Getting the inside track on the Inkjet Conference


As we witnessed at InPrint 2014 in Hannover in April that fast-paced developments in inkjet printing technology will open traditional industrial applications to digital printing such as packaging, textile, plastics and many more. ‘The Inkjet Conference™’ is staged by ESMA, a leading, European non-profit association for specialist printing manufacturers of screen and digital print technology, at the Swissôtel in Neuss (Düsseldorf), Germany 30 Sept - 1 October.

Peter Buttiens, CEO, ESMA

Peter Buttiens, CEO of ESMA comments: “Technical advances in inks, printheads software and electronics are being aided by a growing integration know-how. In turn, improvements in image quality are being driven by further research in inks and surface treatments, curing and drying. As a result, this improved image quality is driving further market adoption.”

The inkjet conference brings together industry and academic leaders in their fields to speak about the latest advances and future developments and features exhibitors and speakers from: Adphos, Agfa, Balluff, Caldera, Chemstream, Colorgate, Fujifilm Dimatix, Digital Direct, Encres Dubuit, GEW, GIS, Huntsman, Industrial Inkjet, Integration Technology, KNF, Machine Dubuit, Marabu, Malvin, Pall, Phoseon, PrintabLED, Ricoh, Sun Chemical, Trident, Wifag, Xaar plc, Xennia, Indujet.


The two-day, multi-subject educational conference, has been developed specifically for inkjet equipment manufacturers. It will comprise of:

  • A focus on inkjet engineering and the placing of a million drops that will feature hardware and software aspects of equipment design and manufacture. Areas touched on will include fluid systems, precision engineering, printheads, digital asset management, RIPs, colour calibration and workflow.
  • A review on fluid and ink components such as nano particles, conductive, aqueous and UV inks.
  • An academic track open to all universities and non-commercial research institutes to present their work.

The conference will consist of over 30 presentations with topics as varied as:

  • Membrane Pumps in Inkjet Printers – a success story, Andreas Hauri (KNF Flodos)
  • UV-LED Systems and Integration, Patrick Montali (PrintabLED)
  • Piezo Inkjet for Precision Dispensing of Functional Materials, Steve Liker (Trident)
  • System Integration: an Ink Point of View , Frank De Voeght (Chemstream)
  • Improving Inkjet Industry by Implementing Intelligent Sensors, Martin Kurtz (Balluff GmbH)
  • Industrial Inkjet for Packaging- Beyond the Box, Holly Steedman (Indujet GmbH)
  • Limitations and Benefits of Industrial Inkjet Printing, John Corrall (Industrial Inkjet Limited)
  • Utilizing the Full Power of the Computer Hardware, Frédéric Soulier (Caldera)
  • See the full list on
  • The academic track will also display the latest in inkjet technology:

In between the tracks, there will be time for interaction with speakers and exhibitors.

For latest news and updates on The Inkjet Conference™, or to register please go to: Online registration is also open (, with the delegate fee of €585 Accredited academics and students can join at the special rate of 160 euro (all prices excl. German VAT).

For more information about the complete programme, please check our brochure: