By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
After dominating news headlines at the past three drupa exhibitions in Dusseldorf, Germany, including the most recent show ended on June 10, 2016, a panel of industry-technology leaders focused on inkjet production will highlight PrintAction’s PrintForum conference on June 22.
Free to attend with registration, PrintForum is a one-day event with four keynote sessions taking place at the Mississauga Convention Centre. The conference sessions are supported by expertise from exhibitors Canon Canada (event sponsor), Delphax, Domtar, Grand Valley Direct, IMAC, Insource, PDS, Sydney Stone and Veritiv.
For the Production Inkjet Panel, executives from Canon, Delphax, Fujifilm, Kodak, Heidelberg, Ricoh and Xerox are set to discuss the emergence of inkjet and whether or not the printing process is making true gains in the marketplace. The panel will discuss how production-strength inkjet is being applied by both niche and commercial printing operations, as well as important new technology advances.
PrintForum’s inkjet panelists include: Alec Couckuyt, Senior Director, Canon Canada, Professional Printing Solutions Group; Brad King, Vice President, Graphics Communications, Xerox Canada; Brent Moncrief, Vice President, Brand Management, Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division; Edward Robeznieks, Vice President and General Manager, Production Printing, Ricoh Canada; Ray Fagan, Sheetfed Product Manager, Heidelberg Canada; Brian Forrester, Senior Sales Executive, Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division, Eastman Kodak; and Steve Hubbard, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Delphax Technologies
Dr. Martin Habekost, Associate Chair of Ryerson’s Graphic Communications Management program, will also present a keynote address called, Is It All Digital Now? He will provide an unbiased report on his findings from drupa, after investigting the progress of key emerging digital technologies and their potential impact on offset printing. From breakthrough advances in offset lithography to cutting-edge inkjet and toner production, Habekost will share a unique view on the near future of printing technologies.
Just prior to the Inkjet Panel, industry veteran Nick Howard of Howard Graphic Equipment will provide a keynote called Capital Investment for Printers. With more than four decades of experience in capital investment spending, specifically within the printing industry, he will discuss what printing-company managers need to consider when evaluating emerging offset, inkjet and toner technologies for real-world production.