InPrint Conferences

Global Industrial Inkjet Conference

Sponsored by our Global Packaging Partner Tonejet:

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 - Room N210 B&C

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Opening Remarks

Frazer Chesterman and Marcus Timson, Co-Founders, InPrint

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Industrial Print Markets Quantified & Projected: US & Global Data, Decorative Markets, Functional Print & 3D, and Packaging & Direct To Shape
Room N210 B&C

The North American & Global markets for industrial print will be sectorized and quantified by value. We define Industrial print as print applied to any type of manufactured product. Each sector will be examined in terms of the opportunities for growth and introduction of new print technology it offers. I.T. Strategies has been entirely specialized in researching the Industrial print markets globally for the last 25 years. This talk will take the form of a strategic review of realistic market development potential.
Mark Hanley, President, I.T. Strategies

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM The Questions You Should Be Asking About Implementing Inkjet (and How to Answer Them)

Beyond the technical and logistical questions of adding inkjet to your company’s offerings, are the strategic and operational questions. The answers to these questions can be pivotal to a successful implementation. During this presentation we will identify the questions you may not have thought of yet, and offer case study examples of how you might answer them. We will discuss the implications to your company’s go-to-market strategy, your existing manufacturing operations and your organization’s culture.
Wade Neff, Director of Operations, Graphics Division, ProSigns

2:30 PM- 3:00 PM Contract Digital Can Printing – A Case Study
Room N210 B&C

The first digital can printing operation is now up and running in La Porte, Indiana, servicing the craft beer market. Bevcan Printers has installed the first USA based digital can printing press machine, the result of a partnership between themselves, Tonejet and Patent Machine Builders. The operation is the beginning of a revolution in distributed beverage can production enabled by the ability to digitally print directly onto necked cans. Simon Edwards will present the journey over the past few years, the operation today and explore the future of this revolutionary new technology.
Simon Edwards, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Tonejet

3:00 PM- 3:30 PM More With Less: How to Profit with Automated Digital Workflows
Room N210 B&C

Today's digital print machinery is operating at faster and faster speeds, but how do you turn that into breakthrough profitability? Mark will share his experience direct from the shop floor at digital-first operations that are producing more units per shift with very few employees by embracing completely automated digital workflows, advanced image processing and leveraging what the manufacturers already know and own. The session will focus on actionable lessons, key takeaways that apply to most digital print workflows and the many pitfalls along the way. Participants will leave with a strong idea of how to take advantage of what they already have in place and successfully automate the highest-value processes while eliminating bottlenecks and inefficiency in their production.

Mark Abramson, Founder & CEO, Printform Corporation

3:30 PM- 4:00 PM Digitally Adding Value to Production Processes
Room N210 B&C

Digital printing technologies are growing exponentially from mature markets such as graphic arts to strong growth areas including textiles and labels. On the back of these success stories, there is a further revolution, with inkjet printing ever more considered as the go to technology to deposit a functional or performance material onto a substrate within a production process rather than as a tool purely considered for decoration.

In the presentation, we will discuss a few areas where digital technology is expected to play a growing role.

Christophe Bulliard, Marketing Director, Sensient Imaging Technologies S.A.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM The SIMEMS Printhead Factory Revisited
Room N210 B&C

Three years ago, FUJIFILM Dimatix President and CEO Martin Schoeppler introduced his vision of a Silicon MEMS Printhead Factory, based on the experience gained from birthing the Samba printhead technology. This presentation takes a look at how that vision has withstood the passage of time, focusing on the following areas

  • The proliferation of designs enabled by the Si MEMS process
  • The importance of die packaging to successful printhead deployment
  • Recurring themes in upstream integration requirements
  • The role of scale in emerging applications
  • Evolving options for customer engagement
Timothy Rosario, Senior Program Manager, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.

4:30 PM- 5:00 PM Inkjet for Packaging: Hype or Reality?
Room N210 B&C

Inkjet is developing fast into a challenger technology for print in packaging. But what are the growth opportunities, the challenges opportunities and risks? This session draws upon survey’s and research into the development of technology for industrial packaging production.

Marcus Timson, Co-Founder, InPrint

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Global Industrial Inkjet Networking Reception - 3rd Floor Lobby
  Open to all Global Industrial Inkjet Conference Attendees

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Integrating Inkjet Technology into the Industrial Manufacturing Process
Room N210 B&C

A direct relationship exists between the efficient use of disruptive technology and the competitiveness of the organization. The integration of inkjet has a number of attractive attributes that, if properly implemented, can permit short runs, product differentiation, cost rationalization and other advantageous elements. These systems are highly specific to a individual manufacturer’s production line and product requirements. This discussion aims to provide insight into the discussion that occurs to help decision makers assess, develop and implement an inkjet system for a specific end use.

Julian Joffe, Engineered Printing Solutions
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Digital Textile Printing: Insights into Growth Trends and Technology Developments
Room N210 B&C


This session will examine the trends that are driving the growth in adoption in digital printing of textile reaching a 24% CAGR and reach $31 Billion industry worldwide by 2020. With innovative inkjet printers fabric finishers can now offer brand owners a path for mass customization that not only meet their demand for timely and customer centric products but also offers a path for improved sustainability and reduction in precious resources including water and energy. 

This session will examine:

  • Key trends in worldwide textile consumption and manufacturing
  • The drive to mass customization
  • Examples digital textile printing technologies
  • The digital print market opportunity
  • Innovation that will continue changing the textile supply chain in the future.

Ron Gilboa, Director of Production and Industrial Printing Services, Keypoint Intelligence

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Industrial Inkjet Printing of Packaging and Decoration Applications
Room N210 B&C

Industrial inkjet printing offers many opportunities to decorate packaging materials and decorative materials to deliver just-in-time production of printing with largest possible flexibility in image variations and run lengths. The inkjet inks form a key element in the performance of the print system and to fulfil all functional requirements. Real life examples will be explained from ink perspective in relation to the applications. This will include examples of food and beverage packaging as well as pharmaceutical packaging, by use of low migration inks delivering product safety. Other packaging examples include printing on tubes, aerosol cans, plastic containers, wood boxes, carton boxes etc. Also interior decoration applications are discussed.

Marc Graindourze, Business Development Manager, Industrial Inks, Agfa Graphics

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM DIGITAL Meets Analogue! Thermoforming & The Imaging of things! A Stretch Beyond The Imagination!
Room N210 B&C

In this session, participants will learn how to stretch their ink into new applications and increase their productivity and margins.
Michael Plier, Director of Business Development, Inks, EFI

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion: Digital Print for Packaging -- Challenges and Opportunities

Hosted by Frazer Chesterman, Co-Founder, InPrint

Simon Edwards, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Tonejet
Marc Graindourze, Business Development Manager, Industrial Inks, Agfa Graphics
Christophe Bulliard, Marketing Director Sensient Imaging Technologies S.A.
Michael Plier, Director of Business Development, Inks EFI

In this lively panel discussion, moderated by Frazer Chesterman of InPrint, participants will hear case studies from Agfa Graphics and Tonejet about their experiences with digital printing in packaging. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel through an interactive Q&A.

12:00 PM Global Industrial Inkjet Conference Lunch

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)
Global Industrial Inkjet Conference
(includes 3-day Exhibit Hall Pass)

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