Agfa, Blase, Caldera, Canon, Colorgate, Durst, Ergosoft, Fujifilm, Huntsman, Hymmen, Image Expert, Impulsa, IMI, Industrial Inkjet, INX Digital, J-Teck, Kala, Kiian, Lumejet, Marabu, Mimaki, Neschen, Print Color, Sawgrass Europe, Xennia and Xaar have all confirmed their attendance at InPrint 2014 as founding exhibitors, signalling a strong level of support for InPrint 2014, with a little under one year to go to the launch event.
InPrint, the Industrial Print Show, which is co-located with the manufacturing event Hannover Messe, has gathered tremendous support since the launch of the show in 2012. With this in mind, some of the leading innovators in the field of print technology have confirmed their intention to exhibit with over 50% of floor-space already sold.
Frazer Chesterman, co-director of InPrint 2014 explains, "Interest in InPrint 2014 certainly seems to reinforce the fact that industrial print is deemed to be both an important and exciting area for innovative growth in the future. And InPrint clearly has caught the imagination of the print technology sector. As well as there being leaps forward within inkjet development in industrial applications, according to our research it is equally clear that ‘smart’ screen printing and speciality print also has a considerable level of interest and presence, especially as it is related to astronomical growth within key sectors such as consumer electronics."
Mark Hanley, President, IT Strategies adds, "The big target for the future where print technology is concerned is most certainly the industrial sector. Good information is an essential basis for understanding. Obviously visiting InPrint is a good starting point, but in advance of that, the IT Strategies/InPrint free white paper will be available soon, as will our full Market Intelligence Report, which will be released in June. IT Strategies is entirely focused on this area and we look forward to working with the FM Brooks team to deliver insight and analysis around the industrial print markets through the InPrint Show."
Founding exhibitors make their own comments about their decision to participate at InPrint:
Agfa Graphics confirmed their participation and has become a founding sponsor. Tom Cloots, Industrial Print Marketing Manager explains further ‘Agfa is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting as a founder sponsor at InPrint 2014 in Hannover. This is in recognition of the tremendous importance that Agfa places upon the industrial sector as an area for innovation and future growth. The co-location with the Hannover Messe show truly provides an excellent opportunity to connect with a community of manufacturing decision makers and we are excited to be part of the development of InPrint: The Industrial Print Show. Agfa has proven already that we have the capacity to bring highly innovative technologies to the market, and we look forward to connecting our innovative technology with a new set of manufacturing decision makers at InPrint 2014’.
Christian Gasser, Product Manager LFP from Durst explains the reason that Durst will be exhibiting, 'Inkjet technology is increasingly used in the industrial sector. In addition to the decoration of glass, ceramics, furniture and wood applications, functional applications such as membrane switches, manometers, tachometers or cover plates seem to be perfectly suitable for inkjet printing. Our strategy is to apply inkjet technology to industrial markets. For this reason we decided to exhibit at InPrint where we expect to be in contact with the manufacturing industry. Our new Rho IP engine is a purpose build inkjet solution for industrial applications which is designed to fit into industrial production lines.'
Roberto Zinser, Business Manager, Canon explains why Canon are taking part in InPrint as an exhibitor and founding sponsor ‘Canon is committed to developing technology that meets the needs of the marketplace and we have recognised for some time the need to connect with industrial markets as need and demand changes. The future potential of industrial print is exciting and the InPrint Show truly provides us with the perfect platform in which to communicate and connect our innovative technology with the manufacturing sector and the growing number of industrial applications.’
Sebastien Hanssens, Vice President of Marketing at Caldera explains why Caldera will be participating at InPrint 2014 ‘Caldera has been working on some new industrial applications based on inkjet technologies, and the InPrint show will be a great event to showcase these new developments and position ourselves a value adding key player of this market. We are confident the event will enable market players to interact among themselves and benefit from a large crowd of visitors.'
Jon Bultemeyer, Chairman, ESMA explains why ESMA are supporting InPrint ‘ESMA has long been committed to driving print excellence within the field of speciality and industrial printing. This has developed over the years into a committed conference programme on industrial printing including functional printing, printed electronics, glass printing and more recently interior decoration. We continue to believe that industrial printing remains an incredibly important and exciting area for development for speciality print including screen as well as inkjet print production. As a result ESMA sees InPrint as an ideal forum for expanding the awareness these print processes can provide to Brand Owners or Component manufacturers. Whether it be introducing new opportunities and techniques or to fine tune existing processes, InPrint provides an interesting meeting point for the entire supply chain. ESMA strongly supports any such event which provides the industrial community such awareness opportunities.’
