The industrial print industry
gathered in Munich from 12 – 14 November 2019 for its leading exhibition of
print technology for industrial manufacturing. InPrint Munich 2019 offered a
highly targeted platform for 136 exhibitors from 22 countries to get in contact
with integrators and users of innovative print technology in a wide variety of
manufacturing sectors, ranging from automotive, medical devices, interior
design and electronics to plastics, textiles, packaging, and many more.
A total of 2,755 visitors from 60
countries attended the show to discover printing machinery, print heads and
components, inks, fluids and chemicals, UV technology, drying and curing
equipment and services for printing on different surfaces, materials and
shapes. A majority of visitors were from Germany; other major visitor countries
included Italy, Austria, Switzerland, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Poland,
Slovenia and the Czech Republic. Visitors from outside Europe mainly came from
Japan, the USA and China.
“At this year’s InPrint Munich we
could see that the industrial print sector has developed further and is moving
forward in the right direction. The industrial print community has clearly
emerged from its experimental phase, now offering effective solutions,” explained
Nicola Hamann, Managing Director of the organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions.
“Practical applications and custom-built systems as well as profitable business
models were the focus of both exhibitors and visitors at this year’s event.
Print technology providers met with integrators and manufacturers who were
looking for specific solutions to enhance their production process, develop
their business or serve new market segments.”
Exchange of expertise on finding
the right approach for complex integration projects was also the major topic
outside of the exhibition stands. A three-day-conference consisting of a
technical stage and an application stage offered case studies, technical talks
and panel discussions held by more than 70 different speakers. The new Consultancy
Corner was a great success, with some 40 participants making use of this new
service. In one-to-one sessions, independent experts offered free advice and
guidance on how to integrate print tech solutions into their specific
industrial manufacturing environment.
A first analysis of the
exhibition survey showed that both exhibitors and visitors particularly valued
the specialist profile of the show, the high quality of the products and
systems on display, the comprehensive educational programme as well as the
expertise of the audience.
Many exhibiting companies stated
that they had made new business contacts and led in-depth conversations with
visitors at their stands. They praised the high quality of the specialist and
targeted visitor audience and the innovation-based concept of the show.
The visitor survey showed that
visitors were mainly from a variety of manufacturing sectors and print service
providers. Visitors from the printing industry were professionals of digital,
screen, inkjet, flexo and specialist printing applications. Visitors from the
manufacturing industry covered a large variety of sectors such as packaging,
plastics, electronics, the automotive industry, surface treatment, textiles,
fashion and accessories, glass and ceramics, floorings and interior design,
decals and front panels, food and beverage, medical devices, consumer goods,
and many more. They were seeking solutions for functional as well as decorative
InPrint comes back to Munich,
Germany in 2021.
InPrint will be held in Milan, Italy, from
22 – 24 October 2020. InPrint Milan 2020 will be co-located with Viscom Italia,
the International Trade Fair on Visual Communication.