On June 13, 2019, the Nilpeter USA Technology Center hosted the first co-sponsored open house by Nilpeter and Screen Americas.
More than 80 guests and partners were welcomed by Screen Americas president Ken Ingram and Nilpeter USA managing director Lenny Degirolmo. The two leaders shared their vision of the partnership, and the approach of bringing digital and conventional offerings together.
Joined by many industry co-suppliers and educators, guests had the opportunity to learn more about what these technologies offer, and how to integrate them into their workflows.
Multiple presentations were given by leading suppliers that support the printing and converting process from order entry to finishing. Avery Dennison shared new innovations in substrates and top-coats that directly impact the UV inkjet market. Techkon gave a presentation on in-line color measurement through automated measurement devices that can provide direct feedback to the printer. On the embellishment side, Color Logic shared their technology for metallic embellishment using color management techniques on foils and reflective materials to create appealing packaging. One Vision gave a presentation on how to automate workflow and pre-press processes.
Gary Walton from Cincinnati State University presented on workforce challenges and how to overcome them. A new program called ‘Friends of Print’ has been established for industry professionals to engage and increase the awareness of the printing and packaging markets to a new workforce. Napco Media’s Nathan Safran provided an in-depth research study of the digital market, brand owner requirements and consumer trends.
Prior to press demonstrations, Nilpeter USA provided tours of the factory. Next up was a full demonstration of the Nilpeter FA platform. Following this, Nilpeter USA partner Screen Americas spoke about the complete workflow of the Panorama DP3+ offering. Visitors were provided a clear explanation on the stand-alone, near-line converting, off-line converting, and full hybrid systems.
Nilpeter USA also presented the new Refine Finishing off-line modular finishing and converting line: Compact.