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Latest News

The Inkjet Conference Confirms the Final Programme of 49 Presentations

15 September 2015

Leuven, 15th September – With three weeks to go and last-minute submissions received in just the last days, TheIJC 2015 is proud to announce the complete conference programme featuring 49...

Lechler triumphs in ESMA Football Tournament

14 September 2015

It Was a Tough but Fair GameThe first September weekend welcomed us in Tamm by Stuttgart with windy and rather chilly weather but it got really hot on the pitch...

Viscom, 4-6th November 2015

10 September 2015

Viscom, the trade fair which shows a 360° view of visual communication, takes place on 4, 5 and 6 November 2015 in Messe Düsseldorf . ESMA members can now book...

The InkJet Conference, 7-8th october 2015

10 September 2015

To keep our members at the forefront of technology we have again organised The Inkjet Conference. With five weeks to go, we want to present you the conference programme with...

GlassPrint 2015 Boasts Largest-Ever Conference Programme

25 August 2015

Leuven, 25th August 2015 – With more presentations than ever before, GlassPrint returns to Düsseldorf, Germany on 25-26 November 2015 as Europe’s only dedicated event for the decoration of glass. GlassPrint...

Marabu MaraJet DI-SX: Cost-Effective, Eco-Solvent Ink

17 August 2015

Marabu’s new MaraJet DI-SX solvent-based inkjet ink is a range of plug-and-print inks developed especially for ECO-SOL MAX2-generation Roland printers. The new offering represents an outstanding, cost-effective alternative to the...

Inkjet – State of the Art or Sci-Fi Fantasy Print?

17 August 2015

Parents know this refrain well – ‘Are we there yet?’ – just as they know the answer – ‘In a little while.’ I spend my working life with printing technology...

Meeting the Digital Challenge

13 August 2015

The full impact of inkjet print technology has not yet been seen in the label and packaging market and still the core technology continues to evolve at breakneck speeds. Steve...

The Inkjet Conference 2015 to Showcase the Breakthroughs in Digital Label and Packaging Print

04 August 2015

Leuven, 4th August 2015 – Over 400 participants are expected to come together, learn and network about the technology behind digital print at The Inkjet Conference 2015. Developed in partnership...

The Inkjet Conference 2015 – the meeting point of digital print and textile

04 August 2015

With drupa as enabling partner, MS Printing as sponsor and ESMA as organiser, The Inkjet Conference returns to take place on 7th and 8th October 2015 in Swissôtel Neuss/Düsseldorf, Germany....

RadTech Europe with discount for ESMA-members

28 July 2015

The RadTech Europe Conference and Exhibition is Europe's premier meeting place for the major users of radiation curing materials, equipment and products and gives an updated view on current developments...

European Coating Congress, 3-4th September 2015, Ghent, Belgium

28 July 2015

“The Coating Industry in Transition” is the main theme of the 8th European Coating Congress which will take place on 3-4th September in the Belgian city of Ghent. The conference...

TEC and M&P Committee Meetings

28 July 2015

We are happy to invite you to our next TEC (Technical Exchange) and M P (Marketing Promotion) committee meetings which will take place in Frankfurt on 3rd (TEC)...

Dining and networking with ESMA

28 July 2015

A unique opportunity to get to know our association and network with ESMA members in an enjoyable atmosphere presents itself on 3rd September 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. Starting at 18:30...

With ESMA to drupa 2016 – still available in halls 3 and 6

28 July 2015

It’s less than 10 months to the start of drupa 2016 – world’s no. 1 show for print and cross media solutions. As a result of lasting cooperation we have...

Record levels of early-bird registrations for GlassPrint 2015

28 July 2015

Early-bird registration for GlassPrint 2015 is set to reach record levels before the expiry of the discounted delegate rate offer on 31st July. Powered by glasstec, GlassPrint 2015 is Europe’s only...

The Inkjet Conference 2015 sets a new record of speakers & exhibitors

28 July 2015

With less than three months to go TheIJC 2015 sets a new record of speakers and exhibitors. Almost 50 table-tops and technical presentations on inkjet engineering and inkjet chemistry, and...

Direct Container Print 2015 announces dates and first programme details

28 July 2015

Direct Container Print 2015 (DCP) marks is entrance onto the 2015 event calendar with presentations on low migration inks, UV LED curing and recent developments in screen and inkjet technology....

Let There Be Light – Masterclass of the POLEOT project

30 June 2015

Printing of light emitting devices on textiles was the subject of a masterclass held by ESMA on 23rd June 2015 in Düsseldorf where German and Belgian researchers presented the results...

With TheIJC to drupa – for free!

