EcoPrint founders, FM Brooks, has launched InPrint 2013 as a dedicated industrial print technologies show. The inaugural event will take place 13-14 November 2013 in Cologne, Germany.
InPrint 2013 will look at new print technologies and disciplines required to address the likes of additive manufacturing and decorative surface imaging for interior decor, and focus upon innovation that improves productivity and creates new print applications in the manufacturing and industrial sectors.
Print technology manufacturers, printers and consultants who have attended group meetings and have contributed to the development of InPrint 2013 include leaders from the inkjet head development, ink and substrate manufacturing sectors. Further details of contributors and exhibitors will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Marcus Timson, director, FM Brooks, said: “We’re very pleased to be launching a new show dedicated to the industrial printing sector. For future print technologies and technical print, whether inkjet or screen, there is currently no dedicated event and community that connects technological innovators with strategic industrial decision makers and pioneering print entrepreneurs. This gap will now be filled with the launch of InPrint 2013.”
Rob Haak, of specialist inkjet consultancy Spikix, and a member of the InPrint Development Group and one of the key developers of inkjet, agrees: “There is a huge transformation taking place within the manufacturing sector. We are moving towards mass customisation, and new technologies are required to meet that demand. The role that inkjet can play within this new shift is significant, leading to innovative inkjet applications and further ink and fluid developments to address the end-user requirements for these exciting opportunities in the industrial printing markets.”
“With the support of Mack Brooks Exhibitions and with access to a community in excess of 500,000 individuals and businesses, we are confident we can attract a focused audience of innovators and early adopters, who will attend the event either to improve their production performance or to develop an additive process that introduces new applications, increases both profit and production efficiency. InPrint will bridge the gap between print technology and industrial manufacturing enabling new opportunity and ultimately, new business,” concluded Timson’s fellow director Frazer Chesterman.