Conference

A comprehensive, high-quality technical conference held alongside InPrint 2017, presented innovative best practice and forward-looking talks and discussions with experts from the industry sector. The InPrint Conference offered additional opportunities for exchange and networking between exhibitors and visitors.


Conference Programme

The following contributions were presented at the InPrint 2017 Conference.

Status: December 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017: Décor

09:30 Industrial Print 2.0 - Moving onto Another Level
Marcus Timson, InPrint and Pure Digital Co-founder 
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10:00     The Rebirth of Industrial Print
Mark Hanley, I T Strategies Inc.
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10:30 Direct to Shape Decoration at its Best
Bobby Kleinveld, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
11:00 Adding Value in a Hyper Competitive World Through Inkjet Customisation
Stefan Höfs, Roland DG
11:30 InPrint Innovation Awards - Verleihung // Ceremony
12:30 Integration digitaler Drucktechnologie in Produktionslinien
Uwe Niklas, Mimaki Deutschland GmbH
13:00 ERFURT JuicyWalls - Individualisierung und Digitalisierung bei der Wandgestaltung
Frank Seemann, Erfurt & Sohn KG
13:30 Innovation & Storytelling with Digitally Printed Designs
Jennifer Castoldi, Trendease International
Email: jennifer@trendease.com
14:00 UV und UV-LED Systeme für den Inkjet Druck
Petra Burger, Dr. Hönle AG
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Email: petra.burger@hoenle.de
14:30 IMI Europe Tech Talks
hosted by: Dr Tim Phillips, IMI Europe Ltd
Presented by inkjet industry experts, the IMI Europe Tech Talks explore the latest developments in industrial inkjet printing required for developing industrial digital applications. Focusing on innovations and advances, the short presentations address key aspects, challenges and opportunities of growth in the industrial inkjet sector and will help new developers understanding this complex but rewarding technology.
14:30 Industrial Inkjet Ink Delivery Systems – Troubleshooting & Solutions, Jozef Vlaskamp, GIS
14:50 Selecting and Driving Printheads, Clive Ayling, Meteor Inkjet
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15:10 Dispersion Technology for Pigment-Based Inkjet Inks, Dr Alan Hudd, Alchemie Technology
15:30 The Key Role of Specialist Design and Colour Management Software in Decorative Printing
Duncan Ross, AVA CAD CAM Group Ltd

Wednesday, 15 November 2017: Functional

10:00 Driving the Future of Digital Automotive Décor
Thomas Wittmann & Markus Ritzi, Ritzi Lackiertechnik GmbH
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10:30 Innovation in Print – Combining Decoration with Function
Roland Biemans, LMNS & Jochen Christiaens, Inkjet Consulting Christiaens
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Email: connect@lmns.nl
11:00 From Industrial to Digital Revolution
Marvin Jensen, Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co. (CYCONJET)
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Email: marvin.jensen@mankiewicz.com
11:30 How to Print on Awkward Things: The Digital Print Datapath
Phil Duffy, Meteor Inkjet Ltd
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12:00 If Every Single Mesh Counts - an Innovative Qualification Technique for Printing Screens
Jürgen Brag, OSIF GmbH
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Email: brag@osif.de 
12:30 Challenges within Functional Printing Flaws’ Detection
Michel Popovic, IN-CORE Systèmes
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13:00 aNIR®-Technology an Enabler for Instantaneous Post Printing Processes
Dr. Kai K. O. Bär, adphos Digital Printing GmbH
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13:30 IMD/FIM-Technology and Dual-Cure Protective Lacquers for Automotive Interior Applications
Dr. Hans-Peter Erfurt, Pröll KG
Email: hans-peter.erfurt@proell.de
14:00 Novel System Design for UV Curing of Widths from 3 to 90 Inches
Alexander Link, Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
14:30 Packaging - The Customization of Surfaces
Thomas Poetz, 3T InkJet Industry Consulting
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15:00 Kreative Anwendungsmöglichkeiten
Uwe Niklas, Mimaki Deutschland GmbH
15:30 The JetFab 650XL - The Next Generation Solution for Industrial Printing, Encapsulation and Barrier Layer Application
Dr Shahzad Khan, NTS Group
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Email: shahzad.khan@nts-group.nl

Thursday, 16 November 2017: Packaging

10:00 Taking Inkjet Direct Product Decoration to the Next Dimension
Debbie Thorp, Global Inkjet Systems Ltd
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10:30 Revolutionary Inkjet Technology to Take on the Packaging Industry
Jason Remnant, Xaar
11:00 Variable Data in Industrial Inkjet Printing
Florian Fässler, Wifag-Polytype Technologies
11:30 High Precision Printing for Metal and Cartons
Stephen Tunnicliffe Wilson, Inca Digital Printers, UK
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12:00 Digitaldruck für Rundhohlkörper: CMYK vs. Hexachrome
Alexander Hinterkopf, Hinterkopf GmbH
12:30 Development of Inkjet Inks for Industrial Print Applications 
Dr Marc Graindourze, Agfa Graphics
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13:00 How Can We Encourage the Creative Communities to Demand More Digital Print?
Frazer Chesterman, InPrint and Pure Digital Co-founder
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Email: frazer.chesterman@mackbrooks.com