24 June 2015

It is our pleasure to announce that all delegates at The Inkjet Conference 2015 will receive a free day ticket to drupa, the world’s no. 1 show for print and...

FESPA 2015 – a place to network, learn and draw inspiration

02 June 2015

Networking, presentations, catching up with old friends and meeting with new partners, some of them members-to-be. This is how ESMA’s daily routine looked during FESPA, the global exhibition for wide...

POLEOT – Printing OLED on Textile, 23 june 2015

28 May 2015

PRINTING OLED ON TEXTILERegular registration offer of € 199 only until 5th June It is only four weeks left to the Masterclass POLEOT and ESMA launches special registration days with €...

The Inkjet Conference 2015 announces dates and conference details

13 May 2015

Leuven, 13th May 2015 – With drupa as enabling partner, MS Printing as sponsor and ESMA as organiser, The Inkjet Conference returns to take place on 7th and 8th October...

The Inkjet Conference – Why does it draw such a large crowd?

11 May 2015

Already 35 presentations are confirmed for TheIJC 2015, including six head manufacturers. Inkjet as a manufacturing technology was enabled by a new generation of printheads. The improved reliability and nozzle density...

The world of functional screen printing

11 May 2015

What is screen printing capable of? What are the industrial applications of that specialised print technology? A newly launched online reference guide to functional screen printing will provide answers to...

ESMA launches a new website

11 May 2015

ESMA is proud to announce the launch of its fully-featured website The mobile-friendly site has been designed to provide practical navigation, improved user experience and an additional functionality that...

Masterclass of the POLEOT project

06 May 2015

POLEOT project: To develop light emitting devices on textile, different printing techniques, such as screen printing (picture) and spraycoating can be used. Different designs have been tested to maintain optimal...

Lunch & Learn with ESMA on FESPA

05 May 2015

The Lunch Learn sessions in the FESPA Education Hub take place on 18th, 19th and 20th May 2015. During the FESPA show, ESMA hosts the “Lunch ...

Wilfried Kammann becomes ESMA’s first Honourable Ambassador

21 April 2015

ESMAs Outgoing Chairman Jon Bultemeyer presents the inaugural Honourable Ambassador Award to Wilfried KammannTielt-Winge, 21st April 2015 – ESMA, the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association for industrial, functional and specialist...

Football tournament 2015

21 April 2015

The ESMA football tournament organized together with Marabu comes back on 5th September 2015 to Stuttgart. This year the event will work with a different financing format. All other cost...


21 April 2015

Printeriors is a conference on printed interior decoration which will take place on 21st of May 2015. Seven educational presentations aim at delivering the latest trends in printed interior design. ESMA...

ESMA Lunch & Learn sessions during FESPA

21 April 2015

During four days of the FESPA exhibition ESMA organizes for their visitors Lunch Learn sessions on industrial printing. We offer four sessions – each of them handled by...

Printed Electronics Europe 2015

21 April 2015

The only event focused on the commercialization of printed, organic and flexible electronics. The mission of the event is to: focus on end-user needs and sector requirements: case studies, requirements and opportunities; clarify...

Masterclass Poleot

21 April 2015

The Masterclass will be held on 23rd June 2015 in Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Düsseldorf with 6 presentations. University of Aachen, Centexbel, IMEC, University of Stuttgart and University of Hasselt are...

DCP 2015

21 April 2015

If you are a printer, manufacturer, brand owner or supplier involved with direct printing of plastic containers, bottles, tubes, tubs, pots, tubs or closures for healthcare, beauty, personal care, industrial,...

GlassPrint 2015: Call for Papers

21 April 2015

GlassPrint 2015, Europe’s only dedicated event for the decoration of glass, will return to Düsseldorf, Germany on 25-26th November 2015. On the conference powered by Glasstec the industry experts will present...

The Inkjet Conference 2015 - Inkjet Engineering and Inkjet Chemistry

21 April 2015

A record-breaking attendance of over 300 people at The Inkjet Conference 2014 makes this the largest event in the ESMA calendar and no wonder that there are plans to grow...

Industrial Print Summit in Istanbul

20 April 2015

For the first time Turkey will host expert speakers presenting specialist print solutions for a wide variety of manufacturing industries. Among them Peter Buttiens, the CEO of ESMA and Steve...

ESMA strengthens its team with a Marketing & Communication Coordinator

15 April 2015

Tielt-Winge, 14th April 2015 – In 2007 ESMA started with a new headquarters and a full time General Manager in Belgium. Today, eight years later, the ESMA office counts three...

ESMA General Assembly 2015: Celebrating 25 years of the association

07 April 2015

Tielt-Winge, 7th April 2015 – ESMA, the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association, celebrated its 25th anniversary during this years General Assembly held in Mallorca on March 20th with the highest...


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