Beyond Wallpaper: Industrial Printing for Home Decor
DENISE GUSTAVSON, Editorial Director - Printing, Napco Media
AARON KIRSCH, CEO, Astek
RYAN LOMBARD, Managing Partner, PCI Graphics
SUMMARYThere's so much more to the home decor market beyond wallpaper, but what applications are best suited to your business? Join Denise M. Gustavson, Editor-in-Chief of Wide-format Impressions magazine, as she talks with two leading business owners about their view of the home decor segment and their outlook for the near term.
Andy Paparozzi covers how sales and confidence are trending for industrial printers, which products they expect to grow, and how they plan to build competitive advantage.
ANDY PAPAROZZI, Chief Economist, PRINTING United Alliance
Industrial printing is one of the most misunderstood yet exciting sectors of print. In this session, NAPCO’s Steve Duccilli will interview longtime industrial printing consultant Ray Greenwood to find out more about this fascinating field and the staggering range of applications where the print doesn’t just decorate the product but serves an integral, functional purpose. They’ll also explore how convergence is coming to industrial printing, albeit in a distinct way, and what printers from other backgrounds should consider before jumping into industrial markets.
Did you know: the dye sublimation print market is expected to more than double across the next five years. Household fabrics will take up at least eight percent of that market. Today’s consumer looks for eye-catching fabric that can withstand the wear and tear of daily life and make a personal statement. This creates an amazing opportunity for printers and designers alike. Join TVF as they discuss those opportunities and present newly developed fabric options to make it all possible.
Hear about HP's newest product additions, the HP STITCH Portfolio of printers. HP has clearly reinvented dye sub technology for the industry so let’s find out more about it and what it can do for your business and your customers.
Typically, industrial printing takes place within manufacturing facilities that are far removed from the printing industry. Could that be changing? In this session, you'll learn about two traditional printing companies from completely different backgrounds that have recently carved out unique niches in the industrial space. Find out what you may -- or may not -- be able to apply to your strategy from their fascinating journeys.
Kornit’s Presto direct-to-fabric system provides a complete on-demand solution for printing, softening and, drying in a single step. From fashion, baby textiles to home décor, the Presto delivers high-quality prints, vivid colors, and great hand-feel on multiple fabric types.
Pumps are used to move ink around the ink delivery system. Smooth and reliable ink flow is essential to deliver the consistent high-quality print output required by the inkjet industry. If pulsation exists it can result in undesirable pressure fluctuations at the printhead and changes in the flow of ink throughout the system. Pulsation can also damage sensitive inks, cause higher energy consumption, and result in more wear and tear on system components. Working together with specialists in the inkjet industry, KNF engineers have developed low-pulsation, smooth-flow pump technology for ink delivery systems. This presentation further discusses why pulsation is an issue, compares the new technology to traditional diaphragm and gear pumps, and the applicability of the new technology to inkjet printing.
DAVE HOWARD, Business Development Manager , KNF Neuberger Inc
The industrial market has been of interest to inkjet developers going back to the 1980s, yet only one application (ceramic tile) has truly flipped from analog to digital print processes in that time. Why has progress in the industrial space been incremental, what obstacles must be overcome, and which applications have the most potential? Join Napco Media’s Steve Duccilli as he conducts a panel discussion with two experts to discuss the segment and its future.