#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

Technical Session

Wednesday, October 26
8:00am - 12:00pm

These sessions focus on current technical perspectives for graphic arts professionals.

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

8:00 - 8:45am
T6 Paper! What is Trending Today,
 Mike Libby, SAPPI
Today we will take a leisurely stroll down paper lane. Everyone will gain insight on a number of topics and trends. We will examine current market conditions, what’s popular, forecasts, opportunities, and industry challenges.

8:45 - 9:30am
T7 Color Management, 
Steve Simpson, PhotoType
Color management and color measurement are essential skills for any graphic arts professional. This session will cover the basics on through the latest technology.

9:30 - 9:45am - Break

9:45 - 10:30am
T8 Measuring Brilliance of Metallic Inks, 
Veronika Lovell, Sun Chemical North American Inks

Simple visual assessment is routinely employed to judge mirror-like look of the prints in the graphic arts industry. In this session we will discuss methods to capture visual impression of the mirror-like effect (Brilliance) of metallic inks and approaches to quantitatively describe and correlate this appearance.

10:30 - 11:15am
T9 How the Selection of Raw Materials Can Impact Print Speeds in Digital Printing, 
Charlie Hsu, BASF


11:15am - 12:00pm
T10 Low Energy LED Curing,
Susan E. Bailey, IGM Resins

Energy curing technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. This session will focus on the latest developments in LED curing technology.

12:00pm - Lunch

NPIRI Bulletin

New EPA Administrator Confirmed

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:37:19 +0000

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed as EPA Administrator with a Senate vote of 52 to 46 last Friday, February 17, 2017.   U.S. Senate Committee Environment and  Public Works Press Release.

Category: Regulatory

NPIRI Bleaching White – Now Available

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:44 +0000

The spectrophotometrically controlled NPIRI Bleach White – X-1025 IT10 NPIRI Universal Bleaching White (containing by weight 60% zinc oxide and approximately 40% of hydrogenated methyl rosinate) specified in  ASTM D2066 -07(2012)  is available from Colorcon, No-Tox® Products 171 New Britain Boulevard … Continue reading

Category: Technical

Mineral Oils: Exposure, Toxicity, etc. 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:49:22 +0000

FYI, a new scientific study has recently been released that compares accumulation of mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) in rats to humans; findings imply that current acceptable daily intake for MOSH may be set too high and current human exposure … Continue reading

Category: Regulatory
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