InPrint Conferences

The broad ranging conference program at InPrint USA will feature top industry experts offering their insights in three key areas – Functional, Decorative and Packaging print.

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Schedule at a glance

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote – Dr. Robert Fry, Chief Economist Free
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM IMI Inkjet
Tech Talks
Free
2:00 PM- 3:00 PM Exhibitor Showcase
Presentations
Free
3:00PM – 5:00PM Networking Reception on Show Floor Free
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM TCM North America
Decorative Surfaces Conference
$95
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM The Flexible and
Printed Electronics
Ecosystem
Free
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Global Industrial
Inkjet Conference
$249*
(one charge for both days)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Exhibitor Showcase
Presentations
Free
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Networking Reception
on Exhibit Floor
Free
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Global Industrial Inkjet
Networking Reception
Included in the Global Industrial Inkjet Conference Fee
Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, followed by lunch Global Industrial
Inkjet Conference
$249*
(one charge for both days)
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Exhibitor Showcase
Presentations
Free

* Global Industrial Inkjet Conference fee covers both days and includes exclusive networking reception on Wednesday and lunch on Thursday.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote Presentation - Outlook for Global Economy in 2017
 

Dr. Robert Fry will present his outlook for the global economy in 2017 and beyond, with emphasis on U.S. manufacturing.  In addition to covering the usual array of economic statistics -- GDP, industrial production, housing starts, vehicle sales, inflation, and interest rates -- he'll address the vital role of oil prices, the likely impact of President Trump's policies on U.S. economic growth, and the potential for strong growth when the economy is at "full employment."

Dr. Fry was chief economist at DuPont before retiring in 2015 and has been named among the top economic forecasters by Bloomberg, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM IMI Inkjet Tech Talks
 

Explore the latest developments in industrial printing and its applications, presented by leading OEMs. The Tech Talks are focused on innovations in inkjet technology and inks and address the challenges of growth in the industrial print sector.

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Key Technical Considerations for Industrial Ink Jet Applications
Dr. Rich Baker, President, Integrity Industrial Ink Jet Integration

Discussion of printhead assessment, inks/substrates, fluid selection/development, mechanics, fluidics, electronics, software, etc. including examples with coverage of how specific challenges were identified and overcome.

Learn how to assess industrial inkjet application challenges, how to find solutions and when to change course if necessary!

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM Printhead Selection: Waveform & Drop Optimization
Clive Ayling, Managing Director, Meteor Inkjet Ltd.

Coverage of key considerations in making the most important design decision for ink jet printing systems – Printhead Selection. Printheads are the highest cost system component and printer performance/output quality are dependent on printhead characteristics and specifications.

Learn the key parameters and methodology to make an informed printhead selection decision for your industrial ink jet system.

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM Ink Jet System Design and Development
Rob Rogers, Founder & President, Print3 Technologies

Explanation of the inner workings of industrial inkjet printers and industrial inkjet printheads plus description of common printer issues and how to debug these issues.

Gain a more in-depth understanding of how industrial printers work and how to solve common printer problems.

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM Functional Materials Deposition Parameters & Requirements for Successful Industrial Applications
Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Director & Founder, Alchemie Technology

Coverage of the opportunities and challenges for inkjet in the additive manufacturing and industrial print sector. With a focus on chemistry we will look at the requirements for formulating and depositing difficult or non-graphic materials - a pre-requisite for industrial applications.

Gain an understanding and overview of the recent printhead and fluid technology developments that are broadening the scope for inkjet as a viable manufacturing technology and an overview of the key considerations for formulating reliable fluids based on difficult materials.

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM Digital Packaging Technology Requirements & Challenges
George Gibson, Director of Marketing Strategy, PARC – A Xerox Company

Packaging is becoming more digital, interactive and increasingly intelligent. Explore the technology requirements, challenges and opportunities as future packaging becomes so much more than just the stuff that the stuff comes in!

Learn how the package is becoming a fundamental part of the value proposition for the product itself and takes on some of the big issues of our day - enhancing consumer safety, reducing environmental impact, reducing food/materials waste, providing personalized beneficial data and much more!

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM Ink Challenges in Labels and Packaging Applications
Dr. Ray A. Work, III, President, Work Associates, Inc.

Ink types and substrate choices are critical in achieving the final print performance required for label and packaging applications. The properties will be discussed to help in the decision making process to achieve the optimum matches in these applications.

Learn about the ink types and substrate requirements for successful application of ink jet in label printing and packaging applications.

12:40 PM – 1:00 PM Ink Jet Dispersions: Key to Successful Industrial Applications
Dr. Joseph E. Ward, VP Marketing and Sales, RJA Dispersions

A review of dispersion technology needed to produce high reliability, highly transparent, highly stable functional materials for the new industrial ink jet applications.

Learn what developers need to know to evaluate and use dispersions to create ink jet-able materials which will meet their criteria for reliable printing including: stability, viscosity, particle size, and filterability.

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM Industrial Inkjet Ink Delivery Systems: Troubleshooting & Solutions
Debbie Thorp, Business Development Director, Global Inkjet Systems

The challenges for IDS designers and builders are increasing - more industrial printheads require controlled/adjustable recirculating flow; other printheads and fluids may benefit from low flow recirculation; system sizes are increasing which increases complexity; fluids may need degassing or heating. Gain an understanding of the fundamental issues related to building and maintaining robust ink delivery systems including tubing, pressure control, flow type, different IDS design options, pitfalls and troubleshooting common problems.

Gain understanding of the challenges of ink delivery system design and operation as well as how to troubleshoot common issues.

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM Exhibitor Presentations in Showcase Theater
 

InPrint USA exhibitors highlight their new technologies and product research in these presentations on the show floor. Don’t miss hearing where industrial print innovation is headed.

2:00 PM - 2:30PM Grow Your Business with Customization with Roland VersaUV Flatbed Printers
Jay Roberts, Product Manager, UV Printers, Roland DGA Corp.

Learn how personalization of unique products increases profits and can be utilized in short-run to large-run print jobs.

Speaker BIOS

Jay Roberts currently serves as Product Manager, UV Printers for Irvine, California-based Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of large-format inkjet printers, printer/cutters and other innovative digital devices. An industry veteran, Roberts has more than 25 years of color management and UV printing experience under his belt. He graduated in 1990 from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism specializing in Photography.

Daryl Chaffins serves as Business Development Manager, National Accounts for Irvine, California-based Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and other innovative digital devices. With over 10 years of experience in the digital graphics industry, Daryl has extensive knowledge that encompasses several key markets and applications, including rigid signage, personalization, promotional products, fine art, interior décor, labels, packaging and proofing. He works and resides in Alpharetta, Georgia.

3:00PM – 5:00PM Networking Reception on Show Floor

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM TCM North America Decorative Surfaces Conference
 

Focused on the application of digital print on decorative materials such as laminate flooring, wood based panels, and luxury vinyl tiles. Leading experts discuss the opportunities and challenges in this growing segment of the industrial print market.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Overview: Decorative Surfaces for Furniture and Interiors
Kenn Busch, Owner, Material Intelligence

Decorative surfaces comprise a large range of materials types capable of carrying high-resolution design. Keys to success: Design consistency, matching materials programs, and the ability to respond quickly to international trends.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Digital solutions in a Changing World
Gwen Petter, Design Manager, Wilsonart

HPLs are the standard bearer in the laminates world. Gwen Petter will discuss channels where digital printing is currently specified, and its potential to expand existing and emerging markets, as well as challenges in printing repeatability, color, metamerism, and more.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Modern Inkjet Décor Papers
Rick van der Zwan, Senior VP Digital Solutions, Technocell

Inkjet has become an established printing process in the décor paper industry, thanks to the development of specialized printing papers. Rick van der Zwan will explain the different grades and their relevant properties – printability, image quality, and processing properties for impregnating grade as well as pre-impregnated papers for various applications.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM High Quality Scanning for Decorative Surfaces
Jens Becker, CEO, Cruse Scanner

Successful furniture and flooring décors begin high-resolution scans. Small changes in the scanning process can render radically different image captures, bringing out the many nuances of character in a single sample of wood, for instance. Jens Becker is a pioneer in this process, and will share his experiences in creating best-selling digital images for interior design.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Direct Digital Printing on Wooden Substrates
Phil Jackman, Sun Chemical
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Panel Discussion: Digital Printing in the Decorative Surfaces Industry.
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM The Flexible and Printed Electronics Ecosystem
- Presented by Printed Electronics Now
 

Flexible and printed electronics is a fast-moving market, with new applications quickly emerging as the technology develops. Creating a complete ecosystem is critical, as raw material and equipment suppliers, researchers and manufacturers, and product designers need to work togethser to determine what is possible. The Flexible and Printed Electronics Ecosystem will look at the opportunities in the marketplace and the challenges facing each of these constituent groups.

1:00 PM- 3:00 PM Exhibitor Presentations in Showcase Theater
 

InPrint USA exhibitors highlight their new technologies and product research in these presentations on the show floor. Don’t miss hearing where industrial print innovation is headed.

1:00 PM - 1:30PM Color Management in Industrial Printing Processes
Gerrit Andre, Trainer and Product Specialist ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH

Digital printing is conquering the industrial markets quickly. With it, the demand of color accuracy rises and printbuyers are critically observing the capabilities of color reproduction, especially for brand colors and consistency across printing platforms, e.g. flexographic printing compared to the digital presses. To master these challenges, a color management and RIP solution needs to be implemented that optimizes all aspects of how the ink is printed onto the substrate. Optimized color management, ink optimization, and enabling operators, prepress personnel and designers to optimize their workflows and eventually achieve the best possible results are the goals of the digital workflow. During this session, the presenter will outline ColorGATE’s approaches on how to master these challenges.