Tuesday, 14 November 2017: Décor

10:30 Digital Decor Panel: Wallcoverings - the Next Big Thing for Digital Print?
hosted by: Marcus Timson, InPrint and Pure Digital Co-founder 
Panellists: Frank Seemann, Erfurt & Sohn KG
                   Jeremy Spencer, Global Graphics Software
                   John Corrall, Industrial Inkjet 
                   Heidi-Jane Fowler, Sihl GmbH
12:30 Why Digital Beats Analog: Exciting Design Capabilities & New Business Opportunities
Jennifer Castoldi, Trendease International
Email: jennifer@trendease.com
13:00 DIGITAL DECOR PRINT
organised by: Technical Conference Management 
TCM’s session will give an overview of current developments in digital décor print.
13:00 Introduction, Dr Kurt Fischer, Technical Conference Management
13:05 10 Years Jupiter Digital Printing Lines, Status and Outlook, Carsten Brinkmeyer, Hymmen
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13:35 Paper Solutions for Inkjet Decor Processes, Rick van der Zwan, Technocell
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14:05 First Installation of an Automatic Optical Inspection and Process Control System in a 2.250mm Wide Single Pass Printing Line, Thomas Franz, Baumer Inspection
14:35 Ink Developments for Digital Décor Print, Phil Jackman, Sun Chemical
15:05 Digital Décor Printing - Must-Have or Nice-to-Have ...? Andreas Dörfler & Patrick Faramia, Impress Surfaces
Email: andreas.doerfler@impress.biz
15:35 Digital Printing and Customization, Thorsten Beinke, Tarkett
16:05 3D Décor Print, Giorgio Macor, Kuei

Wednesday, 15 November 2017: Functional

09:30 Functional Inkjet Applications - an Academic Overview
organised by: Dr Patrick J. Smith, University of Sheffield, UK
09:30 Reactive Inkjet Printing and Silk Micro-Swimmers, Dr Patrick J. Smith, University of Sheffield, UK
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10:00 Inkjet Printing Beyond Color - Smart and Functional Applications, Enrico Sowade, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany 
Email: enrico.sowade@mb.tu-chemnitz.de
10:30 Inkjet as a Means to Produce Waveguides and MRI Coils, Dr Dario Mager, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
Email: dario.mager@kit.edu
11:00 The Role of Inkjet Printing in Tissue Engineering, Dr Christopher Tse, EPFL, Switzerland
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11:30 Opportunities in 3D Printing for Inkjet
Chris Noble, Xaar
12:00 Dedusting of Metal Powder for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Christian Höfels & Frank Maringer, NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik GmbH
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Email: christian.hoefels@netzsch.com
12:30 IMI Europe Tech Talks
hosted by: Dr Tim Phillips, IMI Europe Ltd
Presented by inkjet industry experts, the IMI Europe Tech Talks explore the latest developments in industrial inkjet printing required for developing industrial digital applications. Focusing on innovations and advances, the short presentations address key aspects, challenges and opportunities of growth in the industrial inkjet sector and will help new developers understanding this complex but rewarding technology.
12:30 Ink Testing for Industrial Inkjet Printers, Dr Simon Daplyn, Sensient
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12:50 Dispersion Technology for Pigment-Based Inkjet Inks, Dr Alan Hudd, Alchemie Technology
13:10 Image and Colour Management for Decorative Applications, Duncan Ross, AVA CADCAM
13:30 Inkjet Enabled Manufacturing
organised by: Archipelago
Inkjet technology is moving on from the graphics arts to become a fully fledged manufacturing tool. This session presents some key examples of this revolution in manufacturing. Additive manufacturing made possible by harnessing the power of the latest inkjet science is transforming industries. Learn more about this revolution in this session.
13:30 Hot Stuff: How Powerdrop’s Heated Print Drum is Enabling High Volume Manufacturing, Ben Brebner, Archipelago Technology
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13:50 Transitioning Inkjet Technology from Research to Production, Daniel Fechtig, Profactor
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Email: VitoMatteo.DiPietro@profactor.at
14:10 FUJIFILM Inkjet Technology Enabling Industrial Printing, Tim Rosario, FujiFilm
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14:30 Direct-to-Mesh: An Inkjet Triumph, Jonathan Wilson, Meteor Inkjet Ltd & John Harwell, Duralchrome AG
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15:00 Ink Design Considerations for Industrial Printing, Dr Simon Daplyn, Sensient Imaging Technologies
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15:20 FlexJet: Low Cost Industrial Inkjet, Rob Day, TTP
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15:40 Functional Reactive Fluid Deposition Using Xaar Inkjet Technology, Simon Kirk, Xaar
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16:00 Tomorrowland, a Case Study for the Future of Can Printing, Simon Edwards, Tonejet
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16:20 adidas Speedfactory – Technology Enablers for Mass Customization 
Paul Smith, adidas AG

Thursday, 16 November 2017: Packaging

10:00 Ink Development for Flexible Packaging
Frank de Jonge, Armor Industrial Inks Lab
10:30 Low Migration UV Ink
Daniel Boronat, Kao Chimigraf
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11:00 Direct to Container Printing - Meeting the Needs of the Packaging Sector
Tim Scully, Engineered Printing Solutions
Email: tscully@epsvt.com
12:30 IMI Europe Tech Talks
hosted by: Dr Tim Phillips, IMI Europe Ltd
12:30 Industrial Inkjet Integration, Dr Tim Phillips, Catenary Solutions
12:50 Ink Testing for Industrial Inkjet Printers, Dr Simon Daplyn, Sensient
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13:10 Selecting and Driving Printheads, Clive Ayling, Meteor Inkjet
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13:30 Colour Standardisation for Industrial Print Applications
Mark Sanderson, CMA & Jim Lambert, INX International Ink Co.
14:00 Disruption and Development in Functional Industrial Print, Dr Sean Smyth, Smithers Pira

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