Jon Harper Smith, Marketing Manager, Fujifilm Europe Graphics Division, explains about Fujifilm’s decision to participate ‘Developing digital printing solutions for the industrial and packaging markets presents a number of distinct technological challenges. At Fujifilm we are uniquely positioned to meet these challenges as we have access to and knowledge of these markets through our heritage businesses, combined with our unrivalled ability to develop new technologies. We have printhead, ink and software capabilities in house, and are able to combine these technologies to offer new and advanced products. We welcome the opportunity to present our innovations to the wider manufacturing sector, and the decision to participate as a founding exhibitor at InPrint 2014 reflects our conviction that industrial print technology has enormous potential.'
Dr René Pankoke, CEO, Hymmen explains why Hymmen has made the decision to take part in InPrint as founding partner ‘Industrial scale Manufacturing is making its own transition into digital, and Hymmen has invested in creating digital print technology that enables imaging solutions for industrial scale output. Hymmen with its new digital print technology is specifically focused on the laminates and interior and exterior decoration business, e.g. furniture, flooring, wall coverings and decorative building materials. The InPrint show, with its unique focus on industrial and manufacturing focused print, is therefore the perfect platform for us to showcase Hymmen's advanced industrial, digital print technology.’
Mike Willis, Director of IMI Europe explains why IMI has become a strategic partner to InPrint 2014 ‘The time is right for InPrint, with the growing interest in inkjet and other technologies to bring new possibilities and great benefits for industrial print users. IMI has been a leading community for the development of inkjet since the beginning of the technology so it is a natural development for us to form a partnership with InPrint to develop value for both of our communities.’
Fabio Festorazzi, CEO, Kiian, explains why Kiian will be taking part in the event ‘Kiian is an established leader in the field of ink innovation for industrial applications, and has been for some years. It is clear that the industrial sector is a growth area for our industry, and as such it is a key component of Kiian’s strategic direction for the next few years. Our decision to become a founder partner for InPrint will undoubtedly bring our products into a new market. At InPrint, visitors will be able to learn about Kiian’s industrial products, our vision and values for the future, and we are excited to be playing a key part in the development of the event’.
Miles Bentley, LumeJet's Commercial Director explains why Lumejet are participating at InPrint 2014 ‘We have been looking for a suitable trade show to unveil the LumeJet technology to the professional print community for a while. For us it was important that the show we chose matched our own aims, ambitions and vision and we believe that we have found that match in InPrint. It is the perfect opportunity to present a business case for the ultra-high quality output achievable with the LumeJet S200 printer. It’s also an ideal showcase for the future developments we already have in the pipeline. By the time the LumeJet S200 is displayed in Hannover, it will have been in the market for almost 9 months, moving from beta sites to full production systems and we will be delivering the innovative print technology that is at the core of InPrint 2014.’
Mike Horsten, Marketing Manager EMEA, Mimaki comments: 'Industrial printing is taking giant leaps forward and keeps you as a company at the forefront of innovation. Inkjet technology plays a huge role in this booming market and it is a Mimaki field of expertise. That's why we're proud to be a founding partner of the InPrint show, dedicated entirely to this specific market segment. We're excited about showing how Mimaki printers can realise the innovative industrial design concepts and how we put our printing expertise to good use for these emerging industrial markets. I'm confident the print knowledge exchange at InPrint will lay solid foundations for more innovative successes in the future. Looking forward to April 8th 2014!’
Simon Wilcox, Head of Marketing at Sawgrass Europe explains 'The merging of creative digital imaging technologies and industrial scale personalisation is accelerating and diversifying at an almost unbelievable pace. At Sawgrass we believe that the possibilities for the cross-pollination of ideas, technologies and visions of the future that the InPrint event offers are enticing, intriguing and ultimately will change all of our perceptions of the world we live in.'
Dr Tim Phillips, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Xennia explains why InPrint represents the perfect opportunity to take part in ‘We believe industrial will be the major source of growth in digital printing over the next 10 years. Xennia is at the centre of industrial digital technology and as such we are delighted to be a founder partner of the InPrint exhibition: the first show focused on this exciting growth market.’
Richard Barham, Sales and Marketing Director, Xaar plc. explains why Xaar decided to become a founder exhibitor 'Xaar’s industrial inkjet technology is driving the transformation of traditional analogue manufacturing processes to digital manufacturing, in areas as diverse as printed electronics, ceramics, CMOS, packaging, glass, laminate flooring and more. We are proud to be a founding partner of InPrint, a unique event which will showcase cutting edge innovations that are starting to have a significant affect across many sectors.'