Premiering today: InPrint 2014, the world’s first industrial print show, opens in Hannover
InPrint is the first industry event to cover the enormous scope of printing applications in industrial processes, including: Print onto primary, secondary and tertiary packaging; Functional and decorative print in the production of electronic devices, touchscreens, automotive, and white goods; Decorative print on textiles, soft furnishings, and apparel; Print that will mass-customise tiles, glass, metal, laminate, flooring panels, and other building material; Print technology that is used to inject chemicals for pharmaceutical production; 3D print for rapid prototyping, modelling, architecture, automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, packaging and personal manufacturing.
The exhibitor line-up features more than 100 leading brand names and innovative niche companies from the printing sector, including Agfa, Caldera, Canon, Durst, Epson, Fujifilm, Konica Minolta, Huntsman, Hymmen, Kiian, Lumejet, Machines Dubuit, Mimaki, Marabu, Neschen, Nor-Cote, Ricoh, SPGPrints, Stratasys, Thieme, Xaar, Xennia, and Zünd, marking this event as the most comprehensive collection of industrial print technology in the world.
Visitors can look forward to a large number of exhibits, live demonstrations and speaker presentations organised by top industry experts and print machine makers. They will present high-precision machinery and custom-made printing systems that have successfully been implemented in manufacturing, as well as special inks, solvents, print heads, and other accessories that guarantee a print of high quality and durability as required for most manufacturing processes.
Designed as a networking and business event, InPrint aims at print specialists from the entire supply chain who seek to improve their print production process, realise new print projects for their industrial customers, or invest in new applications and business opportunities in this highly attractive growth sector. This includes print providers, production managers, system integrators, technical directors, heads of R&D and designers. At InPrint, they have the chance to meet the leading manufacturers of print equipment in person, learn about new technologies and industry applications, and discuss individual printing requirements for their own production process.
With InPrint, exhibition organisers FM Brooks have created a key industry platform for a strategically very important market that is driven by ongoing consumer growth and a trend towards mass customisation. The ability of modern print technologies to create technical and functional layers within the production process offers immense potential for better, faster and more efficient manufacturing. In recognition of the thematic relevance to industrial manufacturing, InPrint 2014 will be co-located to Hannover Messe 2014, the world’s leading exhibition for industrial technology.
Show Opening, Conference and Event Programme
The show will be opened with an Introduction to InPrint by Marcus Timson and Frazer Chesterman, Co-Directors of InPrint, today (Tuesday, 8 April) at 10am in the Conference and Seminar Theatre in Hall 21.
Complementary to the activities on the show floor, InPrint offers an extensive conference and event programme. All sessions take place in the Conference and Seminar Theatre in Hall 21, InPrint ticket holders have free access.
Functional & Decorative Industrial Print Conference (8-9 April, 10:00-17:00 hrs)
The high-calibre conference programme features seminar talks and real life case studies on technological approaches to speciality screen, inkjet and 3D print production and the potential they hold for manufacturing and business. To complement the conference sessions on 3D printing, Stratasys will organise live demonstrations at the 3D Print Factory on stand F16.
Showcase Presentations (10 April, 10:00-16:30 hrs)
Visitors are invited to attend exhibitor presentations on the various products and services showcased at the exhibition. The speaker line-up includes representatives from Agfa, Canon, Kiian, Lumejet, Mimaki, Neschen, Smithers Pira, Stratasys, Thieme, Werk II, Xaar, and Xennia.
Great Innovations Session & Award (10 April, 13:00-14:00 hrs)
Exhibitors will be given the chance to pitch their products and services to a panel of leading experts within a five minute timeslot. The company with the highest overall score will be recognised with the InPrint Great Innovation Award 2014.
The exhibition website provides extensive information on the exhibition profile and general information about visiting the show, the full exhibitor list, a downloadable version of the Show Preview with numerous company and product descriptions, and several information videos on key issues and technologies shaping the industrial print sector.
Travel, Opening Hours, Entrance Tickets -
InPrint 2014 takes place at Hannover Exhibition Centre, Hall 21 (Entrance West 3) in Germany in co-location to Hannover Messe. Show opening hours are Tuesday, 8 April to Thursday, 10 April, daily 09:00-18:00 hrs.
Entry tickets can be purchased at the exhibition entrance. Day tickets are € 35, season tickets (which are valid for the duration of InPrint) € 76.
The InPrint entry ticket includes the free use of public transport within the Greater Hanover region (GVH). Further information on travel and accommodation is available on the exhibition website.
By registering for InPrint, visitors automatically receive a combined ticket for access to Hannover Messe 2014 and the Functional and Decorative Industrial Print Conference. The show catalogue is available on site and also included in the entrance fee.
Press contact on-site in Hannover:
Susanne Neuner, PR Director
Tel: +49 (0)511 89-694130, Mobile: +49 (0) 1761 0053112
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