Key industrial print issues addressed by industry experts during two-day event
Brussels (Belgium) April 2014 – ESMA, a leading, non-profit association in Europe for specialist printing manufacturers of screen and digital print technologyhas developed a functional and decorative industrial print conference programme at InPrint, April 8-10 2014, Hannover.
Staged in the Showcase Theatre in Hall 21, the two-day conference will run on April 8 and 9 and will put the spotlight on ‘Smart’ Screen Printing and digital inkjet within industrial print production. The conference will centre on specialty screen printing and industrial inkjet and highlights the ‘best of both worlds’ with ESMA’s expertise particularly within the advanced functional print sector.
During the two days, ESMA’s Peter Buttiens will give a presentation entitled Introduction to Industrial Printing, the 360° View! ESMA can also be found on stand GO4 at the three-day show.
Other key note discussions will include The Future of Digital Manufacture is Here by Tim Phillips, Xennia, Create Value with Digital Decoration in Rapid Changing Mass Market by Volker Till, Till GmbH, Industrial Single-Pass Printing for Decorative Surfaces by Michael Hesse, Hymmen and Digital Printing on 3D Objects: The Expertise of Dubuit Group, Frederic Blancher, Encres Dubuit.
Jon Bultemeyer, chair of ESMA, comments: “The sheer diversity of the printing industry makes understanding the implications of market demands and trends a truly complex affair. With this comprehensive conference programme, we aim to touch on as many of the hot industry topics as possible to enable attendees to get a more rounded picture of where the industry is heading and in turn what they should be looking at to support the long term health and wealth of their business.”
He continues: “As the first trade fair which is specifically geared towards printing technology in industrial production, InPrint is an excellent platform for such discussions. It presents the latest methods for printing on metal, plastic, foil, textile, glass, ceramics, wood, and other substrates and explores visionary ideas and solutions for specialty printing: screen, inkjet, pad, and 3D printing. Our conference will mirror the interest in these sectors to ensure we provide an unrivalled knowledge bank not to be missed.”
Founded in 1990 ESMA (European Specialist Printing Manufacturer’s Association) is a non-profit organisation. Based in Belgium, near Leuven, it represents manufacturers, printers and consultants from screen, digital or pad printing technology and includes machinery, software, inks, consumables, chemicals and substrates. ESMA represents 57 members and its objectives are to raise value for its members through technical conferences, projects, committees and workgroups.