1:00-1:50 p.m. Production Inkjet Adoption, Challenges, and Benefits

Speaker: Nathan Safran, Director of Research, NAPCO Media

Based on a 2018 NAPCO Research (NAPCO is the parent company of Printing Impressions, In-Plant Graphics, and packagePRINTING) report titled "Production Inkjet Printing: Consideration, Deployment and End Results," NAPCO's Director of Research, Nathan Safran, will present findings of the current state of the production inkjet printing market. Based on data from 700 commercial and in-plant printers, you'll get the latest on production inkjet press implementation, adoption reasons, benefits, trends, key considerations and challenges, and more.

About the presenter

Nathan Safran is the Director of Research for NAPCO Media, heading a new research initiative. In this role, Nathan develops business strategies and go-to-market plans together with senior leadership. He also designs custom research studies for multi-national companies, and thought leadership and proprietary research for both internal and external use.

2:00-2:50 p.m. Estimating Production Inkjet: What's Different?

Speakers: Paul Dombrowski, ROI Analyst for Digital Printing Systems, and Mary Schilling, owner of Schilling Inkjet Consulting and partner InkjetInsight.com

What's different about cost estimating jobs for production inkjet versus offset or toner-based printing? For production inkjet, ink is the single most important variable to get right--it will make or break your profitably. What about makeready waste? Is there downtime and how much? What about changeover? Gain insights and best practices on how to accurately estimate ink costs, job setup, makeready and changeover, materials waste, and other variables for production inkjet.

About Paul Dombrowski

Paul Dombrowski is an independent ROI Analyst for digital print systems, offset, and narrow web and CI flexographic presses. Paul works with printing organizations to help calculate the costs and benefits of new presses. For three years, Dombrowski conducted ROI analysis for the Eastman Kodak Company. He worked directly with sales executives and their customers that are considering the purchase of inkjet and electro photographic printing presses. Dombrowski's expertise in the printing industry is derived from having produced hundreds of unique print projects. Paul Dombrowski founded and ran his own print services company where he has direct experience in sales, estimating, production, and management.

About Mary Schilling

As the owner of www.SchillingInkjetConsulting.com, Mary Schilling consults with paper mills, fluid and inkjet machinery suppliers and end users on how to improve color and print quality for paper, plastics, metal, fabric and glass with UV, solvent and aqueous inkjet fluids. This experience led her to receive Innovator of the Year awards from the Flexographic Technical Association and from Xplor International for her efforts in closing the gap between inkjet printing for document, and digital packaging.
As a co-owner of www.InkjetInsight.com, she writes technical inkjet industry and training articles and manages print quality analysis for the sites inkjet evaluation and post install, paper development and projects.
She is Published Author and Certified ColorGate Color Trainer and Distributor.
Her latest published works can be found www.thinkforum.com/bookstore.

3:00-3:50 p.m. Ink Reduction Bang for the Buck

Speaker: Dr. Mark Bohan, Technology Evangelist

Cost is heavily tied to ink when it comes to production inkjet. Maintaining, or even improving color appearance, while reducing the amount of costly ink hitting the paper is the "holy grail" for maximizing profitability. Can you really reduce ink consumption and still get the acceptable color? Join Dr. Mark Bohan as he will discuss what's really possible and what's really not, the interactions with the substrate, and the techniques available for using less ink, optimizing costs, and getting great results.

About the presenter

Dr. Bohan is an acknowledged expert on the application of all print technologies, their business impact, and the optimization of production workflow and print operations. While working on many different processes, with inkjet he has carried out extensive technical and business assessments for both users and manufacturers of many different systems. He maintains close ties with many users, researchers and manufacturers. His work has culminated in 104 publications, 251 invited presentations and 89 press articles.

4:00-5:30 p.m. Sponsor Spotlights

Sponsor Spotlights is a fast-paced session with concise, highly informational ten-minute presentations from each of our sponsors. Get valuable insights and the latest information about their production inkjet solutions. Get the facts on who's buying their products, the applications and verticals being served, and the company size that aligns with each of their product offerings. You'll hear from:

  • Konica Minolta
  • Ricoh
  • Xerox
  • EFI
  • Kodak
  • Koenig & Bauer
  • HP
  • Komori
  • Canon Solutions America

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