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InPrint2016 to launch in Milan

InPrint2016 to launch in Milan

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In line with its strategic aim to ‘Lead the Future of Industrial Print’, FM Brooks, the organiser of InPrint has announced the launch of InPrint 2016, which will take place on 9th-11th, November 2016 at the MiCo conference centre in Milan.

The launch of InPrint in Milan, exactly a year after the second edition of InPrint in Germany, is in direct response to demand from the market for a dedicated forum for Industrial print technology in Italy and follows a development group meeting that was hosted by FM Brooks last November for over 20 key exhibitor companies as part of a program to drive industrial print development across Europe.

The conclusion of this meeting, which included representatives from Reggiani, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Kuei, JetSet, J-Teck3, Mimaki, INX Digital, Sensient and others, was that the launch of InPrint in Italy would offer a tremendous showcase for industrial print, as well as being a logical addition to the InPrint Show that is already established in Germany.

Marcus Timson, Co-Director, InPrint Show, explained:  “Italy is both a major manufacturing centre and a leader in digital textile, ceramic, wood, packaging, and other manufacturing sectors and all members of the development group were extremely enthusiastic about the concept of an Italian event. There is no doubt that this innovative region will benefit from hosting the show as it will help to create new potential by connecting elements of the industrial print supply chain that have never met before.”

Mimaki, a leading supporter of the InPrint Show launch in Germany, also believes that the Italian show is a positive development.

Mike Horsten, General Manager EMEA, Mimaki and InPrint Founder Ambassador,said: “Having been part of development group for the hugely successful launch of InPrint 2014, I am absolutely convinced that the launch of InPrint into Milan in 2016 is a very positive and exciting move. The Italian marketplace is a leader for decorative industrial printing and we believe that an Italian version of the show will help to push forward industrial printing by connecting new markets and creating new possibilities.”

Paolo Capano, European Director, INX Digital, part of the Sakata INX Group, which has its European HQ in Milan, added: “As the Italy-based branch of Sakata INX group worldwide, we know how important it is to combine local skills and global expertise to achieve excellence in the field of inkjet. This is even more important when it comes to industrial printing, since even thoughItaly has a prevalence of small and medium enterprises, it can boast highly specialised production districts, in areas such as textiles, ceramics, glass and flexible and metal packaging, all of which have already eagerly embraced inkjet.Thus, I am convinced that an edition of InPrint in Milan, our economic capital and the heart of the Italian industry, will facilitate the exchange of vital information and inspire all sorts of exciting projects and collaborations that will enable the different industry sectors to further grow the business.”

Frazer Chesterman, Co-Director, InPrint Show, continued: “We are very proud to be running the third edition of the show in a country that is renowned for its creative expertise and flair in the fields of design and decoration. The show will enable us to focus upon developments in key sectors, such as digital textile printing for apparel, interiors and technical textiles, as well as surface imaging onto home decor and furnishing applications and will have its own unique focus and format, making it both distinct from, but complementary with InPrint in Germany.”

InPrint 2015, which will take place on 10th-12th November in Munich, will feature over 100 of the largest and most famous names in print technology, including 40 new exhibiting companies that are endorsing the InPrint brand as the leader in the exciting field of industrial print technology.

InPrint 2017 will return to Germany.

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