Print exhibition organiser FM Brooks is to launch a new event specifically targeted at the industrial printing sector, printweek.com reports.
The two-day event, InPrint (said to be the first of its kind) will focus on the kind of printing techniques associated with the industrial environment. Such issues to be showcased include additive manufacturing and decorative surface imaging.
While movement in the industrial print sector has largely been spurred on by the advent of 3D printing and digital inkjet production, Marcus Timson, director of FM Brooks, says that they'll be a wide range of printers represented at the Cologne event this November.
According to large format printing site largeformatreview.com, he said: "For future print technologies and technical print, whether inkjet or screen, there is currently no dedicated event and community that connects technological innovators with strategic industrial decision makers and pioneering print entrepreneurs."
Mr Timson, whose company is also behind the upcoming EcoPrint Europe Live 2012 trade show, said that InPrint would now fill this gap.
A number of world leaders from the inkjet head development, ink and substrate manufacturing sectors, are already tipped to be booked for the event, with many more to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Rob Haak, general manager of inkjet consultancy Spikix - which is a member of the InPrint development group - said that event should highlight the shift in technology needed to satisfy the bustling manufacturing sector.
"The role that inkjet can play within this new shift is significant, leading to innovative inkjet applications and further ink and fluid developments to address the end-user requirements for these exciting opportunities in the industrial printing markets," he said.