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Industrial Inkjet Ltd (IIJ) is pulling together industry specialists for a symposium that will educate printers and market players on the “enormous” growth opportunities in digital inkjet label production.

Speakers at the day-long event at historic Clare College, Cambridge, on 15th October 2014 will provide expert insights into subjects that will include digital inkjet, in line inspection, software, special inks and combination flex and inkjet printing, as well as describing how latest inkjet technologies can improve results and reduce production costs.

Latest statistics from IT Strategies project the digital label press market worldwide will be worth over £400 million to vendors this year, of which nearly £120 million will be in inkjet alone.  The growth in printed area for digital prime labels is expected to exceed 18% year-on-year.

John Corrall, Managing Director of industrial inkjet specialist IIJ, based at Swavesey, near Cambridge in the UK, said: “Inkjet penetration into label markets so far remains surprisingly limited despite huge investment from significant players, but the market possibilities and economic benefits are enormous.  Independent research mirrors our own first-hand experience that growth will accelerate next year as the market continues to demand more customisation alongside systems with higher capacity.”

He added: “At IIJ, we recognise that there are many people needing a real insight into what are significant growth opportunities in inkjet printing in label production. We are determined that this will be an interactive event where both ourselves and other experts will be sharing real-time experiences and knowledge with the wider industry.”

Details of the keynote speakers will be announced soon by IIJ, which is a global specialist in industrial inkjet design and technology, as well as being the official sales and technical support centre for Konica Minolta industrial inkjet division. It manufactures a range of print modules covering the labels market, with up to 80 metres a minute print speed.