Specialist printing community to show its resilience during the first edition of Industrial Print Integration (IPI) in November 2021

ESMA, the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association, launches a new event for screen and digital printing in various manufacturing processes. The first edition of Industrial Print Integration (IPI) conference is scheduled to take place on 23-24 November 2021 in Neuss/Düsseldorf.

IPI logo final“The goal of Industrial Print Integration is to introduce industry partners to a world of new manufacturing possibilities. We want to show the adaptability of a number of print processes from large to small, from ultra-precision to high speed, from volume production to customisation and mass customisation”, says Peter Buttiens, CEO of ESMA. 

IPI will bring together experts from all industrial print technologies to consult on best case options as well as to provide tips on new developments, allowing manufacturers to compare strengths and identify best practices. Screen and pad printing, inkjet, spray coating, as well as other jetting techniques are all welcome to offer their solutions to today’s market’s crucial issues, including:


  • advanced industrial printing 
  • industrial print precision 
  • modular print components
  • industry 4.0 integration
  • high-level automatization
  • integration with robotics

Sustainability and environment:

  • energy consumption optimisation
  • reduction of emissions and waste
  • sustainable alternatives to non-print processes 

Business-related concepts:

  • on-demand and low cost production
  • customisation and even personalisation
  • near-shoring and future business models

ESMA conferences have been promoting industrial print applications for almost 15 years now. Events such as GlassPrint, Advanced Functional & Industrial Printing, Printed Interior Decoration and Direct Container Print have been successfully showing the way for printing on glass, plastics, aluminium, textiles, ceramics, wood and other materials. Today, ESMA is building new bridges for specialised markets, helping them understand the advantages of print. 

“Last year and a half were times of trial but also a period of change and inspiring innovation. Now the moment comes to send a positive message to the world and show the resilience of specialist printing. We remain optimistic about global developments and want to celebrate the return of physical meetings at IPI 2021”, announces Peter Buttiens. 

The two-day multi-track conference will offer knowledge transfer of different technical level and will become the centre point between research and business, innovators, suppliers, integrators, brands and end-users who want to look at future steps in industrial printing. The conference will be complemented with a tabletop exhibition – a proven setting for education, interaction, networking and partnership opportunities. 

Several dozen companies have already confirmed their enthusiasm and interest in presenting their last developments at IPI 2021, among them 3M, Agfa, Ardeje, ChemStream, ColorGATE, CST, Cyan-Tec, Encres Dubuit, Epta, Fuji Speciality Ink Systems, Global Inkjet Systems, Grünig, i4inkjet, Inkatronic, Integration Technology, Jonas Redmann, Lambda, Marabu, Meteor Inkjet, Momentive, Nor-Cote, Notion Systems, Pall, Printfactory, SignTronic, SPS Technoscreen. For tabletop booking please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Industrial Print Integration (IPI) conference

Date: 23-24 November 2021 
Place: Dorint Kongresshotel Düsseldorf-Neuss
Organiser: ESMA, +32 16 89 43 53, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Official media journal: “Specialist Printing Worldwide”, www.specialistprinting.com

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