Fourth Annual Inkjet Summit Meets All Expectations
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — April 20, 2016 — About 100 commercial and in-plant printers are meeting here this week for the fourth annual Inkjet Summit. The event, produced by NAPCO Media and nGage Events, kicked off Monday evening at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club with a keynote address by Conference Chair Marco Boer, VP of IT Strategies, who discussed the many benefits of inkjet technology, and why attendees should not wait for their competitors to beat them into inkjet.
"The longer you wait," he cautioned attendees, "the more you're going to find yourself at a disadvantage."
Boer was followed by Jamie Huff, president of Progressive Impressions International, who related some of his experiences as an inkjet press user. Then a panel of key inkjet technology suppliers — Canon, HP, Ricoh and Xerox — answered questions from Boer about their offerings.
Yesterday, InfoTrends' Barb Pellow started things off with a session that featured two users of inkjet presses: John Jeffrey Bogart, of Freedom Graphic Systems, and Bob Kolva, of Action Mailers. From there, attendees broke into four market segments based on their predominant applications: books, direct mail/marketing, general commercial and transaction. They heard from current users of inkjet technology, who shared their experiences, and sponsors presented case studies for each segment.
The Inkjet Summit continues today with more educational sessions and lots of networking. It concludes tonight with an elegant awards dinner.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited nearly 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.