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.
The event’s first 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.
Wednesday, April 10 the keynote address comes from Kristen Denotti, founder, Design Pool and co-founder, PatternPod. Presenting Print on Demand – Exploring Décor Market Opportunities, discusses companies using print technology to offer unique experiences and how to capitalize from them.
Above: Honle UV America demonstrates its PURE UV equipment in booth 1228
InPrint USA is co-located with ICE USA, which is aimed at converting professionals looking for the latest in machinery, technology, and manufacturing solutions for the converting of paper, film, foil, nonwovens, and other flexible web-based materials. 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. INFO# 531
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. INFO# 532
Diversified Printing Techniques, booth 424, shows automation in pad printing. Its equipment features 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 the right solution with the support needed for long-term success. INFO# 533
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# 534
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 to discuss the company’s responsive, enabling Atlas system control software and high-performance printhead support for 3D, labeling, packaging, product decoration, coating, printed electronics, security, and textile applications. INFO# 535
Honle UV America, booth 1228, showcases its PURE UV equipment with elliptical reflector geometry and arc lengths up to 2,600 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. Products are used in flexographic, web offset, screen, and digital printing, as well as specialty wide web and inserting coating applications. INFO# 536
ImageXpert, booth 441, provides a complete platform for inkjet development, including automated drop-in-flight analysis, sample printing, and print quality analysis. JetXpert systems integrate printheads, drive electronics, ink supplies, and drop analysis into a single turnkey system. ImageXpert’s tools accelerate the development of inks, waveforms, printers, and printheads. INFO# 537
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# 538
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# 539
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. It also highlights how the DSA Inkjet facilitates a fast and reliable waveform optimization of various inks using only small amounts of ink. INFO# 540
Marabu North America, booth 109, encourages attendees to discover the 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# 541
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# 542
Ricoh Printing Systems America, booth 123, shares the attributes of 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 discusses new additions and extensions to its product offering. As always, its expert technical staff is on hand to provide technical insights for prospective projects. INFO# 543
Roland DGA Corporation, booth 322, showcases its advanced UV LED printing technologies. Attendees get a firsthand look at Roland’s VersaUV LEF series flatbeds—innovative inkjets 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. INFO# 544
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# 545
TIGER Drylac U.S.A., 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. INFO# 546
Wikoff Color Corporation, booth 222, presents a new set of inkjet primers. The first are UV primers for UV inkjet applications like standard adhesion and high adhesion for non-absorbent substrates, plus a paper-specific primer. The second are two aqueous primers for UV inkjet applications on both paper and film, plus one aqueous primer appropriate for water-based inkjet. INFO# 547
Cheers and See You There
Grab a bourbon and enjoy KY—InPrint USA promises to be a very exciting show. D
Apr2019, Digital Output