InPrint 2017 Innovation Awards: Industrial Print is moving to the next level
Voting has now closed for the new Innovation Awards acknowledging progressive developments and partnerships that drive important changes in industrial print and manufacturing. The winners will be announced at the InPrint 2017 exhibition taking place from 14 - 16 November 2017 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.
With the new Innovation Awards, InPrint recognises smart and powerful printing solutions that can help transform the manufacturing sector. Over the past weeks, industry professionals have cast their votes for their favourite entries in two categories: “Innovative Partnerships” for forward-thinking co-operations of companies in the industrial print industry, and “Extraordinary Products” for unusual products made using industrial print technologies.
The diversity of technologies portrayed above indicates that industrial print is reaching a new level. “The industry has moved from the initial hype over the sheer potential of new technologies to a more pragmatic and practical understanding of the opportunities and challenges”, says Nicola Hamann, managing director at the organisers of InPrint, Mack Brooks Exhibitions. “Consumer behaviour is changing rapidly, calling for customised products that reach the markets faster than ever before. Retailers need a swift and flexible production to meet these demands and improve their business agility. There is a growing community of innovators looking to open up new markets and to form new partnerships that will lead to the development of powerful printing solutions capable of improving manufacturing processes.”
Award sponsor Ricoh takes a similar view and underlines the importance of the Awards in further promoting the opportunities of industrial print: “Ricoh is delighted to be the first headline sponsor for the InPrint Innovation Awards”, says Graham Kennedy, head of commercial ink jet business at Ricoh. “We believe that highlighting excellence, and recognising progress is really important with this fast developing technology in order for it to grow and benefit the diverse set of markets it already serves. We look forward to InPrint 2017 and the award ceremony on 14th November and presenting the award to the worthy winners.”
The Innovation Awards Ceremony takes place on the first day of the exhibition, 14 November 2017, at 11.30am at the conference stage in Hall A6.
Caption: Impressions from InPrint 2015 (photo: Mack Brooks Exhibitions)