other surfaces, for example in the production of drinks bottles, cosmetics, packaging, clothing, floorings, tiles and interior decoration.

“InPrint creates a powerful networking and educational forum for the industrial print community. Our exhibitors, conference speakers and industry experts impart a great deal of knowledge on the various production possibilities that can be realised with industrial print technology. We would like companies to be well-informed so they can make good and sustainable choices when it comes to implementing new technologies, complementing existing print lines, or form new partnerships to promote development,” said Nicola Hamann, managing director at Mack Brooks Exhibitions, the organisers of InPrint.

The InPrint Conference Programme

Top industry experts will explore the possibilities that industrial print technology is opening up for manufacturing in a range of industries and will present a series of case studies and practical examples. Attendees will learn more about manufacturing trends like personalisation of objects, mass customisation, variable data and on-demand production, strategies for implementing new printing processes, the most promising manufacturing markets, and ways to generate new revenue streams.

Each conference day will highlight a key area of print applications:

  • Tuesday: Décor — innovative processes and technologies for the decorative design of various surfaces and wall coverings with a focus on individualisation.
  • Wednesday: Function — technological developments in speciality, screen, digital and inkjet for functional printing in the automotive and packaging industries.
  • Thursday: Packaging — trends, techniques and applications for printing on primary and secondary packaging, with a focus on the individualisation of packaging.

Conference Highlights

  • Industrial Print 2.0 — Moving onto Another Level (a keynote speech by Marcus Timson, InPrint and Pure Digital co-founder).
  • IMI Europe Tech Talks (hosted by IMI Europe and presented by inkjet industry experts).
  • Digital Décor Print (organised by Technical Conference Management).
  • Inkjet Enabled Manufacturing (organised by Archipelago).
  • Functional Inkjet Applications — an academic overview (organised by the University of Sheffield).

In addition, there will be a wide range of presentations and talks by leading technology providers such as Agfa Graphics, FujiFilm, Global Inkjet Systems, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Hinterkopf, Dr. Hönle, Hymmen, Mankiewicz Gebr. and Co. (CYCONJET), Meteor Inkjet, Mimaki Deutschland, Roland DG, Tonejet, Xaar and many others. In total, around 70 different sessions and speakers will be presented during the three show days.

All sessions will take place either on the Conference Stage or at the Forum, both located in Hall A6. The full conference programme is available online.

InPrint Innovation Awards: Recognising excellence in industrial print

The InPrint 2017 Innovation Awards, sponsored by Ricoh, acknowledge progressive developments and partnerships that drive important changes in industrial print and manufacturing. The broad spectrum of award entries shows the enormous scope of practical solutions that are currently being developed to open up new opportunities within the production industries.

The two main categories are:

  • ‘Innovative Partnerships’ — for forward-thinking co-operations of companies in the industrial print industry.
  • ‘Extraordinary Products’ —  for unusual products made using industrial print technologies.

The Innovation Awards Ceremony takes place on the first day of the exhibition, November 14, 2017, at 11.30am on the Conference Stage in Hall A6.