Fogra Graphic Technology Research Association organises the third Digital Printing Symposium in Munich on the 23rd and 24th of May 2011- with simultaneous German/English interpreting. It is directed at all individuals interested in up-to-date and exclusive information about digital printing. This includes businesses that are already printing digitally and seek useful hands-on information for daily practice as well as offset printing presses that want to add digital printing to their product spectrum. Further still, the symposium is also targeted at signage and screen printers, who are considering an entry into large format inkjet printing (LFP).
Small format as well as large format digital printing will be handled in more than 20 technical lectures by internationally recognised experts from the research field, qualified practitioners and manufacturers. Offset printing functions as the de facto reference in each case. It needs to be clarified, if and under what basic conditions an entry into digital production printing makes sense. Environmental protection and sustainability of the printing process also play a pivotal role here. Further still, process control in daily production and the methods of finishing printing products manufactured digitally shall also be addressed.
In the case of prepress, the emphasis is on data preparation and the cross-media handling of colour. The symposium offers users of colour management tips to optimise their workflow and to adapt it to the newest findings. The area of large format printing mainly addresses the printing of advertising material on various printing substrates, including textiles.
A special session handles 'single pass inkjet printing', i.e. printing without print head movement. In recent times, it is being lauded as the digital production print process of the future. To what extent expectation and reality concur shall be clarified in talks by manufacturers, users and research experts.
The participants of the symposium can deepen their knowledge in a special subject in one of four workshops. An exhibition by various manufacturers in the field of digital printing completes the event. In addition to the official programme, an informal dinner at a typical Bavarian brewery cellar provides a fitting atmosphere to meet old acquaintances and make new contacts.