#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


Now Accepting Nominations!

Nominations are now open for NAPIM’s Award for Technical Achievement. Ink companies and raw materials suppliers are invited to submit their completed nominations to the NAPIM office. 

Nomination Deadline: September 8, 2017

Technical Achievement Award

The enclosed brochure gives more information on the rules, history and past winners of the award.  Technical Achievement Award Nomination form.

TAM Service Award

This award is open to suppliers to the printing ink industry that have made significant contributions to the well-being of the printing ink industry.  TAM Service Award Nomination form.

Awards Dinner

These prestigious awards will be presented during the Annual NPIRI Technical Conference in order that the recipient may be honored before his or her peers.

Wednesday October 11, 2017
Ballroom E
Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

Reception: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Dinner and Awards Program: 6:00pm – 10:00pm.


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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