Heeter, BB&T Execs to Discuss Production Inkjet at Free Graph Expo Luncheon
PHILADELPHIA — September 21, 2016 — During Graph Expo 2016 in Orlando, Fla., a “State of the Production Inkjet Market” overview and printer panel discussion will be held Monday, Sept. 26. The Production Inkjet Luncheon, which takes place in room N310 A&B at the Orange County Convention Center, is a presentation for qualifying attendees that will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. A plated lunch will be served.
The event is hosted by Printing Impressions magazine and sponsored by Ricoh Americas, Mitsubishi Imaging and Tecnau.
Attendance is free to those who qualify, by pre-registration only, but space is limited. This event is designed for both current and prospective inkjet press users. All registrations are subject to review and confirmation. Reserve your space here.
Host Marco Boer, noted analyst at I.T. Strategies, will lead the presentation. Boer is a trusted consultant to the digital printing community. He has a reputation for being able to put complex information and concepts into a context that is easily understood by his audience. Boer has more than 25 years of experience and is currently VP of Boston-based I.T. Strategies.
Following the presentation will be an interactive printer panel discussion that includes leading inkjet technology end users, such as BB&T and Heeter.
Jeff Crain is VP at BB&T, a regional bank headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., with $221.9 billion in assets and 2,249 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. Crain recently oversaw BB&T's integration of inkjet technology at its Charlotte, N.C., and Orlando, Fla., operations centers. Crain has been with BB&T since 2000.
Kirk Schlecker is VP of operations at Heeter, where he leads operations and process improvement. Heeter is a 68-year-old marketing services provider occupying two 40,000-square-foot facilities in Canonsburg, Pa. With 16 years of experience in the industry, Schlecker has been a part of Heeter's management team since 2014.
Panelists will discuss:
- Their experiences implementing inkjet production;
- Workflow requirements;
- Substrate options;
- Pre- and post-press considerations;
- Lessons learned in selection process; and
- Advice they would give other printers looking to take the plunge.
This lunch-and-learn will provide an excellent opportunity to become well versed about the latest trends in high-speed production inkjet technology and to hear real-life, candid experiences from printers who have implemented inkjet technology in their operations.
Attendees will learn:
- How the growth of production inkjet is revolutionizing the printing industry;
- Digital printing applications that are well-suited for high-speed inkjet printing, now and in the future; and
- The importance of looking at inkjet press adoption from an end-to-end workflow basis.