#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

Exhibit & Sponsorship

The 61st NPIRI Technical Conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center on October 10-12. 2017. This year's Conference will feature extended hours for exhibitors and a limited number of Technology Spotlight "mini-presentations"

Exhibit - Present - Sponsor

Current Sponsors and Exhibitors:


Tabletop Exhibits

Exhibits will be held on Tuesday, October 10

Exhibit Hours

Opening Session Lunch (Noon - 1:15pm)

Evening Reception (5:00 - 7:30pm)

Exhibitors will be limited to one table and no more than two representatives [*one representative must be registered for the 2017 Technical Conference].

The exhibit’s purpose is to provide ink companies’ technical people an additional opportunity to interface with their technical counterparts, from raw material suppliers to instrument and equipment manufacturers.

Technology Spotlights

Technology Spotlights will run as part of the Technical Program on Tuesday and Wednesday Afternoons. The presentation [7-10 minutes maximum] should be focused on new or novel technology which is significant for ink manufacturers. It can highlight a product or series of products within your portfolio of sales offerings. An LCD projector/screen and laptop computer will be provided.


Increase your exposure in front of the ink industries best by combining your Tabletop with a Sponsorship.

Click here for a downloadable PDF form that you may return to bhopper@napim.org

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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