#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

Opening Session

Tuesday, October 10
12:00 - 5:00pm

These opening sessions focus on updating you on key graphic market and business perspectives.

(Program subject to change.  Check back here often for updates.)

12:00 - 1:15pm

Opening Remarks and Lunch - Dan DeLegge, Ink Solutions 

1:30 - 2:15pm
T1- Keynote Address: 
Brand Disruption and Print – How Technology is Changing Brand Image Management --Paul Nowak, Quad Packaging

The talk would be around Digital Print, Ink Jet, Conventional Print & Variable Data.  Due to the changes in how consumers buy product on-line many CPG’s are looking at the revitalization of current brands and working through how this can challenge their Brand Image as it relates to color.  Many times using multiple forms of print can be a brand challenge but it is necessary to  launch new ideas quickly.

2:15 - 2:30pm
T2- Legislative Update: Matt Hoekstra, Williams & Jennings 

2:30 - 2:45pm - Break

2:45- 3:30pm
T3- Graphic Arts Market Panel Discussion 


Phil Riebel, Two Sides North America, Inc.

Jeff Pyper, Lifetouch Services


3:30 - 4:15pm
T4 -2017 State of the Industry & NPIRI Lecture Winner

4:15 - 5:00pm
T5- Supplier Showcase

Get up-to-speed with the latest products and developments in the graphic arts supply chain with these fast-paced supplier showcases.

NPIRI Bulletin

May 2018 – Supply Disruption for Important Photoinitiator for UV Inks and Coatings

Thu, 10 May 2018 12:47:23 +0000

A  plant manufacturing an essential precursor for the production  of a critically important photoinitiator is causing major  problems for the inks and coatings industry.  Read detailed information in Ink World’s blog post on this issue:

Category: Business/Market

The Power of Print

Tue, 01 May 2018 17:53:16 +0000

The power of print – an infographic High resolution version available here:

Category: Business/Market

Direct Mail Resurgence

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:47:33 +0000

Source: https://www.xerox.com/en-us/digital-printing/direct-mail-printing?mc_cid=e477987358&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d&mc_cid=e477987358&mc_eid=d28c9b7cb7 The Resurgence of Direct Mail If the ultimate objective of any marketing effort is to motivate action, then printed direct mail is the gold standard. Consider for a moment the number of marketing messages consumers are exposed to … Continue reading

Category: Business/Market
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