FuturePrint Conference Feb. 25-26 Covers Print Technology for Business Adaptability

The FuturePrint Virtual Conference on Feb. 25-26, 2021 will feature talks about new technology that can improve the adaptability of your business.

Tailored specifically for digital printing technologists, manufacturing experts and print production professionals, the FuturePrint Conference will provide a forum for knowledge exchange, discussion and high-level networking.

According to Marcus Timson, codirector of FuturePrint, “As vaccines begin to tip the balance in the war against the virus, confidence will return and a spike in demand for goods across sectors will become fierce.”

He believes digital print technology has a key role to play in enabling businesses to optimize their performance in the coming boom: “But investing in the right technology to solve the right problems is critical. We must make the best choices.”

The two-day FuturePrint program will feature insights from more than 40 innovators from the world of print technology.

Educational Sessions

Some of the sessions planned for the FuturePrint event include:

The Year of Adaptability
Speaker: Marcus Timson of FuturePrint

EcoLeaf: Sustainable Metalization-A Revolution in Packaging
Speaker: Dario Urbinati of ACTEGA Metal Print

Adapting by Adopting Digital: Inkjet Technology for Changing Market Demands
Speaker: Taylor Buckthorpe of Colordyne Technologies

Digital Packaging Production — Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead
Speakers: Frazer Chesterman of FuturePrint and Francois Martin of Bobst

Sustainable Corrugated Packaging with HP Digital Solutions
Speakers: Karis Copp of FuturePrint and Eviatar Halevi of HP

Differentiate with Digital: Focus on Flexibility
Speakers: Frazer Chesterman of FuturePrint and Matt Brooks of IncaDigital

High-End Direct-to-Substrate Proofing and Prototyping for Packaging: A Customer Case Study
Speakers: Stephan Heinjens of Mutoh, Heiner Mueller of CGS Publishing, and Phil Walmsley of Waldo LTD

Digital Printing on Decor Paper for Laminate Production Using Water-Based Pigment Inks
Speakers: Frazer Chesterman of FuturePrint and Marc Graindourze of Agfa

Challenge of Customization for Print Production
Speakers: Roland Biemans of LMNS, Carten Brinkmeyer of Hymmen, Koen Santesgoeds of Integration Technology, and Stefan Van Waalwuk Van Doorn of TNO Holst Centre

Strange Times: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Pandemic
Speaker: Rob Karsten of Phoseon

Profit in Textiles: File-Click-Print
Speaker: Phil McMullin of Epson Pro Graphics

The Future is Sustainable and PVC Free
Speaker: Nova Abbott of Taya

Inside the Tornado: The Opportunity for Inkjet
Speakers: Marcus Timson of Future Print and Dave Gray and Dave Varty of Ricoh

Demonstrating DodXact’s Capabilities for Flexible Multi-Project Support and Testing of Industrial Inkjet Fluids
Speaker: Mark Bale of DodXact

B2B Print Buying: How It is Changing – ERP/CRM Integration
Speakers: Kelvin Bell and Milo Ferchow of Vpress

Will Software Actually Drive Success for Your Volume Printing
Speakers: Pat McGrew of McGrew Group, Johnathan Malone-McGrew of Solimar Systems, and Jamie Walsh of Solimar

Hybrid Industrial Inkjet: U.S. Case Studies Decor/Label
Speakers: Karis Copp of FuturePrint and Graham Vlcek of Industrial Inkjet

Exploring the Life of an Ink
Speakers: Simon Daplyn and Phil Jackman of Sun Chemical

Pushing the Boundaries of What’s Possible
Speakers: Kate Black of Meta Additive and Graham Tweedle of Xaar plc

Introducing Crystal Decorating for Glass Decoration
Speaker: Anthony Carignano of ACTEGA North America Technologies

The Best Way to Buy Software: And It’s Not Price!
Speaker: Pat McGrew of McGrew Group

For More Information

Click here to see the full schedule of sessions, including live panel discussions and networking events.

Registration is free. To reserve your spot, click here and submit you email.

