InPrint highlights emerging applications

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Some 2,750 visitors from 60 countries took part in the leading exhibition of print technology for industrial manufacturing, InPrint Munich, viewing a range of emerging print applications.

Industrial applications: InPrint
Industrial applications: InPrint

Visitors discovered printing machinery and services for printing on different surfaces, materials and shapes in a wide variety of sectors, ranging from automotive, medical devices, interior design, and electronics to plastics, textiles, and packaging.

Nicola Hamann, managing director of the organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions, said, “At this year’s InPrint Munich we could see that the industrial print sector has developed further and is moving forward in the right direction. The industrial print community has clearly emerged from its experimental phase, now offering effective solutions.

“Practical applications and custom-built systems as well as profitable business models were the focus of both exhibitors and visitors at this year’s event. Print technology providers met with integrators and manufacturers who were looking for specific solutions to enhance their production process, develop their business or serve new market segments.”

A three-day-conference consisting of a technical stage and an application stage offered case studies, technical talks and panel discussions held by 70 different speakers. The new Consultancy Corner had some 40 participants making use of this new service. In one-to-one sessions, independent experts offered free advice and guidance on how to integrate print tech solutions into their specific industrial manufacturing environment.

The visitor survey showed that visitors were mainly from a variety of manufacturing sectors and print service providers.

Visitors from the printing industry were professionals of digital, screen, inkjet, flexo and specialist printing applications.

Visitors from the manufacturing industry covered a large variety of sectors such as packaging, plastics, electronics, the automotive industry, surface treatment, textiles, fashion and accessories, glass and ceramics, floorings and interior design, decals and front panels, food and beverage, medical devices, and consumer goods. They were seeking solutions for functional as well as decorative printing applications.

Next year, InPrint will be held in Milan, Italy, from 22 – 24 October. InPrint Milan 2020 will be co-located with Viscom Italia, the International Trade Fair on Visual Communication.

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