InPrint Munich 2019 shows how to benefit from innovative print technology


From 12 to 14 November 2019, InPrint Munich, the international exhibition of print technology for industrial manufacturing, will present some of the most innovative technologies and approaches for successfully integrating print applications into the production of goods and packaging.

From more efficient inks, print heads and software to substantial advances in metrology, curing procedures and robotics: Print technology providers have been moving towards increasingly smart and powerful printing solutions, specifically designed to enhance and even transform production processes in industrial manufacturing.

Nicola Hamann, managing director at show organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions, comments on the challenges of modern manufacturing companies: “Printing technology has developed to solve rapidly changing and complex manufacturing issues, such as meeting consumer demands for better, faster, and personalised products whilst lowering manufacturing costs and environmental impact. There is a constant need to adapt to market conditions, and manufacturing executives go to great lengths to gain information on new technologies and how to apply these into their existing infrastructure.”

She continues: “At InPrint Munich, visitors have the opportunity to meet some of the most progressive and committed print technology providers offering real production solutions and a wide range of machinery, equipment and services. Visitors to InPrint also benefit from an extensive educational programme with technical talks and presentations. Executives will be able to make better and faster business decisions after their visit to the show when it comes to choosing the best print technology and suppliers to move their business forward.”

InPrint Munich 2019 features an impressive exhibitor list with some 120 companies from 15 countries, all presenting innovations in digital, inkjet, screen and speciality printing on diverse shapes and materials, including flat or curved plastic, wood, foil, textiles, glass, ceramics, and metal. Equipment and services on display are specifically developed to facilitate the cost-efficient conversion of industrial and consumer goods, such as automotive parts, printed electronics, packaging, drinking bottles, food containers, fashion, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics as well as the decorative finishing of flooring, tiling, interior decorations and furnishings.

Running alongside the exhibition on two special event stages, the 3-day conference programme features a broad range of topics and sessions addressing the challenges and opportunities for print technology in industrial production processes.

More than 60 international top speakers from across the entire print technology and manufacturing sector present new technical approaches and how to apply these into existing infrastructures. In case studies, technical talks and panel discussions, they guide visitors through the necessary steps to successfully implement new print technology in manufacturing – from choosing the best inks, print heads and software tools to optimising machine integration and processes – addressing the pros and cons of different approaches.

Topical highlights include a series of print head technology talks by leading manufacturers and technical sessions on: exploring the potential of integrating inkjet with robotics; various types of inks and their specific applications; ink curing technologies including UV, IR and eBeam; technology choices for printed electronics; 3D-printing for automotive and aerospace; modern metrology and process optimisation; and best practices for effective machine integration. A number of case studies provide deeper knowledge on how to successfully implement print technology in various industrial applications, including labels, packaging and security printing.

Confirmed speakers include representatives from Agfa NV, AUDI AG, BASF, Bosch GmbH, Bundesdruckerei GmbH, ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions, Cyan Tec Systems Limited, Fujifilm Dimatix Inc., Global Inkjet Systems Ltd, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Hewlett-Packard, Hymmen GmbH, ImageXpert Inc, Imerys Minerals Ltd, , MABI Robotic AG, NTS-Group, Profactor GmbH, relyon plasma GmbH, Seiko Instruments GmbH, TU Dresden, Windmöller & Hölscher and many others.

Sponsored by Xaar plc and hosted by Werner Zapka, WZA-Consulting, the conference sessions take place alongside the exhibition in form of drop-in sessions and are free to all registered visitors and exhibitors, allowing easy access to interesting discussions and valuable networking opportunities.

InPrint Munich takes place from 12 to 14 November 2019 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. Exhibition and conference are both located in Hall A6; accessible via the east entrance of the Munich Trade Fair Centre. Opening times are from 9am to 5pm on all three exhibition days.

Caption: Impressions from the last InPrint in Munich (photo: MackBrooks Exhibitions)

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