The FuturePrint conference is organized by FM Future, an independent business development and communications consultancy based in the UK.

InPrint USA Organizers Release White Paper on Industrial Print Market

The organizers of the InPrint USA Conference have released a white paper about market opportunities for industrial print in North America.

InPrint USA Show LogoInPrint USA defines industrial print as “using print technologies within the process of manufacturing.” It refers to a procedure where by ink or another substance is printed onto a product for either functional or decorative purposes.

The white paper provides a snapshot of industrial print markets in North America. It discusses the size of projects and provides examples of markets beyond office and consumer sectors that adopt digital print technology.

Currently, North America lag behind Europe in the adoption of digital industrial printing technology. According to the report produced by the consulting firm I.T. Strategies, the North American market for industrial digital represents about 30% of the global market while Europe represents about 34% of the global market. But key differences between the markets give America an advantage in terms of growth opportunities and higher volumes of industrial digital print production. By 2020, the industrial printing market in the U.S. may exceed $32 billion.

Here are some other highlights from the white paper:

  • The digital industrial print industry is supplied by fewer than 100 vendors globally. Total revenues for systems, technology, and imaging chemistry is currently about $110 billion.
  • The most important value proposition for adopting digital industrial print are cost reduction, faster response, and creation of new market opportunities.
  • The biggest long-term value proposition for digital industrial printing is in packaging. Digital printing can provide custom content to serve increasingly fragmented demand patterns.
  • Industrial analog printing is expected to grow at about 2 percent a year. Industrial inkjet printing is expected to growth about 9 percent a year.

“There is tremendous opportunity for growth for digital industrial print technology in the U.S. due to the large number of manufacturing companies. While the U.S. market adopts technology differently than Europe, a unified U.S. market attracts larger participants and demand groups,” said Marcus Timson, co-founder of InPrint. Because U.S. companies have access to a unique infrastructure for financing and developing new ventures, vendors that sell industrial print technologies have strong prospects for business and revenue growth.

If you are interested in receiving a complimentary copy of the full white paper, visit: www.inprintshow.com/usa/industrial-print/whitepaper/

InPrint USA Show

You can see industrial printing in action at the inaugural InPrint USA show in Orlando, Florida April 25-27, 2017. InPrint is the exhibition for industrial print technology and for advanced packaging and manufacturing. The InPrint Show has become the key marketplace in Europe for state-of-the-art functional, decorative, and packaging printing in industrial production.

InPrint USA will focus on connecting manufacturers who use print as a key component of the manufacturing process with leading brands in the fields of industrial, specialty, screen, digital, inkjet, and 3D technology print solutions.

“InPrint USA is a very specialized, focused show aimed at manufacturers who need complex, customized, cooperatively design system solutions in order to reduce cost and waste, increase supply chain efficiency, and generate new possibilities and revenue in industrial product,” said Melissa Magestro, Executive Vice President of Mack Brooks Exhibitions Inc., the show organizer.

Exhibitors will showcase equipment, tools, and services for printing on metal, plastics, foils, textiles, glass, ceramics, woods, and other substrates. Registrants will have complimentary access to the Global Industrial Inkjet Conference and free access to ICE USA, the co-located International Converting Exhibition. Here, manufacturers will showcase converting equipment and technology, including processes such as web coating, laminating, slitting, rewinding, coating, and pouch making.

Early-bird registration rates are available until April 1, 2017.

SGIA Will Be An Association Partner

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) recently signed on as an association partner for InPrint USA. SGIA is the leading trade association for imaging professionals in the industrial, packaging, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, and commercial printing communities.

“SGIA has a long history in the industrial printing community, said Ford Bowers, president and CEO of SGIA. “Participating in InPrint USA complements our commitment and is an exciting opportunity to support industrial imagers tackling the challenges they face in their businesses every day.”

“We are very excited that SGIA is a Supporting Association Partner for our inaugural industrial print show in the U.S.” said Magestro. “Our goal with the launch of InPrint USA is to promote the innovative potential of industrial printing technologies and bring this growing segment of of the print industry together in one place. The synergies between the goals of both of our organizations is tremendous.”