#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

OSHA Proposes Date for eReporting Requirement

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 15:07:21 +0000

On  June  27,  2017 OSHA  proposed a delay in this electronic reporting compliance date from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017. The proposed delay will allow OSHA an opportunity to further review and consider the rule.   For  more  information … Continue reading

Category: Regulatory

Titanium Dioxide – Supply and Health Update

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:16:01 +0000

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a commonly used white  pigment used  in  a  wide variety of inks, coatings and paints among many other food, pharma and other commercial  applications.   In the last few years consumers of TiO2 have seen significant tumult … Continue reading

Category: Business/Market

Supreme Court Decides Ink Cartridge Refilling Case

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:30:42 +0000

May 30, 2017 –  The US Supreme Court issued a decision this date Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc.,  A case involving refilling and reselling ink/toner cartridges.  In the Court’s decision it was held that when the  holder of a … Continue reading

Category: Business/Market
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