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Article Type: Conferences, training and publications From: Pigment & Resin Technology, Volume 40, Issue 6
INKday conference series is a success
On 9 and 10 June 2011, the main event of the successful INKday series for Siegwerk’s customers and business partners took place in Siegburg. More than 300 participants from various countries came to Siegwerk headquarters to get the latest news from the world of printing, to find out about innovations and know-how. Leading experts from the trade, consumer, brand article, package printing and printing ink sectors came to contribute.
The event also marked the 100th anniversary of the brand “Siegwerk.”
“It was a full success,” said CEO Herbert Forker. “Instead of normal anniversary celebrations, we offered exciting discussions on future-oriented topics to our partners.”
Looking at current and future market challenges, the event began with specialist presentations. Adrienne Heón-Kleinen of Nestlé Innovations looked at the strategic alignment of the brand article industry and explored tomorrow’s target groups based on consumer typology. There were thoughts on how trade is meeting the challenges of the future from Frank Rehme (Metro Group Future Store).
Thomas Reiner, CEO of Bernd & Partner Packaging Consultants and chairman of the German packaging institute DVI stressed the importance of packaging that appeals to all five human senses. And finally, Dr Michael Gestmann of Dr Gestmann & Partner explained the scope for networking the print and electronic media.
Following the presentations, so-called INKtalks – discussion groups moderated by Siegwerk experts – offered a more interactive type of communication. There were 26 workshop topics to choose from, ranging from sustainability to low migration and ink depot management, from intelligent packaging to the future of newspaper printing and special effect inks, from high-speed printing to the digital future and the synergies between print and online media (i.e. augmented reality).
On 10 June, participants also had the opportunity to tour the Siegwerk premises, featuring the biggest printing ink production center in the world and the newly opened company’s own museum – thus taking an in-depth look at the worlds of Siegwerk and printing technology.
“Our visitors were unanimously intrigued,” said Mr Forker. “We are planning further INKday events for the future. INKday will be established as long-term meeting place for the industry, where innovation, news and know-how get talked about.”
Bordeaux Digital PrintInk success at Fespa Digital 2011
Bordeaux Digital PrintInk announced one of its busiest Fespa Digital exhibitions to date, reflecting its continued strong momentum in the market and industry recognition. High interest was seen across all of Bordeaux’s featured solutions at the Hamburg event, which included a complete line of mild and low solvent inks, an expanded line of UV and UV LED inks and also clear coating solutions for virtually all wide and super wide format printer models and printhead technologies.
Other highlights included Bordeaux’s new generation PRMS, Mix & Match inks allowing easy ink changeover and Bordeaux’s expanded delivery system including the Bordeaux Bulk Ink Delivery System, supplied with appropriate chips and chip resetter and Bordeaux’s Bulk Ink Delivery System designated for Mimaki using 2L ink bags.
“Bordeaux is continuing to attract the industry’s attention and gaining significant market share amongst printers and print shops. We received hundreds of leads to keep our sales teams busy. Our customers’ adaptation and distributors success, validate our heavy investment in the company to drive further growth, stay at the forefront of innovative ink development and guarantee our customers receive excellent products and service,” said Moshe Zach, Bordeaux Founder and CEO. “We wish to thank all the visitors, partners, dealers and fellow employees worldwide who contributed to the success of this event and look forward, to returning to Fespa next year.”
“This was an extremely successful show for us. Most of the dealers and business development partners we met were very enthusiastic about our expanded range of high quality solutions, fully compatible with original products yet economical and environmentally friendly,” said Dror Mualem, Bordeaux Vice President Sales and Marketing. “During the last few years, many companies worldwide, ranging from small printing houses to large companies have moved to Bordeaux inks and are enjoying significant savings.”