Online NAPIM Digital and Emerging Technologies Conference Set for May 18-19

The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM), Rockford, Illinois, announces its first conference, to take place online from noon-5 p.m. CST May 18-19. The event is targeted at digital and emerging technologies for ink makers, suppliers, converters and brand owners.

The 2021 Digital and Emerging Technology Conference is designed to focus on cutting-edge technologies in digital printing and related graphic arts areas. This year’s conference will provide a detailed introduction to inkjet ink and its use in digital printing with the Inkjet 101 course in the opening session on May 18. This session will give registrants a solid understanding of the essential, critical formulation differences between conventional ink and digital ink.

The opening session on Day 1 will include two presentations on direct to object printing – a growing and important digital print process. Digital printheads are the basis of the inkjet printing process and technology changes rapidly. Understanding current design and future trends will allow ink formulators to stay ahead of the development curve. This topic will be covered in depth at this year’s conference.

Current and future commercial and packaging market trends are important to understand. This year’s conference will include a panel discussion with printers and converters who will discuss their perspectives and experiences with digital printing. Discussion topics will include real-life experiences with print process hybridization, improved efficiency, cost reduction, etc.

Brands and their packaging/marketing programs are the prime drivers for converters and their downstream supply chain. This year’s conference will include a panel discussion with both brands and convertors focusing on current and future packaging trends and their actual and potential impacts on print processes and technologies.

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