About 390 attendees listened to the 50 speakers at recent Inkjet conference organized by ESMA
GERMANY • The application of print is changing due to advances in core inkjet technology. Therefore, at the recent Inkjet Conference, held 7-8th October at Neuss near Düsseldorf and organized by ESMA, about 390 attendees, mostly system developers and engineers met to listen to 50 speakers taking a look into the future of digital printing. This is said to be the largest European inkjet event taking place so far. In the course of the event, attendees expressed their satisfaction in view of the quality and relevancy of the presentations.
Presentations focused on new printheads and new printhead technology covering thin film piezo in detail and integration of MEMS technology into printer applications. Further presentations engaged with the subjects of performance enhancing software developments, electronics, advancements in ink formulations and colorants, as well as advances in integration knowhow. This has been the second edition of the Inkjet Conference and it will be continued next year at the same venue in Neuss.
Headquartered in Belgium, ESMA was founded in 1990 as an association of European manufacturers of screen printing equipment and supplies. The organization is funded by its members to work on their behalf to the benefit of their customers. ESMA members account for the majority of supplies of machinery and consumables made to the specialist printing industry in Europe.
In 2000 ESMA offered membership to companies manufacturing machinery and consumable supplies for the digital imaging process. Since this decision was taken ESMA has become the European voice for not only screen printing but also for digital imaging. ESMA’s objectives are to promote the adoption and correct use of the various printing processes through exhibitions, the press, public relations, technical training and research. The association is committed to develop higher technical standards for specialist printing processes, and to meet European legal requirements for health, safety and environmental issues. Each of these objectives is handled by a separate committee. Since 2012 ESMA welcomes all consultants and print service providers.