#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

Print vs Digital

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:41:18 +0000

Paper Beats Digital For Emotion Source: https://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/articles/paper-vs-digital.htm Direct mail is so last millenium, right? Ultra-efficient digital marketing seems all but certain to supplant actual paper marketing delivered by humans. It might be a little too soon to shut down the … Continue reading

Category: Business/Market

NAPIM Submits Comments on State Environmental Regulations – 2018

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:25:04 +0000

February  2018 NAPIM has submitted comments on two proposed state regulations that have the potential to affect graphic arts operations in the respective states: Washington State House Bill 2658 would restrict/limit the use of perfluorocompounds in packaging applications.   NAPIM commented … Continue reading

Category: Regulatory

Real Value of Print (cont.)

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 20:27:24 +0000

Source: http://whattheythink.com/articles/88535-keeping-print-mix-customer-communications/?mc_cid=ee2110b230&mc_eid=d28c9b7cb7   Keeping Print in the Mix in Customer Communications For many companies, digital communications promised fast, easy, relevant, and more affordable customer communications. But now marketers are realizing that print has a valuable role in the customer communications … Continue reading

Category: Business/Market
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