By Industrial Print Staff
InPrint USA takes place April 9 to 11, 2019 in Louisville, KY at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The exhibition of print technology for industrial manufacturing returns to the states after its inaugural conference held in Chicago, IL last May and the year prior the inaugural exhibition in FL.
In 2017, InPrint USA launched in Orlando, FL. Based on reporting from Mack Brook Exhibitions, Inc., the show’s organizer, over 3,400 verified attendees visited the Orange County Convention Center.
Similar to prior years, InPrint USA is co-located with ICE USA, or the International Converting Exhibition. It is a dedicated event for converting of paper, film, foil, nonwovens, and other flexible web-based materials.
At press time of this issue, InPrint USA announced its keynote speaker—Kristen Dettoni, founder, Design Pool. Presenting Print on Demand – Exploring Décor Market Opportunities, keynote attendees will learn about companies using digital print technology to offer unique experiences and how to capitalize from them.
Above: Roland showcases its VersaUV LEF series of printers in booth 322.
On the Floor
Here we include a look at what some vendors are exhibiting on the show floor.
AFFORD INKS, in booth 307, shows its unique versatility to offer industrial solutions in both screen and digital printing inks. An extensive knowledge of UV, water based, and solvent technologies allows the company to provide customized solutions for industrial applications with inkjet inks or screen and pad printing inks. AFFORD displays its latest advancements in UV-curable, textile, and water-based inkjet solutions for both single- and multi-pass applications.
KRÜSS, booth 428, exhibits the KRÜSS DSA Inkjet instrument, which facilitates a continuous observation of the formation and flight of drops ejected by commercially available printheads. By using model fluids with different set viscosities or surface tensions it illustrates the interplay of two fluid parameters and the printhead waveform. Booth demonstrations also highlight how the KRÜSS DSA Inkjet facilitates a fast and reliable waveform optimization of various inks using only small amounts of ink.
Ricoh Printing Systems America, booth 123, shares the attributes for its range of industrial printheads. It highlights the benefits printheads bring to creating robust digital print solutions for the diverse needs of the industrial print market. Ricoh also discusses new and exciting extensions to its product offering. As always, the company’s expert technical staff is on hand to provide attendees with technical insights for their prospective projects.
Roland DGA, booth 322, showcases its advanced UV LED printing technologies. Attendees can get a firsthand look at Roland’s VersaUV LEF series flatbeds—innovative inkjet printers that print directly on objects and substrates up to 3.94 inches thick. Ideal for product customization and personalization, LEF printers make it easy to enhance just about any item with CMYK graphics and a host of textural and dimensional effects.
TIGER Drylac U.S.A./TIGITAL, booth 349, is a worldwide provider of industrial inkjet inks and digital powders for the manufacturing sector. TIGER provides unbeatable UV-, moisture-, chemical-, and abrasion-resistant solutions for flooring and décor, glass, aerospace, automobile, and decking. It offers Chematronic solutions and acts as a consultant to the industrial sector, providing expertise in testing, feasibility, and production and assisting partners to become more productive and profitable with digital solutions.
In the February issue of Industrial Print the InPrint USA team shared some of the other opportunities available to show attendees. Here we include an abbreviated synopsis.
Ask the Experts
Located on the show floor, Ask the Experts provides visitors with complimentary consultations with some of the industry’s most accomplished professionals. Deborah Corn, Print Media Centr; Craig T. Reid, founder, CTR Resources, LLC; and John Sillies, EVP, Graphic Systems Services are available to speak with during the trade show.
Flexible Packaging Pavilion
The Flexible Packaging Pavilion, located on the show floor, allows visitors to cross-educate on the latest flexible packaging solutions in the printing and converting industries.
Industrial Print Forecasts
Presenting all three days of the InPrint Conference, Mark Hanley, president, I.T. Strategies, provides a strategic review of realistic development potential across functional, packaging, and decorative segments. Each day is dedicated to one of the three and examined in terms of the opportunities for growth and introduction of new print technology it offers. The InPrint Conference runs concurrently with the InPrint USA show and is held at the InPrint Theater located on the exhibit floor.
Returning to InPrint USA is IMI Tech Talks, where leading original equipment manufacturers highlight the latest developments and challenges within industrial inkjet technology. IMI has been an organizer of conferences and courses for nearly 30 years, providing strategic and technical overviews of the digital inkjet printing industry. Tech Talks runs within the InPrint Conference.
Check the April issue of Industrial Print for more information on InPrint USA and other companies exhibiting at the show.
Mar2019, Industrial Print Magazine