Speaker Bio:

Gerrit joined ColorGATE in 2008 and initially served in the technical service team. Since 2012, he has been a member of the business development team and performs pre-sale services and consultancy. As a Fogra-certified Digital Printing Expert, he acts as a consultant and trainer for workflow and color management requirements of partners and customers for commercial and industrial digital printing applications.

1:30 PM - 2:00PM Digitizing Brand Color in Metal Decoration
Mark Sanderson, Managing Director, CMA Imaging

This session will revolve around how color managment can assist both brand design agencies and printers to manage color and deliver accurate color proofs using digital technology.

Speaker Bio:

Mark Sanderson is the Chief Revenue Officer for CMA, the leading digitizing global color agency that develops solutions to assist with color control in all aspects of the global printing area. He has a proven track record in leading business growth, predominantly through sales and business development roles over the last 30+ years in the commercial print sector. His ability to identify and target available market opportunities through a clear understanding of strategic trends, competitive analysis, and development of targeted market and sales campaigns, coupled with bespoke business solutions, have all been key factors to his continued success. Mark is married with two children, and currently resides in the UK.

2:00 PM - 2:30PM The Industrial Inkjet Front End: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Jonathan (JW) Wilson, Director of Business Development Meteor Inkjet Ltd.

JW has worked in the digital printing industry for more than 20 years. Passionate about printing, he has a strong history of helping commercial printers transition from analog to digital. Now with Meteor, JW focuses on easing the integration of industrial inkjet printheads in application areas such as product decoration, wide format, packaging, labelling, ceramics and textiles. Meteor Inkjet Ltd is the leading independent specialist in industrial inkjet printhead driving solutions. Working closely with all major industrial inkjet printhead manufacturers, Meteor supplies production-ready electronics and software used by printer OEMs and print system builders world-wide. Meteor Inkjet is headquartered near Cambridge, UK and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Graphics SE (Euronext: GLOG), developers of the Harlequin RIP® and one of the world’s foremost experts in printing, PDF and digital document software.

Prior to Meteor Inkjet, JW worked for Global Graphics and Xerox in management, business development, marketing and technical support roles. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management and has an MBA from the University of Leicester and an honours degree in computer science from the University of Hertfordshire.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Global Industrial Inkjet Conference
 

Profiling excellence, news, and insights on the market opportunity for industrial inkjet and the challenges that may need to be overcome. This event will provide a bridge between opportunity and reality for any business - manufacturer, developer, or integrator. Global Industrial Inkjet Conference attendees will leave equipped with knowledge on the latest developments for industrial inkjet in functional, decorative, and package printing applications, along with a wealth of new contacts. Full Conference Details

5:00 PM– 7:00 PM Global Industrial Inkjet Networking Reception
(open to all Global Industrial Inkjet Conference Attendees)

Thursday, April 25, 2017

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Global Industrial Inkjet Conference
 

Profiling excellence, news, and insights on the market opportunity for industrial inkjet and the challenges that may need to be overcome. This event will provide a bridge between opportunity and reality for any business - manufacturer, developer, or integrator. Global Industrial Inkjet Conference attendees will leave equipped with knowledge on the latest developments for industrial inkjet in functional, decorative, and package printing applications, along with a wealth of new contacts. Full Conference Details

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Exhibitor Presentations in Showcase Theater
 

InPrint USA exhibitors highlight their new technologies and product research in these presentations on the show floor. Don’t miss hearing where industrial print innovation is headed.

10:00 PM - 10:30AM Digitizing Brand Color in Metal Decoration
Mark Sanderson, Managing Director, CMA Imaging

This session will revolve around how color managment can assist both brand design agencies and printers to manage color and deliver accurate color proofs using digital technology.

Speaker Bio:

Mark Sanderson is the Chief Revenue Officer for CMA, the leading digitizing global color agency that develops solutions to assist with color control in all aspects of the global printing area. He has a proven track record in leading business growth, predominantly through sales and business development roles over the last 30+ years in the commercial print sector. His ability to identify and target available market opportunities through a clear understanding of strategic trends, competitive analysis, and development of targeted market and sales campaigns, coupled with bespoke business solutions, have all been key factors to his continued success. Mark is married with two children, and currently resides in the UK.

Pricing Information

Exhibit Hall Only Pass (before April 1, 2017) $40.00
Exhibit Hall Only Pass (after April 1, 2017) $60.00
InPrint USA Technical Conference 1-Day Pass
(includes 3-day Exhibit Hall Pass)
$95.00
Global Industrial Inkjet Conference
(includes 3-day Exhibit Hall Pass)
$295.00

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