By Industrial Print Staff
The second year of InPrint USA, the exhibition of print technology for industrial manufacturing, takes place April 9 to 11, 2019 in Louisville, KY. Organized by Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group, the event educates and inspires attendees looking to generate new market opportunities across functional, decorative, and package printing applications.
Industrial Print magazine’s first preview of the event, included in our March issue, shared information on the Wednesday, April 10 keynote address from Kristen Denotti, founder, Design Pool and co-founder, PatternPod. A second keynote takes place on Tuesday, April 9. Dawn Olson, director, client business development, production print/industrial print solutions, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, discusses how to accelerate your packaging/label business.
How’s Your Altitude?… Morphing Your Packaging/Label Business From a Hot Air Balloon To a Lear Jet offers some simple operating rules for a common sense approach to setting goals for your packaging or label business, mapping a course, dealing efficiently with detours, maintaining your revenue stream, and reaching your desired state of business.
Above: Diversified Printing Techniques, booth 424, shows automation in pad printing.
InPrint USA is co-located with ICE USA, which is aimed at converting professionals looking for the latest in machinery, technology, and manufacturing solutions. Here, vendors from both shows supply information on what they plan on exhibiting.
Advanced Grieg Laminators (AGL), booth 1431, is an industry leading supplier of high-performance industrial laminators for the solar, automotive, converting, graphics, foam, and gasket industries. With a proprietary heated nip roll design and sizes from 14 to 130 inches, AGL specializes in custom designed laminators for each individual customer. High-performance laminators from a name you have trusted for over 65 years. INFO# 230
Diversified Printing Techniques, booth 424, shows automation in pad printing. Its equipment has features like automatic viscosity control for ink consistency, tape clean, and vision controls to ensure only the best quality reaches your customer. It also offers automatic product feeding systems with the use of pick and place or robots. Diversified Printing Techniques is prepared to offer you the solution you need with the support that it takes for long-term success. INFO# 231
Engineered Printing Solutions, booth 111, showcases a variety of inkjet product-marking solutions. The BottleJet 2.0 features upgraded software and hardware to double print speeds in many applications. It also demonstrates quick changeovers and variable data printing in a novel and artistic manner. Stop by the booth to see the company’s tribute to the original technologist Edward Muybridge and also to KY’s love of horses. INFO# 232
GIS, booth 319, presents at the show conference, looking at the challenges and opportunities for printing onto complex shapes and using inkjet for applying coatings in manufacturing. The company showcases its production-proven Ink Delivery System range. Its team is on hand at the show to discuss GIS’ responsive Atlas system control software and high-performance printhead support for 3D, labeling, packaging, product decoration, coating, printed electronics, security, and textile applications. INFO# 233
Honle, booth 1228, showcases its PURE UV equipment with elliptical reflector geometry and arc lengths up to 2600 millimeters. The Honle Group is a leading international supplier of industrial UV LED technology that develops, manufactures, and distributes UV systems, UV lamps, LED systems, and measurement instrumentation. Its UV LED equipment is used in the curing of inks, coatings, and adhesives. Produces are found in flexographic, web offset, screen and digital printing, and specialty wide web and inserting coating applications. INFO# 234
Inkcups, booth 101, demonstrates both new and improved pad printing and digital printing technologies. Included in this year’s lineup is the Helix, an advanced cylindrical inkjet printer that prints an image up to 8.66 inches and 360 degrees in full CMYKWW+V. The Helix is well suited for printing on drinkware, candles, and industrial tubes. INFO# 235
INX, booth 219, displays the upgraded CP100 UV digital cylindrical printer and the SLED, a single-pass machine optimal for testing and demonstration. Both products satisfy the high demand for direct-to-object printing in industrial markets and are driven by the JetINX Printhead Drive Electronics and Ink Recirculation systems. Create cost-efficient short runs, proofs, and prototypes with the CP100. The SLED tests printheads and ink sets and evaluates how ink responds to different materials and substrates. INFO# 236
Marabu, booth 109, encourages attendees to discover the many doors Marabu’s UltraJet UV-curable digital inks can open for them at zero risk. Pair UltraJet with MaraSwitch MSW for the perfect membrane switch combination. Celebrating 160 years in business, Marabu showcases several screen, pad, and digital printing solutions that offer excellent resistance, brilliant colors, and effects. INFO# 237
Meteor Inkjet Ltd., booth 404, exhibits its DropWatchers. Supporting all major industrial inkjet printheads, Meteor DropWatchers are an essential tool for printhead waveform characterization and development and provide a cost-efficient way to visualize and measure drops in flight while adjusting parameters on the fly. The company also showcases a complete range of drive electronics and software. INFO# 238
Supply55, Inc., booth 748, exhibits the NEPATA UA1650 ADWS converting center. NEPATA converting centers deliver precise material cuts, accurate rewinds, and advanced inventory control, allowing for quick delivery times across a range of media while avoiding waste, inventory shrinkage, and roll shortage/overage problems. Take your converting operation to the next level and start enjoying the benefits of NEPATA converting equipment. INFO# 239
WikoffColor, booth 222, presents a new set of inkjet primers. There are UV primers appropriate for UV inkjet applications like standard adhesion and high adhesion for non-absorbent substrates, plus a paper specific primer. Two aqueous primers are formulated for UV inkjet applications on both paper and film respectively; plus one aqueous primer appropriate for water-based inkjet. INFO# 240
Cheers and See You There
Grab a bourbon and enjoy KY—InPrint USA promises to be an exciting show. IPM
Apr2019, Industrial Print Magazine