InPrint Opens with Launch of Heidelberg Omnifire 1000

InPrint Show 2016 opened today with the launch of the Omnifire 1000, a revolutionary industrial direct to shape inkjet printing machine. This launch further underscores the growing importance of InPrint Show as the dynamic forum for industrial print technology.

Frazer Chesterman opened the first edition of InPrint in Milan explaining that the show's successs has been down to the fact the Italian marketplace is particarly strong in manufacturing allied to the integration of inkjet printing technology, particularly within decorative surfaces. 

Then Heidelberg, one of the key partners and ambassadors for InPrint 2016 with Jason Oliver and Frank Janssen launched the Omnifire 1000, a new digtal printing system providing colour and cost effective printing onto suitcases, motorcycle helmets and ice hockey sticks. 

Joining Jason Oliver and Frank Janssen were Ritzi Lackiertechnik GmbH based in Germany as the first pilot user. Ritzi specialises in innovative surface finishes of high quality construction elements, such as trim strips, switches, dashboards, and other finished components for various automotive manufacturers. Ritzi is planning to integrate the Omnifire 1000 into its industrial production process to custom print enhancing series parts and after sales parts with a variety of coloured patterns.  

Gunter Ritzi, Managing Director explains, "We spent a long time searching for a solution that would allow us to meet the exacting requirements of our customers for custom decoration of passenger compartment accessories in a cost effective way in terms of quality, flexibility and cost. In Heidelberg we have found a partner that can supply us with an attractive overall package of innovative technology and matching service."

Frank Janssen in front of Omnifire with inkjet printed suitcase 

Frank Janssen in front of Omnifire with inkjet printed suitcase