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Expert Team

For all who seek advice on printing for industrial applications, entering new market areas or adopting digital printing strategy, ESMA has launched the Expert Team at drupa 2016. Representing the association’s members and technology partners, the team received dozens of appointments at ESMA Lounge to share their expertise in printing requirements for specific market sectors. You may now send them a question and schedule an appointment via this website.

"As technological solutions move ahead and mature, we cannot forget that it is not technology that the printers buy. They buy features and benefits that technology enables: cost-savings, better business practices or optimised resource planning. The crucial questions are therefore: How can the tech­nology users turn a profit with machine, ink or software innovations? How will they use the innovative power of print? To answer these questions, ESMA has appointed the Expert Team, a platform of consulting, advice and the first contact point for business- and technology-related issues.

READ OUR EXPERT ARTICLES IN ESMA EXCLUSIVE PUBLICATION

Today, screen and inkjet printing technologies play an ever increasing role in industrial applications, where printing is part of the manufacturing process of an end product. ESMA is widely recognised as being the leading provider of technical knowledge and expertise in this exciting industry segment. Through our conferences we already deliver valuable content to members, printers, manufacturers and brand owners. With the introduction of the ESMA Expert Team we further intend to strengthen our position as the leading information source by providing focused advice, training classes and consultation to our members, their clients and the industry,” explains Oliver Kammann, incumbent chairman of ESMA and one of the team members.

Please meet all current experts and their field of expertise

GERRIT ANDRE, COLORGATE

  • applied digital color management
  • digital print workflows from design to output
  • calibrating, profiling and standardising of all kinds of digital presses
  • special printing applications, e.g. corrugated packaging, direct to shape printing

ROLAND BIEMANS, LMNS

  • Opportunities and challenges in new business development
  • From technology chain to value chain
  • Digital textile printing

FRITZ BIRCHER, IPRINT INSTITUTE

  • Applied inkjet research

JOCHEN CHRISTIAENS, INKJET CONSULTING CHRISTIAENS

  • How to turn applications from analogue towards inkjet printing; challenges and solutions
  • Speciality chemistry development and testing
  • RIP software and colour management solutions

FRANK EIRMBTER, SUN CHEMICAL

  • Leverage knowledge of advanced material technologies in inks, printing and electronics
  • Printed electronics, smart labels, antennae, electronic packaging and Internet of Things
  • Technology and adaptation in flexo, screen and inkjet printing

MARC GRAINDOURZE, AGFA

  • industrial inkjet inks – integration aspects of inkjet system and ink
  • inks for packaging, decoration, marking and coding, product printing, direct to shape
  • technical expertise on ink jetting and ink tuning to the functional needs of the applications

MICHAEL GROSS, KIWO

  • resists & coatings for masking of a surface with a design, either partially or full-faced, prior to further finishing, processing or transportation
  • applications such as etching, sandblasting or sputtering
  • technical expertise on screenprinting

STEVEN HARNIE, PRINTRIX

  • Digital textile printing: Minimizing turnaround time (production workflow from graphic design to finished product)
  • Digital textile printing: Maximizing product quality (colour accuracy, print quality and finishing)

OLIVER KAMMANN, K-FLOW CONSULTING

  • Colour profiling on glass and plastic containers
  • Colour management workflow for industrial printing
  • Profiling technologies for industrial decoration

THOMAS KIRSCHNER, COLORGATE

  • what are the key elements to focus on in the definition phase of an industrial printing system
  • transformation to digital printing in conjunction with analogue printing
  • workflow from design to the final product in digital printing
  • applications: ceramics, décor, packaging, direct-to-object, signage
  • software for industrial printing: image data pipeline, colour management, machine control

PHILIPP KLINGER, SOTFCON

  • Development of inks needs a real test environment. How to design a lab-printers system.
  • Problems occurring when transforming industrial production from analogue printing to inkjet
  • Digitalise you screen production – screen printing is still an excellent technique
  • Colour management in industrial printing applications
  • The roll of RIP software in industrial printing

STEVE KNIGHT, DIGITAL DIRECT TECHNOLOGIES

  • How to select the appropriate core inkjet technologies and partners for the specific market application
  • Ink, chemistry and system design consultancy
  • Education and introduction to inkjet

THOMAS POETZ, 3T INKJET TEXTILE CONSULTING

  • Customised business and technical solutions enabled with inkjet technology
  • Decoration of surfaces such as textiles, leather, wall paper, non-woven, aluminium, glass

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Do you want to take your printing business to the next level? Do you have a question about digital printing technology?
Or any other question about industrial printing applications and business innovation? Our experts will answer it.

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