#1 conference for printing and ink manufacture

Why Attend?

You'll get maximum educational and networking opportunities with a minimal time commitment. Return to your job with new ideas, methods and best practices that you can apply immediately

What Will You Learn?

Learn the latest develops in key issues affecting the Ink Industry. Benefit from information exchange, professional networking and a wide variety of educational and networking opportunities in an informal, relaxed environment.

Program Highlights

Technical and Regulatory Sessions, Keynote, New Technology, Table Top Exhibit, Awards Dinner, Golf, EHS Update, Market Trends


What is the NPIRI Technical Conference?

The National Printing Ink Research Institute Technical Conference is the preeminent venue for technical training, information exchange and professional networking in the graphic arts disciplines. The NPIRI Technical Conference offers a wide variety of educational and networking opportunities in an informal, relaxed environment.



October 10-12, 2017



Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference 

3500 Midwest Rd, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

Reservations 630-850-5555 (Reference NPIRI)



Technical Sessions 

Technical presentations on topics of interest to graphic arts raw material suppliers and vendors, ink manufacturers, printers and brand owners are the mainstay of this event. The topics are carefully selected annually by a committee of experts from the NAPIM membership. These sessions typically covers areas like graphic arts raw material supply issues, overall graphic arts industry issues (e.g. market growth, size, etc.), regulatory developments and state of the art technical presentations. Attendees will be exposed to a wide array of issues that are not covered in any other seminars.

The NPIRI Technical Conference is specifically designed to allow for maximum educational and networking opportunities with a minimal time commitment. The topics selected for this conference will insure that Conference attendees will take with them a current, accurate and more comprehensive understanding of the important technical, market and regulatory issues facing our industry. Become a more valuable employee – attend the NPIRI Technical Conference!

Tabletop and Industry Supplier Spotlights 

This evening event occurs after the opening session of the conference. Tabletop displays are provided by suppliers of all types of graphic arts raw materials and services at a two and half hour hosted evening reception. Concurrent with the Tabletop displays, mini-promotional presentations (10-12 minutes) are conducted by suppliers and vendors. This is an unparalleled networking opportunity

NPIRI Bulletin

U.S. Manufacturing Ramps Up in 2017

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:38:30 +0000

FROM:  The National Association of Manufacturers: According to new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, manufacturing was one of the larger contributors to real GDP growth in the second quarter, adding 0.36 percentage points to top-line growth of 3.1 … Continue reading

Category: Business/Market

2017 Weather Events – Impacts on the Oil and Gas Industry

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 21:15:00 +0000

The printing ink industry relies strongly on the oil and gas industry and recent  weather events have the  potential to have an  impact on supply and availability of many of the petroleum hydrocarbon-based raw materials.   This report September 6, … Continue reading

Category: Business/Market

OSHA Removes Volks Rule from CFR

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 20:42:00 +0000

May 3, 2017 –  OSHA revoked the Volks Rule,” which would have amended the recordkeeping regulations in 29 C.F.R. Part 1904 – Read more in the OSHA Reporting section of the NAPIM Members area.

Category: Regulatory
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